Awesome Con is back. Washington, D.C.’s iconic pop culture convention takes over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this weekend with a full lineup of events. The three-day event features exclusive panels, workshops, meetups and celebrity appearances from Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. Attendees can start planning their Awesome Con experience and view the full schedule of programs online at www.awesome-con.com/programming.
Awesome Con LGBTQ+ focused Pride Alley, in partnership with Geeks OUT and Metro Weekly, returns with its largest slate of programming that spotlight LGBTQ+ artists, creators and fans. The wildly popular Science Fair is back and with two full programming tracks: TERRA for Earth-based panels and COSMOS: for Space-based panels. Science Fair has four divisions of NASA represented, along with a special program on pop culture history in partnership with Smithsonian’s highly anticipated upcoming exhibit Entertainment Nation. Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr. is back with even more events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. After debuting last year, Destination Cosplay will make its return to the show floor with cosplay demos, meetups and more. Awesome Con’s Book Fair is back! Powered by D.C.-based Solid State Books, guests can enjoy book signings, access to writers and publishers and take a stroll down Author’s Lane to discover independently published authors from a variety of genres.
This year Awesome Con is adding two new programming features. The Awesome Con Remix Stage located in the Destination Cosplay. Guest can boogie down and shake their groove thang. The stage will include fandom-inspired tunes, games, trivia, singalongs, and of course, dancing, happening all weekend long right here! In addition to the Remix stage, the Movement Room will get attendees active after sitting in panel rooms. Activities in this room will require you to get up and get moving!
The three-day event will feature some of the biggest influencers from the world of pop culture and comic books at panels, screenings, and Q&As. On Sunday, Noah Schnapp from Stranger Things will be on hand for a mainstage panel, autographs and photo ops. Other celebrities will include the cast from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Charisma Carpenter and Amber Benson as well as Anthony Rapp from Star Trek Discovery. These are just a few of the star-studded celebrities appearing through the three-days. Check here for the complete list.
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