Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dragon*Con Resources List

Dragon*Con is an overwhelming experience, and if you're like me, you want to go into it knowing as much as you can. So I decided to make a resource list of sites and forums that have helped me over the years.

Updated: August 2012

Official:
- Actual Dragon*Con website - one stop site pretty much everything including buying a membership
- Daily Dragon - mostly for updates, schedules changes, and mobile app info
- LiveJournal - the main "forum" if you will, for questions, sales, and most other things
- Facebook - mostly for big announcements and news
- Twitter - see above

Unofficial:
- Facebook groups: Official Facebook, General DragonCon, and DC Newbies
- LiveJournal for room transfers and requests
- LiveJournal for room deals using travel sites
- Forum for advice and questions
- Cosplay section for DragonCon
- Wiki format page with some amusing yet informative pages
- TheUniqueGeek podcasts have a 50 day countdown with interviews from track directors and staff
- Debriefing DragonCon - new podcast series that is better than my site, haha

Videos
- BeatDownBoogie's epic 20 minute plus look at the fun party that IS Dragon*Con. The con should use it as promotional material
- Four Days at Dragon*Con - an Emmy winning documentary made back from 2009
- Cosplay in America has been to many conventions, and they said that D*C is like no other out there!

My Stuff:
- My guide with part 1 (year out), part 2 (weeks out), and part 3 (at con).
- FAQ on celebrity autographs and photo ops
- Explanation of what a Fan Track is

And if you have any questions, feel free to comment, e-mail me at the address on the right, or best way, send me a Tweet. I always love CONverting people or helping first timers. If I don't know the answer, I'll try my best to find it.