by Raul Garza
I was in Atlanta, Georgia this year for Dragon Con 2014 my first time attending. I meet-up with my friends from the Geek I/O Network: CJ, his wife Rachel, Jared his wife Elisha and Jarred Azevedo appeared to hang out. I had a amazing time at Dragon Con with taking in all the tracks that I was able to attend to all the cosplay and other activities going on around me.
First day was a bit rough just trying to get myself situated to being a new city. First thing I can tell you about my first experience at Dragon Con is there is a lot of walking in high humidly and standing in line for tracks.
I could not turn my head anywhere at con and not see some in in some sort of cosplay it was amazing. There was a great mix of cosplay from all different types of media like comics, movies, video games, tv shows, cartoons and much more. Walking around the I noticed that everyone was very friendly. I felt that we all shared a common interest that we all love our own bit of the whole nerd/geek culture to be able to talk about it openly with the over 60,000 attendees at Dragon Con.
This being my first Dragon Con I mostly stay with my friends who knew the layout a bit better than myself. I was able to meet a lot of host of the podcast I listen to at home like Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Brain Brushwood, and Veronica Belmont. Most of my time was spent in the Hilton where there were podcasting tracks on building, making money from podcast and coming to terms with low numbers or that no one is listening to your podcast. Which what I got from that was if you enjoy doing your podcast and your are having fun it doesn't matter what your numbers are just keep on doing it. Next we all went our separate ways for a few hours. Next up it the FSL Tonight Championship track with Tom Merritt and Justin Robert Young. This was my first time listen to FSL and I really enjoyed it. It was sports talk radio with real fantasy teams like the San Francisco Federation and the Gallifrey Time Lords. The rest of the night I spent down stairs in the table top gaming room. I was able to join a game Zombie Dice with some people I meet there and watch a game of Lords of Waterdeep.