Awesome Con is a celebration of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.
This year Awesome Con will be held on April 18-20. Show hours are 3 PM to 8 PM Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday. It will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW). You can take the Metro (the Yellow or Green Line to the Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St – Convention Center stop)
Special guests are being announced regularly. Some of the featured guests include Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Goonies, Rudy), Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), J. August Richards (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Angel), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: TLJ, Andromeda), Melissa McBride (Walking Dead), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Dirk Benedict (BSG, A-Team), Andrew W.K., George Perez, Steve Niles, Timothy Zahn, and many more!
Tickets will be on sale at the door, but you can also purchase them in advance. Kids under 10 get in for free with an adult admission.
This year’s Awesome Con-cert will be held at the Black Cat in downtown Washington DC. Special guest, Andrew W.K. will be headlining in a solo performance on Saturday night, April 19th. Show starts at 9:00 PM. Opening act Adam WarRock will also be performing his lyrical nerd-core specialties. And just added to the bill, local favorite RARE CANDY bringing their unique brand of video game inspired tunes.
Awesome Conventions LLC was created by Ben Penrod and Steve Anderson. Steve owns Third Eye Comics and Ben traveled around the country selling comics with Ninja Pirate Gear. Awesome Conventions promotes Awesome Con DC, as well as the Annapolis Comic-Con and the Southern Maryland Comic-Con.