Bloodthirsty vampires, violent werewolves, and vengeful ghosts. The SyFy Channel’s version of the popular BBC hit television show, “Being Human” has them all, and come Labor Day weekend, so will the city of Atlanta. The primary cast of “Being Human” have all been confirmed on the Dragon*Con website to appear at the huge geekfest, which has taken over the streets of downtown Atlanta for almost 30 years.
On the show, best friends Aiden (Sam Witwer) and Josh (Sam Huntington) are co-workers-turned-roommates trying to pass as human; Aiden is an old vampire, Josh is a young werewolf. They unwittingly gain a third roommate in Sally (Meaghan Rath), a ghost who is the previous resident in their new residence. Sally doesn’t understand why she’s still bound to the earth, and her story takes an interesting turn a few episodes into the premiere season. Through various trials and tribulations, the trio manage to form the unlikeliest of friendships that make for interesting television. The show was renewed for a second season back in March and is currently on hiatus, but generally airs on Monday nights in the U.S.
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. Every Labor Day weekend, about 40,000 people crowd the streets and take over the hotels of downtown Atlanta to meet friends, celebrities, cosplay and totally geek out. Ticket information can be found on the official website.
You can read more about my experiences at Dragon*Cons past at this link.