Awesome Con to Hold Virtual Convention May 1-3

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The virtual conventions keep on coming!

With the COVID-19 pandemic happening and many states under orders to stay home, more and more events are favoring virtual versions of our favorite conventions. LeftField Media announced on April 27, 2020 a jam packed schedule for its first virtual convention called Awesome Con Online, instead of Awesome Con, which was postponed to December 11-13 per one of our previous articles.

The virtual convention will be taking place this weekend Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, 2020. With support by Oni Press and Third Eye Comics, LeftField Media promises three fun filled days with panels, vendors, merch, movie watchalongs, and celebrity live chats among many other amazing things! If that isn’t great enough, artists and guests are participating for free and any money made through merchandise, pledged donations, or autographs will benefit The Red Cross.

Fans can enjoy Awesome Con Online completely for free from wherever they are, whether it be on tablets, desktop computers, or mobile devices. Many of the events will be streaming from Awesome Con’s Facebook, and fans can RSVP for updates to join in the excitement! Check out the full schedule below, all times will be in eastern time:

                                         Friday, May 1

  • Awesome Con Short Film Festival, by Astray Productions

    • 10:00 am- 4:45 pm – live streamed to Facebook

  • Movie Watchalong: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm- With a live chat a designated thread in Facebook event

  • Virtual Cosplay Karaoke, Presented by District Karaoke

    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 – pm- sign ups are happening now

                        Saturday, May 2

  • Panels and Programming and Panels all day from Awesome Con Panelists and guests!

    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm- Live Streamed to Facebook

The schedule will include amazing panels such as:

  • Careers at a Glimpse: NASA – Panel full of amazing women talking about their lives in space and science from NASA’S Goddard Space Flight Center.

  • Live Q&A with  Zachary Levi and Ross Marquand – This live Q&A will let fans ask Zachary and Ross questions and engage with these talented actors.
  • Sci Fi on TV: The Best and the Brightest – Join TV curator David Bushman, longtime TV curator at The Paley Center for Media, and Scott Ryan, editor of The Blue Rose magazine, as they rank their five favorite sci fi shows of all time.

  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe with Nerdy Notions – Nerdy Notions with Sasha Kaplan discusses the Marvel Cinematic Universe along side producer and contributor Michael Lindenbaum.

  • Modern Journey of the Comic Book: From Creation to Store Shelves and Every Step in Between! Join veteran comics writer, editor, educator and publisher Andy Schmidt, along with special guests Bon Alimagno (former Marvel Comics Talent Coordinator and Harris Comics Editor-in-Chief) Travis McIntire (Source Point Press President and Editor-in-Chief) takes us through the whole process, from writing & art, promoting, pricing, publishing, printing and distribution!

  • My Favorite Alien – The Movies that Matter podcast team each chooses a favorite movie alien to visit earth and explains the benefits to humanity.

Awesome Questions with District Trivia

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm- Live in the Facebook event

Movie Watchalong: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Movie)

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm- With A live chat in its designated thread in the Facebook event

                     Sunday, May 3

10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:45 – 4:00 pm- Live streamed on Facebook

Tune in for celebrations of the artists, makers, crafters, vendors, exhibitors, and creators who were planning to be at Awesome Con in person, May 1-3! Including How artist Amanda Preske uses broken circuit boards to make jewelry & art

  • Sarah’s Stitches presents: Home-Made Mask Making

  • Bring Me to Life: Live Drawing by Chauer from Dedkitty Studios

  • Cat/Dog Cosplay: Our Little Fur Babies Join the Fun

  • Tom Servo Inkwash Demo with Ted Woods

  • Cuddle Up For A Cause – Spreading Autism Awareness

  • Bites of Terror Live Diorama Build with Cuddles and Rage

  • Bigger than our pockets: the importance of community and social justice within the geek chic clothing company, Little Petal

Virtual Costume Contest hosted by Mikal Mosley

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm and will be  Livestreamed on the Facebook event page

Check out the best and brightest in this mini digital cosplay showcase, featuring fans from 3 categories: Solo and Group Kids, Solo and Group. The winners will win a badge to Awesome Con December 11-13!

Movie Watchalong: Tangled

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm with a Live chat happening in designated thread in the Facebook event
This weekend promises to be such a fun weekend for fans everywhere! Let us know in the comments what you’ll be tuning in for with us. Awesome Con is one of the biggest annual comic and pop culture conventions in Washington, D.C., having over 72,000 people in attendance in 2019. Awesome Con embraces all types of pop culture, with many incredible events, comic books, cosplay, toys, original art, collectibles, games, and more.

 

 

 

 

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Adrienne is a Certified Medical Assistant, as well as a new writer that joined the team in 2019. She is a lover of all things true crime, Supernatural, Sherlock, spoken word poetry, among others. You can find her on all her social media platforms under adri_lynn.

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