I have just returned from Dragon*Con 2008 and it was off the hook. I have always been a closet Sci-Fi geek but never went to any of the events. A few years ago my wife Kristin was forced to watch an episode of Star Trek Next Gen and unbeknownst to me became hooked on Sci-Fi. After seeing Firefly and Battlestar Galactica she is a full blown fangirl of the Sci-Fi channel. Long story short, this year she hauled me to Atlanta and we were chilling with the Storm Troopers, Super Heroes, gnomes and fairies.
If you've never been to one of these things, I highly recommend it. No matter if you are a fan of Sci-Fi/Fantasy or not, you are guaranteed to be entertained in some way or another. I hear the after parties are outrageous.
Anyway, here are some pics I snapped while cruising the hotels.