The West Coast may have Comic-con, but the East Coast is home to an equally enormous pop-culture extravaganza that surpasses San Diego in size, scope, and interests. It’s Dragon*Con, the U.S.’s largest multi-media pop-culture convention and one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Held every year in Atlanta, Georgia during Labor Day weekend, Dragon*con is a geek’s ultimate Mecca. If you’re into it, this convention covers it. For 22 years, Atlanta has hosted this four-day celebration of pop-culture and it continues to grow. The convention is split into several dozen different “tracks” of programming that pertains to specific areas of interest.

This year, attendees can expect to see over 500 guests and bands from all industries. Some of the largest and most popular names in entertainment will be attending. Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Charlaine Harris, Todd McCaffrey, and many, many others only skim the surface of this year’s guest list.

Dragon*con will be from September 4th through 7th this year at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, and the Atlanta Sheraton. All the host hotels are sold out, with a few exceptions. You can still pre-register.

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The annual parade with costumes sounds super fun. And Charlaine Harris will be there! Woot!

What do you think of Dragon*Con? Is it an event you would consider attending? Why or why not?