FAQ

• HOW CAN I BECOME A FEATURED COSPLAYER? It's simple! Just visit our FEATURED COSPLAYER APPLICATION page and submit your info. The photos you submit can be from previous years and other Cons, they do not have to be from a previous HAIR OF THE DRAGON: Cosplay Photo mini-Con; however after attending this year's event you'll have many new, top-notch cosplay images from amazing photographers you can pick from moving forward!

• CAN I ATTEND THE 2022 EVENT IF I HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED? No. We are requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated, as defined by CDC.gov - please bring proof of full vaccination (either printed card or photo on phone) which will be checked at door before allowing access to event in addition to a recent negative COVID-19 test. Please read over our COVID-PROTOCOLS page before purchasing a ticket.

• WHERE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD? The 10th edition of HAIR OF THE DRAGON, Atlanta's Cosplay Photo mini-Con, will be held at STUDIO SPACE ATLANTA - on Feb. 26th, 2022 (confirmed).

• WHAT HASHTAGS DO I USE? When using hashtags on photos, please use #markstercon and #hairofthedragon #cosplayphotocon

• IS PARKING PROVIDED FOR HoTD?
There is ample parking all around STUDIO SPACE ATLANTA, and it is all free.

• ARE COSTUMES REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE?
No, costumes are not required for entry. Yes, the majority of those attending will wear (or bring costumes) but there will also be many who will be there to take their own photos and/or just mingle and enjoy the event.

• CAN I CHANGE INTO MY COSTUME(S) AT THE EVENT?
Yes, you can bring your costumes and change into them at the event. There will be multiple dressing rooms / make-up areas open for attendees to use. Please note that event organizers are not responsible for lost, broken or stolen costume pieces. If you do use one of the dressing rooms, please make sure to clean up after yourself and double-check to make sure all that you brought into the room, you leave with.

• WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK WITH ALL OF THE FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Maybe. Many different things can affect that possibility (when you arrive at the event, how many costumes you bring and how long it takes you to change costumes, how many people are waiting for a certain photographer ahead of you, how long you take with each photographer, when you leave the event, etc.) We ask that everyone who attends be patient and understand in knowing that each photographer works differently and not to expect an hour-long photoshoot with a Featured Photographer. With this being a special event, photographers will not spend as much time capturing images of subjects as they would, say, during a 1-on-1 private photo shoot.

• DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY COSTUME THE ENTIRE EVENT?
No, you do not. You are welcomed to change out of your costume if it's uncomfortable or if you have another costume you'd like to wear to be photographed in. As stated above, there are 9 private dressing rooms you can have access to for changing.

• IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED?
Yes, alcohol is allowed but it will not be provided by the event organizers or the venue...so it's BYOB. If you do BYOB, we do require that all those partaking are 21+. If you do bring your own beverage, please make sure to dispose of the empty containers and do not just place them around the venue for someone else to pick up. Either take the containers with you or thrown them in the trash. If you bring a cooler, you can always just put them back in the cooler. Giving or sharing any alcoholic beverage to anyone under the age of 21+ is strictly prohibited.

• WHAT IS THE POLICY ABOUT PHOTOS BEING TAKEN BY PARTICIPANTS (instead of the featured photographers)?
Participants can take photos on their own but they will need to stay out of the "shooting range" of the official event photographers and not interfere with photoshoots. Trying to speak over event photographers to tell someone currently being shot to do something else is also frowned upon. So...in a nutshell...participants can take photos....just don't interfere with the actual shoots.

• WHERE CAN I GET ACCESS TO THE PHOTOS, AFTER THE EVENT IS OVER?
All of the Featured and Roaming photographers will submit links to their edited photos a short while after the event has ended. Some photographers may only require a day or two while others may require a week or more, depending on how many photos they take and their editing. We will post those links to the home page of www.CosplayPhotoCon.com once we receive the links from the photographers.

• IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT?
No, there is not a minimum age requirement for this event. However it should be noted that some costumes may be "revealing" and there will also be a body-painter on hand with the model showing a decent amount of bare skin. If you bring a younger person to this event be aware that they may be exposed to the human figure while the artist covers them in paint. Also, the only thing that is required is an event ticket, that can either be reserved online or purchased night-of (cash). Both reserved and night-of tickets can be picked up at the door starting at 6pm on Feb. 26th, 2022 (tentative due to COVID-19) with doors opening to 'ADV. TICKET HOLDERS' at 5:30pm.

• HOW DOES REGISTRATION/TICKETING WORK?
Adv. Tickets will only be sold advanced online via TicketFairy.com. When you arrive at the venue and walk in, there will be a handful of people there to assist you. If you pre-purchased a ticket, give them the .pdf ticket that you were sent (via email). You will then be asked to sign a Model Release and Liability Waiver. After that you are free to enjoy the event. If there are people ahead of you waiting to register/pay, please be patient and do not enter the event until you have handed over your ticket (or purchased a ticket) and signed the Model Release and Liability Waiver. Visit TicketFairy.com to secure your Advanced Ticket so you can get access to the event at 6pm

• WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes, event organizers will be providing tasty finger foods during the event (while it lasts, starting at 8pm).

• WILL THERE BE OTHER EVENTS LIKE THIS IN THE FUTURE?
Yes. For more info, please check www.MarksterCon.com for future events to satisfy your inner geek and party monster:

• IS THERE A FEE FOR PHOTOS?
No, there is no fee for photos. After the event is over (and photographers have a chance to edit/organize photos) the photos will be uploaded (via albums/links) to this web sites's homepage. Some photographers will start making their edited photos available soon after the event while some may take more time releasing images in batches as they are edited.

• ARE THE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON A CD? Photos will be uploaded and available online. If a photographer provides images on CDs is up to that photographer and individuals and may require an additional fee. Contact the photographers directly after the event for additional inquiries.

• IS THERE ANYTHING HAPPENING AFTER THE EVENT?
Yes, a bunch of us will be getting a bite to eat at IHOP afterwards to decompress and mingle. The address is 5000 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093 – it will be after 1:00am when we go.

• I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
Feel free to email them to marksterconproductions@gmail.com