New for 2018! Please sign up with this Google Form if you want to join the parade group for 1) The Cult of Marriott Carpet or 2) The Eternal Members and Friends. Parade registration usually closes in February and spaces WILL fill up. In 2017 there were over 400 people on the waiting list and most of them did not get in. :(
The sleeper hit of the 2016 parade returns for their triumphant third year in 2018! They said we couldn’t do it and we proved them wrong! All hotel-themed outfits are welcome, the Marriott carpet or carpet pattern are NOT required.
Here is one of our professional post-parade photo ops with the official Dragon Con photographer, Bryan Humphrey: Mad Scientist with a Camera.
JOIN THE 2018 ETERNAL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS PARADE GROUP
DO I HAVE TO BE AN ETERNAL MEMBER?
No, you don’t have to be an Eternal Member (or know one) to march in the parade with us. We welcome everyone!
PARADE GROUP THEME
Our 2018 theme is eternal/ immortal creatures and/ or Dragon Con themed outfits. It is pretty simple – we are the Dragon Con Eternal Members so we are using every part of that for our theme. This is a broad theme that is open to a wide range of creative interpretations, exactly what costumers do best!
WHERE ARE THE 2018 FACEBOOK EVENTS?
When you sign up with the Google Form you will see links to the Facebook events. The event descriptions are very comprehensive and will answer questions you didn’t even know you had!
Everyone is welcome in the parade. If you have any questions please get in touch with http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=disability_services as soon as possible. Advance planning is invaluable.
BEHOLD OUR GLORY IN THE OFFICIAL 2017 DRAGON CON TV PARADE VIDEO!
The Eternal Members and Friends and The Cult of Marriott Carpet groups march next to each other in the parade because they have the same group leader.
OFFICIAL 2016 DRAGON CON TV PARADE VIDEO
THE LEGEND OF THE CULT OF MARRIOTT CARPET BEGINS!
Questions? Contact us.
2017 PARADE INFORMATION
I am leaving the 2017 information up so that you can see how things were done last year. There are always some changes every year. Stay on top of news directly from the parade by following all the official resources at http://dragoncon.org/?q=be_in_the_parade .
UPDATE 8-27-2017. The famous “TMI” email from Jan Price, head of the parade, has gone out. The email only goes out to the email addresses of group leaders (like me) and individuals who registered directly with the parade back in February. She the only has email addresses for these people. I am sharing everything she sent me here. For all other information from Jan Price, join https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonconparade and read the Pinned Post at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonconparade/permalink/1063003697086093, then scroll back and read all the past posts by Jan Price. All of your questions will be answered. For information that is specific to one of the two parade groups below, follow their Facebook event.
MEETING PLACE SATURDAY MORNING AT 8:00 AM SHARP.
This is the meeting place for just the 1) Eternals and Friends parade group and the 2) Cult of Marriott carpet to walk to the staging area together. If you are not in one of these two parade groups then this does not apply to you and you should follow the directions you have already been given by the parade or your group leader.
UPDATE 8-27-2017. TMI EMAIL AND FILE ATTACHMENTS
All parade marchers should download and read all these files. All of your questions will be answered.