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Awesome Con

5 Things to Do at Awesome Con in Washington, DC

From June 16-18, DC’s Convention Center turns into a massive celebration of geek culture.

More than 70,000 fans will be able to see their favorite stars from comics, films, TV, toys and games throughout Awesome Con, a three-day festival that is Washington, DC’s own Comic Con. Expect plenty of costumed attendees and an array of activities to enjoy during one of the city’s most vibrant annual events. Read below for some highlights and make sure to purchase your badge ASAP.


Meet an incredible amount of special guests thanks to AwesomeCon's always-packed roster

Awesome Con features a range of special guests, including Lord of the Rings cast members (and stars of many other movies and TV shows) Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and Andy Serkis as well as Christopher Eccleston, Billy Dee Williams, Danny Trejo, Levar Burton, Phil LaMarr and many, many more.


Have a blast at Destination Cosplay

Awesome Con

Destination Cosplay, a special feature in the Expo Hall dedicated to all things cosplay, includes super cool photo backdrops, fandom meetups, craft demonstrations and additional live entertainment.


Check out Pride Alley

Pride Alley

This year’s Awesome Con fortunately takes place during Pride Month, with the event set to celebrate in a big way. In addition to the always fabulous Pride Alley curated by Geeks OUT, there will also be Pride HQ for fans to grab free pronoun stickers, connect with others in the community and learn about Pride in Washington, DC.


Take the kids to Awesome Con Jr.

Awesome Con June 2022

The littlest fans have a lot to look forward to this year. Awesome Con Jr. will offer drawing and crafting workshops and a slew of interactive entertainment in the new Movement Zone. There will also be cute costumed-character meet-and-greets and plenty of free goodies from Awesome Con’s sponsors.


Browse the Book Fair

Awesome Con June 2022

The Book Fair is a haven for lit lovers of all ages. In partnership with Solid State Books, fans will be able to shop, find their next read at the Recommendation Station and have their books signed by popular authors. The Book Fair is also a spot to discover indie authors and even grab a DC Public Library card.


Looking for more to do in the area before or after Awesome Con? Be sure to check out our Mount Vernon neighborhood guide where you can find all things to do near the convention center.

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