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.
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.
The convention features extensive steampunk-related programming in its Alternate History Track. There's also a BritTrack for fans of Doctor Who, Sherlock, and other UK media.