40 Days of DragonCon (Day 4) – Rox’s Survival Guide: Log Entry 001 – The Unique Geek

2

rox37Dragon 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!

2 Comments
  1. LeighBC says

    I cannot agree enough! The one meal I make sure to eat, sitting down and really eating it, is breakfast. Marriott’s Sear has a good buffet and a good breakfast menu (2 eggs, toast, potatoes/grits and fruit for around $12).

  2. Rox of Spazhouse says

    The Sear has smoked salmon on the buffet. They also cook eggs to order.

Cancel Reply

Your email address will not be published.