Sept. 3-6. $25-$100. Times vary. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St.; Hilton Altanta, 255 Courtland St.; Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Center Ave.; Sheraton Atlanta, 165 Courtland St. www.dragoncon.org.
If you have a favorite sci-fi/fantasy character, odds are you'll see him/her/it at the annual parade, the al fresco Dragon*Con experience. Sat., 10 a.m. Peachtree Street downtown.
Miss Star Trek Universe Pageant
This beauty contest is open to contestants from across the United Federation of Planets, so don't think it's confined to Klingon chicks. Sun., 4 p.m. Sheraton Hotel.
"The world's second-oldest robotic combat competition" features bouts in different weight classes beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Monday. Hyatt Regency.
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
The live radio performance group presents two shows, with Sunday night offering a dramatization of H.P. Lovecraft's "At the Mountain of Madness." Fri. and Sun., 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency 6-7.
Dragon*Con's Got Talent
Expect this new event to provide a phantasmagoric spin on the talent show concept. Mon., 1 p.m. Hyatt Centennial Ballroom.