Superman, Batman and Robin, the Joker and Darth Vader were just a few of the thousands of visitors to the area for Dragon*Con.
Dragon*Con is the, "World's largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!" states the website for Dragon*Con.
2010 marked the 24th Dragon*Con. The event is annually held in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. It's estimated that more than 40,000 people attend Dragon*Con. Thousands more venture downtown to witness the spectacle.
The event includes movie screenings, costume contests, panel discussions, autograph signings, and countless other science-fiction related programming. One of the most popular events is a parade through the streets of Atlanta.
SLIDESHOW: See The Cast Of Characters At Dragon*Con 2010
Many Dragon*Con attendees attended the events in costume. It's a normal site to see Storm Troopers, Spider-man or a host of other costumed characters dining, walking or hanging out downtown.
Nelson's News attended the Masquerade costume contest Sunday night. The event included a little bit of everything.
There were some impressive costumes.
Some strange ones, too.
The cheerleaders, or at least people dressed like them, from Saturday Night Live performed.
There was even a marriage proposal.
Some of the performances were, well, hard to describe.
While others speak for themselves.
Dragon*Con wrapped up Monday and all the attendees boarded their Batmobiles, or other mode of transportation, and headed back home.
Next year marks the 25th annual Dragon*Con and organizers expect it to be the greatest one yet.