Monday, September 01, 2008

Storm Troopers



I never have a camera when I need one.

There I was, leaving my office's parking structure in downtown Atlanta on Friday, and a group of Storm Troopers walk past. A little further down the block was a family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Ron, the twins and Harry Potter himself. As I continued my commute down Peachtree Street, I saw what looked like a wood nymph holding hands with yet another Storm Trooper.

Ah yes, the annual DragonCon is back!

The parade featured Dragons, characters from the Firefly series, Star Wars, etc. Apparently the real Weasley twins were in town last year for the event -- but refused to come back because Atlanta is too hot. I guess when you live in climate like the U.K., parading in full costume thought the Atlanta streets in late August/early September would seem a bit toasty. Of course, Chewbacca here didn't seem to mind.

No, I did not take these pictures, the good folks at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution did. I need a tee-tiny little pocket camera to carry with me for emergencies like this one!

4 comments:

Len said...

Was Dick Cheney there too?

Gotta Knit! said...

I was all "what the heck?". Forget about Dragoncon.

Suzy Neal said...

iPhone is my camera!

Meg said...

I hear you are making one of the fabulous shawls. What color(s) is yours?

P.S. I finally got a g. account, so I can post instead of just lurking :-)