Once again the Dragon Con convention shut down the streets of Atlanta and drew in tens of thousands of fans from everywhere in the world. People line the streets hours in advance to catch a glimpse of their favorite characters and to watch the amazing event. The weather was perfect for the end of August in Atlanta given the record breaking rainy summer here.
This years' event was rerouted due to the new street car line construction work taking place. The crowds were not deterred, they still piled up on any available spot along the parade route. Parade guests included Billy Dee Williams, Jason David Frank, Larry Niven, and Ernie Hudson.
As always just about every fandom was represented in the parade. The large groups, such as Doctor Who, Stormtroopers, and gladiators were out in force. The regular attendees and crowd favorites like the Marching Abominables, the periodic elements, Netherworld and the box heroes. Traditional costumes such as super heroes, Star Wars and middle earth still reigned.
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