Marietta the Gathering

MtG 24 Teaser Flyer THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING INAGURAL YEAR!!!...

MARIETTA THE GATHERING WILL BE RETURNING IN 2024!

Marietta the Gathering is a new festival held each March in Glover Park at the Historic Marietta Square celebrating Geek Community, pop culture, and the arts. This family-friendly festival will include the Guild Show, a collection of art makers, merchandisers, crafters, and smiths; Tourney Alley, a street full of board games, card tournaments, and possibly video game arcade; as well as several other panels, performances, and contests in and around Glover Park.

Date: March 2nd 2024

Time: 10AM to 8PM

Location: Historic Marietta Square

Schedule: 

 "The Guild Show" (Open from 10AM to 8PM)

The Guild Show is a collection of artists, maker, and merchandisers showcasing their wares. Apply to be a vendor using our online application! *ONLINE APPLICATIONS CLOSED FOR 2024* or... Applications to join the show can be downloaded here. Please submit applications by February 9th, 2024 at 5:00pm

Completed application are to be emailed to specialevents@mariettaga.gov or mailed to:

City of Marietta
Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department Attn: Special Events
PO Box 609 
Marietta, GA 30061-0609


Tournament Alley (10AM to 7PM)

Tents will be set up down East Park Square hosting an array of tabletop gaming, card play and gaming vendors. 

2024 Features:  MomoConUltimate Mobile Gaming

Glover Park Main Stage 

TimePanel 
10 AMUltimate Showdown : Average Joe Edition
11AM501st GA Garrison
12PMPremier Sponsor Event - RocketFizz "Atomic Relay Race"
1PMCosplay Costume Contest *
3PMFeatured Concert - Aiden Fisher
5PMFeatured Concert - Emotional Support Seans
7PMFeatured Concert - Hyperspace

*Cosplay Contest Pre-judging will be held at the Glover Park Gazebo from 11:30AM to 12:30PM*


East Park Square Stage
Time Panel 
11AMThe City of Marietta Presents - The Lyrical Bee
12PMGeek Trivia Hosted by Sean Hagler
2PMSponsor Event - Boxwood Social Hall's BOX OF DOOM
3PMSafety Scrolls and OSHA Spells
4PMStand-up Comedy Show
5PM Monster Makeup FX Special Effects Makeup Demo

Featured Main Stage Concerts: 


3PM - Aiden FisherAIDAN FISHER - AcousticAidan Fisher is an actor/musician from Atlanta, Georgia. Aidan was recognized around the world at the age of 11 when a video of him performing with rock band Steel Panther went viral. The video has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube and other social media. Aidan again received worldwide recognition for his role as the "Eddie Munson" Guitar Double for the iconic Master Of Puppets scene in season 4 of the Netflix series Stranger Things. Aidan has also been a regular performer of the National Anthem (on guitar) for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and NASCAR. AIDAN FISHER - WEBSITE




5PM - Emotional Support Seans - Emotional Support Seans FacebookEmotional Support Seans 

Here is Sean 1. There is Shaun 2. Put them together and see what they do! 

Sean 1 tickles the ivories, and sings the melody. Sean 2 joins right in with lush harmony! 

Here them play jazz, rock, country, and pop. Here them play blues, and the 40 of top.

So pack all your troubles away in a box! Come relax to the sounds of Red Panda and Fox!



7PM -  Hyperspace LogoHyperspace Hype

What do the Goonies, Chewbacca, and Star Trek’s The Borg all have in common? They’re all nerdy pop punk songs released by the Atlanta based band, Hyperspace! Hyperspace is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Jason Kochis, drummer Ryan Paul, and bassist Kayvan Sarikhani who have been rocking out the southeast corner of the U.S. for a little over a decade. The geeky rock trio has performed at large and small venues alike, specifically ATL’s Star Bar, Criminal Records, multigenre convention DragonCon, and even embarked on a tour through Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida. In addition to live performances, Hyperspace has released 4 studio albums. Most recently, they celebrated their long-standing musical career with a remixed and remastered compilation album of their favorites, Retrograde. Hyperspace Website

Joining Us Again! ... 

Boxwood Social Hall Logo Will host an indoor gaming tavern atmosphere coordinated by the Atlanta Pathfinder Society and PlayOn Con

One thing that is universal across all types of communities... We have to EAT! We are looking for unique, exotic, and down-right geeky food and beverage vendors to be apart of this EVENT!! If you would like to apply, please complete our Food Vendor Application or download it (Downloadable PDF) and return it to ezillweger@mariettaga.gov before January 27th, 2024. 

*Spaces are limited, and not all applications will be accepted*

Interested in sponsoring this event? Or volunteering? Email specialevents@mariettaga.gov for more information.

The City of Marietta is grateful to any group, club, organization, business or individual that wishes to volunteer their time to help the Special Events division put on the best events possible. If you are interested in volunteering for our events, please fill out our volunteer form. A representative of the team will contact you with more information! 

*All individuals who directly interact with minors (under age 18) are required to consent to a criminal background check prior to working their first event*

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