The four-day convention is back for its 29th year and while there's something for everyone—and we mean everyone—here are seven ways to let your LGBT freak flag fly on Labor Day weekend.
Scott Thompson Appearances throughout the weekend The openly gay member of the legendary comedy troupe, “The Kids In The Hall,” has stayed busy, recently publishing a bestselling graphic novel and playing Jimmy Price on the NBC series “Hannibal” in between standup comedy gigs.
Tuff Topics for Parents Panel Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. The Kaleidoscope track is for 9- to 13-year-old geeks, and this year it includes this helpful panel on bullying, LGBTQIA issues, cyberbullying, the internet, and social topics for adults. Have pride in the little ones!
The Spectrum Party Saturday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. DJ Neon Glowbear is in charge of the beats at this annual throwdown for LGBTQIA geeks and allies, presented in part by OutlantaCon. This year, attendees are encouraged to come in their best video game-themed cosplay.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Live Saturday, Sept. 5 at 1:30 a.m. Approximately 3,000 people are expected to take part in this massive late night spectacle. Even better? It features an introduction by actor Barry Bostwick, who played Brad in the gender-bending 1975 film.
John Barrowman Appearances throughout the weekend The openly gay actor currently plays Malcolm Merlyn on the hit CW series, “Arrow,” but is perhaps best known for creating the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T. Davies' revamped “Doctor Who” for the BBC.
Erika Ervin Appearances throughout the weekend Ervin is a transgender model, fitness trainer and actress known professionally as Amazon Eve. She scored a supporting role playing a character of the same name on Ryan Murphy's demented FX show “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
Kristian Nairn Appearances throughout the weekend This big bear of an Irishman nabbed the unforgettable role of Hodor on HBO's massively popular series “Game of Thrones.” The openly gay actor will appear on a “Game of Thrones” panel on Saturday and at autograph sessions throughout the weekend.
Dragon Con Friday, Sept. 4–Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Westin Peachtree Plaza www.dragoncon.org
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