As an inaugural event, Awesome con DC blew our minds. Held at the Washington DC convention center, we didn’t know what to expect from Awesome Con but one thing is certainly clear… they will need more space next year as the fan support for the convention was above and beyond the expectations of everyone involved. The convention was headlined by special quests including Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame, well-known voice actor and comedian Phil Lamar, Buffy the Vampire slayer alumnus Nicholas Brendon, and Theodus Crane who was on this past season of The Walking Dead. In addition to guests, the convention featured a host of independent artists and properties, vendors, game rooms, and panels that catered to the diverse interest of the attendees.
The fans are the ones who can make or break a convention, and with Awesome con the fans undeniably made the convention as they showed up in droves dressed as their favorite characters from comics, television, and the silver screen. There were Daleks, Spidermen, Supermen, & Batmen of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and gender. Fans dressed as Ghostbusters regaled in joy as Ernie Hudson donned is Winston Zeddmore uniform from the Ghostbusters films, while cosplayers dressed as various Lanterns and Static waited in line to meet Phil Lamar. While it was hard to pick our favorites, here are some of the great cosplayers from Awesome con.
As you can tell by the pictures there wasn’t a shortage of fun at the 2013 Awesome Con. We can’t wait to see how it continues to evolve next year.