Watch Dragon Con Parade on TV for First Time This Year

Dragon Con and The CW Atlanta (Channel 69, WUPA) have announced that the 2016 Dragon Con Parade will be broadcast live on The CW Atlanta on September 3, beginning at 10:00 AM.  This is the first time that the Dragon Con Parade has been televised.  The parade will be hosted by Brian Richardson from DragonConTV, with special guests from Dragon Con, Netherworld Haunted House and Six Flags over Georgia.  The DragonConTV parade coverage will still be available in the Dragon Con host hotels.

See last year’s Dragon Con Parade photos.

Dragon Con hosts the largest parade in Atlanta, with 3,200 costumed participants marching down Peachtree St in front of thousands of spectators.

The parade will be rebroadcast on CW Atlanta at 8:00pm on September 3.

William Shatner, Karl Urban, Alan Tudyk, Alex Kingston, Jack Gleeson, and Charlie Cox lead a long list of television and movie stars coming to Atlanta to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, science fiction, and gaming convention.

Shatner, best known as Capt. Kirk from the original Star Trek series, and Urban, who plays Dr. McCoy in the movie franchise reboot, will help Dragon Con mark 50 years of Star Trek.

Brian Henson, puppeteer and son of the late Jim Henson, will be among the top puppetry guests.  Henson will talk about the 30thanniversary of Labyrinth, the fantasy movie featuring David Bowie, Jennifer Connolly, and a large cast of Jim Henson’s creations.

Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk will join us as well.  Tudyk is well known for his role on Firefly, Dodgeball and other movies, and his comic web series Con Man. Gillian Anderson, half of the Mulder Scully duo from television’s X-files, returns to Dragon Con for the first time since 2012.

Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson from the 1980 cult classic Flash Gordon, and Gil Gerard and Erin Gray from NBC’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century will be on hand, representing classic science fiction from 1970s and 1980s.

Brett Dalton, who plays HYDRA leader Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will also be among the fan favorites on hand to lead discussions, talk with fans and sign autographs during the four-day convention.

“We are delighted to have so many guests from so many of today’s most popular or, in the case of classic science fiction, best loved shows and movies to join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration,” convention co-chair Rachel Reeves said.  “Overall, we will have some 400 guests – actors, authors, artists and other creators and experts – from across science, science fiction, and fantasy worlds, in whatever medium.”
An estimated 75,000 people are expected to attend Dragon Con 2016, filling downtown Atlanta over the September 2 to September 5 Labor Day weekend, with events and activities across AmericasMart Buildings #1 and #2 and five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta.
This year’s convention will also feature main cast members from some of the most popular televisionshows including NBC’s Gotham, CW’s “Arrow-verse” (Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow), NBC’s Grimm, BBC’s Torchwood, CW’s iZombie, Syfy’s Dark Matter, Syfy’sGhost Hunters, CW’s The 100, and Fox’s X-files.

Three of the most popular leads from BBC’s enduring Dr. Who series have a central role at Dragon Con this year.  Kingston, known to many television audiences for her role on ER, will be joined by fan favorites Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan. Gillan plays the assassin Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise and Darvill can be currently seen in the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow series.

Guests from television shows created by Joss Whedon, the American writer, director and producer, include Firefly, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spin-off Angel, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.   Other classic science fiction and fantasy television is also well represented, including Mystery Science Theater 3000, Farscape, the Battlestar Galactica franchise, and the Stargate franchise.
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