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Nichelle Nichols Grand Marshal for 2015 DragonCon Parade

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We speak with Dan Carroll from DragonCon about this year's festival and highlights.  DragonCon activities are separated into Fan Tracks which include everything from Alternative History, Science, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tolkien, Silk Road and more.

LifeSouth Blood Mobile will be collecting pints from all eligible not just those in the Horror Track.

The festival takes place September 4-7 at various venues in downtown Atlanta. The Grand Marshal for this year's parade on September 5th will be Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhuru of Star Trek, the original television series which broadcast from 1966 - 1969.

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Billy Dee Williams(Lando Calrissian) and Kiplyn Primus at DragonCon 2013

There is something for everyone at DragonCon and Dan Carroll even alluded to a few surprises, so get creative with a costume, grab a friend and we might see you at this year's DragonCon.

For more information about the festival click here: DragonCon.

For more information on the historical role the Nichelle Nichols played, her meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her association with NASA click here: Lt. Uhuru

Nichelle Nichols also interacts with fans on Facebook