Dragon Con Eternal Members Unofficial Fan Group

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Sign up for the Eternal Members and Friends Dragon Con 2023 parade group. Enable event notifications for 2023 at https://www.facebook.com/events/947108149612934. As always, everyone is welcome! You don’t need to be an Eternal Member (or know one) to join us.

Sign up for the Cult of Marriott Carpet parade group for 2023. Enable event notifications for 2023 at https://www.facebook.com/events/1108956457172431.

Helpful tips will be shared in the Facebook events during Dragon Con and in the days leading up to the arade.

Free downloads of our professional post-parade photos are at https://bryanhumphrey.zenfolio.com/dragoncon.

Sign up on the Email List for both of these Dragon Con parade groups. The email list is used to send out our parade group sign up form, which is also shared on social media.

Watch us strut our stuff in the parade!

2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiBaOVhv4WY&t=1980s
2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UTkI_yusp0&t=1808s
2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBN_EAESd-g&t=33m30s
2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X–ee27Byjc&t=18m57s
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRvWBJMuoIQ&t=42m50s
2016: https://youtu.be/tUymRK7ug08?t=2405


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Dragon Con announced on March 4, 2020 that from now on all Eternal Members will receive a one year streaming membership to www.DragonCon.tv each year! In order for Eternals to receive their free streaming code, they will need to contact the Dragon Con office and give them your current email address. The email address will also be used to add you to to the Eternal Membership Newsletter.

Eternals should also make sure their mailing address is updated, this will be used to mail their Dragon Con 2020 souvenir badge.

Summary: Eternals should reach out to dragoncon@dragoncon.org with their current email address AND mailing address.

Q: Is the streaming code needed to participate in Virtual Dragon Con 2020?

A:. No. They are completely separate. Virtual Dragon Con 2020 is free for everyone, even those who do not have a Dragon Con membership/badge. In 2019 the streaming membership was $30 for non-Dragon Con members and $10 for Dragon Con members. The streaming membership can be purchased on the Dragon Con store in the Membership section at https://www.dragoncon.org/buy-now.

7-6-2020. Dragon Con announces that it will be going virtual for 2020.  Source: https://www.dragoncon.org/updates.

“I’m an eternal member. What does this mean for me?

Remember your membership grants you access to every Dragon Con from now until an AI uprising, alien invasion, or when and if Thanos decides to snap his fingers, and to our knowledge those haven’t happened yet. You are all set to enjoy both the 2020 virtual offerings and all Dragon Cons to come. We of course wouldn’t forget about you and your 2020 badge and swag. We will be sending those out in September to the address we have on file. If that address has changed or you want to check, please email dragoncon@dragoncon.org.”


Are you an Eternal? Do you have questions? Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConEternalMembers and read the Announcements section at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConEternalMembers/announcements. More information about the free streaming membership for Eternals is there. And lots of other cool stuff! The Facebook group is used to plan our annual meetups.

What is the Dragon Con Eternal Members fan group?

Welcome to www.DragonConEternalMembers.com. We are a fan group of Eternal Members and friends who love Dragon Con. This website and fan group is not affiliated with www.DragonCon.org. We cannot answer questions on their behalf. If you have any questions for Dragon Con staff, please ask them directly at their official website http://dragoncon.org/about/contact.

Our Facebook fan group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConEternalMembers. We can also be reached at http://dragonconforums.org/eternal-members and through the Contact page. All of these resources are fan-run and not affiliated with the official website at www.DragonCon.org. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a Dragon Con Eternal Member to join us. We welcome people who are not Eternal Members yet but who wish to learn more about it.

Are you thinking of buying an Eternal Membership?

Keep reading this entire page, then read the FAQ to get the perspective of a longtime Eternal Member.


Dragon Con is the world’s best science fiction and pop culture convention. It takes place every in Atlanta, GA every year in September over labor day weekend. Eternal Members are people who have bought a lifetime membership to this event.

Talk to Dragon Con Eternal Members at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConEternalMembers or http://dragonconforums.org/eternal-members. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a Dragon Con Eternal Member to join any of our online groups or participate in our fan meetups. We welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about the Eternal Membership.


Please read the FAQ to learn the benefits of a Dragon Con Eternal Membership.


Sign up for the Cult of Marriott Carpet parade group for 2021. Get news throughout the year at https://www.facebook.com/events/393952274637669

Sign up for the Eternals and Friends parade group for 2021. Get news throughout the year at https://www.facebook.com/events/978394595862815

Questions? The sign up form is very comprehensive. It is almost as if it was written by a longtime attendee who has anticipated all of your needs. ;)

PLEASE NOTE: Marking “going” to the Facebook event does NOT sign you up. The Facebook event WILL be used to send out news throughout the year. The event description has the best FAQ in the whole world. You’ll get answers to questions you didn’t even know to ask!20190831_101939 - promo picture Eternals.jpg

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Jump to information about DRAGON CON ETERNAL MEMBERS

This virtual postcard was emailed to all Eternal members on 7-5-2021. 2019 was the last year that postcards were mailed. All Dragon Con members will now get an email with instructions instead of a postcard.

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Dragon Con Eternal Member Postcard 2019

Dragon Con Eternal Member Postcard 2019. The final physical postcards were mailed before the 2019 convention.


Learn all about the incredible Saturday morning parade at Dragon Con!

Parade registration opens in February. As required by parade rules, unclaimed spaces will be turned back into the parade so they can let people in from their waiting list.Dragon Con parade photo from 2018

Dragon Con parade photo from 2018

Cult of Marriott Carpet parade photo 2018



Join us for our unofficial, fan-run meetups. These fan meetups are run by the Eternal Members fan group. They are not programming by Dragon Con and will therefore not be included any of Dragon Con’s publications or schedules including the printed Pocket Program and the Dragon Con app.  Please add them to your calendar or organizational system. The official Dragon Con app comes out a few days before the event and allows you to add custom events to your schedule.

Look for our flyer in the Eternals badge pickup room. Due to printing deadlines and space limitations, the flyer may not include all meetups.

Are you thinking of buying an Eternal Membership but you’d like to meet some Eternals first? We welcome everyone. You do not have to be an Eternal Member to attend our fan-run meetups.

Everyone is are encouraged to follow the events at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DragonConEternalMembers/events to stay up to date on the latest news regarding time and location. Longtime attendees know that nothing on the schedule is set in stone until AFTER it has already happened!


In 2016 for the first time ever Eternal Members were able to donate to Dragon Con’s official charity in the Eternal Members badge pick up room. We hope there will be a charity fundraising jar in there every year. Only cash will be accepted – no credit cards, bitcoin, or gold-pressed latinum.


Free Photo Op with “Trashy” in the Marriott

Wednesday night before Dragon Con, 11:00 p.m. Time subject to change, follow the Facebook event for 2021 for live updates. This event began in 2016.

Join us for the annual free photo op with the classic Marriott Carpet and Trashy, Dragon Con’s most famous trash can! Trashy will be sitting on some old, familiar Marriott carpet that will once again suddenly appear out of thin air. It is kinda like when the ghost of Christmas past magically reappears. This event is fan-run and is not connected with Dragon Con.

Disclaimer: This is not an official Dragon Con event. This is an unofficial, fan-run option which has no connection to Dragon Con.

Some unofficial fan meetups begin on Wednesday. Thursday used to be the unofficial fan meetup day but that has changed. Dragon Con used to start on Friday but beginning in 2017, Thursday became the first official day of the convention.

ADDITIONAL FAN-RUN RESOURCES (not affiliated with DragonCon)


Disclaimers: This is an unofficial, fan-run website. I have made every effort to ensure all information is correct. Any mistakes are solely mine. If you spot any inaccuracies, please Contact me. I cannot answer any questions on behalf of Dragon Con. If you have any questions for Dragon Con staff, please ask them directly at their official website https://www.dragoncon.org/about/contact.