Hey, folks! This is where you'll find all the necessary info for this year's events. We'll update this post every time there's a development, so everything you'll read here is current. Please check back as necessary for the most up-to-date information.PARADE:Time: TBD officially, but assuming the usual, Saturday morning with staging from 7:30-9:45 A.M. and step-off at 10:00 A.M. Place: TBD officially, but assuming the usual, the staging area
is the North Avenue Presbyterian Church parking lot/garage located at 607 Peachtree Street, and the route begins at Peachtree Street NE and Linden Avenue and ends in front of the Marriott Marquis.Meeting to go to staging together:
At 8:00 many of us will be meeting in the main lobby of the Marriott (near the Starbucks), where we'll hand out parade wristbands, and then split into two groups to go to the staging area together at 9:00 - one group taking the shuttle and the other walking. We would strongly recommend the shuttle if your costume will fit... you're going to be doing plenty of walking soon, and staging is pretty far from the hotel!
All marchers MUST be at the parade staging area by 9:45. If you don't immediately see us once you reach the staging area, parade officials will be on hand to direct you to our designated section. Once we're all together we'll arrange everyone into marching order.The route:
We'll post a route map and a staging map as soon as they're officially confirmed.GROUP DINNER: Time: Friday evening, Sept. 1st, at 7:00 P.M. Place: The Mellow Mushroom
This year, by popular demand, we'll be back at Atlanta's legendary pizzeria! They have incredible pizza (and other food) and are extremely vegetarian friendly. Check them out at: http://mellowmushroom.com/store/downtown-atlanta-0NOTE:
Though the website gives as address on West Peachtree, the restaurant itself is at the back of the building and faces Spring Street, near Ivan Allen, opposite the W hotel. Best not to head down Peachtree itself.PHOTO SHOOT: Time: Saturday morning directly after the parade, approximately 11:15 Place: The back steps of the Hilton (right side)
To find the steps at the Hilton, simply come in the front doors, walk past the elevators, and keep to the right. Soon you’ll see a set of doors on the right that lead to a short hallway. You’ll see that the hallway has two sets of doors, one on either side, that lead outside to large concrete staircases. We’ll be using the larger set of steps on the RIGHT. Depending on the heat, after the big group photos we may adjourn indoors for smaller, air-conditioned photos.
That's it, folks! As always, for the most current updates and news during the convention, follow us on Twitter @PrydonAcademy. Forward to September!