Dragon-Con 2018 Friday (8/31) Report | HBB Reviews

Updated: Jan 20, 2019

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This weekend marked an influential time for fans of entertainment across the entire globe. The annual Dragon-Con took place this weekend in downtown Atlanta, Georgia and over 85,000 attendees swarmed in, with their lavish costumes and cosplaying, to celebrate the importance of the arts. It’s a unique event that cannot be found on such a large scale anywhere else in the South. I was fortunate enough to attend the event and take in the incredible energy from everyone in the entire convention.

When first entering the Hyatt Regency, one of the four hotels taking place in the event, I was struck by the daunting scale of the event. Costumed fans swarmed around me, with some wearing clever outfits and genius taglines.

An example of one of Dragon Con attendees' many clever costumes

In addition, the actual hotel itself was beautiful in its architectural design. While most of the convention took place on the lobby and bottom three floors in order to not disturb hotel guests, the sheer size and height of the building still left a lasting impression as I wandered around aimlessly with the only purpose of exploring the vast area.

Interior of the Hyatt Regency

After receiving a badge in the Dragon-Con Media Relations Room in the Hyatt Regency, I went straight to my interview with New York Times bestselling author of the Inheritance Cycle, Christopher Paolini. As he was the first person that I have ever interviewed under the banner of HBB Reviews, it was certainly a daunting task and I found myself rather nervous and stuttering. However, thanks to P