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Shrapnel Joins 65,000 Dragon Con Attendees in Atlanta

Posted September 7, 2022 1:45 pm
4 min
By Jethro Sandico

AAA First-Person Shooter (FPS) game Shrapnel joined 65,000 attendees at the recently concluded Dragon Con in Atlanta, which ran from September 1-5, 2022. 

The Shrapnel team set up a merchandise booth at AmericasMart2 for the duration of the entire event. They presented various Shrapnel-related products from comic books to stickers, patches to lanyards.

Shrapnel

Primarily known as an NFT game, Shrapnel has expanded its fanbase to the world of fantasy and science fiction through its comic book line. With its superb art and immersive lore, the game has captivated the imagination of fans outside gaming and Web3.

In late July, Shrapnel also participated in the San Diego Comic Con 2022, to the delight of fans.

About Shrapnel

Shrapnel, according to its whitepaper, is “the world’s first blockchain-enabled first-person shooter (FPS) game,” that offers access to player-creation tools, and combat features. 

Set in a futuristic earth, Shrapnel presents players with challenges such as finding and extracting valuable resources. Most of the game’s activity takes place in a meteorite-bombarded area around the planet called the Sacrifice Zone (or simply The Zone). Other opponents will also fight for their share of resources, creating battle opportunities that require “risk-taking and rewards skill.”

Shrapnel will soon deploy the $SHRAP token as the game’s official currency. A Token Genesis Event in the near future will create a limited supply of 3 billion $SHRAP tokens.

The AAA game is developed by Neon Shrapnel, a BAFTA/Emmy award-winning team of industry veterans. Collectively, the team boasts a portfolio of highly-acclaimed titles such as Halo, Call of Duty, Madden NFL, and Westworld.

Shrapnel

‘M’ Comics

On September 6, the team completed the snapshot of Shrapnel’s ‘M’ comics NFTs, which is scheduled to drop on September 7. Here are the details of the release:

  • ‘M’ NFT holders will be airdropped the genesis issue of the comics.
  • ‘M’ NFT holders will receive two comic covers per M Operator.
  • Holders will receive it on their Operator’s wallet on Avalanche.
  • To view the comics, owners can open the Shrapnel NFT gallery and connect their Operator’s wallet.
Shrapnel

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is a popular multi-genre convention that happens annually over the Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The pop culture event embraces fans of fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, and gaming, among others.

Formed in 1987, the inaugural Dragon Con event only drew 1,400 fans, until its fan base increased exponentially through the years. In 2019, the convention set a record attendance of 85,000. This year, 65,000 fans joined Dragon Con, as people gradually return to large gatherings since the pandemic.

Dragon Con

This year’s top guests include Star Trek actor William Shatner and Morena Baccarin, an Emmy nominated actress who has appeared in numerous sci-fi/superhero shows and movies (Firefly, Serenity, Deadpool, Gotham). CW Arrowverse actor David Ramsey and actress Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon A Time, Star Trek) also graced the event along with experts and influencers across various genres and media.

Along with the parade on PeachTree Street, Dragon Con is also highlighted by panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops. The talks touch on a plethora of topics including writing, costuming, art, literature, space, science, and the list goes on.

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