Let the geeking commence

A group of business professionals watch on Sept. 2 as a stormtrooper marches through a skyway leading into the Marriot Marquis Hotel, one of the host venues for Dragon*Con in downtown Atlanta. Held annually on Labor Day weekend, Dragon*Con is the largest multigenre convention in North America and is attended by more than 40,000 fans of science fiction, fantasy, anime, steampunk and more. (Photo: Caitlin Leary/MNN)

Dragon*Con

25 years
People dressed as their favorite sci-fi and comic book characters descend down an escalator into the lower level of the Atlanta Marriot Marquis for Dragon*Con, which is celebrating its 25th year. While Dragon*Con includes more than 3,500 hours of panels, workshops, late-night parties and other activities, the most popular events include the Friday night costume contest and the Saturday morning parade down Peachtree Street. Activities continue through Sept. 5. (Photo: Caitlin Leary/MNN)

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