Thursday, 21st at Dragon Expo

Conventioneers waitting for the show start
The 1:1 Scale
Autograph Session
Preview Session

Today marks the first day of the inaugural Dragon Hobby Expo in Atlanta. The opening of the show set the tone for the day as over one hundred conventioneers lined up to check-in during the first hour! Many of the show attendees managed to get several great deals from the vendors who were present, and combined with some of the attendees from the IPMS Nationals next door, the show floor was very busy indeed.

At the Manufacturer's Area, Dragon, Tamiya, Hasegawa, Italeri, and Zvezda brought several prototypes and new items for everyone to view, and staff were on hand to answer any questions that the attendees had.

Friday night VIP, Johann Huber was present at the show floor and met with his fans, and even offered to give everyone an early autograph session!

After the show floor closed, several vendors and conventioneers attended the Thursday night welcome dinner, and afterwards they headed to the room next door for the Dragon Trivia Contest, which was loaded with great prizes donated by our generous vendors.

Little did the attendees know, while they were answering trivia and winning prizes, some of the Dragon staff were next door setting up for a surprise! After the final prize was awarded, everyone was ushered in to the next room for a previously unannounced sneak preview session! Scott Crawford was on hand to introduce the latest action figure prototypes as well as announce the title for the 6th anniversary figure.

Everybody who was present left with a big smile on their face! Although today was just the first day, many of the attendees surely had gotten their money's worth! Stay tuned for summaries of the other show days!

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* Event and time schedule subject to change.