It’s Friday night at Dragon*Con. You’ve walked around all day, attended panels, shopped in the dealer’s room, and maybe even visited the Walk of Fame. Then the night comes, and you’re debating whether or not to go to this performance or that drum circle…but wait! There’s a Heavy Metal Party going on in a suite in the Hyatt! Now THAT is the way to spend the first party night of Dragon*Con.
On Friday, September 2 at Dragon*Con, CON*tourage will host its Annual Heavy Metal Party in their suite at the Hyatt Regency. It’s time once again to break out the concert t-shirts, leather, big hair and studs, and release your inner rock star as you party with new friends and old in the spacious Hyatt suite.
“This unique party theme has been such a success that we’ve now made it our staple party, so much so that the name ‘heavy metal’ is now synonymous with CON*tourage it seems,” said Mark Baggett of CON*tourage. When asked why they chose heavy metal as a theme, Baggett said, “The majority of people in our core group are all metal heads at heart, so this party theme really hit a homerun wth us. Around the Con we’ve become known as ‘that group that throws the heavy metal parties’ so we’ve embraced that and made the Heavy Metal Party our staple event. We’ve also discovered that metal music goes hand-in-hand with the sci-fi con crowd.”
This is a theme party, so feel free to dress in costume. There will be prizes for the best rocker-inspired outfits and groupies. CON*tourage will also be serving up some wicked tasty Metal Punch, along with liquid bread (a.k.a. beer) at this 21 and up only suite party. While CON*tourage wants everyone to enjoy the libations while they last, they also encourage people to BYOB. Also, new for this year, they will have CON*tourage collectible Dragon*Con party cups available for purchase.
DJ Nemesis will be returning for the third year in a row as the Heavy Metal Party DJ. He’ll be blasting well-known metal songs from AC/DC, Ozzy, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, and tons more for party-goers fist-pumping, headbanging fury. DJ Nemesis is also spinning the Saturday Dragon Dance in the Marriott Atrium Ballroom and participating on “The State of the Goth Scene” panel at Dragon*Con. (For more on DJ Nemesis, look for an upcoming article.)
CON*tourage’s late night parties require a VIP or Regular Party Pass and a photo I.D. for admission. Party passes were reserved in advance and can be picked up at the Meet & Greet on Thursday night. If you didn’t reserve a pass online, they will be doing a lottery-style drawing for those present for a limited amount of Regular Party Passes at the Meet & Greet on Thursday and from 5:30-6:30pm in the Marriott Marquis Pulse Bar on Friday.
CON*tourage Annual Heavy Metal Party will take place in the Hyatt Regency party suite from 12am until 3am. VIP passholders will be granted early admission at 11pm on Friday night. When you get your party pass, they will tell you the location of the Hyatt suite where the parties will take place. The party pass includes admission to both the Annual Heavy Metal Party and Saturday’s Fiesta Con Loco. Then on Sunday, CON*tourage will also host a Pancake Chow Down–party pass not required.
For more information, please visit CON*tourage online and the event page on Facebook. You can also follow CON*tourage on Facebook and Twitter, and read about past CON*tourage parties.