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Awesome Con

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

Awesome Con's third year at the Washington Convention Center is sure to be even bigger than the last two years. With geek royalty like George Takei and dozens of artists in artist alley, it's sure to be an event to be remembered. Come find us and the artists we partner with throughout the day - on the exhibit floor and in the workshops! We'll be at booths 819 and 918! 

We're going to be at Awesome Con from May 29 - 31! Come on out and see geek royalty, great artists, and fantastic cosplayers. We'll be there at Booth 819 and 918 with Red Stylo Media, Face-painter extraordinaire Corey Morgan, and Exclamation Innovations. In addition, we are hosting workshops! Check out the schedule of our awesomeness below: 

We're hosting a bunch of workshops that you don't want to miss. Check them out below: 


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:  Environment Design and CharacterBen Gaspers shows you how to create a background environment and how to make that character interact with that environment. Room 142.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: How to Bring Comics in the Classroom & Beyond - Panelists Maria Sosa, Matt Dembicki, and Jason Rodriguez will discuss using the comics medium to present science and environmental issues. Matt will talk about his collaboration with Pangea Seed on the comics anthology Wild Ocean and his trip to Peru to talk to students and teachers about environmental comics. Jason will talk about his upcoming pilot program with Maria Sosa Senior Project Director from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "Science Outreach Through Art and Comics." Room 141


12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: The Sequential Art of Creating a Sci-Fi Comic - Chris Pyrate discusses his creative process and how to effectively tell story where buildings across multiple panels. Room 142

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Painting Digitally with Photoshop & Manga Studios - Mike Dio & Dan Feliciano of Exclamation Innovations teach you how to sharpen your digital art skills. This great workshop features a demo and Q&A session for Intermediate users to Advance users. Room 142

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM:  Drawing Word Game - During this game, AWA’s Guest Artist Darren Soto will ask for 3 words from 3 different people in the audience, and then draw a picture using those words. Room 142

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Ray, Tim, and Rob Presents...PANELCAST - Raymond Francis, Timothy D. Craggette and Robert Spencer host a live version of the Ray, Tim, and Rob podcast where audience participants can ask questions about comic book creation and participate in a live show. Room 142


12:30 PM - 1:30 PMMEDIA MARVELS with Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg -Author Andy Hershberger  and world-renowned zombie expert, comics historian, and scholar, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg discuss why Marvel is an unprecedented modern media mythology! This preview of Dr. Blumberg's course at the University of Baltimore studies the many themes that weave throughout this sprawling saga of heroes and villains. Room 103A

Tickets vary depending on the day. Friday (12 pm - 8 pm) and Sunday (10 pm -5 pm)  are $31.73; Saturday (10 pm - 7pm) is $42.30; a weekend 3 day pass is $79.32. Tickets can be bought here. Order your ticket early to avoid long lines! We hope to see you there!