Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphone owners who are also planning to attend the massive DragonCon fantasy and science fiction event in Atlanta on September 2-5 will get some extra help. The official app for the convention is now available to download from the Windows Store.
In case you are not familiar with DragonCon, it first started in 1987 and has grown to become a huge event, with over 65,000 attendees for the 2015 convention. There are over 5,000 hours of scheduled panels and programing, covering fantasy, science fiction, film, TV, and related topics. It's also become famous for its parade of thousands of cosplayers who walk through downtown Atlanta.
The Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile DragonCon app (via Reddit) will allow attendees to get quick access to the daily schedule of events, along with what special celebrity guests will be attending. It also offers a map to quickly find panels and programming (DragonCon actually takes over several downtown Atlanta hotels, so the map feature will be handy). There's also a listing of all the various dealers and exhibitors at the show.
Unfortunately, the DragonCon app was not developed with Windows 10 UWP tools, so Windows tablet and laptop owners are out of luck, but at least smartphone users will have the app ready to go for next weekend's festivities.
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