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Once again Black cosplay took center stage at Dragon Con starting at midnight on the first official day of the convention with a Wakanda United party. Participants marched into the room in true Black Panther fashion proud in their armor and costumes and then broke into “The Electric Slide” and for Black folks, the party was…

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Once again, downtown Atlanta will be the setting of one of the greatest parades of science fiction and pop culture, the DragonCon 2018 parade. Thousands will line Atlanta’s Peachtree Street to the downtown hotel district where an estimated 98K are expected to attend this year’s event. The main DragonCon 2018 hotel venues are the Hyatt,…

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In 2018, Atlanta is playing host to some great sci-fi/comic book fan conventions such as MomoCon, ComicCon and of course DragonCon. One of the great sights at these events is people engaging in what is known as cosplay. Cosplay is short for “costume play,” where participants dress as their favorite character from pop culture. Some…

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“My name is Walter Dean. I am a cosplayer and designer. My business’ name is Dean’s Lyst. My work has been spotlighted by Marvel Studios in their video series called, ‘Marvel Becoming.’ For this series, I recreated two Dora Milaje costumes,” says Dean What city do you call home?  I’m, originally, from Lansing, Michigan. Now, Atlanta is my home.…

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The premiere of Avengers: Infinity Wars has comic book-loving fans out in force to see the continuation of the franchise. But there is a special breed of fans who do not need a blockbuster movie to show their love of pop culture. These people are known as cosplayers and they enjoy expressing their imagination and…

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In 2018, Atlanta is hosting some great sci-fi/comic book fan conventions, such as MomoCon, ComicCon and of course DragonCon. One of the great sights at such events is people engaging in what is known as cosplay. Cosplay is short for costume play, where participants dress as their favorite character from pop culture. One such person…

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In a little under two weeks, Black Panther will hit movie screens across the country. In Atlanta, there is one family-friendly event that combines costumes, art and a special showing of Black Panther that you may want to attend. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Amandalah! A Black Panther Screening & Experience will take place at AMC…

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This past Labor Day weekend, Atlanta played host to DragonCon 2017. This year’s convention of pop culture brought over 82K visitors as well as $70M in revenue to Atlanta businesses and hotels. One major part of DragonCon that has grown over the years is cosplay and many Black attendees let their imagination and creativity shine.…

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The Labor Day weekend kicked off with one of Atlanta’s greatest parades, DragonCon 2017. Thousands lined up on Peachtree Street to watch the display of fantasy and talent led by Grand Marshall Stan Lee. The crowd enjoyed a wide range of costumes and various genres of pop culture. Here are some pictures from Saturday’s parade.

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When DragonCon first started a  little of 30 years ago, it was a gathering of gamers, comic book fans, and pop culture fans. Over the years it has transformed into an annual gathering that in 2017 will have over 82K participants. One of the big draws at DragonCon is “cosplay.”  People participating in cosplay activities…

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Each year, downtown Atlanta is the scene of one of greatest parades of science fiction and pop culture. The parade will begin at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue, head south on Peachtree, east (left) on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north (left) on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between…

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This year, DragonCon 2017 is showing a unique and growing base, the Black “cosplay” fan. Costume play, known as “cosplay,” features fans of science fiction, comic book and pop culture who spend a lot of money and time to dress up in homemade costumes. DragonCon 2017 allows these fans to fully express themselves in a public…

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If you walked in downtown Atlanta this past Labor Day weekend you experienced DragonCon 2015. More than likely saw many strange and wonderful costumes and people wearing these outfits were engaging in ‘Cosplay’.  Cosplay is short for costume play and the people who dress up are adults and really enjoy it. They don’t just put…

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DragonCon 2015, a science fiction/fantasy convention, just ended this past Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA. More than 65,000 participants enjoyed an array of events that included costume contests, panel discussions, vendors, gaming and an incredible parade down Peachtree Street. The participants were of all  races, ages and backgrounds and showed true diversity. If you…

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