Dragon Con 2018

Date: Thursday, August 30th to Monday, September 3rd

Time: All hours

About: Dragon Con, making Labor Day Atlanta’s favorite holiday since 1987, runs from Thursday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 3 with events and activities across five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta – and AmericasMart Buildings #1 and #2.Fans will travel from all 50 states and several foreign countries to meet their favorite actors, artists, authors, creators, and experts, show off their latest cosplay, make new friends, and revel in the joy that is Dragon Con. In addition to the guests and the fabulous cosplay, Dragon Con offers more than 140,000 square feet of gaming, making it one of the largest gaming conventions in the nation. From the latest video games to the most popular tabletop games, plus Japanese and classic American arcade games, ‘round the clock gaming is free to Dragon Con members starting Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m.

More than 400 guests, from the worlds of movies, television, comics, literature, and other universes, will lead panel discussions and meet with fans. Some of this year’s top guests include Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison, Ant-Man & The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly, Luke Cage’s Mike Colter, and Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. Helping to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Superman, two actors who wore the cape – Smallville’s Tom Welling and Superman Return’s Brandon Routh – plus one who played arch-villain Lex Luthor, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum, will meet fans, lead discussions, and sign autographs.

The always popular Dragon Con Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. While the parade is expected to attract a large crowd – it is free and the whole city is invited – it will also be broadcast live on television by Atlanta’s CW69, with a rebroadcast during primetime.The parade route remains the same as past years. Beginning at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue, the parade will head south on Peachtree, east (left) on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north (left) on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street, in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Tickets run from $160 for a full weekend membership, but one day memberships are available, as well.


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Local Brews Local Grooves 2018

Date: Sunday, September 2nd

Time: 4 pm

About: Tabernacle is excited to welcome Local Brews Local Grooves to Atlanta! We will be joined by Outsiders Pizza, who will be providing free pizza for guests. We will be bringing in multiple local and craft breweries to offer tastings of their favorite selections throughout the night. Additional food and drink will also be available for purchase. Beer tastings and free pizza are subject to availability, while supplies last. In addition to local food & drink, we have a few of our favorite local artists performing live on stage all night long. Genres range from bluegrass and Americana, to soul and funk. Participating breweries include Creature Comfort, Three Taverns, Red Hare, Arches, Second Self, New Realm, Urban Tree Cidery, Jekyll, Wild Leap, Gate City, Scofflaw, Ghost Coast Distillery, Monday Night, South Bound, Orpheus, ASW Distillery, Pontoon, and Wild Heaven. Appearances by Parker Gispert of The Whigs, The Quiet Hounds, Jacob and The Good People, Sonia Leigh Band, Project Iceworm, White Violet, Lady Legs, Dega, Kitty Snyder, The Wirelight, and Evan Stepp. Tickets are $25 for general admission in advance and $65 for VIP in advance.


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