Thank you Georgia Conservancy members and friends! It did not matter if you were a Browncoat or a Trekkie, a Ringer or a Star Wars fan, this is our planet and you made sure that the Georgia Conservancy will represent it on a universal stage!
The Georgia Conservancy has now boldly gone where no environmental organization has gone before ... we have been named an official charity of Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media and pop-culture celebration in the Universe! The great distinction also came with a donation of $26,000 to the Georgia Conservancy!
The Conservancy competed alongside four other worthy organizations to be named as an official charity. Voting took place between April 15th and April 28th, and after a tremendous amount of support from friends and fans, the Conservancy finished second place in the voting. We traveled to a Braves game dressed as Chewbacca and we bombarded our Facebook friends with sci-fi and fantasy inspired memes - and it paid off.
The festivites didn't stop there! Dragon*Con will descended upon downtown Atlanta on during Labor Day Weekend 2013 and, as an official charity, the Georgia Conservancy was represented front and center in the galaxy-famous Dragon*Con parade! We were the zombie campers that dragged our legs (sometime attached) and tents down Peachtree Street.
Check out our photos from the Dragon*Con Parade.