Dragon*Con Guide: Resource 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. While it’s not comprehensive, it should give you more than enough information to get started.

Updated: July 2013

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 Discussions, General Dragon*Con talk, and DC Newbies

LiveJournal for room transfers and requests – your best shot of getting a room after they’re booked, even if you only have a slim chance.

LiveJournal by long time attendee for room deals using travel sites

Forum for advice and questions

Cosplay.com section for DragonCon – good for seeing what costume meetups are planned

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 (from 2011). 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:

– How and Which Membership to Buy

– Booking a Hotel

Photo Ops and Autographs with Celebrity Guests

And if you have any questions, feel free to comment, or 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.

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