Seventh Annual Awesome Con Begins April 26

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The seventh annual Awesome Con will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this year from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. Awesome Con will bring together 80,000 fans to celebrate comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, and amazing cosplay.

Hundreds of hours worth of programs are planned for fans to enjoy and range from celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals to gaming tournaments, cosplay fashion shows, pop culture collections and so much more.

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Awesome Con has an amazing lineup of actors attending this year, some of which include Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), Cole Sprouse (Riverdale), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Torchwood), and many more.

The Comic Guests lineup also packs a punch with Greg Capullo (Batman series for DC Comics, SPAWN), Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Wonder Woman), and many more.

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For those planning to bring the whole family, the family-friendly pavilion, Awesome Con Jr, returns with more fun events planned to both educate and entertain kids and parents. Smithsonian will once again partner with Awesome Con to present Future Con, a science based pavilion highlighting the intersection of science and science fiction with tech demonstrations, experts discussions and more.

Pride Alley, a partnership with Geeks OUT and Washington Blade, will return for its third year to shine a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in a more robust section of Artist Alley. There will also be special programming with discussions on diversity in pop culture.

Returning are esteemed comics publishers including DC Comics and Third Eye Comics, and they will be joined by Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press. Guests will have the opportunity to stop by their panels for special announcements and exclusives.

Can’t wait to check out Awesome Con? It kicks off on Friday, April 26 with exhibit halls open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and programming running until 10 p.m. On Saturday the exhibit hall will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with programming until 10 p.m. Sunday will round out the weekend with exhibit hall hours running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get your tickets now and make sure to catch all the action.

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By Brianna
Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09
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