Dragon Con 2016 was amazing!

Thank you to all our volunteers, our honored guests and panelists, TheOneRing.net, and of course to the fans who attended all of our panels and events. We hope everyone had a fantastic time.

Namárië, until next year!



Greetings, hobbits and humans, elves and dwarves, wizards and shapeshifters, orcs, goblins and dragons! Keep your eyes on this site for all Tolkien Track info!



UPDATED as of 8/26/16 – CLICK HERE, or the header. We’ll be filling in gaps in the schedule all the way up to the con.


Downloadable Resources from Panels


Don’t forget to download the official Dragon Con app to help manage your schedule! Available for iOS and Android




      • Timothy Furnish – professor and scholar, just published “High Towers and Strong Places: A Political History of Middle-Earth”
      • Michael Martinez – Tolkien blogger and trivia Valar, www.middle-earth.xenite.org
      • Constance Wagner – St. Peter’s University, a Tolkien Track regular, in the thick of authoring a book on Frodo and his sacramental/sacrificial heroism
      • Gregory A. Wilson – a speculative fiction author, podcaster, college professor, and TwitchTV channel host

GUEST PANELISTS from TheOneRing.net & MiddleEarthNews.com

      • Larry Curtis (MrCere with the TheOneRing) – journalist, blogger, movie critic and Tolkien Track Director
      • Kirsten Cairns (GreenDragon with TheOneRing) – artist, singer, producer and wit, who somehow keeps finding a way to return to Dragon Con despite her return to her UK home
      • Rebecca Perry (Deej with TheOneRing) – bloggist, and our stellar DJ at the annual themed Dance Party for the Tolkien Track
      • Laura Grabowski (Valdis Longbeard with Middle Earth News) – frequent bloggist, traveler; and also a university professor, wife, mother of two daughters, and servant to two cats

Parties & Costumes

These events are officially DRAGON CON CERTIFIED!

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Evening at Bree

Friday, September 2 at 8:30 PM | Hilton Atlanta – Grand Salon West
Join the Tolkien Track for our annual party of special magnificence! The festivities include our friends Emerald Rose, (playing one of their last DragonCon shows), a Tolkien costume contest, and maybe a surprise or two!
Anyone wishing to participate in the costume contest must sign up in advance (no later than Friday at 5:00pm) at TheOneRing.net fan table, which will be located on the Exhibit level of the Hyatt OR the Tolkien Track room.
This will be a night to remember!


Thorin Stardust & the Spiders from Mirkwood Dance Party

Saturday, September 3 at 10 PM – 1 AM (or until they shut us down!) | Hilton Atlanta – Grand Salon East ballroom
Throw on your most fabulous Middle-earth glam couture and join us for our annual dance party! DJ Deej will be spinning glam rock, Britpop, 80’s, and other glittering gems from the past and present.
If you need inspiration for this years theme, think: David Bowie, KISS, Alice Cooper, Prince, Lady Gaga, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Queen, etc…)


Hobbit Drinking Songs w/ the Brobdingnagian Bards

Sunday, September 4 at 8:30 PM | Hilton Atlanta – Crystal Ballroom

Sing and laugh along with your favorite filk duo as they perform some original hobbit-themed songs

Here’s a video of our 80s party from 2013!

We hope you’re as excited as we are! See you there!