Date and Time for this Past Event
Saturday, Aug 28, 2021 9am - 12pm
About Doggy Con
A week before Dragon Con enlivens Downtown Atlanta, Woodruff Park hosts an opportunity for metro Atlantans and their four-legged friends to get in on the cosplay fun. Doggy Con features a pet costume pageant, a vendor village of dog-centric goods and activities, face painting, a green screen photo booth, and plenty of pup culture. Join us in paying homage to one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions while competing for drool-worthy prizes and raising funds to build a WoodRUFF Dog Park! From Harry Pawter to BatDog and Robin, there’s room for everyone at Doggy Con.
Food vendors include Refuge Coffee, The Cereal Lab, and Mocha Pops.
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This year's pageant will be emceed by local media maven Mara Davis and judged by Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi, local artist Catlanta aka Rory Hawkins, costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han, and dog influencer Super Murph the French Bulldog.
Prizes will be awarded in six categories: Best in Show; Best Doggy/Human Dynamic Duo; Best Character Cosplay; Biggest “Aww” Factor; Best Small But Mighty Pup; and Best Big Buddy.
We have amazing prizes from our vendors and partners valued at over $1,000, including a 5-day membership to Dragon Con and gift baskets from The Whole Dog Market.
Registration is required to participate in the Doggy Con pageant. Register for $20 by August 26 or register onsite at the event for $25. All proceeds will directly support the construction of a future WoodRUFF Park dog park. If you simply want to attend as a spectator, admission is free!
Thanks to our sponsors!