(PHOTOS) – 2015 Dragon Con parade

Posted by Decaturish.com September 6, 2015

Each Labor Day weekend Atlanta transforms into a mecca for all things Geek. Whether its comics, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, video games, anime or some combination therein, Dragon Con has something for everyone. And that something includes the annual parade. Tens of thousands of people line the streets around the convention as thousands of participants march, dressed in their best costumes. The parade has been a staple of the con since 2002 and this year the route was lengthened by about a mile.

James Shoemaker stands by his car as he waits for the start of the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

James Shoemaker stands by his car as he waits for the start of the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Arsenal from the Arrow series, David Stouffer poses for a photo before the start of the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Arsenal from the Arrow series, David Stouffer poses for a photo before the start of the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Leah D'Andrea (right) and Bill Winans make their way through the lobby as they head towards the staging area for the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Leah D’Andrea (right) and Bill Winans make their way through the lobby as they head towards the staging area for the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Abi Penrod (left) and Tobie Sidell cross Peachtree St. as they make their way to the staging area for the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Abi Penrod (left) and Tobie Sidell cross Peachtree St. as they make their way to the staging area for the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Michelle Allen waits for the start of the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Michelle Allen waits for the start of the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes, Mary Lou Valasquez makes her way towards the staging area before the start of the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes, Mary Lou Valasquez makes her way towards the staging area before the start of the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Even though he is dressed in Star Trek garb, Dale Highnote (right) talks with Tom Hutchins and Brian McCulloch of the Mandalorian Mercs as they wait in the staging area for the start of the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Even though he is dressed in Star Trek garb, Dale Highnote (right) talks with Tom Hutchins and Brian McCulloch of the Mandalorian Mercs as they wait in the staging area for the start of the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Batgirl, Jennifer Rineskso follows the Batmobile down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Batgirl, Jennifer Rineskso follows the Batmobile down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Curt Anderson marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Curt Anderson marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Scotty from the Star Trek series and movies, Larry Robertson gives the Vulcan live long and prosper symbol as he marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Scotty from the Star Trek series and movies, Larry Robertson gives the Vulcan live long and prosper symbol as he marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The annual DragonCon Parade makes its way through downtown Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

The annual Dragon Con Parade makes its way through downtown Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Characters from Netherworld make an appearance during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Characters from Netherworld make an appearance during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Even scout troopers have a sense of humor as the annual DragonCon Parade marches down the street in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Even scout troopers have a sense of humor as the annual Dragon Con Parade marches down the street in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as characters from the movie UP, Meaghan Brayton (center) leads her sister Brittany down the street during the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as characters from the movie UP, Meaghan Brayton (center) leads her sister Brittany down the street during the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Justin Little marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Justin Little marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Captain America is driven down the street during the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Captain America is driven down the street during the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chris Lopresto works his dragon puppet for the crowd during the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chris Lopresto works his dragon puppet for the crowd during the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

HALO characters play up to the crowd during the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

HALO characters play up to the crowd during the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Abigail Singer plays up to the crowd during the annual DragonCon Parade in Atlanta on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Abigail Singer plays up to the crowd during the annual Dragon Con Parade in Atlanta on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

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Dressed as Kreig from the Borderlands series, Joshua Bohn makes his way down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Dressed as Kreig from the Borderlands series, Joshua Bohn makes his way down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Justin Schwab marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Justin Schwab marches down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Spartans from the movie 300 play with the crowd as they make their way down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual DragonCon Parade on Saturday. Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Spartans from the movie “300” play with the crowd as they make their way down Peachtree St. in Atlanta during the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

 

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