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Dragon*Con is a massive multi-genre pop culture gate show held annually since 1987 in Atlanta, GA. It is held over four days on Labor Day weekend, usurping the traditional timing of Worldcon.

The event is owned and produced by Dragon*Con, Inc., a for-profit company. It was co-founded by Ed Kramer and five others under the corporate name Dragon*Con / ACE, Inc. Kramer was part owner until 2003, reportedly earning more than $150,000 annually as his share of the profits, although he stopped being part of Dragon*Con's active management in 2000 and was forced out of the organization completely in July 2013 during a shareholder revolt that resulted in a forced buyout of Kramer's stake in the parent corporation and a lifetime ban from the event. As part of this reorganization, the con dropped the asterisk from its name and became Dragon Con in 2013.

Awards The annual Julie Award, named after Julius Schwartz, has been given for achievement in multiple genres since 1998.

The Hank Reinhardt Fan Award, originally called the Georgia Fandom Award, has been given annually since 1990 in honor of outstanding Georgia writer, artist or fan. It was renamed in 2009 after its first Recipient, Hank Reinhardt.

The convention was born in 1986 as the result of fan organization during the 44th Worldcon, ConFederation, in Atlanta.

The first Dragon*Con had a membership of 1,400 fans. By 2012, the con had an attendance of 52,000 with a volunteer staff of 1,500.

It was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19.

Host Location: 1990: Origins Game Fair 1995: NASFiC

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