DragonCon 2013 – The Non-Parade

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The annual Dragon*Con Parade occurs the Saturday of each Labor Day weekend.  For the last 5 or more years, we’ve made our way to Peachtree St. earlier and earlier to gain a foothold to enjoy the parade – and photograph it.  There’s just too many people now, so we changed tactics.

This year, I tried to work my way through the parade assembly area, with middling success.  It’s not like participants have special badges, but as I was dressed more like an aged Peter Parker (who is a photographer – and the secret identity of Spiderman if you’re completely without a reference), I didn’t quite fit in and was shooed away.  So, I took what I could.

I followed this family to the parade area.

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This zombie was guarding a car to make sure no fresh meet got away.  No appetite for Mr. Beard behind her, I guess.

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Each year, the Box Heroes march in the parade.  Spoiler: Secret identities revealed!

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I don’t know which group this is, but they were having a merry time.

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Some costumes just crack me up.  Apparently, he could see pretty well.

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A little help getting a parade participant ready.

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I have no clue what this is, but I’ll call him Fuzzy Foot.

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A lot of participants cut it close to getting to the assembly area in time and scrambled to find their respective marching sections.  Probably had a late night.

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These guys were in position to watch the parade.  It goes to show either that each costume begins gradually or... some costumes get really hot, sweaty and uncomfortable throughout a convention day, so why bother?

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Finally working around near my meet up point, I met Ms. Terminator enjoying a cigarette.  Cyborgs have needs, you know.

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