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Dragon*Con Wrap-up

By   /  September 4, 2012  /  Events  /  Comments Off

The Saturday parade is a huge hit in Atlanta, with folks coming for hours to just see the parade.  Could something like this help enrich Albany?

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton Dragon*Con has now come and gone.  One of the largest fan conventions in the nation, which also happens to be in our state, is now in the books for 2012.  So what did I see, and how does that apply to Albany?

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Dragon*Con Day 3: What is it all about?

By   /  September 3, 2012  /  Events  /  Comments Off

Not all costumes at Dragon*Con are purely a copy of something from television, film, or literature.  Many costumes are original spins on a known character.  This example is a combination of both Princess Leia from Return of the Jedi, and Harley Quinn from the Batman comics and cartoons.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   What is Dragon*con? I could spend days trying to define it.  You see, Dragon*Con is about so many things that one will have a hard, hard time to define it.  It can be whatever you want or need it to be.

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Dragon*Con Day 2: The Search for more Awesome

By   /  September 2, 2012  /  Events  /  Comments Off

Dragon*Con has something for all ages, with My Little Ponies making their appearance.

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   So what did day 2 bring for me?  Well, it brought a whole new level of awesome, that’s what.  The morning started with a parade.  Who doesn’t love a parade?  You don’t?  Well, what if that parade featured superheroes, bounty hunters, and even some Tetris pieces marching down the [...]

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DragonCon Day 1: The adventure begins

By   /  September 1, 2012  /  Events  /  Comments Off

Recognize this creature?  It's the "xenomorph" from the Alien franchise.  Don't worry folks, this one is tame.  See the collar?

Tweet Written by Tom Knighton   Some have suggested that Downtown Albany should host a science fiction convention.  Alright, I was the one that suggested it, but a lot of folks have told me that they like the idea.  I threw the idea out there in a column well over two years ago with the [...]

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