Thursday, March 22, 2018

Galactic BASH OF THE EMPIRE returns for a 7th installment on May the 4th (Be With You) in Atlanta

The rumors are true! Atlanta's largest and most die-hard Star Wars themed party – BASH OF THE EMPIRE – returns this year on May the 4th (Be With You)! This will be, without a doubt, the biggest galactic party on International Star Wars Day in Atlanta, come spend it with hundreds of your fellow galactic geeks!

More info. coming soon to (18+, non-smoking) – hosted at Center Stage Atlanta's THE LOFT.

Monday, March 19, 2018

"Early Freak" tickets for the May 19th BURTON BAR CRAWL now available

EARLY FREAK TICKETS for the May 19th Burton Bar Crawl (21+) in Atlanta are now available! Visit to read all of the gory details and beat the creepy crowd by reserving either a "Bio-Exorcist" or "V.I.F." (Very Important Freak) ticket.

NOTE: Early Freak ticket option expires on April 1st at noon (or when 100 tickets have been sold, whichever is first)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

FREE PASSES to 'Ready Play One' 80s Party screening in IMAX on March 21st in Atlanta!

Warner Bros., Markster Con and Nerd Fun: Atlanta invite you and a guest to attend a special, totally radical 80’s themed advance screening of READY PLAYER ONE on Wednesday, March 21@ 7:30pm at Regal Atlantic Station.

Doors open at 6:30pm with an 80's Music Party and then the movie starts at 7:30pm!

Organizers are encouraging all attendees to come dressed as their favorite 80’s movie characters (i.e. Back to the Future, The Goonies, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, etc.) The person with the best 80’s movie costume will win reserve seating AND exclusive READY PLAYER ONE t-shirts! Tell your friends they gotta motor, as the first 20 guests dressed to the max in 80’s fashion will win exclusive READY PLAYER ONE movie swag. It will be righteous as the person with the best 80’s look will also win a $100 gift card plus a READY PLAYER ONE swag bag. Tubular! Again, doors are at 6:30pm for the 80's Music Party and the screening starts at 7:30pm.

In addition, everyone attending will receive a raffle ticket which will make them eligible to win a Markster Con GOLDEN PARTY PASS, which will get the lucky person ONE YEAR OF FREE EVENTS produced by Markster Con! These rare party passes are valued at about $250 a piece and will make anyone who owns one the envy of any Markster Con party. NOTE: The raffle drawing will take place before the start of the movie. If you are not already a fan of Markster Con on Facebook, see more at

Also, please join the Nerd Fun: Atlanta MEET-UP group at

This highly anticipated movie, based on the best selling book with the movie directed by Steven Spielberg opens on Thursday, March 29th


Wednesday, March 21
Doors Open / 80’s Music Party @ 6:30 PM
Movie starts @ 7:30 PM
(261 19th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363)



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Location confirmed for Atlanta's largest STAR WARS party on May 4th

Markster Con has confirmed the location of the May 4th (Be With You) BASH OF THE EMPIRE VII at one Atlanta's most well-known venues. Read more about it (18+, non-smoking)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tim Buton inspired bar crawl headed to Atlanta on May 19th, 2018!

'Early Freak' Tickets open up
at 7pm EDT on 3/19/18
SAVE THE FREAKY DATE!! Do you enjoy the signature dark works of filmmaker Tim Burton? Do you just love all of his strange and unusual characters? Are you YOURSELF strange and unusual? If so, then you'll want to check out Atlanta's BURTON BAR CRAWL, presented by Markster Con Productions, on May 19th, 2018 – in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice and the 25th anniversary of Nightmare Before Christmas!

Dress up and pay homage to your favorite Burton movie characters (there are a ton to pick from!) or, heck, throw on your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas shirt or other Burton inspired outfit and join your fellow freaks and geeks in Atlanta as hundreds crawl through participating pubs for an event like no other. A limited amount of 'EARLY FREAK' tickets go up for grabs on March 19th via (21+)more info. coming!


DISCLAIMER: This event is not affiliated with Tim Burton, Warner Bros, Disney or any of their affiliates.

Friday, March 9, 2018

FINAL DETAILS: 3rd annual Rocky Horror Pub Crawl set for March 9th in Atlanta

If you are planning to attend tonight's ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL, PLEASE take a few minutes to read all the details below about what event producer has planned so you'll be sure to have a great time and also help the event move along as smoothly as possible! Also included is a list of props to bring (or not bring) to the Midnight show!

Yes, tickets are still available to tonight's annual Rocky Horror Pub Crawl (March 9th), which also include a ticket to the Midnight shadow-cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – which can be ordered until 4pm today (March 9th) via After that you can purchase tickets beginning at 7pm at Diesel Filling Station where registration will be set up until 10pmNOTE: If you ONLY want to attend the shadow-cast performance of RHPS at The Plaza (and skip the Pub Crawl) you can order tickets via

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PUB CRAWL MAP (download):
New to the Virginia Highlands area or maybe you aren't sure which pubs are where and what is happening when come Friday? We've got your set-up. Simply click HERE to download a map of the ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL (Click and hold on the map to save to your phone. Click “Save Image”) then refer to that image during the event that you just saved to your phone. This map shows where registration is, as well as the event crawl layout and the final stop at the Plaza Theater for the Midnight performance of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW by Lips Down On Dixie, Inc. Then, during the event on March 9th, simply revisit this map that you have saved on your cell phone so you'll know the sexy course.

EVENT HASHTAGs (please use):
#rockyhorrorpubcrawl #markstercon #lipsdownondixie #plazaatlanta @markstercon

As far as parking, we suggest looking over this map (click to enlarge) and see where some of your closer options are. There is free parking, paid parking and metered parking in various locations within easy walking distance of pub crawl registration Diesel Filling Station (beginning of crawl) or the end of the event near Plaza TheaterNOTE: The CVS parking lot (across from Diesel Filling Station) has automated paid machines now.

We also suggest you take a LYFT to the event, ESPECIALLY if you plan on drinking any alcoholic beverages – maybe even share a ride with friends. If you do use LYFT, make sure to use the code "markster" for a $5 free credit towards future rides.

Diesel Filling Station (21+)
If you have a pub crawl ticket for the March 9th ROCKY HORROR event (or want to purchase a ticket), please visit the Registration table located at Diesel Filling Station, starting at 7pm (till 10pm). Please make sure to bring your Xorbia ticket with you for scanning. Everyone who is registered must go through the line (which means you can not register for your friends, even if you purchased tickets for them as they will need to also come through the line). A valid 21+ I.D. is required at both registration and also before entering all participating venues. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to ask Registration staff when checking in! Registration ends at 10pm – all shots should be claimed by 11:30pm!

After you make it to The Plaza at the end of the crawl, make sure to get your photo taken by T.O. of Cultural Gorilla, who will be set up in the lobby. All photos are FREE and complimentary for all attendees. A few days after the event ends, we'll upload the images via for you to view/tag/share. Costumes not required to take photos, just the ability to strike a sexy pose!

When walking to the different pubs PLEASE use the sidewalks or crosswalks. PLEASE use the designated crosswalks and look BOTH WAYS before crossing the road. In addition to keeping an eye out for yourself, also watch for other attendees to make sure they also stay safe. Although all of the participating pubs are on the same side of the street, attendees will still need to cross at certain intersections to continue on their journey to the final stop at Plaza Theater.

To make things run much more smoothly, please BRING CASH (to pay for any drinks or food you may purchase on your own). Once you place and receive your order at the bar (if not at a table), please move away from the bar area to give others a chance to place an order. The 4 official pubs (with Plaza Atlanta being the last stop) have a full menu (we've posted links to their menu's further down on this page) and everything is good (we’ve eatten at each venue multiple times so we know!). We highly encourage you to take the time to grab either an appetizer or full meal at one of the venues to help show your support so we can do this again. And please, remember to tip your wait staff.

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One of the most fun and unique elements of seeing THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW "live" is the crowd interaction, where attendees in the audience bring "props" to use during the show. The host venue, Plaza Alanta, allows most props that are typically used during a viewing of RHPS but not all. Click the graphic and see what is (and is not) allowed. Feel free to bring your own props if you'd like to be an interactive part of this amazing evening.

COSTUME CONTEST: Planning to unleash your inner Dr. Frank-n-furter, Rocky or Riff Raff? If so, Lips Down On Dixie, Inc. will be helping host a ROCKY HORROR COSTUME CONTEST inside the Plaza Theater, before the beginning of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (midnight) and the live performance. They will be picking people from the crowd do make sure to make some noise if you want to be considered for the contest! (before midnight).

All ticketed attendees please make sure to pick up your 1.25" commemorative ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL 3 pin when checking in at registration at Diesel Filling Station. NOTE: Pins can be claimed from 7-10:00pm at the registration table.

When visiting each of the ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL stops, present your numbered wristband TAB at the bar area for a themed shot. Event wristbands are for those who are registered and at this time we will not be making any more available (as the event is sold out). NOTE: All shots should be claimed by 11:30pm (if you want to claim them).

Tab #1) The Rocky Horror (@ Diesel Filling Station)
Tab #2) Sweet Transvestite (@ Limerick Junction)
Tab #3) The Sonic Transducer (@ Dark Horse Tavern)
Tab #4) The Damn It Janet (@ Neighbor's Pub)
Tab #5) Mental Mindf*ck (@ Plaza Theater)

While at the crawl, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick a pub and have dinner or a round of appetizers and/or drinks. A wide variety of food will be available at all of the host pub stops and for your convenience, here are their online menus for your browsing:
• Limerick Junction: MENU
• Diesel Filling Station: MENU
• Dark Horse Tavern: MENU
• Neighbor's Pub: MENU

If you have  questions during the event, feel free to ask at the Registration table (Diesel Filling Station), they’ll do their best to find out the answer(s).

For future geek-themed events in Atlanta, please visit for more info.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Photos from Atlanta's POTTER PROM!

ACCIO PHOTOS! If you attended the Atlanta POTTER PROM, below you will find photo links from our talented staff! If you repost, please remember to give photographers credit as well as use #markstercon #potterprom #fadoirishpub @markstercon @fadoatlanta

• Cultural Gorilla rooftop photos HERE
• Workman Reflections platform photos HERE
• JC Barger roaming photos HERE

Aso, please take a few moments to let us know your after thoughts via the POTTER PROM follow-up survey! Doing so, you'll be eligible for access to 'Early Wizard' tickets for the next POTTER PROM, in addition to receiving a 40% OFF offer for tickets to Markster Con's Disney-themed Enchanted Pub Crawl in Atlanta on April 14th!