Catch the Wave

Awesome Con, the large comics and pop culture event in DC, is coming up soon on April 26-28, 2019. Once again, the con is returning to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC.

Many dealers will be set up on the sprawling con space, selling a wide selection of comics, collectibles, apparel, and other goodies. The show will have an Awesome Con Jr. area dedicated to kids, future con exhibits where science meets science fiction, Pride Alley with LGBTQ events and artists, costume contest, and the first Funko Swap Meet.

Writers and artists attending the show are Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), Clay Mann (X-Men), Clinton Hobart (Disney artist), Creees Hyunsung Lee (Ver), Dan Parent (Archie Comics), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Greg Capullo (Batman), James Silvani (Darkwing Duck), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn), Kevin Maguire (Supergirl), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty), Laura Lee Gulledge (Page by Paige), Marguerite Bennett (DC Comics Bombshells), Mindy Lee (Crimson Lotus), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Peter Tomasi (Superman), Sandy Jarrell (Archie Comics), Steve Orlando (Midnighter), Tim Sale (Batman), Timothy Zahn (Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy), and Tom King (Batman).

TV and movie cast reunions include Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly Lebrock (Weird Science); Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation); Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, and Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride); K.J. Apa and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale); Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, and Oscar Nuñez (The Office); Greg Cipes and Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!); Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove (The Karate Kid); Mike Colter and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage); and Zach Callison and Susan Egan (Steven Universe).

Celebrity guests also include Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Dark Angel), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), John Barrowman (Torchwood), Jon Bernthal (Punisher), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), Michael Biehn (Terminator), Milo Ventimiglia (This is Us), Phil Lamarr (Samurai Jack), Sean Schemmel (Dragonball), Sting (pro wrestler), Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), Val Kilmer (Willow), and Weird Al Yankovic (comedic singer).

The convention will be open on Friday 12 PM to 8 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.

The three-day weekend pass is $80, Friday is $40, Saturday is $55, Sunday is $45, and the kids’ weekend pass is $15. There are also VIP packages for the con and specific guests.

Tickets can be purchased and further details can be found at awesome-con.com.