Dragon Con Media Relations

September, 1 – September, 5 Atlanta, GA
Written By: Dan Carroll - Aug• 31•22











Dan Carroll, Director, Media Relations

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AmericasMart Building Three Offers Nearly 3 Acres of Space for Tabletop, Pen & Paper,

and Video Games While Westin Remains Integral to the Gaming Footprint  


Japanese Arcade Games Return; Joystick Game Bar Hosts Pop Up Experience;

Two Bridges Are Better Than One for Artemis Spaceship Simulator Fans


ATLANTA – August 1, 2022 – Dragon Con, one of the largest gaming conventions in the nation, is moving a large part of its ‘round the clock gaming programming one block up and one block over, from AmericasMart Building One to Building Three.


While the move was necessary because of renovations to Building One, the new space is better laid out and quite roomy – offering nearly 3 acres of games and gaming, from the latest and most popular video games to rarely seen board games.


Dragon Con, the internationally famous pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, runs from Thursday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 5 with events and activities across five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta – and AmericasMart Buildings Two and Three.

“We think fans will really appreciate the new layout. It’s easier to navigate and find the games they love to play, or discover something new,” convention co-chair Dave Cody said. “Meanwhile, we’re going to continue to use the Westin space as we always have.”

All the gaming panels and presentations that had been held in the Westin in past years will be there again in 2022.  This includes The War College/National Security Decision Making Game, LARP, the dual bridge Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Werewolf and other social deception games, Video Gaming Programming, and Table Top Programming.

As it always has, Dragon Con will offer fans a chance to talk with today’s top game designers, voice actors, and other experts about games, game design, and gaming culture.  Popular parties, such as the Heroes & Villains Ball and the 8-Bit Bash, offer gamers and other fans a chance to take a break from the tables.

Japanese arcade games are returning to Dragon Con for the first time since 2019’s convention, offering an assortment of cabinet games not usually seen this side of the Pacific Ocean. These games will be available in AmericasMart Building Three. Meanwhile, Atlanta’s own Joystick Game Bar will host a pop-up arcade packed with traditional American – and free to play – cabinet games at 161 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. each day.

“Arcade games – the ones we grew up with and ones we’ve never seen before – are extremely popular with Dragon Con fans. We’re excited to have the Japanese games back in the fold after a two-year absence,” Cody said. “For fans of Magic: The Gathering, we’ve committed substantial resources into hosting weekend-long events in the Commander format. Players will receive an exclusive promo card, specialty playmats, and other goodies.”

Another fan favorite, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator Game, which lets groups of fans take over the simulated controls of digital spaceship, is expanding from one bridge to two. Fans will have the option of playing cooperatively against computer-generated baddies or squaring off against each other in a competitive match.

Gaming opens at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, and stays open through 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 1 -Sept. 5, 2022) in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than 3,500 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music, and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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