Dragon Con 2002 was held in its usual US location in Atlanta,
Georgia, from August 30 to September 2. There were the usual people
dressed in costumes ranging from storm troopers of Star Wars to
strange silver guys from Battlestar Galactica to characters from
SCI FI and fantasy that few have heard of. There was the usual
gaming room with over 400 tables for free role playing, card games,
and Hero Cliche type games all with judges. There were the usual
costume contests and debates on obscure Sci-Fi topics. Included
were the usual seminars and question-answer sessions with prominent
writers such as Timothy Zahn and Michael A Stackpole (whom we met
and spoke with). There was the usual merchant room with hundreds of
merchants from different companies selling books, costumes, movies,
swords, clothes, light up lightsabers, and more "doo dads" then you
know what to do with. However, what was not usual at this years,
Dragon Con was the presence of the Star Wars Combine!
Each day around noon, long
lines of Imperial Troopers could been seen at all the snack vendors
and restaurants. Officers do not eat with the troops.
Veynom, PaulDaJedi, Brosk, Gabby Storm, Anti
Tarkin, Blackthorne, and Vortex Shard, were all in attendance this
year. There was a talk given by them on how to create a villain in
an online game, which quickly turned into a discussion on the Star
Wars Combine. People just couldn�t get enough of it. Many questions
were asked about all aspects of the Combine, how to join and how it
works were especially prominent. The rest of the convention was
spent meeting new people and spreading the word about the Star Wars
Combine to other Sci-Fi fans, as well as partaking in a few of the
activities to be had.
Combine at work during the main presentation. From left to right:
Veynom, Vortex Shard, Blackthorne, Brosk Cardassian, Anti-Tarkin.
There was also Pauldajedi and Kammy in attendance who unfortunately
are not in the picture.
and Brosk Cardassian having fun in the gaming room.
Brosk and Blackthorne spent a good amount of
time in the gaming room, picking up some new games and
participating in a few tournaments. They then came back with enough
swords from the dealers room to defeat a Roman legion. PaulDaJedi,
Veynom and Anti Tarkin spent the majority of thier time making laps
of the entire convention and trying to see all that was to be seen.
Sitting in on some panels, and buying a few items as well. Gabby
Storm, a guest speaker durring the convention spent much of her
time on panels or as a judge in competitions, though would always
make time to hang with the members of the Combine. Vortex Shard
spent most of his time as a judge in the gaming room deciding the
fates of tournament players.
Anti-Tarkin were lucky enough to tame a Wampa.
The presence of the Combine at Dragon*Con
raised a lot of interest among the Star Wars fans and the
presentation was a success. We think most of us will be returning
to Dragon Con again next year, as we know we are a start a much
bigger Combine showing. We hope everybody will help the Combine by