Sunday (the 3er day of Dragon Con) is for many people the last day of the convention since they need to use Monday to travel back to their homes in order to report to either their jobs, their colleges, or to take their kids to school early on the Tuesday morning. That means that if you still have convention-related unfinished business you better take care of them that day. Remember that old comic book that you are considering to buy? You better decide that day. Should I get that signed calendar from Yaya Han? Decide fast because time runs out faster than you think.
Around 8:00 AM I was entering the Hyatt. My main objective for the day was to attend the Battlestar Galactica/Star Wars special photoshoot event at 10:00 AM so in order to kill some time I walked around, took some photos of cosplayers and at 9:00 AM went to the Dragon Con Late Show Panel which was about the most recent event-related news, schedule changes and helpful hints to aid the fans in their never ending battle of surviving this year’s convention. They had a special treat for that morning’s attendees, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick who’s currently writing the comic book series Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble for Marvel Comics. That lady is a wonder to behold and to hear talking.
I left the panel a bit early in order to get on time to the stairways of the Hilton Atlanta Hotel where the special tribute Lance “Flashback” Starmer would take place. Starmer was a member of both The 501st Legion (Star Wars) and The Colonial Fleet (Battlestar Galactica) and he had recently succumbed to cancer. The two units came together to remember and honor him in a very emotional ceremony before The Colonial Fleet’s regular photoshoot would take place.
During their regular photo-shoot The Colonial Fleet was honored by the visit of actors from the Battlestar Galactica (2004) series Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh) and Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek).
After the photoshoot I went to the Artist Alley where I met comic book artist David Mack. He is best known for as the creator of Kabuki and for co-creating with Joe Quesada the deaf Marvel Comics superhero Echo. I bought the volume #1 of Kabuki’s adventures (KABUKI: CIRCLE OF BLOOD) and he kindly gave me for free the 2nd volume.
Around 3 PM I went back to the Hilton Atlanta Hotel for the big Marvel Comics photoshoot which had a most impressive display of talents courtesy of all those wonderful cosplayers who put so much effort and love in their costumes.
After that I went back to my hotel, took a shower, ate something and went back to the convention to attend the special screening of the animated movie Justice League: The New Frontier. Afterwards I went to the Marriot’s atrium took more photos but ending up calling it an early night and went back to my hotel using the shuttle service. One more day to go.
From Dragon Con 2014 Day 3