Oh Saturdays at Dragon Con. I both love and hate you. Love because it's when the best panels, costumes, and parties happen. Hate because it's when everyone in the entire world seems to show up and often slows things down to a crawl. I'm not complaining - I wouldn't give it up for anything. It's just a test of patience for those of us who get overwhelmed easily.
To see my recap of Thursday and Friday you can do that here. This will be about Saturday, and maybe Sunday if I can fit that all in one post. I'm not trying to build suspense, I just try not to make these things too terribly long. We've all got too much stuff to do to spend all day reading one article. So you can get back to watching cute animal videos on Facebook after this, and check back in next week for anything I don't get to today. As I've stated in coverage of years past I don't really do the parade anymore. I am neither a morning person nor a photojournalist so I leave that up the the pros. Plus, this year the parade was televised on the CW which meant I could watch from the crowd-free comfort of my own home. It wasn't what I was hoping to see from a televised parade (could have used more cameras in different locations, and maybe taken some time to edit it in to something really cool), but it's about damn time Dragon Con started getting more attention. This is a huge convention, and it brought 77,000 people to downtown Atlanta this year. It deserves more mainstream attention than it's been given up to now.
Beth got her start writing for a site called Movie Criticism for the Retarded (which has been reborn as dorkdroppings.com. Check it out sometime), but was pulled out of an early retirement to write for Needless Things. When she isn't writing she plays video games and watches bad horror movies while eagerly awaiting the zombie apocalypse. She may try to save her husband and/or their cats, but luckily hasn't had to make those tough decisions yet. Follow beth0rama on Instagram or on Twitter @NeedlessBeth where she doesn't post often enough to be annoying, but updates way more than Google+