Dragon Con Diaries, “Letters from the War Front” – Day 0
Dragon Con 2014 has ended and everyone is just now starting to come out from the whirlwind that was, essentially, a four-to-five-day weekend for nerds. The haze of Pie and Fireball Whiskey clears, and we’re counting the days until the next year’s event.
Day 0, for a lot of us began on Thursday. It’s a day Dragon Con members can start picking up their badges, attend parties all around the con area, and show off some of their costumes in the Atrium and Marquis levels of the Marriott.
The biggest thing to happen — and I still get a little misty-eyed just thinking about it — is when two friends of mine got engaged to each other. The story of Dash and Mike actually began at Dragon Con a couple years ago. They bonded over Star Wars and Dr. Who, and the rest is history. That Thursday, at the stroke of midnight, in the middle of a huge crowd, Mike got on one knee and opened a box given to him by R2D2.