DragonCon Atlanta

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Dan Peterson of Fort Campbell, Ky., waits among the spectators in his dragon costume for the Dragon*Con parade to begin on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25th annual science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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Actress Loni Anderson waves to the spectators during the Dragon*Con parade on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25-year-old science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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Participants dressed up as stormtrooper characters from the Star Wars movies make their way down Peachtree Street during the sixth annual Dragon Con parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Jerome, left, and Susan Ford watch with their children Sanaa, top, and Malcolm, bottom, as the sixth annual DragonCon parade makes its way down Peachtree Street Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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A pair of sleestaks from the Land of the Lost strut down Peachtree Street while participating in the Dragon*Con parade on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25th annual science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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A man depicting Speed Racer strikes a pose while participating in the Dragon*Con parade to begin on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25th annual science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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A group of Star Wars storm troopers march down Peachtree Street during the Dragon*Con parade on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25-year-old science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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A pawed man takes photos of the participants at the Dragon*Con parade on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 in Atlanta. The 25th annual science fiction convention draws thousands of participants to downtown Atlanta. (AP PhotoErik S. Lesser)
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Participants in the sixth annual Dragon Con parade make their way down Peachtree Street Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Participants in the sixth annual DragonCon parade make their way down Peachtree Street Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Mallory Heffner, left, uses a can of spray paint to touch up Lindsey Thomas' costume before the start of the sixth annual Dragon Con parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Twin brothers Allen, left, and Adam Hansard pose for a picture before the start of the sixth annual Dragon Con parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, GA. The brothers decided to dress up as Hawkman and Atom after a cartoon based on the characters. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Participants dressed up as characters from the movie 300 make their way down Peachtree Street during the sixth annual DragonCon parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Charles Carlson, front right, lines up with other stormtroopers as they prepare for the start of the sixth annual Dragon Con parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Participants in the sixth annual DragonCon parade make their way down Peachtree Street to the staging area Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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A person dressed as a Klingon character from the Star Trek series laughs during the sixth annual DragonCon parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Matt Pfingsten dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars make his way down Peachtree Street during the sixth annual DragonCon parade Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 in Atlanta, Ga. (AP PhotoTodd Bennett)
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Olivia Pedigo of Russellville, Ky, dressed as a Little Mermaid character readies her camera as "Star Wars" storm troopers pass by during the Dragon-Con Parade through downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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Batman and the Riddler, aka Ray Deforest of New York, and the Riddler aka Jim McGinnis also of New York look toward onlookers as they march down Peachtree Street during the Dragon-Con Parade through downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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Sci-fi enthusiasts dressed as Star Wars characters march past onlookers during the Dragon-Con Parade through downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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Valerie Perez, of Los Angeles, aka "Wonder Woman" blows a kiss to onlookers while flanked by "Deoderant Dame" Andrea Canterbury Gainesville, Fla., as they ride in the Dragon-Con Parade through downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)
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Motorcycle riding "Klingon", Rick Day of Atlanta, pauses for onlookers during the Dragon-Con Parade through downtown Atlanta, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. (AP PhotoJohn Amis)

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