Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.’s iconic three-day pop culture convention, has announced its full three-day programming schedule ahead of its upcoming 2022 event.
Complete with exclusive panels, workshops, meetups, and celebrity appearances, the convention will take over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a robust lineup of events from Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June.
This year’s Awesome Con comes with many exciting highlights. The LGBTQ+ focused Pride Alley, returns with its largest slate of programming that spotlights LGBTQ+ artists, creators, and fans, while the Science Fair is back with not one but two full programming tracks: TERRA for Earth-based panels and COSMOS: for Space-based panels.
After debuting last year, Destination Cosplay will make its return to the show floor with cosplay demos, meetups, and more, while kids of all ages and parents can enjoy the highly entertaining and educational Awesome Con Jr.
There is also an exciting opportunity for all book lovers out there to visit the returning Book Fair. Powered by D.C.-based Solid State Books, guests 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.
In addition to the return of these great show features, Awesome Con is introducing two new programming areas:
- Awesome Con Remix Stage located in Destination Cosplay – Boogie down and shake your groove thang at Awesome Con’s Remix Stage! Fandom-inspired tunes, games, trivia, sing-alongs, and of course, dancing, are happening all weekend long right here!
- The Movement Room located in Room 208 – Tired of sitting in a panel room? Wanna do something a little more active? Activities in this room require you to get up and get moving!
Such an extensive line-up means a lot of planning! But fear not, attendees can start planning their Awesome Con experience now by viewing the full schedule of programs online at awesome-con.com/programming.
Celebrity and Comic Guests
What would an Awesome Con be without an exciting list of guests!? Well, this year is once again stacked with some of the biggest influencers from the world of pop culture and comic books at panels, screenings, Q&As and more. A full lineup of confirmed guests can be viewed here. You can also take a look at the full main stage lineup below.
- 2:00 pm – Question the Doctor! Get to know Sylvester McCoy
- 4:30 pm – Who loves Kel Mitchell? We love Kel Mitchell!
- 7:00 pm – Voice-A-Palooza ft. Wes Johnson
- 8:15 pm – Meet the Cosplay Competition Judges ft. Plexi Cosplay, Bishop Cosplay, and Woman of Wonders
- 10:30 am – Spotlight on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings cast: Simu Liu, Meng’er Zhang, and Florian Munteanu
- 11:45 am – Out in space with Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz
- 1:00 pm – A Bewitching Sabrina the Teenage Witch Cast Reunion
- 3:30 pm – Oh dear! It’s Anthony Daniels! (3:30 p.m.)
- 7:00 pm – Awesome Con 2022 Cosplay Competition ft. Logan Stone Drag Halftime Show
- 11:00 am – The Many Roles of Giancarlo Esposito
- 12:15 pm – Growing up a Nick Kid with Melissa Joan Hart and Kel Mitchell
- 1:30 pm – Second Breakfast with Sean Astin
- 2:45 pm – Hang with Vegeta and Goku! It’s Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel
Awesome Con’s official website www.AwesomeCon.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming. You can also keep updated on the event via Awesome Con’s social media accounts. Links to each can be found below.
We hope everyone in attendance has a great weekend!