Awesome Con is among the first major east coast conventions of Con Season. This year’s Awesome Con takes place this weekend and will run from March 30th to April 1st in at Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. As with most conventions; many celebrities, artist, and writers will be in attendance. This year is expected to be huge with John Boyega to be in attendance. Boyega also participated in a press Q&A ahead of his first visit to the nation’s capital. Some other notable guest are Black Lightning star Cress Williams, Dave Bautista of MCU and WWE fame, and Tom Welling who played Clark Kent on Smallville for 10 years. This will also be Tom’s first convention. And of course there will be a variety of comic book industry guest including Tom King, Scott Snyder, and Greg Capullo.
Awesome Con is also a great place for gaming of the video and tabletop variety. Their gaming room will be open from 10am to 11pm and you’ll also be able to check out board games for you and your friends. If you’ve ever wanted to try D&D but don’t know how, this would be a great place to learn. DMs will be hosting 2 hour games all day. And for those Adventurer’s League players, Awesome Con has you covered. Everything will be provided in case you forget your stuff.
There will be obviously be tons of panels. Most celebrity guest will be hosting a Q&A of some kind. However, the best panels almost always hosted by the fans. And there will be panels covering numerous subjects like writing, portfolio preparation, and various genre specific panels. There will also be several wrestling related panels like the Q&A hosted by The New Day and AwesomeManiaVI on Friday, And on Saturday there’s a Women & Femme Wrestling Fan Connection panel focusing on women and LGBTQ+ voices in wrestling.
Tickets for all 3 days are still on sale. Badges, photo op, and autograph purchases can be made through the Awesome Con website. It’s recommended that you download the Guidebook app so you can receive alerts for the Panels and Autograph lines. While you’re there, be sure to also visit the Universal FanCon booth #1866, where there will be some giveaways and info about the next big con you should be attending in Baltimore on April 27-29! You can get your tickets at universalfancon.com. Be sure to use the code fanbros to get a sweet discount!