As I think I mentioned before, Hubbs and I work DragonCon. We work on the Walk of Fame floor. This means we work from open to close, and then some, every day of the convention. I was so busy and so tired that I wasn’t able to do a post for each day.
Thursday isn’t technically a day of Con, but we start working. There are layout changes to be made, supply boxes to be picked up, badges and t-shirts for our workers to collect, and anything else that needs doing.
Thursday is also the day all our peeps arrive! Our room has kind of become the hang out room, and I’m okay with that! So everyone started to arrive and the drinking began! Pie anyone?
Notice the happy newlyweds from the Michigan trip are in the pictures! Yay! They survived their awesome trip to Australia and New Zealand. They were full of cool stories and souvenirs!
Friday the Walk of Fame doesn’t officially open until 1pm. So we spend the morning running tape lines and teaching newbies the ropes.
Once the doors opened, our weekend began. For the next 4 days this room was our home. DragonCon pulled 70,000 people this year and every one of them comes to our room to see the media guests.
Hubbs is assistant director for the floor, so he is everywhere. I was the Walk of Fame liaison to a particular agent that had 3 guests in a secondary location due to larger lines (meaning big name guests). So, I was with them more than my Walk of Fame crew. So that’s pretty much our days. Nights, on the other hand…..
Friday night, Hubbs and I opted for a nice candle light dinner in the restaurant on the top floor of the Hilton. Then we remained up there in the bar hanging with some friends. It was nice and relaxing before the long days start. There was more pie envolved.
Saturday morning is parade morning! The parade is open to all Atlanta and is awesome! Remember the line of Storm Troopers I mentioned in the last post?
Saturday night is the Heroes and Villians Ball. Hubbs is friends with the Director of this track so we get to party with them. It’s always great fun and pie is always consumed!
Then we went back to the Hilton bar!
Sunday night is the Masquerade! The Masquerade is DragonCon’s main costume contest. It’s awesome, but the ballrooms aren’t big enough for everyone to make it in. Thankfully DragonCon has DragonCon TV! They air all the main panels and programming on the host hotel TVs. So Sunday is our room party day! Everyone files into our room again to watch the Masquerade on TV and drink. I crashed out at about 11:30 while people were still hanging out. Haha! Pie may have played a part.
Since we are talking about the Masquerade, here are some of our favorite costumes this year.
Also, remember that pic of the empty Marriott floor. Here it is durring con.
Monday things are starting to come to a close. The media guests start to trickle out heading to airports and the crowds start thinning. We start pulling up tape lines and giving hugs to friends.
We don’t work Walk of Fame because we think we will get special time with media guests. It’s the exact opposite. We don’t get time with them. Even when we are working their specific line all weekend. Sometimes we even go unnoticed. It brought tears to my eyes when my big name guest called me by name to say what a good job I had done. That’s why I do this. To make sure the fans get to have their 10 seconds of face time with their favorite star. To try my hardest to make sure my star is seeing all their fans. TV and Movies make money because of fans. I wish all stars understood that as much as my big name star does.
Monday night is the DragonCon Volunteer DeadDog Party! A big dinner and concert just for us!
After a review of the extended weekend and after several requests Hubbs and I have decided that we will only be making blueberry pie from now on.
Walk of Fame says “See you next year! Come play in our lines!”