This weekend has truly gone geek! Find something interesting, educational, and fun for your holiday weekend.
Sci-fi and comic book nerds converge at Dragon Con-- a weekend-long festival complete with parties, book panels, kids events and the ever-popular parade on Saturday morning.
Did you know? Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! And it's held every year here in Atlanta.
*Tip: take Marta to the parade and get there early if you have youngins. It fills up fast.
The seventh annual AJC Decatur Book Festival is finally upon us! There will be over three hundred best-selling authors and a "vibrant" street fair, and including a fire-breathing monster of a presidential campaign! 2012 is bringing the heat!
Get the schedule of events here.
*Tip: if you have older kids, feel free to skip the parade. It's typically catered to younger participants so no need to rush over there early-morning.
Celebrating the prohibition era of drinking, The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival will come to the World Congress Center this Labor Day weekend from noon- 6 p.m. September 1st and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. September 2nd. The idea is that the festival will transform the GWCC into a massive 1920’s style speakeasy, and will include a whole lotta booze. The festival includes a charity poker tournament, seminars from industry experts, hands-on demonstrations, a cigar and cocktail tasting lounge, and the “culinary corner” where southern inspired tastings will be available as well.
Did you know?! "Speakeasy" came from the Prohibition era, 1920-1933 when all alcohol was illegal, and "underground" places started finding innovative new ways to consume alcohol. Thus was born the underground institution of drinking in clandestine establishments called "speakeasies". The term comes from a patron's manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion - a bartender would tell a patron to be quiet and "speak easy".
Get your tickets and information here.