One of the best things about pop culture is getting to attend conventions. Luckily for pop culture fans everywhere, Awesome Con is right around the corner.
The seventh outing of Awesome Con is returning to to Washington D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center starting, Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28. The convention is expecting over 80,000 attendees over the three days during which celebrities, artists, scientists, and creators will engage with fans during hundreds of hours of programming and exhibits.
Some of the featured events at this year’s convention are already creating quite the buzz.
Smithsonian is back again to present Future Con, a science pavilion showcasing the intersection between science and science fiction with tech demonstrations, experts discussing everything from dystopia to scientific advancement, and more. Back for the third year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT and Washington Blade, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley and presenting special programs discussing diversity in pop culture.
In addition to returning esteemed comics publishers such as DC Comics and Third Eye Comics, for the first time at Awesome Con, Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press will be onsite. Attendees will have the opportunity to stop by their panels for special announcements and exclusives.
As far as who will be in attendance, check out the list below to see if any faves are heading to Awesome Con this year!
- Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Glory, Saw, Robin Hood Men In Tights)
- Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Batman Forever, Willow)
- John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow)
- Jon Bernthal (Punisher, Daredevil, Walking Dead)
- Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, War Machine)
- Creed Bratton (The Office)
- Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Star Trek: Discovery)
- Kate Flannery (The Office, Ok K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes)
- Oscar Nunez (The Office, The Proposal)
- Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, Toy Story, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Clueless)
- Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Kelly LeBrock (Weird Science, Hard to Kill, The Women in Red, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Gamers: The Movie)
- Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Greg Capullo (BATMAN series for DC Comics, SPAWN, Marvel Comics X-FORCE, QUASAR, The Creech)
- Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Kiss, Wonder Woman, Deadpool)
- David Walker (Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Cyborg)
- Amanda Conner (Vampirella, Harley Quinn, Power Girl)
- Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Hulk, Flash Gordon, Aquaman)
- Amy Mebberson (Walt Disney Company)
- Cat Staggs (DC Comics, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries)
- Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America)
- Chrissie Zullo (Vampirella, Josie and the Pussycats, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love)
- James Silvani (Disney and Muppet comics for BOOM! IDW and APE Entertainment)
- Jimmy Palmiotti (Event Comics, Marvel Knights, Paperfilms)
- Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Robin Rises: Omega, Superman/Wonder Woman)
- Richard Starkings (Hip Flask, Elephantmen, Doctor Who Magazine, The Real Ghostbusters, Transformers)
- Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rock Candy Mountain, Secret Wars, Too, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty)
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