Jammin’ DJ’s Georgia had the privilege of kicking off a five-day extravaganza as the entertainment hosts of Dragon Con. The world’s largest annual convention of its kind, Dragon Con focuses on the massive worlds of science fiction and fantasy. Every media platform imaginable was represented in 2019, including literature, television, and gaming to name a few. Begun August 29, 2019 and held over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA, Dragon Con hosted more than 85,000 costume clad attendees in total.
Dragon Con 2019 featured a plethora of events that guests could look forward to attending. Opening ceremonies included a giant costume parade with characters from every possible Sci-Fi universe. Attendees had the opportunity to visit dozens of panels and exhibits featuring their favorite authors, creators and actors. Notable members of Dragon Con’s 2019 class included David Tennant (the 10th iteration of BBC One’s Dr. Who), George Takei of Star Trek, and Zachary Levi, star of the DC Comics and Warner Bros. film Shazam!
Jammin’ DJ’s amazing long weekend included five events in total, and began with a giant bash on opening night at the Hilton Atlanta with DJ Philli B. The excited convention goers took to the dance floor almost immediately, and it was certainly a sight to see. Where else do you get to watch Captain Kirk dance with Princess Leia, while Iron Man chats up Sailor Moon at the bar? The party spanned the entire massive lobby and even made its way up the stairs to the second level balcony! Hard work clearly went into the beautiful lighting display, which Jammin’ DJ’s also provided.
Jammin’ DJ’s final event of the weekend was the Dragon Con after-party at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta on Monday, September 2nd. DJ Kevin Reilly was on the 1’s and 2’s, and the costumes were just as exciting and varied as the music selection. I got particular amusement out of watching a giant Pikachu pop and lock to Lil’ Nas X’s summer hit, Old Town Road. The Jammin’ DJ’s event staff outdid themselves that night, setting up an elaborate laser light show and keeping hundreds dancing throughout the entire event.
Dragon Con 2019 was an overwhelmingly successful weekend for all of those involved, and Jammin’ DJ’s was humbled and thrilled to be able to provide entertainment for such a wonderful group of convention goers. Here’s to Dragon Con 2020 and hoping that Jammin’ DJ’s gets the opportunity to rock it once again this year!