This year, once again, the Alt History Track will have a Parade presence.
We will be joined by official Dragon*Con guests the EXTRAORDINARY CONTRAPTIONS, performing live aboard their trans-dimensional road-traversing vehicle!
If you wish to join us in the Parade, follow these simple steps:
1. Visit the Alt History Track Room (Wild Wild WESTIN, International C) for our track programming, which begins at 10 AM on Friday. I will be making general announcements at the beginning of the first panel, and Parade badge ribbons will be available in the track room all day Friday. (If you can't find me, ask for Wm. MacLeod, second-in-command).
2. On Saturday, meet us at Woodruff Park no later than 9:45 AM. Click on the lj-cut below for directions.
NOTE: the first person who arrives at the park will likely be asked to hold the place marker sign for the group. The sign will read: "ALTERNATE HISTORY/STEAMPUNK". The staging begins at about 8 am.
How to get to Woodruff Park from the:
Hyatt Regency - walk out the front door, turn left and walk south on Peachtree for about 5 blocks to Auburn Ave. Woodruff Park is on the left - big, green, with a huge fountain.
Marriott Marquis - (use the Hyatt route or) walk out of the front entrance, turn left on Peachtree Center and walk south about 5 blocks to Auburn Ave. Turn right on Auburn and Woodruff Park is about 1.5 blocks from there, you'll approach the park smack in the middle of it.
Hilton Atlanta - (use the Hyatt or Marriott routes or) walk out the front entrance, turn left on Courtland and walk south about 5 blocks to Auburn Ave. Turn right on Auburn and Woodruff Park is about 2.5 blocks from there, you'll approach the park smack in the middle of it.
Sheraton Atlanta - go 2 blocks to Peachtree, turn left and walk south about 2.5 blocks to Auburn Ave. Woodruff Park is on the left. OR use the Hilton route (it's about a 1.5 block shorter walk to Auburn Ave from there).
Westin Peachtree Plaza - walk out the Peachtree St entrance (the front door, near the track room, International C), turn right and walk south about 2.5 blocks to Auburn Ave. Woodruff Park is on the left.
If you are not staying in the downtown area and do not plan to drive in, MARTA stops at Five Points and Peachtree Center appear to be the closest to Woodruff Park, according to the MARTA website.
NOTE: If you will be carrying any sort of prop weapon in the parade, PLEASE go to Security in the Marriott to have your weapon peace-bonded.
ALSO NOTE: No handouts/freebies/candy/flyers may be tossed to the spectators, due to City of Atlanta regulations. No commercial enterprise advertising or promotion is likewise permitted.
ALSO ALSO NOTE: This is a politics-free zone. This is also a PG-13 parade, so if you're representing the seamier side of alt history or steampunk, please cover up. :)
See you all at the show!