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Organizers of Dragon Con say two women were struck by chairs dropped from a 10th floor hotel balcony during the science fiction and fantasy convention being held in Atlanta.

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Yesterday, the Brooks family, dressed as characters from the "Justice League" and stood on Peachtree Center Avenue to watch the annual Dragon Con Parade. This year is their second Dragon Con, and dressing up as a family group has become a new tradition, Janelle Brooks said.

“My family is really into superheroes, so we watch all the Marvel movies and all the DC movies,” she said. “It was a surprise. We didn’t tell (the kids) what their costume was until this morning. We laid it out on the bed for them.”

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Cosplayers went all out this year at the 2017 Dragon Con parade down Peachtree Street. From superheroes to handmaids to a surprising amount of inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex suits, people came out in droves to show off costumes they've been working on, sometimes for months ahead of the convention.

This year’s convention, set for Friday through Monday of Labor Day weekend, has hosted a number of notable guests among the projected crowd of 82,000, according to Dragon Con media relations.

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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At 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Dragon Con’s “Hall of Fame” was still just filled with bits and pieces of equipment, tables yet to be folded out and some very daunting looking equipment.

But the room wasn’t silent. All over the Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marquis, volunteers were hustling from one room to another, pushing massive carts, assembling scaffolds for art and preparing for the convention to begin. On Friday, the once-empty room will be packed with celebrity guests and their fans, hoping to get a glimpse, an autograph or even a selfie with their favorite star.

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