Archive for August, 2014

Dragon Con – Day 3

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2014

Phew. Last night was the pinnacle of con craziness. The Marriott was just jam-packed bum-to-elbow with cosplayers and their geeky paparazzi. We had a friend who was staying there who got us access to the pool area, which afforded us a moment to breathe. Someone dressed like Deadpool stripped down to everything except his underwear […]

Photos – Out and about at the Decatur Book Festival

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2014

I hope you all got a chance to check out Dena Mellick’s article about the VIP perks at this year’s Decatur Book Festival. Photographer Jonathan Phillips was out and about taking photos for Decaturish this year. Here are some of the sights and scenes from DBF 2014:

Dragon Con: Day 2

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 30, 2014

Today we’ve got a little bit of everything. I got on the elevator with some Bama fans at 10 am who were already a little drunk. I went to the Dealer’s Room and got some sweet tee-shirts: Batman and Adventure Time. We missed the parade this year. By the time we woke up, it was […]

Decatur Book Festival – Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Posted by August 30, 2014

By Dena Mellick, contributor and Decatur Book Festival volunteer Decatur is thousands of miles away from Hollywood, but every Labor Day weekend, the city rolls out the red carpet for the celebrities of the weekend – authors. The power of the pen means the some 600 authors participating in the AJC Decatur Book Festival (DBF) […]

Follow the Book Festival action via social media

Posted by August 29, 2014

By Ralph Ellis, Contributor The Decatur Book Festival, which starts today, is a huge event with hundreds of authors and venues scattered around the city. Thousands of fans pack the city of Decatur over the Labor Day weekend. Here are ways to keep up with the action: The festival website: Facebook: Twitter: […]

Dragon Con: Day 1

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2014

Good morning, Dragon Con. While everything officially starts today, people began picking up their badges, crowding the elevators and mingling in the various hotels on Thursday. I just want to say: I don’t know what they’ve done differently with the pre-registration line this year, but please keep doing it. I was in an out of […]

Things to Avoid at Dragon Con this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2014

Like a junkie to his demons, I simply can ot resist the siren song of Dragon Con. It calls to me from some alternate history, where mankind has invented spaceships that somehow still use land line telephones and all the characters inexplicably have British accents. But listen well, my nerdy brothers and sisters. Many dangers […]

More than 800,000 people in ATL this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2014

Get ready. Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta is finally here, and it’s going to be nuts. Atlanta Police are expecting an extra 800,000 people to visit Atlanta this weekend to participate in a ton of events. Here’s the “partial list” provided by APD: • Chick-Fil-A Game Fan Fare, Thursday, Georgia World Congress Center, 2-6 pm […]

Book Festival adds food, Civil War, Conroy tracks

Posted by August 28, 2014

By Ralph Ellis, Contributor The ever-expanding Decatur Book Festival, which begins Friday, has added new program tracks this year that should please foodies, Civil War buffs, romance readers and Pat Conroy fans. For food lovers, the Healthy and Local track will operate on an outdoor stage under a tent with a full kitchen. The tent, […]

(VIDEO) GSU officer, suspect stable after shooting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 27, 2014

Things got a little crazy for a minute near Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta this afternoon. According to Atlanta Police, at about 4 pm Aug. 27, an APD officer tried to question a man who looked like he was drinking alcohol in the park. The man kept walking, and met with a Georgia State University Officer. […]

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