August 25, 2013 18 Comments
Updated August 26: Added a section about computer security while at the event.
Dragon*Con 2013 in Atlanta is next weekend. It is a gigantic convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy, comic books and other pop-culture topics. For several years now it has had a dedicated track of programming for skeptics called Skeptrack, at which I again will be speaking.
Dragon*Con is a huge event, and wireless communication is essential to keep in touch during it. This is the third year that I’ve gone downtown and actually checked out what WiFi options are available around the Dragon*Con site so attendees can know what to expect. This post contains my findings for 2013. You can also see my previous guides in the DragonCon tag on this blog.
Just some of the info in this post that can save you time or money or both:
- Every host hotel this year has at least some free WiFi – I’ve got all the details.
- Is the hotel WiFi overloaded, and you desperately need some free WiFi nearby? I’ll tell you several places to go.
- Would you rather use a less overloaded WiFi by logging in with your existing WiFi account? (e.g. AT&T, Boingo, Xfinity, etc.)? I’ve found several places you can do that.
- Do you need some Internet access but are not bringing a device? I’ll tell you which two hotels have computers you can use for free.
All that and much more, after the jump…