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Title: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on October 18, 2013, 12:40:36 PM
Hello and welcome to the DragonCon Forums!

As a courtesy, please post here and introduce yourself...we're not asking for your bio, just a brief hello and what your experience (if any) with DragonCon is.  ;D

As you will see, although this forum is under the banner of DragonCon (*though not affiliated*), we have many diverse topics of interest here...so post away!

As both a long time DCFs Member and Moderator, I have seen the growth of this board explode over the years...a very good thing indeed! So please contribute (sharing stories, offering advice, asking questions and posting about geeky-stuff 8)) to our growing community year-round ;)!

On behalf of the Members and Staff...Welcome to the Dragon*Con Forums.


-The Drunken Jedi

Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TurdlyPoop on October 18, 2013, 12:57:43 PM
I'll post in here! :) I'm new enough!

I'm Turdly. I've never been to a Dragon*Con. 2014 will be my first one. My little sister loves cons and cosplay and will be king of holding my hand throughout this whole thing.

I love board games and tabletop games. So, that's likely where I'll be hanging out. :) Mr. Poop, my husband, also loves board games, so I hope he'll be able to come with us! :D

See you guys there!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Arianrhod on October 23, 2013, 08:51:51 AM
This was my first year to D*C and it was one of the best experiences of my life! It's how I found out about the forum and met some of the awesome peeps who run it. I'm an aspiring artist who loves to cosplay and watch marathons of Star Trek shows and LOTR. I host events through our local Geek Girl Meetup group which gives me great opportunities for gaming, cosplay and the sort until D*C rolls around again.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on October 23, 2013, 11:33:19 AM
This was my first year to D*C and it was one of the best experiences of my life! It's how I found out about the forum and met some of the awesome peeps who run it. I'm an aspiring artist who loves to cosplay and watch marathons of Star Trek shows and LOTR. I host events through our local Geek Girl Meetup group which gives me great opportunities for gaming, cosplay and the sort until D*C rolls around again.

Nice! You've got geek-cred...+1 for you!!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Indy of Como on November 05, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
Hello.
My wife and I are planning on coming to D*C 2014. This will be my first D*C and my first major-major convention. I have only been to a major con once--Arcon back in mid-late 2000's. I'm much more familiar with minor cons--I was a regular attender of VisionCon through the 1990's. For my wife this will be her first con of any type.

I'm looking for advice/tips for D*C specifically. I'm sure some general con knowledge will be applicable, but if there's anything specific--locations, procedures, etc--I'd really like to know. Let me link an example from BGG.Con of what I'm talking about: advice (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/343440/tips-on-bgg-con-from-a-veteran-updated-for-2010).
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: ryss on November 05, 2013, 02:20:03 PM
Hello.
My wife and I are planning on coming to D*C 2014. This will be my first D*C and my first major-major convention. I have only been to a major con once--Arcon back in mid-late 2000's. I'm much more familiar with minor cons--I was a regular attender of VisionCon through the 1990's. For my wife this will be her first con of any type.

I'm looking for advice/tips for D*C specifically. I'm sure some general con knowledge will be applicable, but if there's anything specific--locations, procedures, etc--I'd really like to know. Let me link an example from BGG.Con of what I'm talking about: advice (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/343440/tips-on-bgg-con-from-a-veteran-updated-for-2010).


Welcome! When I was a first-timer, I read the unofficial D*C wiki obsessively: http://dragon-con.pbworks.com/
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: littleitaly25 on November 18, 2013, 07:43:22 PM
Ciao!!!

Hello, my name is Little Italy (or Lil Italy, if you would prefer). I have been wanting to go to this con for awhile, and for the first time this con is finally a possibility for me (of which I am most excited!). I have had prior con experience, namely Ohayocon and the Star Trek Convention, though I have dabbled with both Acen and Connecticon.

I am a lover of all things nerdy from almost every aspect of the varying spectrum, so I am really looking forward to D*C 14. ^.=.^
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on November 18, 2013, 09:19:03 PM
Welcome aboard, littleItaly.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Trathor on November 19, 2013, 12:40:40 PM
Welcome littleItaly! 

+1 Karma for all new folks who introduce themselves here! 
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: JDC Burnhil on November 24, 2013, 06:33:48 PM
Hello, I'm JDC Burnhil; I've been attending Dragon Con for about seven years now, and I'll be coming back as many times as they let me. 

I'm actually hoping someone can help me out with a problem I have - At the con, I got a flyer at the Writers Track table, about an anthology being put together of stories set AT the con.  Well, I've been working on my entry but the flyer has gone missing!  I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out, if they still have their flyer...
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Voidhawk on November 24, 2013, 08:08:01 PM
Hey JDCB, I can't help you, but post about it here and it'll be more likely that other ppl will see your request: http://dragonconforums.org/general-discussion/
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: jourgenson on December 04, 2013, 11:33:01 AM
Hello all,
I've attended the last 4 DCs and was introduced to it by my girlfriend (now wife) who just attended her 10th DC (non-consecutively). 2013 was the first year that I costumed. My wife has been making costumes for a long time, but hadn't made one in several years. So now she is getting back into it and I'm learning:)
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Voidhawk on December 04, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
Welcome, jourgenson!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Heartofsilver on December 14, 2013, 12:51:05 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm Heartofsilver and I finally got around to joining the forum!

DragonCon 2013 was not only my first DC, but also my first con EVER (Yep, just this past August I was a con virgin). I was thrown into it by myself, as my roommate and fellow con-goer had some health issues that prevented her from going to D*C for most of the days. Now that we got an overflow hotel room for this year, it will be easier for both me and her (I need my midday naps while she'll need a comfortable place to stay if she has a pain flare up). But regardless, it was so much fun to go there and have a great time with other awesome people. Hopefully this year I can make more lasting friendships than last year. I also plan on cosplaying for the first time, too!

Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on December 14, 2013, 09:34:10 AM
^
Very cool. Welcome to DCF, Heartofsilver!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Trathor on December 15, 2013, 02:25:08 PM
Welcome all!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Eternal Zan on December 30, 2013, 09:06:21 PM
Hello, my name is Zan (rhymes with "fan".) Here is a little about me. I'm an Eternal Member and have been an attendee since 2003.

* I've been a personal Mentor to D*C First Timers since 2010. I talk more about this on http://www.theuniquegeek.com/50-days-of-dragoncon-2012-day-41 and http://www.theuniquegeek.com/50-days-of-dragoncon-2013-day-17
* Award Winning Costumer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Fanboy Expo Tampa, Away Mission Tampa.
* 2013 Dragon Con Parade Marcher. Very last in the parade, Druish Princess. Timecode 1:03:58. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i1MpzsGQdB4
* Longtime member of the  DragonCon group on Yahoo
* I follow several DC-related groups on Facebook.
* I love the DragonCon store and have a lot of their merch.
* For the past few years, I've been very, very lucky in booking my first-choice host hotel room.
* I'd like to enter the Masquerade for my first time in 2014... if I can find the time, afford the money, and acquire the skill to make the dress of my dreams.

- Zan
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Voidhawk on December 30, 2013, 10:58:28 PM
Hi Zan/skzb!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on December 31, 2013, 06:21:46 AM
Welcome Zan!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on December 31, 2013, 06:52:41 AM
Welcome to the Forums.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Trathor on December 31, 2013, 08:26:48 AM
Hello, my name is Zan (rhymes with "fan".) Here is a little about me. I'm an Eternal Member and have been an attendee since 2003.

* I've been a personal Mentor to D*C First Timers since 2010. I talk more about this on http://www.theuniquegeek.com/50-days-of-dragoncon-2012-day-41 and http://www.theuniquegeek.com/50-days-of-dragoncon-2013-day-17
* Award Winning Costumer at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Fanboy Expo Tampa, Away Mission Tampa.
* 2013 Dragon Con Parade Marcher. Very last in the parade, Druish Princess. Timecode 1:03:58. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i1MpzsGQdB4
* Longtime member of the  DragonCon group on Yahoo
* I follow several DC-related groups on Facebook.
* I love the DragonCon store and have a lot of their merch.
* For the past few years, I've been very, very lucky in booking my first-choice host hotel room.
* I'd like to enter the Masquerade for my first time in 2014... if I can find the time, afford the money, and acquire the skill to make the dress of my dreams.

- Zan


Welcome to the forums!  We clearly can learn a lot about Dragon*Con from you! 
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: RainbowGnash on January 03, 2014, 02:12:14 AM
Hi! I'm Sarah, this coming year will be my second year at DragonCon (and my first time dressing up too).
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on January 03, 2014, 04:57:48 AM
Welcome to the forums Sarah!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on January 03, 2014, 08:58:52 AM
Welcome to the DCFs, Sarah.
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Post by: Trathor on January 03, 2014, 09:38:15 AM
Welcome! 
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Post by: Voidhawk on January 03, 2014, 10:20:09 AM
Hi! I'm Sarah, this coming year will be my second year at DragonCon (and my first time dressing up too).

Welcome!  This year will be my several-th DC, and I'm dressing up for the first time too.
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Post by: ponponponfarr on January 13, 2014, 04:12:27 PM
Hello!
My name is Lauren, I'm 23 from Oak Ridge, TN
This year will be my 5th Dragon Con and I can't imagine going without it now. It's my bf and I's yearly vacation. Glad to join this with you guys!!! <3  :)
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on January 13, 2014, 07:03:18 PM
Welcome to the DCFs,  ponponponfarr!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Asreial on January 13, 2014, 08:36:48 PM
Hidee Ho!!

I am Asreial and I've been a Dragon Con attendee with my best friend since 2008.
My nerdom is old anime, comedy, and well.. other stuff.  ;)
I've been a member of this board for a while (not as a lurker), but I've never really said anything.
I started Cosplaying in 2011 and plan on doing a lot more.

Anywho... that's me. :)
 :D



Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Voidhawk on January 13, 2014, 08:54:56 PM
Welcome ponponponfarr and Asreial!

My nerdom is old anime, comedy, and well.. other stuff.  ;)

What kind of old anime?  KungPowKirby and I are holding up the Anime banner on the Lights and Sound board: http://dragonconforums.org/lights-and-sounds/
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on January 14, 2014, 05:23:45 AM
Hidee Ho!!

I am Asreial and I've been a Dragon Con attendee with my best friend since 2008.
My nerdom is old anime, comedy, and well.. other stuff.  ;)
I've been a member of this board for a while (not as a lurker), but I've never really said anything.
I started Cosplaying in 2011 and plan on doing a lot more.

Anywho... that's me. :)
 :D


+1 for Asreial...and Welcome!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on January 14, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
Welcome to The Board!!
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Post by: grantypants on January 14, 2014, 12:55:34 PM
Hello all! 2014 will mark my 4th DragonCon. I can't wait. Over the past 3 years, I've been moving closer and closer to the action. In 2011, I crashed at a friend's place, and stayed in overflow hotels the last two years. But this year, I was able to make it happen and get a room in a host hotel. I was hoping to see of any of you lot have tips or suggestions for making that transition, or surprising ways the D*C experience is different staying in a host hotel vs. staying off site. (Sorry if there's already a good thread about this.)
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Asreial on January 15, 2014, 08:34:58 PM
Hiya All!!


My nerdom is old anime, comedy, and well.. other stuff.  ;)

What kind of old anime?  KungPowKirby and I are holding up the Anime banner on the Lights and Sound board: http://dragonconforums.org/lights-and-sounds/

I love Robotech (Macross) and the Gundam series.  I am currently watching Galaxy Express 999 and Ronin Warriors.

I will have to check out the Lights and Sound board. Thanks for the heads up on that. 



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Post by: Trathor on January 17, 2014, 01:04:13 PM
Welcome guys! 
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Post by: ragingphoxx on January 19, 2014, 08:51:27 PM
Hello all! I am a first time D*C goer but a longtime con attendee. I am a huge marvel comics nerd with a heart for anime and am a rabid bibliophile (no touchy my books). I love costuming and can't wait to get to con and expand my nerd herd.
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Post by: Voidhawk on January 19, 2014, 10:43:48 PM
Welcome to DCF, ragingphoxx!
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Post by: Trathor on January 20, 2014, 12:43:24 AM
Welcome! 
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Post by: willone on January 21, 2014, 01:09:01 PM
Hi - my name is William, first time for me 2014. Always planed to go to San Diego ComiCon, or at least that what I heard stuff about. But after hearing Adam Savage podcast on DragonCon, I understod that this was the real deal :-) So I will actually come all the way from Sweden, so I am not a day tripper :-) Hoping party will start upp a few days before some where in Atlanta.

Best regards, Will
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on January 22, 2014, 05:31:53 AM
Welcome aboard, William!
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Post by: FallenStardust on January 23, 2014, 02:14:34 PM
Hello Everyone!
I'm Mandy.  I attended Dragon Con in 2012.  I had a blast, but I was in so much awe of Nerd Mardi Gras that I didn't get to meet many people.  I'm hoping to meet some folks so I can have some friends at the con.

After my evil retail job not letting me take vacation to go last year, I have sold my soul to get the days off this year.  I'm already getting my Kaylee costume together and debating about a Ramona Flowers costume.  I'm 26 and from Alabama.  I love Final Fantasy, the Whedonverse, Torchwood, Harry Potter, along with a ton of other stuff.

Thanks for having me  :)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on January 23, 2014, 03:06:28 PM
Welcome to D*CF! We're all ways glad to assimilate new people into "The Board"! We have Meet and Greet on Thursday before con which is a great way to meet your fellow Boards! We are also having a "Mid-Year" meet up in Atlanta in March if you'd be interested in that.  And +1 for doing a proper introduction!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on January 23, 2014, 03:07:59 PM
Hi - my name is William, first time for me 2014. Always planed to go to San Diego ComiCon, or at least that what I heard stuff about. But after hearing Adam Savage podcast on DragonCon, I understod that this was the real deal :-) So I will actually come all the way from Sweden, so I am not a day tripper :-) Hoping party will start upp a few days before some where in Atlanta.

Best regards, Will
Welcome to The Board Will, we have a pretty nice Meet and Greet on Thursday so make sure to come to that.
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Post by: lananimal on January 23, 2014, 08:07:34 PM
Hi hi! My name is landon or Lala for short. This going to be my boyfriends and mine first major con. We've only attended local cons. And our first time on a plane! Quite excited for everything, from the parade to meeting new people and just a new adventure! I'm not going to lie I would love some advice for surviving. Particularly packing for the con, as in how do you all pack your costumes and props? And this is me being paranoid but what's allowed on the plane? I'm afraid my luggage being searched and my costume pieces or props being confiscated! Anyhow thank you!
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Post by: Voidhawk on January 23, 2014, 08:38:24 PM
Hi lanimal, welcome to DCF!

I've always driven to DC, so I don't know for sure, but anything you think might be a problem on the plane you should probably put in checked luggage.  It'll cost more, but then you'll have the peace of mind of not worrying about some part of your costume or whatever being thrown away at the security check point.
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Post by: Trathor on January 24, 2014, 12:31:48 AM
Welcome all! 
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Post by: Trathor on January 24, 2014, 12:57:16 AM
Hi hi! My name is landon or Lala for short. This going to be my boyfriends and mine first major con. We've only attended local cons. And our first time on a plane! Quite excited for everything, from the parade to meeting new people and just a new adventure! I'm not going to lie I would love some advice for surviving. Particularly packing for the con, as in how do you all pack your costumes and props? And this is me being paranoid but what's allowed on the plane? I'm afraid my luggage being searched and my costume pieces or props being confiscated! Anyhow thank you!

I made a F.A.Q. just for you.
http://dragonconforums.org/f-a-q-and-newbie-area/f-a-q-what-to-pack-for-dragoncon/new/#new
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Post by: lananimal on January 24, 2014, 09:25:40 AM
Thank you voidhawk and trathor!! I'm very anal person when it comes to travelling. And my boyfriend is counting on me to be the strong one. But have a checked bag will in sure my stuff won't get jacked from security? Because some stuff I have for a costume is odd in my opinion.
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Post by: Trathor on January 24, 2014, 09:51:07 AM
No problem.  If you post your questions, including anything about specific items, in the new F.A.Q. post I made, we can probably help you with any specific questions you have.  Several of us travel *a lot*, and can probably give you all the pointers you need. 
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Post by: Kirie on February 28, 2014, 03:23:59 PM
HI HI!!!

I'm Kirie.
DC 2014 will be my second Dragon Con.
I'm a staffer with security. I actually used to just attend cons and experience it that way.
But then I started staffing. I think I have received some kind of staffer-fever. If that makes sense.

Anyway! Hi all!!

-Kirie
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Post by: Trathor on February 28, 2014, 04:57:08 PM
Welcome Kirie!  What a cool name. +1 for posting here, and feel free to post about. We have a thread about volunteering for DragonCon that your perspective would be great on (I'll get a link later when not typing from iPhone).
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Post by: willone on March 23, 2014, 09:04:59 AM
I will make sure getting to that thing on thursday, where is it, or is it to be announced later? :D


Hi - my name is William, first time for me 2014. Always planed to go to San Diego ComiCon, or at least that what I heard stuff about. But after hearing Adam Savage podcast on DragonCon, I understod that this was the real deal :-) So I will actually come all the way from Sweden, so I am not a day tripper :-) Hoping party will start upp a few days before some where in Atlanta.

Best regards, Will
Welcome to The Board Will, we have a pretty nice Meet and Greet on Thursday so make sure to come to that.
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Post by: KPK on March 23, 2014, 11:20:48 AM
It's announced later I think. I'm a newbie to dragoncon as well- but I know they've been talking about where to have it in a different thread. :)
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on March 23, 2014, 01:14:16 PM
Around the first week in April, we'll post about the Forum M&G.
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Post by: DarthM on March 25, 2014, 04:01:28 PM
Greetings,

Thought I'd get out there into the DC community as I'll be attending my first DragonCon this year.
I'm coming from England, and whilst I'm not looking forward to being crammed into a plane for 9 1/2hrs and the hours spent at the airport waiting around, I'm more than sure the Con will make up for it.
Any tips for a guy traveling solo would be appreciated.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on March 25, 2014, 08:11:43 PM
Welcome to the Forums, DarthM!

+1 for an intro...
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Post by: The Browneye on March 27, 2014, 01:57:23 AM
Hi. I have been to Dragon Con about 8 or 9 times over the past 15 years. I started going when I lived in Orlando Florida and I have been chasing that dragon from then on out. I will be attending this year and next. I have a great time every time I go. Last time I went was my first time wearing a costume. This year I have three. As for my name here... My best friend (who will be attending with me the next two years) bought and registered my badge the very first year I attended. That means I didn't find out my badge name til I got it handed to me at the con. In honer of this hilarious joke I have kept the moniker every Dragon Con. ;D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on March 27, 2014, 08:24:36 AM
+1 to The Browneye and DarthM : welcome to The Forum!
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Post by: Anomar on March 28, 2014, 06:25:31 PM
I have been going to DragonCon for the past 9 years, and walked the parade each year and do several costumes throughout the Con.  Its always a blast and each year I find something new that I didn't know was there. 
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on March 29, 2014, 10:38:55 AM
And now you've found The Board....thanks for the introduction. Welcome!
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Post by: Solaris Phoenix on March 29, 2014, 03:47:54 PM
Hi everyone!

This'll be my first DragonCon, and my first major convention since moving to the States from the UK. Looking forward to finding some people to hang out with at the con, and finding out what other peoples' costume plans are ^__^ For myself, I have some Steampunk going, a Welcome to Night Vale outfit, and a Fairy Tail cosplay in the works. Busy, but looking forward to it very much!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on March 29, 2014, 09:05:55 PM
Welcome to DCForums, Solaris.
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Post by: Voidhawk on March 30, 2014, 10:12:52 AM
a Welcome to Night Vale outfit

Ooo...is it Carlos*?

* Sweet Carlos
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 01, 2014, 10:44:32 AM
Welcome Solaris....really liking that everyone is used the Newbie thread!
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Post by: Solaris Phoenix on April 02, 2014, 09:48:17 AM
Hehe, hi guys ^__^ Thank you for the welcome.

Unfortunately it isn't Carlos. He is too perfect, scientifically speaking. I have a Cecil that I'm expanding on :p
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Post by: MsSparks on April 02, 2014, 06:48:36 PM
I'm Sparky, and while I'd love to tell you that my nickname comes from a bright personality or a fascination with gadgets, it doesn't. I earned my "title" through a run in with an electrical current when I was younger. Lucky for me, I only fried a circuit... I hope.

As for what I can tell you that you won't find out in the course of conversation between now and DragonCon, I can't think of much. It's not that I'm not eclectic, it's just that... well... the list is stupidly long and varied. I like reading, writing, anime, manga, speculative fiction, plushies, cosplay, Nerf weapons, anthropology, weaponology, Pixar films, the Muppets, Steampunk, crafts, and archery. That's the short version. :-P

I began cosplay in 2008 with a Japanese Kei Zombie (Mucc) and went to my first convention in 2009, so I'm still very much a noob to costume construction and conventions. Dragon Con has been on my radar for a long time, but this year will be my first year attending and my first year with completely handmade cosplay (One from Welcome to Nightvale and one from the Fairy Tail anime/manga). I'm really excited and look forward to talking with and meeting you all. ^________________^

Sincerely,
Sparky
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 03, 2014, 03:58:45 PM
not a huge fan of electricity myself MsSparks!!! Welcome to DCF!!
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Post by: Trathor on April 03, 2014, 06:01:00 PM
Welcome everyone! 

A rain of +1's just occurred. 

Sorry to be in and out... but work you know. 
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 03, 2014, 09:46:35 PM
Yes, welcome, Sparks.
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Post by: toaster on April 09, 2014, 10:45:45 PM
Hi everyone!

I stumbled onto DragonCon last year, just by sheer luck and wished I could join in all the fun.  Alas, I was only passing through Atlanta and the length of the registration line meant I would spend all of my spare time waiting to get into the con, rather than being at the con.

I will be at DragonCon this year.  Since I feel like I am the last person to experience DragonCon, my handle for this board is "niceguy", 'cause, as the saying goes, nice people finish last.  (Yup, I know, each year will bring a new batch of newbies, so I won't be the last.  Hurrah for that.)

-niceguy
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 10, 2014, 05:23:55 AM
Welcome to the Forum, NiceGuy!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 10, 2014, 07:00:34 AM
Welcome to DCF Niceguy - my first DC was only for a couple of hours but it was enough to hook me!
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Post by: Trathor on April 10, 2014, 01:30:29 PM
Welcome niceguy! 
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Post by: toaster on April 10, 2014, 10:35:26 PM
Thanks for the welcoming, guys.
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Post by: Severyx on April 14, 2014, 12:51:56 PM
Greetings, dcon goers! Severyx here, and this year will be my first DragonCon.

I got into the idea of going to dcon through a number of community friends of mine that go just about every year, and the experience sounds more amazing each year. This will be interesting, as I'm told that once you dcon, you'll never be the same. As an active geek in many forms, this sounds like just what I need.

Unfortunately, I have no cosplay plans for 2014. Life has a monopoly on my time/space/cash, so building them myself or asking others is out.

Looking forward to being there this year!
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Post by: lil_mookie on April 16, 2014, 05:19:09 PM
Hi!

I'm lil mookie, and 2014 will be my sixth dcon. I got talked into it in 2009, and there has been no looking back for me. I like the con more than any other holiday. 2013 was my first year doing cosplay, and I've got more ideas in the works for 2014.

I, for one, can't wait to smell the stench of hot dog water, sauerkraut, and body odor in the basement of the Hilton. Okay, maybe I can wait on that...
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 16, 2014, 07:57:28 PM
Welcome to the Forums!

+1
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Post by: Merle411 on April 21, 2014, 04:14:04 PM
hi guys!

I'm Merle,  I've been cosplaying for a little over six year and this year will be my first dragon con, I'm so excited!still trying to figure out who to cosplay, but isn't that always the ongoing question?
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 21, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
Happy to see you find the Forums...welcome, Merle.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 22, 2014, 10:53:19 AM
@Severyx
@Merle411

Welcome to The Board, there are no words to describe how awesome and overwhelming your first DC will be!!
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Post by: yellowsubmarine on April 22, 2014, 03:28:56 PM
I went to the parade in 2012, did the whole DC thing last year, and will be back again this year.  I had a costume partner last year, and we did Inara and River from Firefly, Fluttershy and Applejack from MLP, and our first attempt at steampunk.  She's preggers this year and won't be going, so I'm thinking up costume ideas for this year and open to being part of a larger costume group.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 22, 2014, 06:17:44 PM
Yellow, thanks for posting and welcome aboard.

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Post by: Boltie on April 27, 2014, 03:22:24 PM
Evening all!

Well its evening where I am, OK!?  ;)

Boltie here, rapidly becoming a DCon veteran. 2014 will be my third, although I want to write off most of 2013. I managed to get really sick on the Saturday and miss Abney park >.<

So yeah! Looking to get a bit more involved if this yearly tradition is going to become an annual custom!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 27, 2014, 07:51:16 PM
Welcome to the DCForums, Boltie.

+1
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Post by: Moonsy on April 28, 2014, 03:07:16 AM
Hi everyone I'm Moonsy!
My husband and I are very active con goers but this'll be our first Dragon Con!

[excitement intensifies]

We actually met at a con back in california and have been going to them together eversince. :)
We're super excited for this con and are working hard on cosplays and can't wait for all the fun!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 28, 2014, 07:31:09 AM
Welcome Yellowsubmarine, Boltie and Moonsy!
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Post by: Piratecat on April 28, 2014, 03:40:53 PM
Hello!

I'm Pirate, I've recently ramped up working on my costume for the con and I just needed to have more DragonCon discussion in my life :)  And I love forums, so really I'm just surprised at myself that I haven't joined before now.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on April 28, 2014, 04:12:12 PM
Welcome Pirate!

Well, if you dig Forums and DragonCon...then you've hit the jackpot ;)

+1
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Post by: Boltie on April 28, 2014, 04:15:58 PM
Hi, howarya!

I know im only in the door just in front of you, but still =P
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Post by: Piratecat on April 28, 2014, 08:59:53 PM
Welcome Pirate!

Well, if you dig Forums and DragonCon...then you've hit the jackpot ;)

+1

I hope you're right!  It seems like a friendly place :)

Hi, howarya!

I know im only in the door just in front of you, but still =P

Nice to meet you, fellow newbie!  Coincidentally this is my third dragoncon too :)
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Post by: Voidhawk on April 29, 2014, 07:36:30 AM
Hello!

I'm Pirate, I've recently ramped up working on my costume for the con and I just needed to have more DragonCon discussion in my life :)  And I love forums, so really I'm just surprised at myself that I haven't joined before now.

The Piratecat from EN World story hour, by any chance?
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Post by: Piratecat on April 29, 2014, 06:26:26 PM
Hello!

I'm Pirate, I've recently ramped up working on my costume for the con and I just needed to have more DragonCon discussion in my life :)  And I love forums, so really I'm just surprised at myself that I haven't joined before now.

The Piratecat from EN World story hour, by any chance?

No  :-[  Sorry, I didn't realize there was a "famous" Piratecat!  I'm a nobody, Piratecat was my World of Warcraft character. :)
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Post by: Voidhawk on April 29, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
No need to apologize...all Piratecats are welcome here! :)  #justnotpiratedogs
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Post by: Piratecat on April 29, 2014, 11:32:00 PM
No need to apologize...all Piratecats are welcome here! :)  #justnotpiratedogs

Well....my dog has been a dinosaur, a shark, a sugar rush racer, a vet tech and a my little pony, but never a pirate, so we're all clear!
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Post by: Acrosthec on May 01, 2014, 12:44:27 PM
Hi!  I'm Lindsey and have been attending D*Con since 2010, dressing up every year.  It's now an annual vacation for my husband and I, and we look forward to it for most of the year!  We just started planning costumes for this year, and I'm super excited.   :)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on May 01, 2014, 02:24:47 PM
Welcome Lindsey! Thanks for introducing yourself.
+1
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Post by: Capias on May 30, 2014, 12:23:33 PM
Hello, just a quick post to say what a blast I had last year. After a 27 year break from going to Dragoncon I have found the world greatest party. Last year was my first time in costume at any con and I am hooked.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on May 30, 2014, 12:28:53 PM
Welcome to DCF!!!! It is the world's greatest party...as far as I'm concerned anyway!
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Post by: Trathor on May 30, 2014, 02:31:59 PM
Another rain of +1's.  I should be getting more caught up on the forum... remind me to tell you guys all about the crazy work I have been doing when we have a chance to see each other face-to-face. 
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Post by: FoamOps on June 04, 2014, 06:10:42 PM
Hello from California!
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Post by: Trathor on June 05, 2014, 12:03:10 AM
Welcome FoamOps!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 05, 2014, 08:12:47 PM
Welcome FoamOps!
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Post by: BrianC on June 06, 2014, 10:48:29 AM
Welcome to the Borg...errr.....I mean board.

Brian
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Post by: RonDo on June 06, 2014, 10:14:39 PM
I am here, per the suggestion of someone else.

Won't be my first dance in ATL (was born in Augusta) but this will be the first time I tangle with Dragon*Con.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 06, 2014, 10:26:15 PM
Welcome, RonDo!

You'll love DragonCon.
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Post by: KPK on June 09, 2014, 04:38:55 PM
I am here, per the suggestion of someone else.

Won't be my first dance in ATL (was born in Augusta) but this will be the first time I tangle with Dragon*Con.

A suggestion by "someone else" - T^T - Rondo doesnt like me anymore! wahhh! (jk)
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Post by: KPK on June 09, 2014, 04:41:08 PM
Welcome, RonDo!

You'll love DragonCon.

I'll make sure he does TDJ! Even if I have to buy him some Bookers! :)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 09, 2014, 07:26:27 PM
Welcome to D*CF...Dragon Con sucks....tell everyone that will listen!!  ;D

I personally think it's the most awesome thing ever, you will be blown away!
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Post by: ClockQuirks on June 11, 2014, 07:39:04 PM
I am a total newbie to forums of any kind. So basically, I don't know what I'm doing. I love wearing costumes and making costumes. I haven't been to Dragon*Con yet. It's my dream to be a vendor in the future. I'm hoping to make some friends here.
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Post by: toaster on June 12, 2014, 11:42:09 AM
Hi everyone!

I stumbled onto DragonCon last year, just by sheer luck and wished I could join in all the fun.  Alas, I was only passing through Atlanta and the length of the registration line meant I would spend all of my spare time waiting to get into the con, rather than being at the con.

I will be at DragonCon this year.  Since I feel like I am the last person to experience DragonCon, my handle for this board is "niceguy", 'cause, as the saying goes, nice people finish last.  (Yup, I know, each year will bring a new batch of newbies, so I won't be the last.  Hurrah for that.)

-niceguy


FYI, for anyone who cares, I have upgraded my forum name to Toaster.  I still think the "nice guys finish last" thought still applies here as I have missed out on DC for too many years.  I just want to switch to a handle I can run with for much longer.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 12, 2014, 12:38:57 PM
^
Win.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 12, 2014, 06:04:22 PM
I had "I'm a Toaster" as the greeting message on my car stereo for awhile!
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Post by: DaShiznit on June 15, 2014, 09:44:54 PM
Gratings and Salivations all...  wait... I meant greetings, etc.

I was at DragonCon in 2003 (11 years ago?!?!)  and thankfully what happened at DragonCon stayed at DragonCon (except for all those damn pictures).

I was volunteering for a game company (now defunct), and they gave me and my friends LOTS of time to do our own thing (without wearing any of their t-shirts of course).

Between 2001 and 2004, I went to over 30 Cons, and by FAR this was the most AWESOME!

Someone should start a DragonCon stories thread, because I could probably write a novella about what happened to me those 5 days.  Good stuff, GREAT stuff, and Damn I can't believe I missed that stuff.

Anyway, hello.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 16, 2014, 06:39:42 AM
Welcome to the Forums, DaShiznit...+1 for the fun intro!!
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Post by: RoseMcAli on June 18, 2014, 12:37:13 AM
Hi,
 
RoseMcAli here, this will be my first DragonCon, the only other con I have been to is WizardWorld in Minneapolis the first year they started. No idea what I'm going to be doing there, but looking forward to nerding out. Major Whovian (I remember when the series was only available in scattered library VHS, and the dancing and embarrassing shrieks of joy when I found out it would be returning), but fluent in other breeds of SciFi as well as lit and comics... Crossing my fingers for something around Neil Gaiman returning to the Sandman.

Oh and steampunk costume. I will be steampunk costume-ing. Anyone who has been before, did you do multiple costumes for different days or just the one?

R
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Post by: Tathlynq on June 18, 2014, 12:42:40 AM
Hey guys and gals ! My name is Scott and I have been going to Dragon Con since 2008. I had the pleasure of meeting many of you at last year's Con and enjoyed the absolute H-E- Double hockey sticks out of a certain Drunken Jedis generously shared "Apple Pie" concoction. I am a huge sci-fi fan with Star Wars and BSG (both classic and new) topping the list. I also am a huge music fan who is interested in anything that doesn't suck ! LOL Look forward to interacting with you here on the forum and of course seeing you in ATL at Dragon Con !
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 18, 2014, 05:34:45 AM
Welcome to The Board guys....+1's for the intros!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 18, 2014, 06:01:06 AM
Yep, welcome aboard...both of yooz!
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Post by: Coi on June 26, 2014, 04:02:53 PM
Hello all!

This is Laura (Coi is my gamer tag and I respond to it too) and this year will be my 10th year at the con- I'm calling it my "Decade of DragonCon" :) Some of you may know me as that friend that's always hanging out with Lampshade Girl (Desire) but unfortunately she has said she isn't gonna make it this year :(

I'm into most things geeky including movies, games, TV, etc and I LOVE to cosplay! This year I'm excited because I'll probably dye my hair blonde for the first time since so many of my costumes involve blonde hair and I hate wigs haha

I'm not super experienced with forums so please let me know if I commit a faux pas or something! Also any helpful tips would be nice when it comes to navigating and such.

I am SO excited for the con this year!!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 26, 2014, 06:34:10 PM
Welcome aboard DCF, Coi!

...+1 for the cool intro!
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Post by: Voidhawk on June 26, 2014, 11:08:42 PM
Hi Coi!  Welcome to DCF...you always have good costumes, so you'll fit in quite well here :)
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Post by: Trathor on June 26, 2014, 11:29:38 PM
Hello all!

This is Laura (Coi is my gamer tag and I respond to it too) and this year will be my 10th year at the con- I'm calling it my "Decade of DragonCon" :) Some of you may know me as that friend that's always hanging out with Lampshade Girl (Desire) but unfortunately she has said she isn't gonna make it this year :(

I'm into most things geeky including movies, games, TV, etc and I LOVE to cosplay! This year I'm excited because I'll probably dye my hair blonde for the first time since so many of my costumes involve blonde hair and I hate wigs haha

I'm not super experienced with forums so please let me know if I commit a faux pas or something! Also any helpful tips would be nice when it comes to navigating and such.

I am SO excited for the con this year!!

Welcome friend!  Glad to see you join the forum!  You are now one of our core 'peeps!' 
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Post by: Trathor on June 26, 2014, 11:33:27 PM
Someone should start a DragonCon stories thread, because I could probably write a novella about what happened to me those 5 days.  Good stuff, GREAT stuff, and Damn I can't believe I missed that stuff.

If only we had thought of that:   (http://dragonconforums.org/dragon*con-stories/) http://dragonconforums.org/dragoncon-stories/   :P

Feel free to post stories there... unless they are... mature... in nature... in which case they should go here:   (http://dragonconforums.org/mature-members-only/)http://dragonconforums.org/mature-members-only/

and +1 for the post! 
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Post by: Trathor on June 26, 2014, 11:39:54 PM
I am a total newbie to forums of any kind. So basically, I don't know what I'm doing. I love wearing costumes and making costumes. I haven't been to Dragon*Con yet. It's my dream to be a vendor in the future. I'm hoping to make some friends here.

Welcome!  Post and be sure to join us at the meet-n-greet. 
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Post by: Trathor on June 26, 2014, 11:42:06 PM
Hi,
 
RoseMcAli here, this will be my first DragonCon, the only other con I have been to is WizardWorld in Minneapolis the first year they started. No idea what I'm going to be doing there, but looking forward to nerding out. Major Whovian (I remember when the series was only available in scattered library VHS, and the dancing and embarrassing shrieks of joy when I found out it would be returning), but fluent in other breeds of SciFi as well as lit and comics... Crossing my fingers for something around Neil Gaiman returning to the Sandman.

Oh and steampunk costume. I will be steampunk costume-ing. Anyone who has been before, did you do multiple costumes for different days or just the one?

R

Hey guys and gals ! My name is Scott and I have been going to Dragon Con since 2008. I had the pleasure of meeting many of you at last year's Con and enjoyed the absolute H-E- Double hockey sticks out of a certain Drunken Jedis generously shared "Apple Pie" concoction. I am a huge sci-fi fan with Star Wars and BSG (both classic and new) topping the list. I also am a huge music fan who is interested in anything that doesn't suck ! LOL Look forward to interacting with you here on the forum and of course seeing you in ATL at Dragon Con !

+1's! 
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Post by: My Terminal Moraine on June 27, 2014, 02:58:17 PM
Hello everyone,
I
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Post by: Trathor on June 27, 2014, 03:00:04 PM
Hello everyone,
I

Welcome!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 27, 2014, 03:48:25 PM
Welcome to DCF People! Make posts, ask questions, poke The Jedi!!!!

+1's for everyone!!
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Post by: Voidhawk on June 27, 2014, 10:02:15 PM
poke The Jedi!!!!

#dicehands
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on June 28, 2014, 09:18:57 AM
^
Oh, no such abuse.
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Post by: My Terminal Moraine on June 30, 2014, 08:39:11 AM
I promise I typed out a longer introduction than "Hello everyone, I." But I'm not sure what happened to it....
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 30, 2014, 09:11:30 AM
Did you copy and paste it?
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Post by: My Terminal Moraine on June 30, 2014, 02:21:34 PM
Yes, I did. I was really impressed there for a minute with your guessing abilities until I realized that this must be a common mistake. So no more copying and pasting. Got it.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 30, 2014, 02:30:07 PM
I ran into the same problem when working on my bio. "The Forum" really does not like: ' or " and will generally cut off anything after that....
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Post by: Jamiesessions on June 30, 2014, 11:58:19 PM
Hello all, this will be my second dragoncon, and I cannot wait. My fiancee and I went last year and absolutely fell in love with the con. We are in our mid twenties and spend the days in the science/skeptic/eff tracks, and the evenings enjoying the various parties and shenanigans that happen. Hoping to meet awesome people this year, and have a place to discuss the excitement about con throughout the year
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 01, 2014, 05:04:52 AM
Thanks for the intro and welcome to the forum. Make sure to check out the Meet & Greet thread.
+1
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Post by: k8ekol on July 04, 2014, 01:03:09 PM
Hello Everyone!

July is here and the true jonesing for vacation and con time is really kicking in!  DC 2014 will be my 4th Dragoncon and I'm happy to be back.  The dates for DC didn't mesh well with my work schedule last year so the SO (who I met 5 years ago at DC) and I went to his home down and attended Gencon instead, a fun and VERY different con experience.  While I love costuming I don't have the desire/patience/time to put anything elaborate together myself so I live vicariously through friends and seeing all the awesomeness at DC :)  I can't wait for the schedule to be released (and the app!) so I can begin planning which panels to attend (Lost Girl for sure thanks to a new addiction lol).   I'm excited to have found the forums and look forward to posting more and getting to know everyone!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 04, 2014, 02:44:00 PM
Welcome aboard the DCForums!

Plenty of good stuff here. +1 for the awesome intro!!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 05, 2014, 06:41:26 AM
Thanks for the intro and welcome to DCF!!
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Post by: Draven on July 05, 2014, 09:26:27 PM
Hello Y'all, I'm Draven, or West(my last name)
This will be my first DragonCon hell my first con ever. I am a gamer, gearhead, military history nerd, and weapon(firearms) history nerd. I have been interested in DC for a few years now since I moved here to the northwest ga area as an old coworker goes to DC every year. So that's my story and I'm sticking to it...
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 06, 2014, 07:43:06 AM
Welcome to the Forums, Draven! +1.
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Post by: Ambra on July 06, 2014, 05:48:01 PM
Howdy! Last year was my first time at DC. It was awesome. I know I'll be going every year from now on.

The only thing missing was a buddy (or 2 or 3 or ... whatever) to make it just a bit more fun (especially standing in lines). I got the vibe that everyone there could easily be someone cool to hang out with, but I'm not good at talking to strangers. I'll do better this year. ;0)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 06, 2014, 07:00:14 PM
Welcome Ambra and Craven....make sure to come to the meet and greet on Thursday it would be great to put faces with names.
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Post by: Merohil on July 09, 2014, 04:07:34 PM
Hello! I'm Merohil, and this will be my first convention ever (I don't count mlg) and I am really exited for it. Also planning on hitting up medieval times while I am in Atlanta. I am a gamer if you want to hit me up for some games on steam my username is |AP| Merohil. Can't wait to see you all at Dragon Con!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 10, 2014, 07:18:05 AM
Welcome to The Forum Merohil! +1 For the intro.
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Post by: voratores on July 12, 2014, 10:59:23 AM
Hello, I'm Voratores. This will be my first convention ever and the first time going to Atlanta. I am a gamer, and a musician. (I play and write music for piano and looking to get published here in a couple years) I am looking forward to meeting new people and overall just having a blast during DC 2014.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 12, 2014, 01:35:25 PM
Welcome to The Forum voratores. You are going to be blown away!
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Post by: ReallyNotACylon on July 13, 2014, 05:36:03 PM
Hey everyone. I'm Jordan aka ReallyNotACylon (My XBox Gamer tag, reddit name and screenname on other things I can't remember right now). I've been going to Dragon Con for a few years now, this will be my 8th if my method of just counting my old badges is valid. You've may have seen my Cylon puppet in the last few years. My main obsessions are scifi, robots and writing bizarre scifi involving robots.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 14, 2014, 06:45:57 AM
Hey everyone. I'm Jordan aka ReallyNotACylon (My XBox Gamer tag, reddit name and screenname on other things I can't remember right now). I've been going to Dragon Con for a few years now, this will be my 8th if my method of just counting my old badges is valid. You've may have seen my Cylon puppet in the last few years. My main obsessions are scifi, robots and writing bizarre scifi involving robots.

...very cool, and welcome aboard to the Forums!
+1
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Post by: almarwho on July 14, 2014, 11:17:14 AM
Hey everyone!

DCForums newbie here (just listened to TheDrunkenJedi on the Unique Geek podcast), but this will be my 4th consecutive DragonCon. Fell in love with the convention when I first went in 2011 and look forward to it every year since.

I'm from South Carolina, and I'm a big Doctor Who fan, but I'm also very into Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, LOTR & other sci-fi/fantasy as well as X-Men, Batman & other comic book genre stuff. (I'm also a closet professional wrestling fan.)

I'm also getting pretty deep into cosplay. So far I've only done Doctor Who stuff - have an 11th and 7th Doctor costume, and did a Vashta Nerada costume last year. This year, I'm working on a Silurian Warrior for my wife, who I introduce DragonCon to last year and she fell in love with it as well.  I am doing a new Trek Hikaru Sulu this year (b/c I'm Asian), but I'm thinking about branching out even more for my next few cosplay projects. I post a lot of pics on my twitter and instagram @almarWho.

I look forward to getting to know some of you and maybe meeting up at the con! As of now, only 44 days until DragonCon Thursday, and I can not wait!  ;D

Cheers!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 14, 2014, 11:40:39 AM
Great intro, almarwho...happy to hear you found us through TUG podcast!

Awesome people on the boards...you'll dig it!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 14, 2014, 12:45:22 PM
Welcome to The Board almarawho and reallynotacyclon +1's for introducing yourselves!!
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Post by: Rev Chumley on July 14, 2014, 01:21:03 PM
Going to re-introduce myself as I haven't really posted in years. 

Joined this board back in 09, and have lurked for the most part.

I've attended Dragoncon every year since 1999, I'm an avid costumer (still can't bring myself to say cosplayer) and once upon a time many years ago, used to do a few panels for the podcasting track when I did Cult of UHF.

Sorry I haven't posted in so long.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 14, 2014, 04:13:51 PM
Well welcome back Rev Chumley....+1
I feel the same way about "cosplayer". Years ago when I learned what the word meant it made since. Costumer: makes and wears costumes - Cosplayer: makes and wears costumes and tries to embody the character. I think cosplayer used to get tossed around more with the whole anime convention thing. Now I don't think people even care....unless they are Dorks like me! 

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Post by: Pirate Mel on July 15, 2014, 07:35:50 AM
Hey all! So I technically joined back in the fall when I first decided I would be attending DC in 2014 with my twin sister (Sheriebeth), but circumstances led me to believe we'd have to cancel the whole trip, so I disappeared before I ever got the chance to introduce myself! I first attended DC back in 2005 (after attending my first con overseas in London during the summer of '04), and had such an amazing time, I never wanted to leave! So, of course, ended up back again in 2006! Both times, we stayed at the Marriott Marquis (though it was a lot easier to book a host hotel back then). Job changes and financial issues led to us taking a VERY long hiatus and we  haven't been to another major con since, sadly  :( Needless to say, very much looking forward to attending this year!
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 15, 2014, 07:41:32 AM
Hey all!!  I'm the twin sister  ;)  I won't rehash what Cheryl said, but I did want to say hello since this intro thread was started right after we disappeared the first time.  Many apologies for joining and then falling off the face of the earth.  Needless to say, when we thought we weren't going, it just became too depressing to think about DragonCon!

So hello again & nice to meet ya's!  We are both avid sci-fi/fantasy fans, pretty much love anything with the word "star" in it (Stargate, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar ... you get the picture) and are big fans of the house of Whedon.  We are both graphic designers, and wannabe amateur photographers.  We loved our first 2 times at DragonCon and are itching to go back!!  Hope to meet some of you there  8)
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 15, 2014, 08:32:42 AM
+1 and welcome back!

So, do you two do the Wonder Twin Powers Activate thing?  8)
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 15, 2014, 12:01:20 PM
Thanks a heap!!! And not sure about the power activate bit, LOL, but one of our nicknames is "the Wondertwins!"  8)
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Post by: Doctor Worm on July 15, 2014, 12:28:14 PM
Hello everyone.  Doctor Worm here (its a They Might Be Giants reference). I'm from NC. I also found out about this from The Unique Geek podcast.  I've been to Dragoncon before back in 07 and 08, but its been so long that I feel like a newbie again this year. I'm a big MTG, board games, and comic geek. I even work a second part time job at my friend's comic/card shop just to help feed the habit. I am one of the rare dragoncon goers that has never cosplayed before. Was going to this year, but with time getting tighter, and me not knowing what I'm doing, I'll probably wait until next year. Looking forward to making further posts and hopefully even making a few new friends on here.
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 15, 2014, 12:32:16 PM
Welcome Doctor Worm!! :)  You may not be as rare as you think, Cheryl and I have both been to DC twice, but have also never cosplayed!! Might get up enough courage for a wig or something silly this year, but certainly not enough time, funds or skills for much else :P
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 15, 2014, 01:20:45 PM
Welcome Doctor Worm. Thanks for the intro +1. I would like to work in a comic shop, Heroes in Charlotte would be awesome, but Miss Sin says I have to be able to pay bills and contribute to the household....blah blah blah

I'm steering everyone towards the M&G on Thursday, it will be a great opportunity to meet people...well, except for "You know who".....
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Post by: 8bitdad on July 15, 2014, 02:24:23 PM
Who am I? Hi all, I am Scott. I live in NC. Geek married to a geek raising geek generation 2.0. This will be my 12th DragonCon. I remember it when it was just one hotel. We have two kids but they do not join us at Con, at least for a few or twelve more years. Found this forum from the UniqueGeek Podcast.
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Post by: Bama Bellatrix on July 15, 2014, 02:34:01 PM
Guess it's time for me to introduce myself here so here it goes.

Hello everyone I'm Colleen been lurking around on here since last year and been going to Dragoncon since 2011. I am a huge fan of Villains to the point that all of my costumes I've done are the bad guys. I actually consider myself a villain expert so much that soon I'm going to run a podcast dedicated to villains. As my name here says I live in Alabama and my most loved costume is my Bellatrix Lestrange seen below. I'm happily engaged to a fellow geek who turned me into a Star Trek fan so I'm happy with a fellow geek. I'm also a drama major at school which helps out in my cosplaying because I get to craft my acting talents. So anyways hello everyone and I can't wait to meet y'all at Dragoncon.

-BamaBellatrix aka Darth Shivilow
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 15, 2014, 02:50:14 PM
Welcome "Officially" BamaBellatrix and 8bitdad. +1's for the intro's.

Glad you found us and glad you found us "again'! 
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Post by: Trathor on July 16, 2014, 09:44:39 PM
A rain of +1s!!!!
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Post by: Trathor on July 16, 2014, 09:45:51 PM
Hello everyone.  Doctor Worm here (its a They Might Be Giants reference). I'm from NC. I also found out about this from The Unique Geek podcast.  I've been to Dragoncon before back in 07 and 08, but its been so long that I feel like a newbie again this year. I'm a big MTG, board games, and comic geek. I even work a second part time job at my friend's comic/card shop just to help feed the habit. I am one of the rare dragoncon goers that has never cosplayed before. Was going to this year, but with time getting tighter, and me not knowing what I'm doing, I'll probably wait until next year. Looking forward to making further posts and hopefully even making a few new friends on here.

I have never done this before... but since I got your reference before reading your post... +20 for the TMBG reference. 
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Post by: Pirate Mel on July 17, 2014, 07:49:44 AM
Guess it's time for me to introduce myself here so here it goes.

Hello everyone I'm Colleen been lurking around on here since last year and been going to Dragoncon since 2011. I am a huge fan of Villains to the point that all of my costumes I've done are the bad guys. I actually consider myself a villain expert so much that soon I'm going to run a podcast dedicated to villains. As my name here says I live in Alabama and my most loved costume is my Bellatrix Lestrange seen below. I'm happily engaged to a fellow geek who turned me into a Star Trek fan so I'm happy with a fellow geek. I'm also a drama major at school which helps out in my cosplaying because I get to craft my acting talents. So anyways hello everyone and I can't wait to meet y'all at Dragoncon.

-BamaBellatrix aka Darth Shivilow

Welcome to the board!! Just had to pop in and say that your Bellatrix cosplay is amazing!! LOVE the Voldemort too ;) +1
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Post by: Zaepho on July 17, 2014, 01:45:57 PM
New to the forums and Second Year at DragonCon.  Really looking forward to this year.  My wife and I will be staying a couple blocks away from the host hotels so I'm expecting things to be a lot more fun this year (Non Host, Non Overflow hotel a few stops down the marta or a cab ride away which meant no sneaking back tot he room for a Nap/Refill Drinks/Food/Nooner)!
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 17, 2014, 01:47:29 PM
Welcome to the forums Zaepho!! :D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 17, 2014, 05:42:12 PM
Welcome to The Board Zaepho!
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Post by: druphis on July 18, 2014, 11:18:17 AM
Greetings everyone. I am Druphis. Last year was my first visit to Dragoncon with my wife. We fell in love with the con and can't imagine a labor day without it. I have greatly enjoyed the 50 days of dragoncon podcast that TheDrunkenJedi has been a part of for the last 2 years. I even had a run-in with the boozesaber on thursday night last year in the Marriott.

My wife and I cosplayed Kreigersan from Archer last year. It was a pretty easy costume but it was tons of fun. I decided to jump on the forums because as our con goals continue to get more ambitious, I find that we seem to have more and more questions. Becoming a part of this forum seemed like a good way to learn and find answers to our questions.

Anyway, if someone can point me to a post on cosplay weapons, that would be awesome. I did some searching and found several discussions of getting the weapons to the con. I have also read the rules on the official dragoncon.org site. It seems pretty loose. Maybe it would be better if I started a post with my specific questions? Can I do that with so few posts on the site?

Anyway, thanks for the community. I look forward to getting to know everyone!
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Post by: HopeForHyrule on July 18, 2014, 11:23:42 AM
Already started posting a bit, but anyway...I'm HopeForHyrule (big LoZ/video game nerd) and this will be my first year attending D*C as I live in Maryland. I've heard plenty of awesome things about the con and stumbled upon this board during a random Google search. I go to plenty of cons, but I never really hang out with any fellow con-goers because 1. I'm shy and 2. I never know what to say to people when I first meet them.

So...yeah. *waves*
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 18, 2014, 01:04:56 PM
Druphis: Welcome to the board! +1 for the intro :
As far as the weapon policy....I would say follow what the website says but keep in mind, with over 45000 people in the hotels it may never be an issue. With my Resident Evil Costume I have two side arms and a CQB AK47 airsoft and I've never had anyone even bat an eye at me. Feel free to blast away with questions, this is very friendly forum so people are glad to help.

HopeForHyrule: Welcome to the board also: +1 for the intro : I envy you your 1st DC experience, it will be awesome and hard to match in the years to come. Don't be shy....most of us don't bite!

If possible you should both try to make it to the Meet & Greet on Thursday....you will be surprised at how welcoming and friendly everyone is....even TDJ.
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Post by: Pirate Mel on July 18, 2014, 03:10:21 PM
Welcome to the forums Druphis and HopeForHyrule - +1 to both of you for the nice introductions! :D Hope to see you at DC this year!
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Post by: Tigger on July 19, 2014, 01:52:21 AM
I guess I should post in here...lol sorry

My name is Sean or Tigger as they know me in the Colonial Fleet (the loud group in the parade that shouts so say we all) and this will be my 12th year attending dragon. I have made friends/ family over the year that I only see once a year and soon as the con is over I start to plan for the next year. I am a avid costuming junkie and science fiction fan.

I do not know why I did not join this board years ago but I am happy to be here now.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 19, 2014, 06:45:59 AM
Thanks for the intro Sean. +1!
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Post by: Bama Bellatrix on July 19, 2014, 02:43:24 PM
Nice to meet you Sean I'll give you a +1 and so say we all
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Post by: Jesse on July 20, 2014, 11:23:49 AM
Hi
I am Jesse and i am from Vancouver and this will be the 3 time i am making the cross continent trip to Atlanta for dragon con.
I am a Vidoe game and Cosplay geek and attend comic con allmost every year now for the past 8. I love animals and have a cat and to ferrets.
I am happy to have found this board as it is always nice to talk with like minded people.
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Post by: Voidhawk on July 20, 2014, 01:54:54 PM
I love Vancouver!  And that's a long way...+1!
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Post by: Garrison on July 20, 2014, 07:55:23 PM
Hey, I'm Logan. I'm from Louisville and will be coming down to dragon con this year.
I managed to come down last year and had an amazing time.
this will make my second time going to dragon con and am very excited about it.
also it will be my first time seriously cosplaying,
and as an amateur photographer i'll happily offer my services...
I never know where to stop with these things soo....
hope to have an awesome time with everyone.
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Post by: Bama Bellatrix on July 20, 2014, 08:01:15 PM
Hey Logan I look forward to meeting you at Dragoncon and +1 from a fellow cosplayer
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Post by: Pirate Mel on July 20, 2014, 08:13:28 PM
Awesome - welcome to the forums Jesse & Logan - nice to meet ya's!  8)
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 20, 2014, 08:14:21 PM
Welcome to the forums Jesse and Logan!! And wow Jesse, Vancouver!  3 times going cross country for D*C is pretty impressive  8)  I'd love to see Vancouver some day!
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Post by: ImpossibleMan on July 21, 2014, 08:49:32 AM
Uhm, hello.  Be gentle, it's my first time (going to DragonCon).
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 21, 2014, 12:36:00 PM
Welcome to The Board ImpossibleMan....how about a little more info...don't be shy...the more we know the friendlier we are!! Well, most of us anyway!  ;D
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Post by: RxEther on July 21, 2014, 02:27:33 PM
Hi all, RxEther here. Or Petee if you  prefer. If you want to get really formal, you can call me Peterson! This'll be my 3rd DragonCon, but I feel like it's really my first time doing it right. My first year was filled with me taking  photos mostly and last year I made the dive into doing a bit of cosplay, but I was crashing with a friend who lived a good bit away from the host hotels so I didn't get to party as hard as I wanted to. This year, I've gotten a room and I'm stepped up my cosplaying from 2 costumes to 4 (if I get them all finished in time!). Looking forward to meeting tons of future friends!
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Post by: Vayliya on July 21, 2014, 02:49:49 PM
Welcome! I hope you have fun on the boards with us and we get to see you at con :)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 21, 2014, 05:15:29 PM
Welcome to The Board...+1 for the intro.
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Post by: Vondor on July 21, 2014, 05:16:55 PM
Welcome, I looks forward to your costumes.
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Post by: Lady Cala on July 21, 2014, 08:18:58 PM
This year, I've gotten a room and I'm stepped up my cosplaying from 2 costumes to 4 (if I get them all finished in time!). Looking forward to meeting tons of future friends!

Welcome to the forums Petee!  And wow, 4 costumes, that's impressive!! (especially for someone like me who has 0) Best of luck getting them finished!!  ;D
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Post by: Andy on July 21, 2014, 08:26:41 PM
Hello, my name is Andy.  This will be the fourth Dragon Con my wife and I have attended, since she dragged me kicking and screaming in 2011.  I had a blast and have never looked back.  This will be our second year staying on site. 

Andy
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Post by: Pirate Mel on July 21, 2014, 08:29:19 PM
Welcome Andy! :D +1 for the intro & congrats on getting accommodations on-site this year!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 21, 2014, 09:31:01 PM
Welcome Andy...+1
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Post by: Voidhawk on July 21, 2014, 10:17:40 PM
Hello, my name is Andy.  This will be the fourth Dragon Con my wife and I have attended, since she dragged me kicking and screaming in 2011.  I had a blast and have never looked back.  This will be our second year staying on site. 

Andy

Welcome to DC Forums, Andy!
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Post by: Andy on July 21, 2014, 11:19:04 PM
Welcome Andy! :D +1 for the intro & congrats on getting accommodations on-site this year!

Thanks.  Gotta give all the credit to my wife, her old work buddy had two spots in the Marquis. 
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Post by: Angie The Red on July 22, 2014, 05:40:05 PM
Hi, I'm lady redbush, Joshua's wife.   This will be my 5th Dragoncon.  I can't wait!
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Post by: Vayliya on July 22, 2014, 06:07:16 PM
Hi, I'm lady redbush, Joshua's wife.   This will be my 5th Dragoncon.  I can't wait!

Hello!
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Post by: Zaepho on July 22, 2014, 08:14:03 PM
Hi, I'm lady redbush, Joshua's wife.   This will be my 5th Dragoncon.  I can't wait!

Welcome to the forums.  If this were the mature section I would make a crude joke regarding your name.  As it is not, I shall refrain.

Parents: if your child got the joke that was hinted at, that's your fault, not mine.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 22, 2014, 09:34:14 PM
+1 for going "there" so I didn't have to!

And welcome to the forum Lady Redbush.
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Post by: Feyrica on July 23, 2014, 01:56:31 PM
Hey, this is going to be my first year at Dragon Con! I'm pretty excited. :)
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 23, 2014, 02:19:25 PM
^welcome aboard....+1
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 23, 2014, 03:46:10 PM
Welcome Feyrica!
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Post by: Zaepho on July 23, 2014, 04:05:08 PM
Hey, this is going to be my first year at Dragon Con! I'm pretty excited. :)

Welcome ! Prepare for it to be both absolutely nothing like and absolutely exactly like you expect it to be!  You will be both overwhelmed and lusting for more by the end of the weekend!
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Post by: leelinkers on July 24, 2014, 10:26:44 PM
Greetings! My hubby told me I needed to create an account and go somewhere to say I was going to cosplay Dr. Krieger's virtual GF so I am here. If you don't mind, please give me access to the cosplay group. =) PS, I may stop by from time to time too!
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Post by: Rat Bastard on July 25, 2014, 04:34:37 PM
Hello!

I'm Rat. This will be my sixth D*C, though I wasn't really aware of the forums until a friend brought them to my attention last year. I attended the meet n' greet and the party (I was the guy with a pack of imported clove cigarettes). Anyways, I will see you in Atlanta in a month!
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Post by: Vayliya on July 25, 2014, 04:47:37 PM
Great~ I can't wait to see all of you at the MG coming up :D
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Post by: richmond.rivet on July 28, 2014, 08:51:34 AM
Hello!

I'm Rat. This will be my sixth D*C, though I wasn't really aware of the forums until a friend brought them to my attention last year. I attended the meet n' greet and the party (I was the guy with a pack of imported clove cigarettes). Anyways, I will see you in Atlanta in a month!

Welcome aboard buddy.   Browse through the forums, I'm sure you'll find interesting things to talk about.
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Post by: _prissy_ on July 28, 2014, 04:12:52 PM
Hey guys,

I'm Prissy. This will be my third Dragoncon and I'm just as excited as I was my first year. I've been lurking on this forum for a while now and thought it was time to finally join. One month to go!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 28, 2014, 04:36:27 PM
Welcome!

+1
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Post by: Vayliya on July 28, 2014, 04:49:21 PM
Hey guys,

I'm Prissy. This will be my third Dragoncon and I'm just as excited as I was my first year. I've been lurking on this forum for a while now and thought it was time to finally join. One month to go!

Every excited to have you :) It will be my 3rd DC as well. Hope to see you be active and enjoy the forum :D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 28, 2014, 08:19:53 PM
Welcome Prissy!
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Post by: ungratefuljawa on July 29, 2014, 07:59:50 PM
Hey it's the ungratefuljawa here glad to be on the forum # my father is THE DRUNKEN JEDI
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 29, 2014, 08:06:12 PM
+1 for the intro...and not embarrassing me.

BTW, I don't know you   ::)
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Post by: Vayliya on July 29, 2014, 08:16:03 PM
+1 for the intro...and not embarrassing me.

BTW, I don't know you   ::)

hahahahahah omg /snort
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Post by: Hairlesswookie96 on July 29, 2014, 08:17:38 PM
Hey it's Hairlesswookie96, I'm new to the forums and I can't wait to get to know everybody
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 29, 2014, 08:25:26 PM
Hey it's Hairlesswookie96, I'm new to the forums and I can't wait to get to know everybody

Wow...my older son too.   ???

What's next, my mom....the ex?

J/K, welcome aboard, +1 for the intro...and surviving me raising you 8)
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Post by: ungratefuljawa on July 29, 2014, 08:29:29 PM
Any new members/ old timers on the forum how happy is it to go to a convention where all people alike come together and have such a great time and have fun???
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Post by: Kathyniss on July 30, 2014, 12:09:45 AM
Greetings and salutations..  I am a veteran Dragon Con goer.  I have been going since 1998.  I am going this year, of course.  I haven't missed a year.  I decided to join the forums after hearing so much about it from a friend.  Hello everyone!
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Post by: Vayliya on July 30, 2014, 12:15:04 AM
Greetings and salutations..  I am a veteran Dragon Con goer.  I have been going since 1998.  I am going this year, of course.  I haven't missed a year.  I decided to join the forums after hearing so much about it from a friend.  Hello everyone!

Glad to have you. Hope you enjoy :D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 30, 2014, 07:46:30 AM
Welcome to The Board everyone!
+1's ......
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Post by: Teejmeister on July 30, 2014, 01:14:47 PM
Hey guys, my name is TJ!  I'm from Nashville and just got into Cosplay over the last 2 years.  This will be my second DgragonCon, and hopefully I'll have both of my cosplays ready by then.  I manged to secure a nice hotel this year (avoiding Motel 6 for the rest of my life due to last years shenanigans), so I'm looking forward to a even better experience. The clock is ticking, I'm pumped!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on July 30, 2014, 01:46:45 PM
Awesome intro, TJ! +1
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Post by: Rev Chumley on July 30, 2014, 05:32:02 PM
Welcome TJ! Always nice to see a fellow Tennessean here.
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Post by: fanboi13 on August 04, 2014, 11:21:03 AM

 Hiya,
I am fanboi13. I am new to the forum,but have been to 8 Dragoncons. My first was in 1999. I am on a fixed income and cannot afford to go every year,but I love Dragoncon and consider it a home away from home.

 I am a Star Wars fan, want them to bring back Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and love animation. Oh yeah I am also a Brony. /)
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Post by: MaryQueSera on August 04, 2014, 02:27:27 PM
Hi, everyone, Mary here -- not quite a noob, not yet a veteran, I've been coming to DragonCon since 2009 and enjoying every hectic minute of it. My main fandom is Firefly and all things Whedonesque, but I usually try to drop in on as many different tracks as I can. For every programming timeslot, I usually have Plans A through H -- I learned early on that Plan A doesn't always work out and it's good to have backup plans. I can't wait for the full schedule to be released, and somehow I think even if there are no more big celebrity announcements, I'm not gonna be bored on Labor Day weekend.
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on August 04, 2014, 02:36:34 PM
Welcome to the Forums bith of yooz!

+1's!
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Post by: KPK on August 04, 2014, 10:44:58 PM
Welcome all! <3
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Post by: Vayliya on August 05, 2014, 10:11:34 PM
Welcome welcome all new members <3
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Post by: Result on August 06, 2014, 09:12:06 AM
Hello to all! My name is John, and I am a complete and total newbie to Dragon*Con; while this will be my first year at such a big convention, I have attended other, smaller conventions in the past. After a couple of years, those conventions started to run together and felt incredibly same-y and boring, so I wanted to try something bigger and new. A sizable group of my friends suggested that we all attend D*C together, so now here I am!

I hope to have a pleasant experience of my own, and attribute to other peoples' pleasant experiences while attending.
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Post by: Zaepho on August 06, 2014, 09:19:51 AM
Result:

You're in for one heck of a ride.  Prep as much as you can by reading the forums, check out the DragonConNewbies resources and the 50 Days of DragonCon podcast.  Having a group to go with is great but don't be tied to them.  This is a huge con and has a million and 1 things to do and see.  Also, you will not see it all nor do it all, that's why it comes back every year!

Also, buy your 2015 membership on Monday at the DragonCon store (Physical or online) even if you're not 100% certain you'll be able to go.
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Post by: Result on August 06, 2014, 09:27:07 AM
Thank you for the welcome, Zaepho!

While I certainly do plan to do a lot of exploring and doing "my own thing" while I'm there, the group of friends that's going is doing a group cosplay together and we did plan on walking around with each other, at least for a time. Several of my friends will be attending some of the fighting game competitions, too, and we planned to support them as a group-- but since that activity has a set time and we'll all have our phones, I doubt we'll need to be glued at the hip beforehand.

And when you say Monday, I assume you mean the Monday immediately after the convention. I appreciate the advice, and I'll definitely keep one eye peeled on the official site the day after I get back home.
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Post by: Zaepho on August 06, 2014, 09:48:53 AM
And when you say Monday, I assume you mean the Monday immediately after the convention. I appreciate the advice, and I'll definitely keep one eye peeled on the official site the day after I get back home.

Yes Monday of the con (Monday is still a Con Day! :) Hooray Labor Day! AKA DragonCon Day)
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Post by: FallenStardust on August 06, 2014, 03:59:09 PM
Welcome everyone! 
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 09, 2014, 10:24:37 AM
Welcome to all the newbies!  It's a great forum. Enjoy.
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Post by: vanter on August 12, 2014, 12:59:42 AM
Hey all,
Figured I'd actually register on here and say hello. I've been attending for a few years now. Getting really excited for this one! I think it's going to be my best year yet. Of course, I still have some costume work to do, but don't I always...?
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 12, 2014, 05:46:29 AM
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: Trathor on August 13, 2014, 01:02:14 AM
Welcome all!  +1's!
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Post by: Trathor on August 13, 2014, 01:03:17 AM
Hey it's the ungratefuljawa here glad to be on the forum # my father is THE DRUNKEN JEDI

a bonus +1 for being related to TDJ (sympathy maybe!) ;-)

+1 for the intro...and not embarrassing me.

BTW, I don't know you   ::)

+1 for making me lol
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Post by: Trathor on August 13, 2014, 01:10:49 AM
Greetings! My hubby told me I needed to create an account and go somewhere to say I was going to cosplay Dr. Krieger's virtual GF so I am here. If you don't mind, please give me access to the cosplay group. =) PS, I may stop by from time to time too!

You should be able to see it now, can you?
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Post by: AutumnEmbers on August 15, 2014, 02:47:35 PM
I attended DragonCon for the first time last year and loved it - sadly, I can't make it this year.  I'm working on getting my husband and possibly some friends on board for going next year, because it was by far my favorite weekend of 2013.  I spent the majority of my time in the crafting panels and on the independent film track, but now that I know what to expect in terms of crowd size, I'm looking forward to seeing everything else the con has to offer in 2015.

One thing that really struck me about the con is how friendly everyone I met was.  I've been to several anime conventions (and one small Rocky Horror con) and I never got the warm community feeling that I did at DC.  Genuinely a great group of people, and I'm looking forward to being a part of next time around!
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Post by: TheDrunkenJedi on August 15, 2014, 02:51:09 PM
Great intro +1!

Welcome to the Forums...you'll love it here.
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Post by: Voidhawk on August 15, 2014, 02:51:44 PM
Welcome to DCF, AutumnEmbers!  Hope you can make it next year.
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 15, 2014, 02:55:34 PM
Welcome to the forum! ;D
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Post by: ashmarie on August 15, 2014, 04:19:10 PM
Hey guys! Long time lurker, first.....er, second time poster! My name is Ashley and my husband Dave and I have been coming to Dragoncon since 2010. We had to skip last year unfortunately to do a little thing called getting married ;). Most people just could not understand why I was so bummed, but I'm sure you guys do! DC is my happy place...every time I get stressed or upset my husband tells me to think of DragonCon, and it really works! Before we attended DC I had never been to any sort of convention, and had no clue what to expect. My best friend and her husband had moved to Florida and she heard about DC from some friends down there.  She told me about it, and I somehow convinced Dave to go along with me. He was so skeptical, and really didn't want to go. The four of us ended up booking rooms at the Hilton airport hotel a few months before Labor Day weekend. I remember getting down to Atlanta and checking into the hotel and having no clue what to expect. Dave and I had driven all through the night and we took the hotel's free shuttle to the Sheraton to get registered. I remember the line for people who had pre registered was wrapped around the block,and since we were noobs we just walked right in and bought our tickets in five minutes! After that we just kind of looked at each other like "what do we do now?". At that point I had been up for close to 36 hours straight and we had no clue what we were doing. I think we wandered around the Sheraton and stumbled into a gaming room of some sort where people were playing XBox and such. Dave said he will always remember my lost puppy dog face...like...what did we get ourselves into? Haha! Eventually we got some sleep and ended up having the most amazing time with our friends. We saw a few panels and even the parade(which we have yet to see again due to being hungover tired). I will never forget that first year though, taking it all in and discovering everything wonderful the con has to offer. I definitely don't consider myself an expert, but in subsequent years I have never found myself as lost as I was that day wandering around the Sheraton. Any way, sorry if that was off topic but I love reminiscing about my first time ;). We are super excited for this year's con, it will feel like we are "coming home" again after being away. I love reading everyone's posts on here and this is such a wonderful forum. Thanks for making a topic welcoming all of us newbies, it is much appreciated!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 15, 2014, 04:28:18 PM
Well welcome home Ashmarie. Many of us I'm sure feel similarly.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 15, 2014, 06:47:52 PM
Thanks for the intros and welcome to the forums.
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Post by: KPK on August 15, 2014, 07:01:02 PM
Welcome! There's some really nice people here so you should definitely stick around!
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Post by: ashmarie on August 17, 2014, 01:13:02 PM
Thank you all for the welcome!! I can definitely tell everyone is super nice here, maybe that's why the vibe at the con is always so spectacular! :)
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Post by: justjamie on August 17, 2014, 01:28:32 PM
Hello! My name is Jamie and I'm new around the forum but not to Dragon*Con :)
This year will be my 3rd year attending. I've always loved gaming (all the way back to the Atari; showing my age here), movies (saw Star Wars when it first came out in '77, I was 5!), and of course tv shows and comics. Those things aren't what brought me to Dragon*Con though. Funny story: I went to D*C the first year because of perfume oils of all things! My favorite perfumer (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) finally decided to vend at D*C in 2012. They hail from Los Angeles so I figured the only way I'd ever get to meet Beth (the owner and master perfumer) in real life would be to go to D*C. A friend and I went that year and had a blast of course. My kids (10 & 12) then found out about D*C and wanted to go. We went as a family last year and will do so again this year. They want to cosplay as characters from Homestuck & Rune Factory 4 :) I'm keeping it simple with a Robin Williams tribute outfit on Fri and either Navi or Sookie on Sat.

Anyway, it's good to be here! Sorry for the tl;dr intro, haha!

Jamie
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Post by: KPK on August 17, 2014, 01:33:02 PM
Welcome! :) - it's kinda cool to hear about people's first DC stories because it makes me excited for my own!
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Post by: Pirate Mel on August 17, 2014, 04:43:01 PM
Welcome to the forums Jamie - thought your intro was great & definitely not too long! +1 Love that you're attending with your family too! :)
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Post by: JanitorMan on August 17, 2014, 05:10:17 PM
Greetings! I'm Derek and this is my...third time at DragonCon? Yes. Third. The past two times I cosplayed (1st: Ganondorf from Twilight Princess. 2nd: Steampunk Kano from Mortal Kombat). I was going to do a set of Enclave armour from Fallout 3 but I ran out of time so I won't be able to cosplay this time around. Absolutely great con and I can't wait for this year's to start and all future ones too.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 17, 2014, 06:03:45 PM
Welcome to the forums and thanks for the intro.
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Post by: KPK on August 17, 2014, 06:04:42 PM
Greetings! I'm Derek and this is my...third time at DragonCon? Yes. Third. The past two times I cosplayed (1st: Ganondorf from Twilight Princess. 2nd: Steampunk Kano from Mortal Kombat). I was going to do a set of Enclave armour from Fallout 3 but I ran out of time so I won't be able to cosplay this time around. Absolutely great con and I can't wait for this year's to start and all future ones too.

Would love to see pictures of those cosplay's if you have pictures of them! Welcome to the forums! Thanks for the intro! <3
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Post by: bitbe on August 18, 2014, 10:49:43 PM
Hi, I'm Brittany, and I'll be attending the convention for the first time. I'm really excited and ready to sponge the information available on this website.
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Post by: BrianC on August 18, 2014, 11:00:54 PM
Welcome Brittany. You're in for a great time at DragonCon
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Post by: Voidhawk on August 18, 2014, 11:05:12 PM
Hi, I'm Brittany, and I'll be attending the convention for the first time. I'm really excited and ready to sponge the information available on this website.

Welcome to DCF!  Feel free to sponge away or post specific questions...DC starts next week!!  Here's a good place to start looking:  http://dragonconforums.org/f-a-q-and-newbie-area/dragon-con-newbie-2014-activities/
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 19, 2014, 05:04:18 AM
Well Brittany you came to the right place! Welcome to DCF!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 19, 2014, 07:21:00 AM
Welcome Brittany. You're gonna love it here.
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Post by: Chickadee on August 19, 2014, 11:24:11 AM
Hiya!
I'm Chickadee or E.B. This is my 4th or 5th year at the con, I volunteered for each year prior to this. It's going to be my first year attending and I'm super hopeful, having worked a lot of fun positions (set-up, pre-registration, con suite, etc.) that this year will be oodles of fun. I'm also introducing my significant other to the convention as he got a glimpse of things when he picked me up from volunteering and was hooked.
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Post by: rspencer on August 19, 2014, 11:31:46 AM
Hi! I'm Robert, and this will be my first year attending the con. I've seen the parade before, and my family (except for me; I had to work) went last year. Looking forward to it!
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Post by: BrianC on August 19, 2014, 01:47:24 PM
Quote from: rspencer
my family (except for me; I had to work) went last year

Slacker.....oh, sorry....Welcome to the board, I guess.  Full Disclosure, Robert is a friend of mine and deserves a lot of harassing.   :P 
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Post by: Voidhawk on August 19, 2014, 02:45:27 PM
Quote from: rspencer
my family (except for me; I had to work) went last year

Slacker.....oh, sorry....Welcome to the board, I guess.  Full Disclosure, Robert is a friend of mine and deserves a lot of harassing.   :P

Suggestion noted!  ;)

Welcome to DCF, rspencer
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Post by: rspencer on August 19, 2014, 05:07:38 PM
Thanks! I've done some reading in the forums today. This is an awesome site!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 19, 2014, 06:09:35 PM
Thanks! I've done some reading in the forums today. This is an awesome site!

Welcome rspencer...We try very hard to post some really insightful stuff here.   ;D
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Post by: Nintendomanic on August 19, 2014, 06:11:42 PM
Thanks! I've done some reading in the forums today. This is an awesome site!

ya  plus one for reading
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Post by: Summer on August 19, 2014, 06:40:36 PM
Hi:
My name is Miyah and this is my first time learning about the Dragon Con forums.  I normally go to the forums on live journal but I have heard that LJ is losing patrons.  So I will have to try this one instead.
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Post by: Nintendomanic on August 19, 2014, 07:38:44 PM
Hi:
My name is Miyah and this is my first time learning about the Dragon Con forums.  I normally go to the forums on live journal but I have heard that LJ is losing patrons.  So I will have to try this one instead.

welcome to the board summer    ;D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 19, 2014, 07:55:13 PM
Welcome to the Forum everyone!!!
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Post by: KPK on August 19, 2014, 10:24:03 PM
Welcome to everyone! <3  8)
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Post by: Zaepho on August 20, 2014, 12:59:15 PM
Thanks! I've done some reading in the forums today. This is an awesome site!

Welcome rspencer...We try very hard to post some really insightful stuff here.   ;D

We don't always succeed but we do try.. promise!
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Post by: diannethegeek on August 21, 2014, 01:08:08 PM
Hi, I'm Dianne. This year marks my 11th year at Dragon*Con. Finally getting around to joining here.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 21, 2014, 01:19:38 PM
Welcome to the forum everyone!
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Post by: Okivisionphoto on August 22, 2014, 10:12:34 AM
Heya! I am Okivision - I am newb to all things Con :)
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Post by: plinkplonk on August 22, 2014, 10:58:28 AM
Hiya everyone! Super excited for my 5th Dragon Con this year! :)
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Post by: Jozilla on August 23, 2014, 01:29:59 PM
Coming from NYC here. This will be my 2nd time at DC and first time since 2008!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 23, 2014, 06:02:13 PM
Welcome everyone. I'm glad you found all found us! Make sure you check out the rules and regs and jump in with both feet, lots of good information and people here!
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Post by: Duhstructo on August 24, 2014, 04:38:11 PM
Name's Steven. This will be my first con ever. I'll be going Thursday-Monday and my brother will be joining me Friday-Monday.
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Post by: Summer on August 24, 2014, 05:21:48 PM
Hi:
My name is Miyah and this is my first time learning about the Dragon Con forums.  I normally go to the forums on live journal but I have heard that LJ is losing patrons.  So I will have to try this one instead.

welcome to the board summer    ;D

Well thank you so much
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Post by: Eikpyrnir on August 24, 2014, 09:03:32 PM
Hai~! Name's Eik (Like Ike c;)

This will be my first DC but far from my first convention. I'll be traveling from Maine to join in on the fun~
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Post by: KPK on August 24, 2014, 10:59:14 PM
Welcome to all the new members! (Jeeze there are a lot of you!) hope you all have a blast at this years Dragon Con!!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 24, 2014, 11:14:02 PM
Welcome to the forum everyone.
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Post by: Diceman on August 24, 2014, 11:43:57 PM
Hello world!
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Post by: doublediceman on August 25, 2014, 01:11:53 AM
me too!
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Post by: OnyxWolf on August 25, 2014, 05:36:29 PM
I've just joined, so I don't even have an avatar set up yet ;-)
My name is Niki and this will be my 6th DC, though this year it's only for Saturday cause ... well money  ::) But I'm sure it'll still be just as cool, though I think that means missing out on Voltaire's show (bummer!).

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Post by: BlazedStarbon on August 25, 2014, 08:57:16 PM
Hello  :)

While I haven't attended a convention yet, next year looks very promising.
Fun fact: I've lurked in the shadows for about 3 years now, on and off for D*Con advice and preparations.
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Post by: candygeek on August 26, 2014, 08:18:05 AM
Greetings fellow nerds ;) I'm Candace. I've been going to Dragon Con for many years...over ten I know.  I should check my badges to see exactly how long hah!

I am a geek of many flavors, scifi/fantasy, gaming, some comics though it has been a long while since I picked up any (anyone have suggestions for dipping my toes back in?).  I love tech and gadgetry and science too.  I do have a confession...I don't like Doctor Who.  I'm sorry! I really did try.

Happy to be here!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 26, 2014, 09:29:10 AM
Well hi there!.. and welcome to the forum.  Thanks for joining.
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 26, 2014, 01:38:35 PM
Welcome to all the new peeps!
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Post by: brianshrader on August 26, 2014, 02:05:00 PM
This will be my fifth year at DragonCon (third year staying at the Marriott).  Joined the forum to talk about hotel logistics and see what's going on in the community.
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Post by: ckthompson06 on August 29, 2014, 08:26:54 PM
Hello! This is my second year attending the Con!
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Post by: speedcake on September 03, 2014, 12:31:15 AM
Hello! Name's Charlie. Just got home from my second Dragon Con (last year was my first) and suffering from post con withdrawal. Already making plans for 2015 though. yesss!
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Post by: Vayliya on September 03, 2014, 12:32:08 AM
Great to meet you all! We can most certainly help with your PCD.
Can't wait to get to know all of you and see you next year :D
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Post by: Confused Mortal on September 04, 2014, 09:36:41 AM
Welcome to all of you.  Nice to have you.
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Post by: Zelda on September 04, 2014, 11:02:00 AM
Hi everyone! I'm Zelda and this past year was my 10th year!  I'm not sure why I hadn't joined the forms before, but here I am now!
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Post by: alaskandesign on September 04, 2014, 11:07:45 AM
Hello, I'm Steph or Alaska (or Tinfoilhat in some circles). 2014 was my 6th year to attend. If you ran into a White Walker this past year, it could have been me. This was my first year to walk in the parade! I don't know if I will do it again next year. That costume is really hot. Someone suggested I do the masquerade though.

My interests tend to be a bit scattered, but I enjoy swordplay, art, heroes, anti-heroes, the creepy and bizarre, and the beautifully dressed Steampunkers.

Like many, I'm currently suffering from post con withdrawal.
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Post by: KPK on September 04, 2014, 11:19:13 AM
Welcome to all of you! <3 I know how it is to suffer from PCD - but let the forums be your cure! We rock out DC 365 days a year!  ;D
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on September 04, 2014, 07:50:34 PM
Welcome everyone!
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Post by: Warner Woman on September 04, 2014, 09:19:41 PM
Hey everyone!  ;D

Another newbie here!  This was my first DragonCon!  I didn't really know what to expect because the only con I've ever been to was a tiny Con here in Virginia years ago (1 part of 1 floor of 1 hotel) so this was a real eye-opener.  Hopefully it won't be my last!  Everyone was so nice!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on September 04, 2014, 09:22:23 PM
Welcome to DCF!
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Post by: wastedyouth on September 04, 2014, 09:29:15 PM
Hey everyone. This was my second DragonCon. My family and I had an incredible time both years, and we hope to make it an annual tradition.
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Post by: kevlarkoala on September 04, 2014, 10:31:41 PM
Hi everyone, this was not only my first DragonCon but my first convention ever. Almost a week after and I'm still riding a high. I bought my 2015 membership as soon as I got home!

I had a blast, so many cool people of both the famous and non famous varieties, overheard so many funny conversations, and of course spent way too much money. I'm looking forward to getting a host hotel next year or at least trying to stay as close as possible so I can really dive in head first to all the festivities.  I'm looking forward to talking to you all and getting to know people and of course, seeing as many of you as possible next Labor Day weekend!
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Post by: cwb_558 on September 04, 2014, 11:15:18 PM
Hello!

Dragoncon2014 was my 3rd con. Lots of good and bad memories! Patrick Stewart was the best part of this year.
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Post by: Confused Mortal on September 05, 2014, 08:15:27 AM
Welcome to DragonConForums.  Great place with some great people. Enjoy.
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Post by: akira0238 on September 05, 2014, 09:48:11 AM
Hi all.  First time at D*Con this year (2014) and will be returning in 2015.  Came with a group of friends who are longtime congoers, so I knew what to expect, pack, and how much trouble I was in  ;D  Looking forward to meeting new people and wringing even MOAR FUNS out of the con next year!
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Post by: Pirate Mel on September 05, 2014, 12:13:29 PM
Big welcomes all around - looking forward to getting to know all of you!  ;D 8)
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Post by: Chief on September 05, 2014, 04:11:26 PM
My name is Chief, and I'm an Eternal.

I live on the other side of the country, but didn't always. My first DragonCon was in 2003 while I was still attending UCF. Since then, I've been going pretty regularly since 2006. It was a guaranteed way for me to see two of my best friends, my buddy and his wife. I purchased my Eternal membership because of that.

I skipped this year to get married instead. Between myself and my two buddies, we have brought over twenty people into the DragonCon fold (yes, blame me, I understand).

I'm signing up just to keep better track of things from the other side of the country, and to try and figure out what I have to do to get a room at con rate, since I haven't been able to do that since 2009.

I'm a firm believer that Wednesday is the new Thursday (and has been for a couple of years) and hang out in game room a lot playing Werewolf. Most of the tracks don't hold much interest for me anymore; DragonCon for me is about seeing my friends that I don't see often enough.
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Post by: Sapper41 on September 05, 2014, 04:19:28 PM
Hello 2014 was my first Dragoncon and now I'm hooked.  I didn't cosplay at all and never had but I'm saving up to get a set of scout trooper armor. Can't wait until next year. Hope I get a hotel room though, kinda nervous about that.
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Post by: Kindred on September 05, 2014, 05:10:03 PM
Howdy,

I attend the con every few years. Didn't make it this year, though. I used to attend for DarkConfrontation (a larp) and the cosplay pics, but now that darkcon is done, I will have a shot at attending panels next time.

I normally cosplay steampunk, but just got my hands on some Jedi robes and a custom saber for next year.

From the New England area...

Oh yeah... And I am also the project manager of the simple machine forum project...   So I live to see that you are using our software!!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on September 05, 2014, 05:10:57 PM
Hello 2014 was my first Dragoncon and now I'm hooked.  I didn't cosplay at all and never had but I'm saving up to get a set of scout trooper armor. Can't wait until next year. Hope I get a hotel room though, kinda nervous about that.

Well, welcome to our crew!  Listen if you need a hotel room, you should get on that now for next year. It's Atlanta so there are many local to Con.  Marriott will open up sometime soon for reservations. Usually in October.  Overflows there may already be taking reservations.  I know Aloft Atlanta is, and some of the hotels directly next to the CON hotels are too.  Keep an eye out and be diligent in your efforts and you should be ok.
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Post by: karma on September 05, 2014, 06:10:19 PM
Greetings!  found this forum recently, enjoying all the info so far. 

This past con was my second in a row in recent years, but I went to a few of them in the mid 90s when I was playing Magic.

Have a room for next year and intend to sign up this weekend.

Just wanted to say hi~

Also, I am sad the forum wouldnt let me answer whisky as the answer to life the universe and everything.
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Post by: KPK on September 05, 2014, 06:18:15 PM
Greetings!  found this forum recently, enjoying all the info so far. 

This past con was my second in a row in recent years, but I went to a few of them in the mid 90s when I was playing Magic.

Have a room for next year and intend to sign up this weekend.

Just wanted to say hi~

Also, I am sad the forum wouldnt let me answer whisky as the answer to life the universe and everything.

WELCOME! Awesome that you have a room- lots of people are freaking out about them. XD

Whiskey is not the answer - Vodka is ;)
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Post by: allergygal on September 06, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
Greetings! My first convention experience ever was Dragon Con 2008. My husband and I tacked it onto a road trip we were on because a friend had recommended it. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. I think we spent most of the two days we were there just people watching. It was overwhelming. And awesome. And we both wanted to go back the following year for the full con. This year was our 7th Dragon Con and we'll be back again next year :)
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Post by: Allynne on September 07, 2014, 10:08:51 PM
Hello, 2014 was my first Dragon Con. My husband also attended with me and he has been to a few DCs before so was able to guide me around quite a bit.  Had a great time, looking forward to next year.  We cosplayed Stannis and Melissandre and I found that to be quite a bit of fun in addition to the great panels.  Only real sour experience so far has been the angst associated with trying to get rooms for next year's con.  The rest of it was awesome, if not a bit crowded, lol. And kudos to the volunteers trying to keep order in the chaos and very large crowds.
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Post by: losthorseman on September 08, 2014, 04:25:57 PM
Hello all, this past con was my 7th. I have apparently been a part of the forums for a long while, I forgot, i'm not so good with memory stuff. I met Confused Mortal in the Hilton on Sunday night during the karaoke along with a couple of other new members and I told him I would say hello and quite possibly even comment on stuff. So here I am. More to come.
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Post by: Lady Cala on September 08, 2014, 05:39:55 PM
Welcome Allergygal and Allynne and welcome back losthorseman!! I fell off the forums a while just after I joined too, but managed to find my way back ;D
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Post by: Voidhawk on September 08, 2014, 06:08:30 PM
A big "Welcome!" to all new members!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on September 10, 2014, 04:18:56 PM
Hello all, this past con was my 7th. I have apparently been a part of the forums for a long while, I forgot, i'm not so good with memory stuff. I met Confused Mortal in the Hilton on Sunday night during the karaoke along with a couple of other new members and I told him I would say hello and quite possibly even comment on stuff. So here I am. More to come.


Well welcome back. Nice to see you again! .. Also welcome to Allergygal and Allynne.
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Post by: snowdoc on September 10, 2014, 07:42:03 PM
Never heard of Dragoncon until today.  One of my patients told me about it.  Have followed other "Cons" on facebook and elsewhere, didn't know there was one  right in my back yard.  Thinking about attending next year. Will watch this forum.
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Post by: Lady Cala on September 10, 2014, 07:44:36 PM
Wow! Dragon Con is in your back yard and you haven't heard of it?! Color me surprised!! Well welcome to the forum Snowdoc - lots of great info on here for first time attendees, you definitely should think about going! I've been 3 times now and it's always a blast ;D
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Post by: billgif81 on September 17, 2014, 04:46:59 PM
Hi All!

I've often browsed this form in the past, and now am finally joining up to give back :)

I attended 2010-2013, took this year off, and am planning for 2015!

Cheers!
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Post by: kitteninacorset on September 18, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
Hi all! I am new to all of this....the fiance and I are planning for Dragon Con 2015!
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Post by: comix89 on September 19, 2014, 12:43:29 PM
Hey all,

I just stumbled across this forum, just recently started going to cons and had heard so much about this one thought I would check it out.  I went to WizardWorld St Louis this year and am planning on making the trip to Dragon Con next September!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on September 19, 2014, 02:22:49 PM
A big welcome to you all  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: MinxyMiyagi on September 19, 2014, 06:53:04 PM
Dragon*Con 2014 was my first con ever!!! I was so overwhelmed but had a blast. Already have my hotel and pass for next year! I can't stop thinking about costume choices for next year....


Hello my name is Minxy Miyagi and I'm addicted to Dragon*Con.
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Post by: Jojo on September 30, 2014, 03:13:26 PM
Dragon*Con 2014 was my first con ever!!! I was so overwhelmed but had a blast. Already have my hotel and pass for next year! I can't stop thinking about costume choices for next year....


Hello my name is Minxy Miyagi and I'm addicted to Dragon*Con.
Welcome to Forum, It is a pretty cool place to talk about Dragoncon Stuff.  I Enjoy it.
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Post by: scully359 on October 02, 2014, 12:59:34 PM
I've been doing to DragonCon since 2006 but just discovered this forum this year! Hope to become a regular here to get insights, behind the scenes and info about con you don't find anywhere else.
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Post by: Pirate Mel on October 02, 2014, 02:04:21 PM
I've been doing to DragonCon since 2006 but just discovered this forum this year! Hope to become a regular here to get insights, behind the scenes and info about con you don't find anywhere else.

Welcome to the forum! ... and don't forget the wacky fun "you don't find anywhere else" too  8)

"We're all mad here..."
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Post by: JouninK on December 12, 2014, 08:36:53 PM
Hello, I go by JouninK (Joe-Neen-kay)

I'll be attending Dragon Con for the very first time in 2015! I'll be making the trek all the way from Phoenix, Arizona and i'm very excited to experience all the crazy that is Dragon Con. I hope to make some new friends before I go so I don't feel so lost when i get there. ^^;

I'm planning to cosplay Eris Morn, but we'll see what happens by the time con rolls around.
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Post by: Trathor on December 13, 2014, 12:36:25 AM
Welcome one and all!!!!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 02, 2015, 09:10:21 PM
Hello!  Veteran DC'er of ten years, but new to the board.  :)
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Post by: Charismaryllis on January 02, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
-waves-
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 02, 2015, 09:33:23 PM
*Waves back.*  Heya.  :)
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Post by: Confused Mortal on January 03, 2015, 10:49:45 PM
Before you stands the shimmering figure of Confused Mortal, armored in glimmering plate mail. Twin broadswords hang from his back, and as you look him up and down, he bows slightly.  A mutter of "welcome" is faintly heard from all corners of the forum. With a snap of his fingers he disappears with a flash and a faint wisp of smoke.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 04, 2015, 07:44:24 AM
Instinct was to raise her weapon, and that she did.  She had seen stranger in her day.  Yet it was the bowing that gave her pause.  She looked the new arrival up and down, and their muttered "Welcome" caught her by surprise, but she didn't look for the source as it echoed from seemingly everywhere.  She smirked, lowering her Sai as she nodded her head in reciprocation.  As he disappeared, she turned to the others who greeted her and nodded her head in the direction the newcomer had been, asking, "That one always like that?" 

She was impressed.  Kinda liked that one.  Like she said, she had seen stranger in her day. 


:)  Thanks for the welcome.   :)
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Post by: zapped on January 04, 2015, 08:37:40 AM
Hi everyone! Con virgin here but Ive been cosplaying for years. Will be attending this year with my nineteen year old son. I will be going as Neal Adams classic Green Arrow and he's going to be Dr Fate.

Looking forward to talking to some of you here on the forums and possibly meeting you at the con.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 04, 2015, 03:38:01 PM
*waves.*  Nice to meet you! 
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Post by: Confused Mortal on January 04, 2015, 05:01:49 PM
Welcome Zapped.  DragonCon can be an overwhelming first Con,because it has everything you can possibly imagine and thousands of hours of programming over the 4 days. Feel free to research here, and talk to some of our awesome members for  insight.  Welcome.
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Post by: Vayliya on January 05, 2015, 12:25:00 AM
Yay new people!

Welcome!
I hope you all enjoy this community/
The con is great and brings great people together. We hope we can always be of assistance and awesomeness :D
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 07, 2015, 09:29:44 AM
A welcome to OniKataki, who I saw sign up, but hasn't had time to post yet.  He will though...I'll poke him with a stick until he does, considering he sleeps beside me and his computer is on the other side of the room from mine. 

Should have led off with saying that he's my husband.  That would have made it sound WAY less creepy...
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Post by: jakeman42 on January 12, 2015, 10:18:13 AM
Hi everyone! 

This year will be my first Dragoncon and my first time back in America in 13 years. I simply cannot wait! I am a frequent congoer and cosplayer in the UK but I have never been to a convention of this magnitude (POP POP).
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 12, 2015, 10:20:15 AM
Welcome aboard!  Oh...your first Dragoncon.  The first experience is amazing enough, and with how much DC has grown you will be in for the ride of your life.  :)  You'll find a lot here have been going for many years (I'm a ten year vet myself,) so feel free to ask any questions you have.  I've really grown to love this board since I signed up.  You'll find a lot to help you get acclimated to the DC experience here.  :)
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Post by: Trathor on January 12, 2015, 10:22:54 AM
Hello, I go by JouninK (Joe-Neen-kay)

I'll be attending Dragon Con for the very first time in 2015! I'll be making the trek all the way from Phoenix, Arizona and i'm very excited to experience all the crazy that is Dragon Con. I hope to make some new friends before I go so I don't feel so lost when i get there. ^^;

I'm planning to cosplay Eris Morn, but we'll see what happens by the time con rolls around.

In general, we gust had a rain of +1's. 

Eris Morn?  Nice!  Bonus +1 for that!
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Post by: calikohjack on January 14, 2015, 10:40:09 AM
Hello hello!!

Super new to dragon con here, and I must say the anticipation for this con is greater then any cons I've been to. As of late my husband and I have been missing out on con/cosplay life for a gooday 5 years or so, caught up in life.   ::) we are nervous!  Cons used to be non stressful environment and I am hoping dcon would be the same! Excited to meet all the great people!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 14, 2015, 12:09:15 PM
DC is worth every minute of it, Caliko.  You two won't regret it.  ;)  Welcome aboard!  Tons of threads on advice for first timers to find here and a lot of us are DC vets so hit us up for any questions you might have.  Since we live for talking about DC, we live for answering questions about it too LOL 
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Post by: Lise on January 15, 2015, 12:35:00 AM
Welcome!!  Nice to see so many forum newbies!
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Post by: Oni Kataki on January 18, 2015, 08:13:47 PM
A welcome to OniKataki, who I saw sign up, but hasn't had time to post yet.  He will though...I'll poke him with a stick until he does, considering he sleeps beside me and his computer is on the other side of the room from mine. 

Should have led off with saying that he's my husband.  That would have made it sound WAY less creepy...

*Kiss.* And that would be me. 

Hello, everyone. 
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Post by: Charismaryllis on January 18, 2015, 09:28:40 PM
Hey. -waves-

Did you bring cookies? Isis should have told you you need to bring cookies.
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Post by: Oni Kataki on January 19, 2015, 09:04:27 AM
Hey. -waves-

Did you bring cookies? Isis should have told you you need to bring cookies.

LOL NO, she neglected to say anything about it...but I'm an artist so I can bring a link to my art gallery if that appeases the DC forum overlords?  :)

http://heromorph.com/heromorph2/modules/myalbum4/viewcat.php?uid=-1
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on January 19, 2015, 10:29:19 AM
Hey. -waves-

Did you bring cookies? Isis should have told you you need to bring cookies.

LOL NO, she neglected to say anything about it...but I'm an artist so I can bring a link to my art gallery if that appeases the DC forum overlords?  :)

http://heromorph.com/heromorph2/modules/myalbum4/viewcat.php?uid=-1

ROFL Yeah because his peanut butter cookies are reserved for me and the kids only.  Sorry guys.  ;) 

The man annoys me with that...cooks better than me, bakes better, sews better, and he's faster than me in a fight?

I'm the least feminine female in the world and he officially DE-masculated me even more.

And yes...I find that impressive.  *Grins.*
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Post by: Vondor on January 20, 2015, 08:12:14 PM
Welcome
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Post by: mist on February 04, 2015, 09:53:52 PM
Hi everyone! My husband and I have attended Dragon Con since 2009. I'm excited to of stumbled upon this forum and look forward to joining in on discussions and making new Dragon Con friends.  ;D

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Post by: Nightshadeisis on February 05, 2015, 06:45:07 AM
Welcome aboard!  :)
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Post by: Vondor on February 05, 2015, 05:33:37 PM
Welcome
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Post by: Voidhawk on February 07, 2015, 12:20:56 PM
Welcome to DCF!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on February 07, 2015, 03:29:31 PM
Yes, welcome. Please feel free to interact and ask questions, or explore interests. Lots of great people here and all very open to share.  Welcome again!
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Post by: KPK on February 07, 2015, 10:19:13 PM
Yay new people!! :) as everyone has said before me - welcome! Lots of interesting people to talk to and interact with. ;)
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Post by: mist on February 09, 2015, 10:15:10 PM
Thanks for the welcome!   ;D
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Post by: mlettau on April 05, 2015, 10:13:13 PM
Hi I'm Mary. I went to Dragoncon 20 years ago. I just rencently lost my partner :'(. He took his life in January. We had planned on taking our daughter to Dragon con this year so I am trying hard to full fill this dream. Even set up a go fund me account for her. We our so looking forward to coming to DC to celabrate life. We are both big costumer. We live in Colorado and go to many local cons.
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Post by: Vayliya on April 06, 2015, 05:51:46 PM
Welcome Mary! It is wonderful to have you here with us :) I am terribly sorry for your loss! I hope this year we will be celebrating with you and your daughter.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on April 07, 2015, 05:39:17 PM
*Hugs to you, Mary.*  Anything and everything that we can do to help you feel welcome here and even help with getting you and your little Angel to D*C you let us know.  :)
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Post by: mist on April 08, 2015, 03:01:51 AM
Hi I'm Mary. I went to Dragoncon 20 years ago. I just rencently lost my partner :'(. He took his life in January. We had planned on taking our daughter to Dragon con this year so I am trying hard to full fill this dream. Even set up a go fund me account for her. We our so looking forward to coming to DC to celabrate life. We are both big costumer. We live in Colorado and go to many local cons.

Welcome Mary! I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope you and your daughter are able to join us this year.
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Post by: KPK on April 11, 2015, 10:27:48 AM
Hello Mary! Like others have said before I'm so sorry for your loss - but I hope DragonCon will provide you with lots of happy new memories! <3
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Post by: MonroeYoder on April 25, 2015, 12:44:36 AM
Hey guys, just signed up for dc.  I'm cant wait! This is my first year, but I go to Mardi gras every...surely some of those skills will transfer right??

Hoping to gain some insight from the wisdom and experience of this forum to be prepared!
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Post by: Voidhawk on April 25, 2015, 01:05:08 AM
Welcome to DCF, MonroeYoder!

Some of your Mardi Gras..."skills"?...will definitely transfer.   8)  Post if you have any questions!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on April 25, 2015, 05:52:47 PM
Heck to the yeah LOL  Those skills will come in handy.  Welcome aboard!  Echo what Void said; any questions ask away.  In honor of you going to the best city in the south, allow me to play for you an awesome song from an awesome cartoon.  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktTGGMMCXZA
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Post by: Confused Mortal on April 25, 2015, 09:32:35 PM
I'm sure you will have a great time and your skill set will apply. Welcome.
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Post by: KPK on April 26, 2015, 01:16:38 PM
Welcome! I've never been to Mardi Gras but I'd imagine its a lot like DC - but without the beads. XD
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Post by: MonroeYoder on April 26, 2015, 06:17:39 PM
Thanks guy!  Yea, I guess by skills... I mostly just mean day drinking  :)

So since we are talking about drinking, do you guys have a forum you could point me to so I can get a better understanding of the rules?  N.O. has some very different rules and I want to make sure I get my group up to code so that we could have fun, but in a totally safe, compliant and legal way.

That's the one thing I have no been able to find much info on.  For example, can we bring outside drinks into the con or do they require drinks be purchased at the bars within the hotels (I'm assuming that's where the bars are, p.s.)?  Additionally, are we allowed to walk from host hotel to host hotel with drinks?  Or is that not legal? 

In New Orleans, we literally have the concept of "Go cups"  and drive through daiquiri stands, so if walking out of a host hotel with a drink in hand is a no no, I want to make sure my group knows well in advanced! 

Thanks again for all of your help, and if I should move this topic into a more appropriate thread let me know. NEWBIES, right? :)
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Post by: Charismaryllis on April 26, 2015, 06:59:08 PM
I asked one of the cops once about open container laws; yes, ATL has one.  I had a half finished beer (can) in hand, and was just going from the hyatt to the marriott (i.e., across the street) with it; he basically told me not to flaunt it and i'd be fine. I just stayed inside and finished it. So--whatever you do, be discreet.  There are plenty of cops around, but i think they're looking for ppl being glass bowls, and if you're being sensible and polite and not rowdy, you'd probably be fine.

As for BYOB--it's my understanding that the hotel policy is one thing, and what they let you do, an entirely different thing.  Ppl bring cases of booze for room parties all the time, and sometimes the bell staff even help. :)
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Post by: wantlesschaos on April 27, 2015, 12:59:04 PM
Hows it going all, havent been i here in forever, but i get to go to dragoncon again this year, i feel bad though im not telling my friend because he killed it for me last year, was a buzz kill lol, but look forard to it!!
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Post by: TwistedRose on May 17, 2015, 08:28:09 PM
Hey everyone!  I'm Brittany, and this will be my second Dragon*Con, pending I am not on-call over that weekend.  The only other convention I have attended is Ohayocon a few years back.  If you happened to be at Dragon*Con last year and saw two people wearing outfits from the Ylvis: The Fox video, the girl was me!  My favorite part was probably the night at the aquarium.  Oh, and finding a little girl wearing the same exact costume as me (back-up dancer from the Ylvis video).

Last year I didn't get to do a whole lot at Dragon*Con, but this year I'm hoping to do more (and go social/partner dancing in Atlanta at night).  I'm still trying to convince my friends to join me in cosplay since I have some costumes planned that work so much better if I can find a partner.
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Post by: JanellesPlushies on May 17, 2015, 09:43:17 PM
Hey there!
My name is Janelle. I am 25 and I currently live in Greenville, SC but I lived in Atlanta for 4 years. Ive gone to Dragoncon a few times but this will be my first year as a vendor in the Art Show! I make plush scuptures and toys full time and hope you will come say hello! I hope to have time to make a Discord cosplay or something fun to wear behind my table :D

If youre curious about my work, see it here: http://janellesplushies.deviantart.com/
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Post by: jessprime on May 20, 2015, 04:15:37 AM
Hi everyone!

My name's Jess, I'm an eight time dragoncon attendee but new to these forums.

I lived in Atlanta for about seven years while I went to GSU but now I've moved back home and I'm working retail while I try to find a job in my field. Hopefully I'll be back up in ATL soon permanently though! But if anyone has questions about the areas surrounding dcon I'm well acquainted with downtown Atlanta :).

Anyways, I'm a cosplayer and I hope to meet some of you guys at the con this year!
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Post by: mist on May 26, 2015, 11:58:15 PM
Welcome all!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on May 27, 2015, 06:42:18 AM
Welcome, you guys! Any questions you guys have feel free to ask us.  Our online family...she be growing!  :)
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Post by: liftgeekrepeat on May 31, 2015, 07:46:22 PM
Hello! Been lurking around for a couple weeks but finally introducing myself. My name is Chloe and this year will be my first DC, and first time cosplaying. My SO and I are going together and we are both super psyched. He has done some bigger cons out of town (Gencon) but this will be my first major non-local con. We have no idea what we are doing and have no friends who make it out to DC so we are ready to just party and meet new people!  Been reading up all I can to prepare but any extra tips are helpful!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on May 31, 2015, 08:05:55 PM
*HUGS*  Welcome aboard!  You'll find most of us go just about every year so feel free to ask us questions!  From the DC app you can find several of us by screen name on the friends portion and synch up with us if you want someone to pal around with as well to help you navigate the areas; more than willing to help you get the lay of the land!  :)
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Post by: Voidhawk on May 31, 2015, 09:08:39 PM
Welcome liftgeekrepeat!  If you don't know anyone going to DC this year, check out the Meet and Greet (http://dragonconforums.org/general-discussion/official-2k15-meet-greet-poll-(how-many-people)/) topics...it's a DCF get together before DC proper starts.
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Post by: mlettau on June 03, 2015, 05:11:43 AM
Hi my name's Mary. I went to DC 20 years ago. I'm coming this year and I am bringing my 15 year old daughter and my friend and her 15 year old daughter. They have never been to DC. It will be my friend second con ever. I just got them involved with cons this year. My daughter is a con brat. But she has not been to a con this size before. So my biggest question is, is there a group or forum for the teens to talk to any other teens who are going to DC this year. I also would like some advice from any parents who has had teens at DC. Thanks
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Post by: theangelambriel on June 20, 2015, 05:26:37 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Ash and I finally decided to quit lurking and join up here. I have been to DC four times since 2007. My favorite part is the film festival. I usually attend smaller panels, like ones with authors, or anything on the paranormal, zombies, or Lovecraft. I'm looking forward to this year, as it might be my last one for a while. I am starting my internship next year as a funeral director and embalmer. So, I'm hoping this will be the best year ever!  :)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 21, 2015, 06:50:44 PM
Welcome to all the new people!!!!
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Post by: Charismaryllis on June 22, 2015, 09:41:02 AM
-waves-

and mary, it's kind of... bigger now.  :D ;)
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Post by: burningtr33 on June 23, 2015, 01:37:57 AM
Hello my name is Moses Lee!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on June 23, 2015, 08:54:36 PM
Welcome aboard, everyone!  :)
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Post by: themellyp on July 14, 2015, 10:22:11 AM
Howdy folks, I'm Mel and this is my first D*Con! I'm beyond excited. I've wanted to come to this for years, and now I can!! I'm only just starting my research on what all happens during the con... all the activities!

More exclamation marks!!
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Post by: neonbear on July 15, 2015, 01:53:30 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Christine, and this is also my first D*Con.  I had planned to go a couple of years ago, but wasn't able to make it.  This year I am.  I have no idea what to expect or anything, nor do I know anyone that's going.  So hopefully someone will take me under their wing.  The only bad thing is I can only go for two days.  But that's better than nothing right?  Really looking forward to this!
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Post by: Eric_dsm on July 17, 2015, 08:32:34 AM
Hi all, Eric here. Just found/signed up for this forum. A lot of good tips here. 2015 will be my 3rd...'12 and '13 previously. I go with my daughter and we always have a blast.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: KPK on July 17, 2015, 09:49:35 AM
Hello all! Welcome to the forums! Definitely keep posting here as we are always loving new people. Also be sure to watch out for information coming soon about our Meet and Greet at con!
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Post by: Drocer on July 18, 2015, 12:57:28 AM
Hello! Nice to meet you all! ;D
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Post by: mist on July 18, 2015, 01:00:26 AM
^Drocer is my husband. I finally bullied him into posting.  ;)

Thank you sweetie!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 18, 2015, 09:21:06 PM
YAY another DC couple!  Nice to meet you, dude!  :)
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Post by: K922 on July 19, 2015, 06:22:27 PM
HI

I am new here and this will be my first Dragon Con. I am attending with my friend. She is much more a fan then I am. But I enjoy movies and TV Show. I am looking forward to the Arrow and Flash stuff going on.

Karen
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 19, 2015, 07:17:29 PM
Nice to meet you.  Welcome aboard!  :)

Most of us here are multi-year vets, so feel free to ask any questions.  Glad to help ya get acclimated.  :)
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: neonbear on July 20, 2015, 10:40:23 AM
Since I won't be able to make it to the con until Saturday, I was wondering if anyone might be able to plan a later Newbie thing on say, Saturday afternoon?  Sucks I can't get there till later, but two days is better than no days, right? 
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Post by: ZorJaeDus on July 22, 2015, 04:13:52 PM
Well Hey I'm ZorJaeDus or Zor. This year 2015 will be my first Dragon Con and I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've not been to a Con of any type and I have no friends to travel with but I hope to rectify that by for next year by meeting great people this year !!!!
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Post by: Jojo on July 22, 2015, 04:18:44 PM
Welcome all to the Thunderdome. wait a second thats wrong. Welcome to the Ring.......... damn hold on I will get this. Welcome to the Forum. Hooray I got it right. 

Anyway welcome All. those that survive will get a Ice cold Bud light and A t-shirt. Pending approval of a valid DL and a recommendation from Captain Mal. HAHA If you cant tell I am kidding here.

Welcome All. Post and post and make them good and funny.
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Post by: Confused Mortal on July 22, 2015, 11:11:24 PM
Welcome everyone!  Let us know if you have any questions. Some great threads out here, so feel free to research and reach out to our community with anything you want to talk about.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 23, 2015, 12:56:52 AM
Since I won't be able to make it to the con until Saturday, I was wondering if anyone might be able to plan a later Newbie thing on say, Saturday afternoon?  Sucks I can't get there till later, but two days is better than no days, right?

My husband and I have done two day stints at the Con before.  Two days is DEFINITELY better than none.  ;)

Welcome aboard to you and to Zor!  :)
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Post by: Charismaryllis on July 23, 2015, 11:01:16 AM
baptism by fire! awesome! :D
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Post by: Vidiot on July 23, 2015, 03:30:22 PM
Hello!  This will be my second year at D*C, I've attended many small and a few big other cons out there.  Looking forward to being a tad less confused about my whereabouts and meeting new people.  Also looking to find the many fun unofficial activities, getting better cosplay photos and video, and generally sharing the experience.
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Post by: Vayliya on July 23, 2015, 03:56:45 PM
It's wonderful to have you Vidiot :)

We have lots of goodies and information to help make all your Dragon*cons even bigger blasts :D
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Post by: akrembug on July 24, 2015, 10:38:13 PM
Remy S. "akrembug" here.  This (2015) will be my first DragonCon.  I have been to a few conventions before but never DC.  I am a member of the 501st Star Wars costuming group along with a member of the Hunters Den (Alien vs Predator group).  I cosplay a few other outfits also.  I am really looking forward to being at DC this year.  Will be driving in from Louisiana.  Can't wait to see y'all there.
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Post by: liftgeekrepeat on July 24, 2015, 10:50:33 PM
Yay! More fellow new people to look lost and party with!!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 25, 2015, 11:50:34 AM
Welcome aboard! 
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Post by: buzzard31581 on August 13, 2015, 09:49:23 PM
New to the forums, fourth year attending D*C. I wasn't planning on going this year because my work travel schedule was supposed to be really busy and I was supposed to have family in town. Plans changed and I made the snap decision to attend this year. Nice thing about late planning is the anticipation has been pretty low and I've been a whole lot more productive at work because I haven't been daydreaming about the con. :)
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 13, 2015, 11:28:22 PM
Welcome aboard!  To come to Con is the best snap decision you've ever made.  ;)
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Post by: DarkGTI04 on August 18, 2015, 11:07:53 AM
Hello everybody. This will be my first DC* previous con experiences have been several times to San Diego Comic Con, Star War Celebration & Anime Expo.
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Post by: Charismaryllis on August 18, 2015, 11:17:09 AM
-waves-  :)
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Post by: Trathor on August 18, 2015, 01:27:33 PM
Welcome calikohjack and all newcomers!  Come to the Meet and Greet if you can on Thursday, and if not, look around for us! 
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Post by: FernMays on August 19, 2015, 11:17:18 AM
Hello all! This will be my 4th DragonCon, but I'm new to the forum. Can't wait to get to Atlanta and meet some of you!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Trathor on August 20, 2015, 12:12:37 PM
Since I won't be able to make it to the con until Saturday, I was wondering if anyone might be able to plan a later Newbie thing on say, Saturday afternoon?  Sucks I can't get there till later, but two days is better than no days, right? 

Saturday afternoon will honestly be FULL TILT.  Do you know anyone personally who is already going to be there? 

OK, as I started typing this, I realized it needs it's own FAQ Thread:
Newbie Advice for people arriving on Saturday (http://dragonconforums.org/f-a-q-and-newbie-area/newbie-advice-for-people-arriving-on-saturday/new/#new)
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Post by: Caleb on August 25, 2015, 10:59:48 AM
Hello all. First time at D*Con and first Con overall. I'm already over my head, but thanks to everyone for the tips and tricks here.
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Post by: Charismaryllis on August 25, 2015, 11:00:29 AM
don't stress about it.  you'll have a great time no matter what. :)
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Post by: Caleb on August 25, 2015, 11:03:13 AM
Thanks! Definitely looking forward to it.
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Post by: w0lver on August 25, 2015, 05:12:19 PM
Long time attendee, first time poster...  Been going to since 1995 when NASFiC was hosted.  I've missed 5 years in the intervening years but looking forward to this year.  Just happened to find these forums, but have posted on LiveJournal and Reddit about D*C just not here...  Hi.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 25, 2015, 05:34:26 PM
Welcome aboard, dude!  :)
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Post by: Voidhawk on August 25, 2015, 09:40:07 PM
Welcome to DCF!
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Post by: Vondor on August 26, 2015, 09:21:22 AM
Long time attendee, first time poster...  Been going to since 1995 when NASFiC was hosted.  I've missed 5 years in the intervening years but looking forward to this year.  Just happened to find these forums, but have posted on LiveJournal and Reddit about D*C just not here...  Hi.

I think 1995 was my first Dragon Con as well.  A lot has changed over the years.
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Post by: casual_observer on August 26, 2015, 03:13:11 PM
Hi - casual_observer here.

Was at DragonCon over 10 years ago for part of a day due to work (had patron passes).  This will be the first year I've been as a con goer. 

I'm excited, and interested in a variety of the tracks.  I'm definitely excited about the social aspect of it all, and graciously accept any advice on where to go, who to meet, what to drink, etc.
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Post by: Willmclany on August 27, 2015, 12:56:33 PM
Hello!

My name is Will and I'm a clinical pharmacist in the Athens, GA area. My first DC was last year and I had a blast. I really enjoy the people watching, all of the events, and this year I will actually be cosplaying. I am a huge GoT/LoTR/WoT enthusiast and scifi/fantasy in general, a big gamer and lover of cinema, and obviously pretty big into science. Also, whiskey/scotch is my jam! Good to be here!

Will
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Post by: KPK on August 27, 2015, 03:37:45 PM
Hi! I'm glad you found us! We have lots of people on here, both new and veteran who have all sorts of advice. As far as my suggestion, make sure you go to atleast one "real panel".

Also, the newbie walking tours are a great resource!
http://dragonconforums.org/f-a-q-and-newbie-area/newbie-walking-tours-and-newbie-qa-panels-at-con/msg37493/#msg37493
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Post by: Shep73 on August 27, 2015, 04:47:14 PM
Hi, my name is Chris and I have been attending DC since 2005.  I enjoy everything about DC, the panels, people watching, meeting and talking to others, vendor hall (when I can actually make it into the vendor hall).  It has become something I look forward to every year.
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Post by: KPK on August 27, 2015, 04:58:17 PM
I love the vendor hall too - hopefully with the new location it'll make it easier to deal with... lol
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Post by: Lanewalker on August 29, 2015, 09:48:22 AM
Hi I'm polar_lanewalker and I'm very new to the forum but not Dragoncon :) this is my 6th dragoncon and I still absolutely love it. I'm trying to branch out this year and meet people beyond my friend group.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 29, 2015, 12:55:35 PM
Welcome aboard to all the newbies!  :)
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Post by: nabeshin on August 29, 2015, 08:25:52 PM
Already made a few posts without noticing this thread!

Hey, name's Andrew. Been coming to Dragon Con for several years now, but this is the first time I've ever decided to look into these forums. I'm usually pretty busy, but thought I'd make some time. If you spot a long-haired dude with headphones on shambling around the convention area, there's about a 1 in 150 chance that that's me. I'm staying in the Hyatt, but my range often includes the Marriott and the Sheraton where I can be observed complaining about having to go outdoors to see Trek stuff. I can also occasionally be spotted around the Westin for fan panels and the Hilton for science stuff/Mai Tais.
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Post by: Trathor on August 29, 2015, 08:42:48 PM
Hi I'm polar_lanewalker and I'm very new to the forum but not Dragoncon :) this is my 6th dragoncon and I still absolutely love it. I'm trying to branch out this year and meet people beyond my friend group.

Welcome!  Looking forward to meeting you! 
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Post by: victortorres on August 30, 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Hi Senpai's,

I have been attending Dragon Con for the past 3 years, however, this is my first time in these forums. Hope to make new friends.
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Post by: Voidhawk on August 30, 2015, 09:56:34 PM
Hi Senpai's,

I have been attending Dragon Con for the past 3 years, however, this is my first time in these forums. Hope to make new friends.

I'm more of a Voidhawk-chan than a senpai, but welcome to DCF!  Come to the meet and greet if you want to meet some DCF ppl before DC gets into full swing:  http://dragonconforums.org/general-discussion/official-2015-meet-and-greet!/
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Post by: greycoupon on August 30, 2015, 10:22:25 PM
Howdy, I'm Shayna.  I'm not new to the con.  Been going since 2006 and Eternal member since 2012.  I'm doing my first cosplay this year.

PS the captchas are almost impossible to read.  If I have to do this for every post, I won't be posting much.
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Post by: Speaker2Mundanes on August 31, 2015, 10:43:37 AM
Hello forum members, going for a twofer. Found this forum a week ago via google search for all things DragonCon. This year will be our 2ND DC. I have been to 3 WorldCons Philly, LA and Chicago and a couple small local ones. My wife never heard of let alone attend a con till we met, well now she is hooked in a happy way .  Latter folks Patrick & Betty
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Post by: Charismaryllis on August 31, 2015, 10:57:32 AM
-waves-  :D
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Post by: trixx114 on August 31, 2015, 11:13:31 AM
Hello all!

This is going to be my first time at Dragon Con and also going to be my first time going to a con by myself!
Hoping to make some friends and people to hang out with during the con.  ^^
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Post by: cassandrab on August 31, 2015, 12:15:45 PM
Hello!

I'm Cassandrab, I frequent reddit/FB DC groups often - and have been linked here more than once. Figured it was a good time to join!

2015 will be my fourth Dragon Con, and I am just as excited this year as I was my first.
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Post by: Aberwrath on August 31, 2015, 04:25:13 PM
Hi all! My name is Jeff, I'm 29 from PA and this is my first year at DragonCon! I've been going to cons for a while now and last year I cosplayed for Wizard World Philly. I was hooke immediately to the cosplay community.

I've been hearing for years that DragonCon was a must see con, but life kept getting in the way. As of yesterday, I made a spur of the moment decision to have fun and book a solo DragonCon trip for this weekend!

I'm beyond excited and slightly nervous but I think this will be the con to break me out of my slowly collapsing shell.

I look forward to meeting all the great people of DragonCon this weekend.
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Post by: dfran1991 on September 01, 2015, 05:11:09 PM
Hi all, I'm David.

Dragoncon 2015 will be my second time going. I had so much fun last year, and I'm excited for this year's.
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Voidhawk on September 01, 2015, 07:41:42 PM
Welcome to DCF trixx114, cassandrab, Aberwrath, and Aberwrath (and all new ppl)!  Don't be shy if you have questions...just post on whatever board looks appropriate to the topic.  Trathor is in charge of DCF, there are some other moderators (eg, Vaylia, basheesh, Eternal Zan, noitsnotrandal, confusedmortal)...overall it's a pretty chill group.   8)
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Confused Mortal on September 02, 2015, 01:55:06 AM
Very big welcome to all the newbies.  Nice to see you. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Lots of great resources and people here. 
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Post by: DarthScorpio on September 09, 2015, 08:55:19 PM
Hello DragonCon Forum!

This is Darth Scorpio. I join all you. Here's to Making DragonCon a little more Epic.

May the Force Be With You all!
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Post by: Jojo on September 09, 2015, 09:05:31 PM
Welcome to the forum buddy. +1 for joining the great DC forum out there.
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Post by: Tarthus on September 12, 2015, 09:10:11 PM
Hey everyone. I'm Tracy (male) from Columbus, GA. I've been going to DC for maybe 8 years or so. It's my big "vacation" every year, so I'm always excited for it.

Hoping to make some new friends so I have new people to hang with at DC next year!
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on September 13, 2015, 12:42:36 AM
Welcome aboard, guys!  We don't bite around here.  Well, unless you ask.  Hopefully it doesn't come to that.  LOL. 

Any questions or need for help with navigating the board OR the Con, shout it out. 
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Post by: Narrator on January 15, 2016, 11:34:00 PM
Hello all, Narrator here. Dragoncon 2015 was my first Con ever and needless to say, I was hooked as soon as I walked into the Marriot. The First thing I saw were 5 or 6 wizards dressed or UN-dressed...lol in the most weird outfits.. some had Horns of ale and some, cans of beer..lol Funniest thing I had seen in a while. I was convinced Dragoncon was the place for me.

I already have a room booked for 2016 and Ticket is purchased as well..lol
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Post by: Charismaryllis on January 16, 2016, 09:35:02 PM
 :) -waves-
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Post by: epiDEMIc on January 18, 2016, 09:13:44 AM
Hi there! I am Demi/ epidemic and I am quite new to this! I have been to many cons over the years and recently (in relation to all of those years) I have traded for concerts which are also a great love of mine. I have never been to D*C, but look forward to making this year my first one. I am actually considering having a vendor table at this one, but maybe I'll go and enjoy myself first. Thanks for having me, woo!
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Post by: omielou on January 22, 2016, 02:23:32 PM
I know DragonCon is (sadly) ages away, but i just discovered this forum existed and wanted to say hi!

My name is Amy, aka omielou and I'm 33 and live in PA.  I only just started cosplaying and going to cons in 2015, and I'm so happy I decided to make a spur-of-the-moment trip down to DragonCon last year.  It was truly magical and by far my best con experience of the year!  I've already got my hotel booked for next year and cannot wait until September.

I look forward to chatting with you all.

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Post by: Confused Mortal on January 24, 2016, 10:15:03 PM
Welcome to all the new members. Nice to have you all.
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Post by: Protean X on August 13, 2016, 07:25:37 AM
Hello all I am ready to be apart of the Dragoncon community. I been trying get on this forum for while now but I kept having issues with my other email but whatever I'm here now. I just want to say that this upcoming Dragoncon will be my first, so I am a sponge ready to soak up all the knowledge and wisdom you guys may have. I have already been doing my homework from various sources including this one. I first heard about Dragoncon years ago on G4, just haven't been able to there due to other things. But this year I made it my mission to make it happen no matter what. I been to other cons before but I don't think anything I've been to is on the level of Dragoncon. I'm so ready to go hard or go home and I'm not going all the way back to Cali until my Dragoncon cherry is popped. ;)

I'm so excited and ready to go to be at the place where I can thrive among those who are in tuned with all that I love. I am an infusion of many things, hence the name ProteanX (look it up if you don't know). I'm into comics, rpgs, video games, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, music, cosplaying, and etc. I would like to meet many of you guys on here and hang for a little while if it fits your schedule. I've been checking the forum and I've been getting the vibe that you guys are pretty cool and know how to enjoy yourself. So when we're all at Dragoncon holla at cha boi and let's turn up together.  ;D   
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Post by: @grobillard on August 13, 2016, 04:29:46 PM
Good Afternoon,

I'm a new member to the forums.

I haven't been to DragonCon in a few years, but my family and I are going back this year!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Jojo on August 15, 2016, 02:50:30 PM
Good Afternoon,

I'm a new member to the forums.

I haven't been to DragonCon in a few years, but my family and I are going back this year!

Welcome to the Forum.  That is awesome that you are coming with the Fam.  +3 for Bringing the Family. 
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Zoolander on August 26, 2016, 03:12:51 PM
Well guys, I finally got around to making an account on here. my name is Derek but you guys can call me Zoolander. This will be my 4th year and it can't get here fast enough!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on August 26, 2016, 10:57:58 PM
There'should more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking!
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Zoolander on August 26, 2016, 11:09:25 PM
There'should more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking!
But there isn't Randal
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: CasualMaille on August 29, 2016, 03:14:28 PM
Just a nerdy-background guy finally going to the Con kind of last-minute.  Hoping to find useful tips and tricks and event recommendations and just general info here.  Thanks for building this!
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Post by: Trathor on August 29, 2016, 03:36:20 PM
welcome!!!!
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Post by: FatherofKratos on September 04, 2016, 12:32:28 PM
Met several folks yesterday that mentioned they were members on this forum and suggested I join.  I'm the "Bad Dad" of the Mini-Kratos some of you might have seen.  Looking forward to seeing some cool pics posted.  :) 
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: Jojo on September 06, 2016, 07:39:37 AM
Welcome.  FatherofKratos. I believe I saw you and your son walking into the artist room in the hyatt. Welcome to the Forums. 
Title: Re: All New Members-Please Introduce Yourselves in this Area!
Post by: gcramsey on September 06, 2016, 01:59:56 PM
Hello all. This was my first Con (ever) and I had a blast. I was sent this way by a post on Reddit and I look forward to spending some quality time here.

Name's Glen and I really enjoyed the puppetry and Star Wars tracks. Also enjoy some Harry Potter stuff in between.

Is it September 2017 yet?
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Post by: chenzzo on September 06, 2016, 02:17:15 PM
Hi all, I'm Vince and this was my 4th Dragon con.  My last one was back in 2005 with my less than a year old son.  This time I came with all three of my kids who cosplayed as Woody the Cowboy, the Joker and Sour Sweet from MLP.  They had a blast and we've already ordered memberships for next year.
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Post by: Vayliya on September 06, 2016, 03:06:26 PM
There'should more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking!
But there isn't Randal

For this you may have lots of karma, and welcome!

Everyone that has just joined, might I say welcome!
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Post by: woolyrose on September 06, 2016, 06:39:27 PM
Hi, I'm April and I have been to Dragon Con 3 times now.

I've got the after con blues and have actually checked the app a couple of times for updates today.
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Post by: Charismaryllis on September 07, 2016, 05:59:51 PM
HI NEWBIES!! -waves energetically-
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Post by: zab on September 09, 2016, 12:46:35 PM
Greetings! I've been volunteering at Dragon*Con off and on for the past 10 years. I just found out about this section today!

I look forward to hearing everyone's crazy con stories!
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Post by: Major Q on September 19, 2016, 02:06:41 PM
Hi, I'm Dene, aka Major Q, and I live in the UK. Next year will be my first Dragoncon and first proper trip to the US, after being invited by good friends who have been going for years. I'm a self confessed ubernerd, into scifi and everything around it, but also historic reenactment (13th C, 15th C (War of the Roses), Victorian, Edwardian, WW1), and I am heavily into steampunk.

Really looking forward to it!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on September 19, 2016, 07:42:51 PM
Welcome new people! Have some Karma for the introductions!
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Post by: MistressCorndog on January 03, 2017, 08:40:07 AM
Hello! This is the first year that attending DC may actually become a reality for me, so I wanted to get in touch with other DC goers. I have wanted to go for years, but lived in Ohio. I recently moved closed and am hoping to make my dream come true!
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Post by: Kevin Bachelder on January 03, 2017, 02:28:54 PM
Hello! This is the first year that attending DC may actually become a reality for me, so I wanted to get in touch with other DC goers. I have wanted to go for years, but lived in Ohio. I recently moved closed and am hoping to make my dream come true!

Awesome...hope we get to see you there.

Feel free to ask any questions.


Kevin
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on January 09, 2017, 08:44:59 PM
Welcome to DCF!!!
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Post by: Hyperplexia on April 17, 2017, 09:54:42 AM
Hey All!
I'm Hyperplexia and although I'm new to posting, been lurking for a while.
2017 Will be my 2nd DragonCon and I'm so excited that I could burst...
I may have peed a little when the Nathan Fillion announcement was made.

Obvi a huge WhedonVerse fan and am really interested in the idea of Steampunk.

Thanks for giving me a chance to introduce myself!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on April 19, 2017, 11:59:28 AM
Welcome to the forum....things are a little slow right now but will really amp up closer to con.
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Post by: Nexus on May 12, 2017, 01:13:05 PM
Hi Dragoncon Newbie here! Last year (2016) was my first con ever! I was quite smitten I must say.  Gonna try to explore a little deeper this year.  Any suggestions? Also are there con fan specific parties or customs that I need to look for and try out? I have seen some things on "pie". 
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Post by: Confused Mortal on May 31, 2017, 09:35:16 AM
Welcome to DC Forums.
There are fan specific parties. Star Wars, Trek themed etc.  The schedule will be put out a week or two prior to Con, so download the app and keep an eye on it for more info.
Again welcome to DragonConForums!
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Post by: kariesmtl on June 06, 2017, 12:44:32 PM
Hey there- I am formally known as <canuckianchick>. I no longer have the email associated with the forums and forgot my password. Had to make a new one. Good to see everyone again :)
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Post by: the_ferret on June 06, 2017, 02:21:42 PM
Hi there!  Are you planning on going this year?
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Post by: kariesmtl on June 07, 2017, 08:27:36 AM
Absolutely! I can't wait for it!
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on June 11, 2017, 10:51:45 AM
Welcome (back) to the Forum!
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Post by: KPK on June 11, 2017, 02:03:37 PM
Welcome (back) to the Forum!

Do I get a welcome back? lol
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Post by: kariesmtl on June 12, 2017, 04:43:04 PM
Welcome (back) to the Forum!
Thank you very much!
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Post by: the_ferret on June 13, 2017, 01:10:16 PM
Welcome (back) to the Forum!
Welcome Back!!!!
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Post by: Confused Mortal on June 14, 2017, 03:18:21 PM
Lets welcome everyone back!  Hiya!
Time is flying. 
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Post by: GPA1015 on June 25, 2017, 07:19:43 PM
Hi everyone! I am a 40 year old female and 2017 will be my first time going to DCon, but I have been to others.  I am looking forward to every minute i am there.  I want to do everything I can fit into the 4 days while there.  Sleeping isn't an option!  I am going alone so I need to read up on what and were to go, and possible make some friends along the way.
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Post by: Clever72 on June 29, 2017, 06:39:59 AM
Hello to all and first let me say it is a pleasure to meet all of you.

This is my third Dragoncon and it has become a very big part of my life. I love the build up to it before it starts and the non stop action while it is going on. I love to walk around while in cosplay, go to some panels(getting better, lol) hang out and meet new people. My favorite Tracks are Trek, Star Wars, American Sci-fi and Fantasy media and American  Sci-fi Classics as well as anything Marvel and DC related. What are your favorite tracks and activities while at Dragoncon? Hope to meet as many of as I can.
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Post by: kariesmtl on June 30, 2017, 08:23:43 AM
Welcome aboard and welcome to the addiction that is called Dragon Con!
I am particular to Whedonverse- this year is the Buffy Sing-a-long!  Yes!!


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Post by: JenilleVasChris68399189NN on July 07, 2017, 07:07:44 PM
Hello!
My husband and I are going to our first DragonCon this year. We are getting really excited. Especially for the concerts. This is sort of a bucket list thing for both of us(me mostly  ;) ). We hope to meet as many wonderful and new people as we possibly can. :-)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 08, 2017, 09:57:54 PM
Welcome everyone....if at all possible try to make it to the Meet & Greet. This is a great bunch of people and there is a ton of DC experience here. We really enjoy seeing our family grow!
Except for Mist....she bites sometimes....
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Post by: KPK on July 09, 2017, 10:38:39 AM
Welcome everyone....if at all possible try to make it to the Meet & Greet. This is a great bunch of people and there is a ton of DC experience here. We really enjoy seeing our family grow!
Except for Mist....she bites sometimes....

I think your the one who bites Rondal! ::)
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Post by: Murray (Otter) on July 14, 2017, 06:16:03 PM
Hello.  I've just moved back to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take care of my elderly mother, and so far away from Atlanta and DragonCon.  Anyway, I just want to say hello to everyone here and hope to see ya sometime soon during the next Convention.  :D

- Murray
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Post by: Canuckianchick on July 14, 2017, 07:53:34 PM
Welcome! 
If there is anything that you need, don't be shy!
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Post by: Magonmars on July 14, 2017, 10:56:54 PM
I will will be new to Dragon Con this September hopefully! I'm 18 and pretty new at cosplaying and going to cons in general my first con was last year at Otakon:) I will probably be alone again this year since I do not have any cosplayer friends yet but am looking for roommates to book a hotel with some people at this con! If anyone has open space for me please message me and let me know <3
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Post by: Charismaryllis on July 15, 2017, 10:55:56 AM
Welcome!

Sign and post it here

http://dragonconforums.org/get-me-there!-(now-also-with-roomshare!)/
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 17, 2017, 06:54:34 PM
Welcome aboard, newcomers!  In the words of Lorelai Gilmore:  "Enter!  Rejoice!  And come in!"
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Post by: cynamin on August 03, 2017, 09:40:01 AM
Hello! Not at all new to Dragon Con - this year will be my 13th - but I just found these forums. Reading and getting excited!
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Post by: Canuckianchick on August 03, 2017, 10:17:52 AM
Hello! Not at all new to Dragon Con - this year will be my 13th - but I just found these forums. Reading and getting excited!

Woooohooo!  Welcome aboard!
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Post by: richmond.rivet on August 03, 2017, 10:26:00 AM
Hello! Not at all new to Dragon Con - this year will be my 13th - but I just found these forums. Reading and getting excited!

Hah, definitely not new.   But, greetings.
Be active on the forums, to give me something new to read.
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 04, 2017, 05:46:15 PM
Welcome aboard!  :)
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Post by: robosuit on August 08, 2017, 08:53:59 AM
Hello everyone,

Been going to DCon since just 2014 but it is one of my most favorite times of the year. I lurk the forums every year but my excitement for this year has finally made me sign up.

Also I'm in a perpetual state of con crunch.

Nice to meet you all. :)
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Post by: Canuckianchick on August 08, 2017, 11:00:24 AM

Also I'm in a perpetual state of con crunch.

Better than con crud!!  Welcome aboard!
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Post by: darthmorbius on August 09, 2017, 12:49:57 AM
stop post pumping in this section of the forum!
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Post by: Charismaryllis on August 09, 2017, 06:46:26 AM
stop post pumping in this section of the forum!

 ???
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 10, 2017, 07:33:36 AM
Huh?  What was that about?
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Post by: AshXIII on August 11, 2017, 04:19:54 AM
Hello people. I'm an electrician by day and a video game, sci-fi, tech geek, anime lover at night.
Dragon con is my vacation spot for the year and I debating on starting it Wednesday night before the con. Whom all shows up Wednesday before the Con?
Maybe I'm just inpatient and want it to start now. :). Happy Con everyone
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Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 11, 2017, 06:47:26 AM
Welcome aboard the boards! :)  My husband and I show up that early, but that's because we're the Leads of the DragonCon Store Set-Up Team so we have to be there for our crew LOL.  Besides, we like the extra days anyway!  :)
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Post by: Vayliya on August 11, 2017, 01:00:10 PM
stop post pumping in this section of the forum!
It's fine. It's good we've had new members to welcome :)
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Post by: stupidpuma2 on August 15, 2017, 03:26:09 PM
Hi all!
30 something Network Engineer from the midwest. Sci-fi/Fantasy nerd, table top gaming, Star trek, etc and so forth.
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Post by: Confused Mortal on August 22, 2017, 09:57:55 AM
And another welcome from me :)
Some great information here. Let us know if you have questions.
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Post by: Canuckianchick on August 22, 2017, 10:14:31 AM
Hi all!
30 something Network Engineer from the midwest. Sci-fi/Fantasy nerd, table top gaming, Star trek, etc and so forth.

welcome!
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Post by: AKnownMemory on August 24, 2017, 02:43:06 PM
HELLO,

I am following instructions and introducing myself   ;D
I'm Chelsea and this will be my second D*Con, though the first time was a few years back.
Flying out from LA and really looking forward to next weekend  ; 8)

HI Y'ALL
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Post by: richmond.rivet on August 24, 2017, 03:08:05 PM
HELLO,

I am following instructions and introducing myself   ;D
I'm Chelsea and this will be my second D*Con, though the first time was a few years back.
Flying out from LA and really looking forward to next weekend  ; 8)

HI Y'ALL

Welcome!
It's so cool that people come from all over the country..., heck, all over the world to go to this convention.
Have fun!
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Post by: ASwitchTooFar on August 25, 2017, 09:47:14 PM
Hey Everyone!

I'm looking forward to my second consecutive trip to Dragon*Con and I can't wait! At the risk of being accused of plagiarism or of being stupidpuma2's evil clone...

Quote
30 something Network Engineer from the midwest. Sci-fi/Fantasy nerd, table top gaming, Star trek, etc and so forth.

replace what he said with "Northeast" and you have me in a nutshell.
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Post by: Khaalis on November 09, 2017, 03:44:56 AM
Very excited to be here. I've always wanted to do DC and am finally, in my late 40s, getting to go DC'18. Got rooms at Omni and will be there Thursday night through Tuesday morning. Now to finish working on the cosplay ...   :o
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Post by: Charismaryllis on November 09, 2017, 06:58:52 PM
You'll have lots of fun.  :D (You WILL have fun, do you hear me?!)
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Post by: noitsnotrandal on November 11, 2017, 09:52:46 AM
Welcome to The Forums!!!!!

Make sure you keep checking in and it will pick up.
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Post by: Khaalis on November 15, 2017, 05:25:10 AM
You'll have lots of fun.  :D (You WILL have fun, do you hear me?!)
What do you recommend as the best areas of the forums to start on related to the fun? ;)

Aside from the vendor area where I'm gonna go broke and the panels, looking for conversations on all the fun to be had.
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Post by: Charismaryllis on November 15, 2017, 08:42:44 PM
Well i mean more at the con; the online stuff settles down for a while between cons. It will pick back up in here in time for the half dragon in march.  (Where are you located? Maybe you can go. :) )