Dragon*Con 2009

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Dragon*Con 2009 was held in Atlanta, Georgia from September 4, 2009 to September 7, 2009. Programming was split between four hotels: Hilton Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis Atlanta, and the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

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Status active
Genre science-fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming, media
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sponsor Dragon*Con
First held 1987
Official website



See main article, Dragon*Con.

On September 3, 2009, there were occasional reports on Twitter of issues with pre-registration check in. [1][2] Some fans reported it was much easier and faster to buy their memberships on site, and therefore worth foregoing the pre-registration discount just to avoid 2-3 hour registration lines. (Sockii)

On September 6, 2009, Froggy's Photos reported that the room holding all of their equipment - including the laptop with the photo images - had been broken into and much of their camera and computer equipment stolen. Photos which had not yet been printed by Saturday night were therefore lost, and those who had requested digital copies of their images had to take refunds. (Sockii)

Many dealers and exhibitors reported sluggish sales throughout the weekend as compared to previous years. (Sockii) While the sluggish economy may have been at fault, many suspected the high cost and long lines involved in getting photos and autographs from Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and Patrick Stewart also had an effect.

Impact on fandom

Steampunk continued to grow and expand in popularity at Dragon*Con in 2009. This was observed in a large amount of related costuming, vendors selling steampunk-related items, and a new programming track largely devoted to it, "Alternate History".

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Fan tracks

The fan track programming in 2009 was broken down into the following categories:

  • "Main Programming"
  • "Alternate History"
  • "American Sci-Fi Classics"
  • "American Sci-Fi Media"
  • "Animation"
  • "Anime/Manga"
  • "Anne Mcaffery's Worlds"
  • "Apocalypse Rising"
  • "Art Show Programming"
  • "Autograph Sessions"
  • "British Sci-Fi Media"
  • "Comics and Pop Art"
  • "Costuming"
  • "Dark Fantasy/Horror/Romance"
  • "Electronic Frontiers Forum"
  • "Filking"
  • "Gaming Programming"
  • "Independent Film & Festival"
  • "Live Concerts: Concerts"
  • "Live Performances: Concourse"
  • "MMORPGs"
  • "Podcasting"
  • "Reading Sessions"
  • "Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time"
  • "Robotics"
  • "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Literature"
  • "Science"
  • "Silk Road: Asian Cinema & Culture"
  • "Skeptics"
  • "Space"
  • "Star Trek: TrekTrak"
  • "Star Wars"
  • "StarGate Multiverse"
  • "Tolkien's Middle Earth"
  • "Whedon Universe"
  • "Writer's Track"
  • "X-Track"
  • "Young Adult Literature"



Fans attending

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News coverage



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See also


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