<p>Dragon Con Convention Program from 2009.</p>

Dragon Con Convention Program from 2009.

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Dragon Con: The birth and growing pangs of a nerd pilgrimage

Expected to draw 55,000 ticket-holders to downtown Atlanta

It took John and Jean Mayes of Richmond, Virginia, less than two hours to realize that they were woefully unprepared for their first Dragon Con in 2006.