On Labor Day weekend, for the past 27 years, Atlanta has hosted Dragon Con. This event brings together thousands of fans of sci-fi, fantasy, animation and gaming. The most popular event of the weekend is the Dragon Con parade which features 3,000 costumed marchers. Over 60,000 people flood the streets of downtown to witness this fantastical pageant. This was my first time attending the Dragon Con parade and rather than stand amongst the massive crowds along the parade route, I wandered throughout the staging area before the show began.