Dragon Con is a multigenre convention that takes place annually over the Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. As of 2017, the convention draws attendance of over 80,000 and features hundreds of guests. It encompasses five hotels in the Peachtree Center neighborhood of downtown Atlanta near Centennial Olympic Park. The convention runs thousands of hours of programming for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and other elements of fan culture.
From its origin, music has also been a significant feature of Dragon Con, with performances by groups and artists such as Abney Park, Blue Öyster Cult, The Crüxshadows, Celldweller, Ego Likeness, I:Scintilla, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Bella Morte, Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Emerald Rose, Ghost of the Robot, Godhead, Iced Earth, Voltaire, Jefferson Starship, The Misfits, GWAR, Man or Astroman?, The Bloodhound Gang, Spock's Beard, and Mindless Self Indulgence.
In March 2016, Dragon Con announced the introduction of "Dragon Awards", a fan-voted award "to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, gaming and filmed entertainment. Participation is freely available to everyone, without any pay or requirement of membership.