There's something about the costumes at Dragon*Con that sets this convention apart from all the others. The percentage of Con-goers who dressed in costume for Dragon*Con this weekend was truly impressive, but not as impressive as the costumes themselves.
Fans don't seem to settle for "good enough" at this con. The sewing, the makeup, the props, the attention to detail on the costumes at Dragon*Con is something that shines brilliantly year after year, and 2011 was no exception. Dragon*Con is a spectacle, that's for sure, but the only thing that's freakish about these attendees is their ability to make mind-blowing costumes.
Editor's note: Computer support provider John Simpson, 39, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, attended his second Dragon*Con this Labor Day weekend. This year, newly single, he decided to attend the Lightspeed dating event to meet like-minded women. Kenosha doesn’t have a sci-fi/fantasy convention like Dragon*Con so the opportunity was something he could not pass up. Here is his account of the romantic, nerdy meetup.
Dragon*Con lets you revel in nerd glory. The event is a time to share in your tribes’ celebration, and, most importantly, experience a high likelihood of meeting guys and gals who understand your passions. Lightspeed Dating is an event at Dragon*Con that goes one step further in helping you find that likable geek of your dreams.
After getting one of the last cards to get into this rare event, I was seated in a circle of chairs surrounding another circle of lovely ladies from the con. Fairies, pirates and super heroines abounded. The rules were simple: One minute per girl, one conversation at a time. FULL POST