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Atlanta Comic Con brings out the superhero in all of us

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) 220-acre downtown Atlanta campus may not immediately conjure images of wall-crawling crime fighters, zombie-killing sheriffs and evil symbiotic alien life forms. But the GWCCA and its facilities have a viable connection to the world of comic books, superheroes, comic book-based cinema, and the burgeoning geek culture fan convention […]

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Southeast’s largest 4th of July fireworks show bigger and better in ’18

The Southeast’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display was even bigger Wednesday night. Capping off an evening of live entertainment featuring headliners After 7, Klymaxx and Dionne Farris with J Fly and Friends, the 14-and-a-half minute pyrotechnic spectacle lit up the night sky over the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus. Featuring […]

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Pla Mor Pigskin: College Football Hall of Fame rebrands

Chick-fil-A is making sure that downtown Atlanta remains the epicenter of college football. The definitive interactive museum dedicated to collegiate gridiron glory has rebranded as the Chick- fil-A College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF), a partnership symbolically christened today during a ceremony unveiling new signage featuring the fast food giant’s iconic red-and-white-logo. Officials from the […]

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Oscars connection: “Baby Driver” drives Academy Award clout for GWCCA campus

Amid the glitz, glamour, pomp and circumstance of the 90th Academy Awards presented tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus will have a supporting role. That’s because Oscar-nominated action flick “Baby Driver” was filmed in part at the GWCCA’s Red Deck, Gold Deck and now-defunct Georgia […]

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Five questions with the Authority’s first-ever emergency preparedness manager

On a shelf overlooking Marc Vincent’s desk, there’s a row of hats emblazoned with the insignias of GEMA, NYPD, the 1996 Summer Olympics Police, Lenco Bearcat armored vehicles and the newest – GWCCA Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Vincent,  who was recently appointed as the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s  first-ever Emergency Preparedness Manager, is […]

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Facilities & Events

Entertainment preview: Stars shine on GWCCA campus in 2018

So far in this still-young calendar year, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus has served as production basecamp for the hit TV musical drama “Star,” and hosted performances by EDM (electronic dance music) chart-toppers Bassnectar and The Chainsmokers, hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar, rapper Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera,  pop […]

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Sustainability

GWCCA campus: Atlanta’s eco-hub of events spaces

You might think the country’s greenest concentration of diverse event spaces and attractions is somewhere like environmentally-minded Seattle, proudly progressive New York City, Colorado or the high-tech San Francisco Bay Area. Surprise! It’s right here in Atlanta, featuring a roster of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified structures anchored by the Georgia World […]

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