Marietta the Gathering brings together enthusiasts of geek community, pop, culture, and the arts in a vibrant festival at the Historic Marietta Square. The annual festival is a showcase and celebration of the multifaceted nature of geek pop culture.

The Guild Show

Attendees can look forward to The Guild Show, which spans the entire day, featuring artists, makers, and merchandisers who will display an array of items ranging from art to crafts and unique merchandise.

Tourney Alley

Tourney Alley promises an exciting lineup of tabletop games, card tournaments, and a selection of gaming vendors. The alley will be a hub for strategy, competition, and fun, appealing to gamers of all levels of expertise. This year, the event features collaborations with MomoCon and Ultimate Mobile Gaming.

Panels, Performances, and Contests

The Glover Park Main Stage and East Park Square Stage will host a variety of panels and performances throughout the day. Highlights include the Ultimate Showdown, and a Cosplay Costume Contest with pre-judging at the Glover Park Gazebo. Each panel and performance offers a unique glimpse into geek culture, from trivia and safety spells to stand-up comedy and special effects makeup demonstrations.

Premier Music Acts

The festival will feature musical performances on the main stage, including Aidan Fisher, known for his viral performances and role in the Netflix series Stranger Things, Emotional Support Seans with their eclectic mix of genres, and Hyperspace, a band that combines nerdy pop punk with themes from popular geek culture.

Culinary Delights

Boxwood Social Hall will recreate an indoor gaming tavern atmosphere, offering a cozy space for gaming and socializing, coordinated by the Atlanta Pathfinder Society and PlayOn Con. To cater to the universal love for food, the festival is inviting unique, exotic, and geek-themed food and beverage vendors to serve the attendees, ensuring that there are plenty of culinary delights to enjoy throughout the day.

With a rich program that spans gaming, art, music, and more, Marietta the Gathering celebrates the city’s vibrant community and its passion for pop culture and the arts.

2024 Schedule:

  • The Guild Show (Open from 10 am to 8 pm)
    The Guild Show is a collection of artists, maker, and merchandisers showcasing their wares.
  • Tournament Alley (10 am to 7 pm)
    Tents will be set up down South Park Square hosting an array of tabletop gaming, card play and gaming vendors.
  • Indoor Gaming Tavern at Boxwood Social Hall
  • Glover Park Panelists (10 am to 5 pm)
  • Main Stage Performers (6PM to 8PM)
    3 pm – Aiden Fisher
    5 pm – Emotional Support Seans
    7 pm – Hyperspace (nerdy pop punk band)

March 2, 2024

10 am to 8 pm



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