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Dragon Con parade to be televised on the CW for first time

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, August 8, 2016

The popular Dragon Con parade will be televised for the first time this year.

The parade, which draws thousands of costumed superheroes, sci-fi villains and cosplay characters onto the streets of Peacthree downtown, will be aired live on the CW starting at 10 a.m. September 3. The telecast will be rebroadcast that night at 8.

Organizers say the parade draws about 80,000 visitors. It's free to the public and tens of thousands of photos and videos are taken and posted during the hour-long event.

The CW is a natural partner. The network airs sci-fi and fantasy oriented shows such as "Arrow," "iZombie," "The 100," "Supernatural," "The Originals," "Vampire Diaries," "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Flash." This fall, it also adds "Supergirl," which was on CBS its first season.

Main cast members from "Flash," "Legends of Tomorrow," "iZombie" and "The 100" are scheduled to appear at this year’s convention.

September 4, 2015 Atlanta: Terrance Ferguson (Spiderman) from Auburn, Alabama attending his third Dragon Con in Atlanta posed for a picture with Sofia Zamora-5 from Miami whose parents, Sara and Raff Zamora (not pictured) were photographing the pair on Peachtree Street downtown on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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