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Superheroes Storm the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the Return of Awesome Con May 29 - 31

05/29/2015

Awesome Con, Washington DC's premiere comic con and pop culture convention returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on May 29 – 31 with more than fifty movie and television celebrity guests making appearances throughout the weekend.  Awesome Con expects to greet more than 50,000 pop culture fans across 230,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 10 rooms of programming. 

“Awesome Con has been a key part of fueling our growth by helping to expand a portfolio of new events that Events DC hosts across its venues,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC.  “In 2014, the comic book and pop culture festival quadrupled its attendance and injected more than $4.5 million into the local economy and they expect to surpass those numbers this year. Its incredible success has led to us winning even more one-of-a-kind events to the District of Columbia.”

More than one hundred exhibitors will be selling toys, video games, comics, apparel and other collectible memorabilia.  A new addition for 2015 will include kid-centric activities with an area called Kid’s Zone where they can draw along with noted comic book artists, learn how to make their own Superhero symbol, see a wizard magic show, attend Superhero University led by top industry professionals and make their own superhero cape. A full list of Kid’s Zone activities and programming can be found here: http://www.awesome-con.com/kids-zone/.  

A wide variety of celebrity guests from screen stars to voice actors will be part of the weekend; signing autographs, sitting on panels, and taking photos with attendees. Among them include the iconic William Shatner and George Takei of Star Trek; Grant Imahara of Discovery Network’s Mythbusters; Jason Mewes, known as Jay from Jay and Silent Bob; Good Charlotte lead guitarist and comic book artist Billy Martin; the original voice actors of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings and The Goonies; plus cast members from Doctor Who; Once Upon a Time; Power Rangers and Walking Dead.

Special activities throughout the weekend will include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests and gaming events.

Single-day admission and three-day weekend packages are available. Kids age 10 and under get in for free. Three-day VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt, comic book and other paraphernalia, as well as early admission to the event. Ticket and event information can be found at: www.awesomecon.com.