Renderosity & Dragon*Con 2002

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Renderosity is having it very FIRST Digital Art Convention! We are glad to announce that we are partnering with Dragon*Con, America's largest annual convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, art, games, animation, science, music, television and films, will be held August 30 - September 2, Friday - Monday in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Interactive Planning - Here YOU can ask questions, participate, and brainstorm in planning this convention with us. Renderosity community has been around for 3 years and it is time to have a meet and greet. Shake each others hand, pat each other on the back, have a sit down conversation, and come face to face with Renderosity members that you have known for years. It is time to meet! Come All to Atlanta for our first Renderosity gathering - if you dare.
Here is all you do: 1. Complete the registration form 2. Purchase your convention membership 3. Make your reservations to the hotel (We suggest the Marriott since this is where the Renderosity Convention will be, but the Hyatt is just a crosswalk away.) 4. Make your travel arrangements 4-day Convention tickets are $75 per person. Can't make all 4 days? Nottaproblemo!! 1, 2, and 3 day passes for the convention will be available at the door. They are priced as follows: 3 day Sat, Sun & Mon $60 2 day Sun and Mon $45 1 day Fri, Sat or Sun $30 and Monday $25. That is it! We will see you there.
Renderosity is having a digital art show conference at Dragon*con. Dragon*con is this.... This is the first ever digital art conference. Schedule for Presenters Aug. 30th
  • Opening ceremony of the Digital Art Show - time listed
  • 1st presenter - time listed
  • 2nd presenter - time Aug. 31st Sept. 1st Sept. 2nd
  • Closing ceremony of the Digital Art Show It is going to be a happening place to be. Look forward to having you present at Renderosity Convention at Dragon*con.
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    One of the first hurdles of attending any convention is simply getting there! Luckily for travelers, Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities in the world by plane, train, automobile, and bus. Discount Air Travel: At Your Service Travel Co. is our official travel agency offering discounts on airline tickets. When you call, please identify yourself as an attendee of Dragon*Con in Atlanta to receive the discounts we've arranged. Phone: 800-645-0711 or 631-454-9200; Fax: 631-454-9148; Monday-Friday 8am - 9pm. e-mail: Web page: For those of you planning on spending some time in Atlanta sight-seeing, we strongly encourage you to get a map of the city prior to arriving. Atlanta is well-known for its confusing layout, and its fondness for naming streets either "Peachtree" or "Piedmont." Atlanta boasts the second-highest rated public transportation system in North America - The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, MARTA - with rapid rail service directly from Hartsfield International Airport to the Peachtree Center Rail Station. This station, carved from the very living rock ninety feet below Peachtree Street in downtown, is directly connected to the Hyatt Regency through the Peachtree Center Mall and Food Court. The entire walk is covered and almost entirely climate-controlled. The one-way MARTA fare anywhere on the system is only $1.75.

    Air Travel

    Hartsfield International Airport, just fifteen minutes south of downtown Atlanta and the convention district, is a two-hour flight (or less) from 80% of the population of the United States and is the international hub for Delta Airlines, the Official Airline of Dragon*Con. MARTA has a rapid rail station inside the airport that will take you directly to the Peachtree Center Rail Station, making it very convenient to travel directly from your plane to the convention. This costs $1.75 each way and is great for folks with a "normal" amount of luggage. The MARTA rail system shuts down from c. 1am - 5am for track inspection and maintenance, so plan to take alternate transportation to downtown (hotel shuttle, cab, rental car) if you're arriving in the wee hours of the morning. Airport sites: Hartsfield International Airport Official Site Master Plan for Airport Expansion One traveller's excellent Hartsfield site FAA's official Hartsfield site (includes major flight delays)

    Passenger Train Service

    Amtrak's Crescent, an East Coast long-distance train, runs daily from New York to Atlanta (3 or 4 times weekly between Atlanta and New Orleans) and stops at Brookwood Station between the Buckhead shopping district and Midtown Atlanta. This is four miles north of the downtown convention district. The Crescent offers full dining-car service as well as a lounge car (with a smoking section), sleeping-car accomodations as well as comfortable coach service. For additional information, Webmaster Paul W. Cashman, a railfan for many years, will be glad to help you. To get to the convention after arriving at Brookwood Station, take the #23 MARTA Bus from in front of the station to the Arts Center Train Station (free transfer), and then take a Southbound MARTA train to the Peachtree Center Rail Station. You can also take a cab from the Amtrak station to the Arts Center station, or all the way to the convention.

    Automotive Travel

    For those planning to drive, Atlanta is accessible by three major interstate highways: I-75, I-85, and I-20. Directions Tip: in Georgia, it is legal to turn left on red onto a one-way road from a one-way road if the road is clear and there are no signs present decreeing otherwise. You don't get to do this often, but you'll have ample chances downtown so enjoy it! Traffic notes: Downtown traffic is most dense during the weekdays of the con, especially during rush hour, but eases up on Saturday and Sunday.
    Arriving from the North
    • You'll come in on either I-75, from the northwest, or I-85, from the northeast. The two highways combine just north of downtown; follow signs for Downtown (basically this means go straight).
    • While traveling southbound on 75/85, take the exit for Williams Street.
    • If you're driving in for the day and not staying at one of our hotels, you can park at any of the parking lots on Williams St. Any of these parking lots are within a few blocks of the convention site.
    • To get to the Hyatt and the Marriott, turn left, east, on Harris St.
    • go a couple of blocks while getting to the extreme left.
    • For the Hyatt Regency, turn left onto Peachtree Street and get all the way into the rightmost lane. The Hyatt will be immediately on your right.
    • For the Marriott Marquis, continue on Harris one block and turn left on Peachtree Center Avenue. The Marriott will be immediately on your right (the Hyatt will be on your left).
    Arriving from the South
    • When traveling northbound on 75/85, take the right-hand exit for International Boulevard.
    • Turn left onto International Boulevard at second light and cross the freeway. If you're staying at the Marriott Courtyard or Fairfield Inn, keep left; your hotels are on the left.
    • Otherwise, you'll arrive at an intersection with Piedmont Rd. Continue across Piedmont through the next light at Courtland St.
    • For the Marriott Marquis, turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue. The Marriott will be in the next block on the right (Hyatt is to your left).
    • For the Hyatt, continue one more block on International Boulevard and turn right onto Peachtree St. The Hyatt will be a block and a half down on your right.
    From the East or West
    • While traveling in on I-20 East or West, exit downtown onto I-75/85 North ("Greenville/Chattanooga"). Stay to the right but be mindful of unwanted exit-only lanes.
    • After going no more than a mile, exit on International Boulevard and follow directions as From the South, above.

    Bus Transport

    Greyhound runs bus routes all throughout the United States to Atlanta. The "temporary" station is adjacent to MARTA's Garnett station; take any northbound train two stops to Peachtree Center (N1). Peachtree Center Station is within a block of our primary hotels. You can also take a cab from the bus station to the hotels; the distance is less than two miles.