For tens-of-thousands of people, Labor Day weekend in Atlanta means one thing and one thing only: Dragon Con!
It’s not your average holiday weekend consisting of backyard barbecues, but rather a four-day sci-fi, fantasy, pop culture and gaming convention hosted in a handful of downtown hotels.
Among the eager annual participants is the Craven family – parents Aaron and Stephanie and 9-year-old son, Jackson.
They came to the StoryCorps Atlanta booth prior to this year’s Dragon Con to talk about cosplay culture and the impact it has made on not only their immediate family, but their 3 foster kids as well.
This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.