Your email address will be used to confirm your participation. Unconfirmed spaces will be given to someone on the waiting list.
You can cancel at any time by filling out the "Join or drop out of a Parade Group (required)" section of the form.
Want to join another parade group? Parade registration filled up on 2-15-2018. The wait list form for the parade is https://tinyurl.com/DCParadeWL2018 and it can always be found at http://dragoncon.org/?q=be_in_the_parade .
Bookmark this form and come back any time to change your status. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rhc3EwtctFSh3hVhmlDrmWuZpJNoD3ySXN0bFT9hLg4
For future reference, if you have a vehicle then register directly with the parade as an individual and request to be placed in a specific group. Vehicles will get separate instructions from the parade. During registration write this on their form: "I would like to be placed with the (name of group) led by Zan Bowden." Vehicle spots are very limited and all of them were taken in less than a day in 2017 and 2018.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REMEMBER TO DROP OUT OF YOUR OLD GROUP! Duplicate registrations take away spaces from people on the waiting list. Thank you!
1) All hotel-themed outfits and carpet patterns are welcome, the classic Marriott carpet or carpet pattern are NOT required. 2) Yes, you can wear the new, ugly brown "skid marks" carpet. I don't know WHY you'd want to wear that steaming pile of dog poodoo (ew!) but hey, it's Dragon Con and every hero needs a worthy nemesis!3) Learn all about the pattern and how to make your own outfits in the Facebook event description at https://www.facebook.com/events/439672119763192.
Q: I'm new to Dragon Con and I don't get it. You people worship carpet that doesn't exist anymore? A: Yes. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. It all started many years ago when the creative folks at Volpin Props decided to make their own soldier costumes but instead of the standard camouflage coloring they used the pattern of the Marriott Carpet at the time. It was a viral internet sensation! The carpet was replaced in 2016 but we honor its memory. Always.
See some fantastic photos of costumers at https://www.google.com/search?biw=1600&bih=690&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=G1AgWqOuGsLemAG4goOIAw&q=dragon+con+marriott+carpet+parade+costumes&oq=dragon+con+marriott+carpet+parade+costumes
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!
What is an Eternal Member? Learn more at the unofficial fan-run website at www.DragonConEternalMembers.com
On your waiting list application write this on their form: "I would like to be placed with the (name of group) Cult of Marriott Carpet or Eternal Members and Friends group led by Zan Bowden." This ensures you will get correct instructions from the parade.
Last year over 400 people were on the waiting list and most did not get in. If you get a wristband then you will follow all of their instructions and meet your group at the parade staging area. This is where the parade marchers line up in their groups to get ready. DO NOT BE LATE. THE PARADE WAITS FOR NO ONE!
You can also choose to join the rest of your parade group at our Saturday morning meetup at 8:00 a.m - be sure to bring your wristband with you as one will NOT be set aside for you if you signed up as an individual because that would be a duplicate registration that would take away a space from someone else. Read and follow the Facebook event for complete details about the Saturday morning meetup.
While all shuttle buses to the staging area are supposed to be wheelchair friendly, there have been reports in past years of that not being the case. If you have any mobility considerations please contact Dragon Con's official Disability Services as soon as possible for the most current information on this topic. http://dragoncon.org/?q=disability_services. Advance planning is key when you need to arrange alternate transportation. I strongly suggest also having a Plan B.
2) Read the complete FAQ at https://dragonconeternalmembers.com/parade .
3) Keep informed throughout the year with the Facebook events for your parade group.
Cult of Marriott Carpet: https://www.facebook.com/events/439672119763192
Eternal Members and Friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/168581970543415