FEELINGS…with The Geekiary: Dragon Con 2016

Dragon Con 2016 FEELINGS

It’s been about two weeks since Dragon Con 2016 began, and tonight I was joined by fellow Geekiary writer Bekah and guests Andrew, Elena, and Judson to talk about the pros and cons of this year’s DCon!

(First things first, I apologize that my giant head is so prominent throughout basically the entirety of this Dragon Con 2016 webcast. YouTube has changed their live streaming/Google Hangouts settings and I haven’t hosted a webcast since they did that, so I had no idea it was even happening. Woops!)

 

Among the Dragon Con 2016 cons: What’s going on with the Dragon Con app? Will Dragon Con ever not be an ‘old boys club’? Will the dance parties every stop using the awful tickets for drinks system?

Of course there were a lot more pros! The Yule Ball being in the Marriott, food trucks being more prominent, guests being awesome, and wow that weather!

We debate about cheesecake, make fun of Judson for “not being all that into Harry Potter”, and probably talk about the Dragon Con app for far too long. There may or may not be a short “Thor more years!” chant at some point, and beware: none of us really like the Sheraton.

Regardless, please tune in to our webcast recap of Dragon Con 2016. And don’t forget to check out the upcoming events!

ANDREW
2017: Ice & Fire Con, MegaCon Orlando

BEKAH
2017: Con Nooga, Ice & Fire Con, MegaCon Orlando

ELENA
Grand Rapids Comic Con October 21-23, 2016 (She will be attending as part of Overlord Media Group, a video production/photography/live entertainment company!)

JUDSON
CONjuration November 2-6, 2016 (He will be attending as part of the Atlanta-based Hysteria Machines burlesque group, which focuses on geek themes)

TARA
MegaCon Tampa Bay October 28-30, 2016
Miami Book Fair November 18-20, 2016
2017: Ice & Fire Con, Beach City Con

…And of course we all plan to return to Dragon Con in 2017!

As always, don’t forget to tune in to our monthly episode of FEELINGS on September 29th, 2016 at 8 PM EDT!

Author: Tara Lynne

Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.