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Dragon Con Announcement Party for the Star of Guardians

Filmscope Entertainment and Margaret Weis Productions will be attending Dragon Con to host an Announcement Party for Star of the Guardians.

Filmscope Entertainment and Margaret Weis Productions are presenting a Morning Tea Party at Dragon Con, on Friday, September 4, to reveal some amazing Star of the Guardians news. Media and special guests are invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Vinings Room, Hyatt Atlanta, Friday, September 4, at 10 am. The theme will be Royal Devonshire Tea, and attending guests will receive a limited edition gift as well as enjoying the delights of scones, tea and coffee.

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Star of the Guardians is a series of galactic fantasy novels written by Margaret and includes The Lost King, King’s Test, King’s Sacrifice and Ghost Legion. The series received wide popular support and has become a classic of the genre.

Deidre Kitcher from Filmscope Entertainment commented, “We’re very excited to be part of this up and coming project. As a long time fan of Margaret Weis and her work, I am personally delighted that she has embraced this new direction for what she considers her favorite book series.”

Margaret Weis commented, “Working with Diedre and Filmscope to bring my vision to life has been a joy. I look forward to sharing with all the fans.”

Filmscope is a West Australian production company that has made three feature films in the last five years including, The Reckoning (2013), Needle (2011) and Crush (2009).

Margaret Weis Productions (MWP) is an award-winning publisher of tabletop roleplaying games. They are best known for their licensed games created from the worlds of Dragonlance, Serenity, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Leverage,Marvel and Firefly RPGs. Based in Wisconsin, MWP has been bringing games to fans since 2005.

To reserve your gift and space at the Announcement Party, or to schedule an interview, please email the project’s publicist, Jaym Gates, at jaym.gates@gmail.com, no later than August 28, 2015.  

Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER DC
Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium Promises an Ocean of Undersea Fun
Yaya Han Hosts All New Costume Competition, The Chôsen

Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci-fi and gaming convention, takes over The Georgia Aquarium on Saturday night, September 5 for a cosplay competition and party hosted by leading cosplayer Yaya Han.

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Dragon Con Celebrates the Stars of Television and Movies

DRAGON CON CELEBRATES THE STARS OF TELEVISION AND MOVIES

Actors from Star Trek, Star Wars, 2001 Space Odyssey and The Hobbit trilogy will be on hand, joined by the stars of Arrow, Game of Thrones, The Flash, Sleepy Hollow as well as True Blood and Warehouse 13.

Sesame Street Meets Peachtree When Top Puppeteers Arrive

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Dragon Con 2015’s Charity: the Lymphoma Research Foundation

LYMPHOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION SELECTED AS DRAGON CON’S 2015 OFFICIAL CHARITY
New Slate of Superheroes Community Service Projects Lets Dragon Con Fans Lend a Hand
ATLANTA – January 12, 2015 – Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy and sci-fi convention, has selected the Lymphoma Research Foundation – Georgia Market as its official charity for 2015. Dragon Con will match dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, any money raised for this charity at the 2015 convention.
Dragon Con also announced its slate of Superheroes community service projects for Dragon Con members and fans in the Atlanta area. This program is now in its second year.
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In 2014, the convention raised over $115,000 for its official charity, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and collected 535 pounds of food. Through the Superheroes program, Dragon Con fans contributed more than 900 hours of community service.
“Selecting the Lymphoma Research Foundation as our official charity this year was a very personal choice,” said Rachel Reeves, convention co-chair. “We are grateful that organizations such as this are working hard to improve treatments and cures for this devastating disease.”
Two long-time members of the Dragon Con family – Eugie Foster, Director of the Daily Dragon, and Mark Brown, Co-Director of Convention Operations – recently died from lymphoma, while a third member is currently battling it.
Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers, most notably non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which accounts for about 90 percent of cases. Other types include Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and immunoproliferative diseases. Over half a million people are currently living with lymphoma in the United States – the most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer over all among children.
Three Superhero projects are currently planned for the spring and summer of 2015. In addition to having a great time, people who participate in any of these service projects will be invited to an exclusive celebration during this year’s convention and will receive a Superheroes t-shirt.
“We had a great time last year, getting together as fans and volunteers, to do something good and make a difference in our community,” Reeves said. “Donations are always important, but there are plenty of organizations that also need volunteers to carry out their mission.”
The first Superheroes project will see a return to the Atlanta Community Food Bank partnership, with a half-day of work in an ACFB supported community garden on March 21st.
Community gardens act as a powerful tool for social change by providing neighborhoods with fresh vegetables, attractive landscapes, and place to meet and work towards positive goals. Volunteers help with weeding, seeding, planting, tilling, cleaning, clearing, and any other activity that can possibly take place in a garden.
For the second project, Dragon Con will field a team of volunteers to raise money and participate in the annual Lymphoma Walk, supporting the Lymphoma Research Foundation, on April 11th at Wesleyan School in Norcross. In addition to the walk team, the Superheroes will have other opportunities to volunteer at the walk – possibilities include registration, t-shirt table, set up/clean up, and route cheerleaders.
A third project is in the works, and details will be announced when they are confirmed.
About Dragon Con
Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta (Sept. 47, 2015). Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on the Lymphoma Research Foundation, please visit www.lymphoma.org.
For more information on Atlanta Community Food Bank, please visit www.acfb.org.

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Dragon Con 2014 Sets Attendance and Fundraising Records

Greetings all! While this is a little late to send this out, I wanted to in the spirit of the holidays as I thought it’s a great example of a convention doing a lot of good for others. Dragon Con worked hard to raise money and food for those who need it, as well as having record participation in their blood drive, and you can see the efforts of that hard work more than pay off below! This is a convention that should definitely be proud of the good they do! ~ Bethany Blanton

PRESS RELEASE:

Official Charity Atlanta Community Food Bank Receives more than $115,000 and over 500 Pounds Food Items; Record Participation in Blood Drive Supports Critical Need. 

More than 62,000 fans, coming from every state in the nation and a few foreign countries, participated in the 28th annual Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci-fi and gaming convention, setting a new attendance record.

The convention raised over $115,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, collected 535 pounds of food which will provide 445 meals for the food bank, and set a new record in its blood drive efforts.

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