Here be dragons!

Garth and I have done a lot of conventions over the years, but DragonCon was unlike any we’ve attended in recent memory.  This was an absolutely tremendous show that had the heart and soul of a show a fraction of its size.  After three days of any convention, I’m usually ready to go home by Sunday afternoon.  This was a four day convention, and I wasn’t eager to leave on Monday.  That hasn’t happened to me in years.

I can’t exactly put my finger on what made DragonCon so different.  Maybe it was the mellow vibe of the crowd, even though it was tens-of-thousands strong in number.  Maybe it was the reasonable hours in the Artist Alley (though some other bigger cons are starting to lessen AA hours these days, which I am very grateful for).  Maybe it was the more mature feel of the weekend, as DragonCon is known to attract a somewhat older crowd.  I even participated in the after-hours “night life” of the convention!  If you went to the Drum Circle on Friday and/or Saturday nights, you may have seen me drumming.  My fingers are still swollen.

Whatever the reasons, DragonCon was a mammoth show with an intimate heart and we had an unforgettable weekend.  We would love to return next year, given the opportunity.

About Michael

Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading Star Power.