Awesome Con Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2023) – Awesome Con 2023, the capital region’s premier comic and pop culture convention, opened its doors to geeks and nerds across the nation on Friday, June 16 at Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Awesome Con held an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Mayor Muriel Bowser’s official proclamation naming June 16th, 2023 as “Awesome Con Day.” Awesome Con celebrated its 10th Anniversary with remarks from Ben Penrod, Founder of Awesome Con, Lauren Dabb, Vice President of Comics and Marketing for LeftField Media, Gerren Price, President and CEO of DowntownDC Business Improvement District and Kimberly Bassett, Secretary of DC. The ceremony took place inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.


“We’ve accomplished so many milestones over these ten years — hosting over 200 special guests, more than 2,500 unique panels and special events, partnering with 1,500 beloved exhibitors, and 2,000 incredible creators,” shared Dabb.

The 10th Anniversary line up for Awesome Con headliners included iconic names like Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Danny Trejo (Machete), Diane Guerrero (Encanto), Jodie Whitaker (Doctor Who), Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), LeVar Burton (Star Trek), and Karen Gillian (Guardians of the Galaxy).

Awesome Con will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center March 8 – 10, 2024.

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