40 Days of DragonCon (Day 4) – Rox’s Survival Guide: Log Entry 001 – The Unique Geek
Dragon Con Survival Tips by Rox of Spazhouse
As someone who attended Dragon Con for ten years, I have made some notations on what works and does not work when attending a very large convention. These are just suggestions and not to be written in stone as these items worked for me they may not work for you.
Log Entry 001: A GOOD BREAKFAST
If you are on of the attendees who go to many, many panels with little or no breaks in between, I suggest a very hearty breakfast. I don’t mean a power bar and some Gatorade. I mean a full eggs, bacon, juice, pancakes stomach busting breakfast. With the walking that is involved you will burn off most of it.
As for lunch, a large fruit smoothie ties me over. This will allow you to make it through the day without having to stop for lunch and miss a panel. There are plenty of places for breakfast. The Hyatt and the Marriott both have good breakfast buffets. The prices run about $18.00.
If you are feeling adventurous the Landmark Diner, 60 Luckie St. NW is a number of blocks passed the park where the parade forms is a great diner. Prices are very reasonable.
Other breakfast places that serves breakfast but not so heavy a fare:
- Corner Bakery Cafe’ Across the street from the Hyatt on Peachtree. Bonus: They have free Wifi (or the last time I was there it was)
- Caribou Coffee 303 Peachtree Street
- Dunkin Donuts 303 Peachtree Street
- Starbucks now offers breakfast sandwiches that are not have bad. They are on the small side, however.
Think of Dragon Con as a marathon and not a sprint. You will be up for hours and hours with a little or no break during long stretches of the day. Fueling up is very important!