Take Comic Con, but get rid of all the hype, the big budget comic book movie promotions, and the A-list celebrities. In its place, put a boatload of dressed-up super-fans — and you've got Dragon Con.
Each year, downtown Atlanta is swarmed by more than 50,000 monsters, princesses, fairies, super heroes, and knights. Dragon Con is an annual convention dedicated to the most serious of the nerdy fan arts — cosplay, or dressing up.
We went down to Georgia to check out the scene and talk to some of the most decked-out fans. They told us about their costumes, how they connect to their characters, and why they love the Dragon Con community.