September 4th, 2010
06:10 PM ET

Geeks and jocks coexist in Atlanta

Labor Day weekend finds the city of Atlanta, Georgia, host to several well-attended events, including a Nascar race, Georgia Tech's season opening football game, the Decatur Book Festival and Atlanta Black Gay Pride. The weekend's two largest events, DragonCon and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, happen only a few blocks away from each other, essentially taking over the downtown area.

The latter two - a science fiction/fantasy convention and a college football extravaganza - are the strangest of bedfellows.

"It's kind of like the ultimate pop culture weekend," said Katie Wall, a digital marketing consultant. "Where else can you find a place full of sci-fi and fantasy fans next to beer-guzzling football fans, all decked out in their school colors? It's like everyone's in costume for the weekend."


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  1. ::: for CNN :::


    September 4, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gabriel

    $399,000.00 USD ? What a joke

    September 5, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeddidiah_Knight


    I totally agree. I mean, how could he possibly sleep through the assigned tee-time. Isn't he aware of the trapped miners!?!
    What a num-num

    September 5, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wasacctuallythere

    So you obviously were not there Ann. I personally saw LSU meatheads acting like complete fools. This is no easy task to accomplish when surrounded by 1000's of people dressed in every sort of costume imaginable. I bore witness to a group of 20 by the pool at the Marriott chanting USA and breaking glass bottles on the ground. There have been several reports of female Con attendee's being physically assaulted by these morons. If you didn't attend, at least dig around the Internet for the true stroy.

    September 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |