Since being founded a few years ago, Awesome Con has gone all out in making sure the fans have the best experience. Since 2013, Awesome Con–DC’s comic con–included artists, panels, comic and celebrity guests, and costume contests.
This year looks to be filled with much of the same and more! It was announced April 1st that the event is now going from three days to five full days. Taking place this year from June 3-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Awesome Con is including new things, such as philately (the study and collection of postage stamps), numismatology (the collection and study of money), and ornithology (the study of birds).
Awesome Con saw 50,000 attendees last year and expects there to be more people attending this year. This year’s guests include Peter Capaldi, Kevin Smith, Will Friedle, Morena Baccarin, Adam West, and John Barrowman, among many others.
Awesome Con founder Ben Penrod had this to say about this year’s geekfest:
For years, Awesome Con has been known as DC’s preeminent comic convention. That all changes this year. It’s time to go back to the roots of collecting, and also become more inclusive of geekdom than we’ve ever been, welcoming new friends in the worlds of stamp collecting, coin collecting, and bird watching. We’re all nerds at heart!”
….Happy April Fool’s!