Mayor Bowser Proclaims Friday, June 16, 2023 as Awesome Con Day

Awesome Con

Awesome Con 2023, the capital region’s premier comic and pop culture convention, is coming back to Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18

On Friday, June 16th, Awesome Con will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Mayor Muriel Bowser’s official proclamation naming June 16th, 2023 as “Awesome Con Day.” Awesome Con will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary with remarks from Greg Topalian, CEO of Leftfield Media and Ben Penrod, Founder of Awesome Con. The ceremony will take place at 12:30pm on L Street outside of the Hall D entrance. 

Awesome Con is commemorating a decade of uniting pop culture fans made up of all ages from across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond with a special panel dedicated to celebrating the 10 year milestone anniversary. The wildly popular Science Fair returns with a special Science Fair Demo Stage presented by the National Science Foundation. Fans will have the opportunity to view mind-boggling and eye-catching live demonstrations. The LGBTQ+ focused Pride Alley, in partnership with Geeks OUT and Metro Weekly, returns with its largest slate of programming that spotlight LGBTQ+ artists, creators and fans. Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the family-friendly Awesome Con Jr. is back with a wide range of events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike. A fan favorite, Destination Cosplay will make its return to the show floor with cosplay demos, meetups and more. Awesome Con’s Book Fair, presented by St. Martin’s Press, is back! Powered by D.C.-based Loyalty Bookstores and Lost City Booksguests can enjoy book signings, access to writers and publishers and take a stroll down Author’s Lane to discover independently published authors from a variety of genres.