Fanboys, geek-girls, collectors and curiosity-seekers of all varieties descend on downtown Atlanta SEPT. 1-4 for DRAGON*CON, one of the world's largest fantasy and sci-fi conventions. This year's event features more than 400 celebrity guests and bands, including Anthony "C-3PO" Daniels, George A. Romero, Adrienne Barbeau and ... Rip Taylor? For the uninitiated, don't miss the fifth annual Dragon*Con Parade of aliens, Jedi knights, Klingons, etc. $85. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St.; Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave.; Atlanta Hilton, 255 Courtland St. 770-909-0112. www.dragoncon.org.