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Safari Ltd.

Enter a world of endless possibilities and timeless fun with Safari Ltd.®’s Fantasy collection. Embark on a journey of imaginative play where princesses, fairies, and magical creatures all come to life.

Explore the woods with a gnome, take flight with a Pegasus, or explore the seas with a mermaid! Choose from our Days of Old®, Fairy Fantasies® or Mythical Realms® collections for a variety of unique and original figurines.

2020-04-27T13:52:26-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Atra Messor Art

Brooklyn Born, Jay Peralta aka Atra Messor Art has always put his all into making art, for over 13 years and counting he has worked in all styles of art. From corporate logos and needs, to working with some of the best bands in the music industry creating artwork for merch including t-shirts and album covers, to now creating art for himself and the fans while traveling around the country at Comic Cons.

Falling in love and now focusing on Digital Art Atra Messor is at the forefront of this exciting new medium, completely self-taught and self-motivated he grabs the audience attention with his own unique style ranging from “mash-ups” putting celebrities into the roles they will play or want to play, concept art, pop culture art and more, his work is simply eye-catching.

With the current pandemic, he has created a Patreon to help support his family and bring art to everyone stuck at home and looks forward to getting back on the road again and meeting new friends and old

Atra Messor prides himself on being approachable and genuine with everyone he meets. This is also one of the reasons he created Artist Club, a clothing label but also more than that a network to support all artist of all genres and mediums, from shouting out artists and cosplayers weekly to promoting shows for not just himself but other artists, He wants to bring community and positivity back into Artist Alley.

Instagram – @AtraMessor_Art / Vero – @AtraMessorArt / Twitter – @atramessorArt / Facebook – @AtraMessor / Email – atramessorart@gmx.com

2020-04-28T10:01:21-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Al The Geek

Hi, My name is Al and I am the owner of Al the Geek. My adventure started 5 years ago when I modified my first nerf gun. Since then I have created big and crazy cosplay blasters that are definitely form over function. And all of my creations still fire. It’s part of the fun. Since then I have also expanded into customizing masks and dabbling in apocalyptic/mad max type shoulder pads. I live in Northern Virginia just outside of DC but I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Growing up my favorite superheroes were Wolverine and the Punisher. As a result, there is definitely a punisher influence in some of my creations. You can find all my creations through my various social media platforms. You can find my creations on my Etsy store. I even do custom orders. So it doesn’t hurt to ask!

Instagram @Al_the_geek

Come see me at my booth in December and don’t be afraid to say hi!


2020-04-27T14:22:57-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Farpoint Convention

Join us for Farpoint Convention this February 19-21, 2021 in Hunt Valley, MD! If you like us on social media this weekend you will be entered into a drawing to win 2 free 3-day weekend tickets to the convention. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @FarpointCon

There will be 200 hours of things to do over our 3 days and attendees on Saturday and Sunday receive 1 complimentary signature each day (on an item presented to be signed) from the celebrity guest of your choice!

FARPOINT CONVENTION, organized by the FARPOINT FOUNDATION, is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it! Our mission is to bring fans together to learn from and support each other in their genre interests. You are an active participant in the Farpoint Convention experience to the extent you desire and are most comfortable with. It’s about community and coming together for spirited discussions about the things in fandom that we are so passionate about. It’s about geeking out as a fandom family over our favorite shows, books and movies, gaming and cosplaying and learning together.

2020-04-25T12:23:42-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Darwin and Wallace

Darwin and Wallace has everything a naturalist or oddity collector needs, from skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, wet specimens, mounted insects, and nature-themed jewelry! We have thoroughly enjoyed our years at Awesome Con and can’t wait for the next one. Darwin and Wallace has been serving the Con-going community since 2014, and we have made it our mission to supply fine museum-quality natural history specimens wherever we go. Feel free to message us any time with specific requests of specimens that you’re looking for, and please check us out on Instagram as well (https://www.instagram.com/darwin.and.wallace.store/?hl=en).

2020-04-30T10:04:39-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|


I am a fantasy artist that specializes in high fantasy; epic dragons, formidable castles, snow-covered mountains, and epic landscapes. I am mostly known for my series of elemental themed dragons based on locations and natural elements.

As a huge fantasy fan, I also love to take my personal stab at illustration from my favorite books and series that inspired me, mainly Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

I have been exhibiting at conventions for 5 years now and been a regular at Awesome Con for 4 years. Convention sales have turned into my primary source of income. I usually do about 12-14 comic conventions a year, along with an 8-week Renaissance Festival in Mass.

If you are interested in watching me paint and seeing my process and talk all things art, fantasy, and whatever else check out my twitch channel. I stream every weekday from 3 pm-7:30 pm Monday through Friday.


2020-04-30T10:12:39-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Cath Biscuits

Hey! I’m Cath

I’m a DC Local who moved to Illinois for one year and ready to come back to the DC area!

I’m an illustrator who can never choose just ONE character to draw because usually if I love a series it means I love almost EVERYONE in the show. Most notably: kakegurui, nichijou, carole and tuesday, pokemon, and fire emblem!!

Oh! And if fanart isn’t your thing I LOVE DND AND ANYTHING FANTASY! My art career sparked when I did a DND collaboration with dicemakers on Instagram called Dice and Mermaids. With that, I also made them into sticker sets. And if you want to spruce up your journal with some cute stickers/washi tape then you’ve come to the right place!



2020-04-28T10:02:35-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Fishhawk & Rocket

Fishhawk & Rocket is the 2-person team of artist Johnny Rocket Ibanez and writer J.N. Fishhawk. After 6 years of preparation, in January of 2020 we launched a series of illustrated kids’ books with a surrealistic fantasy theme. The books are set in a shared world we are collaboratively creating.

Every book in this series will be a hybrid of more conventional formats including chapter books, picture books, and comic/sequential art books. We are excited to promote the first book in our “World of Whim Sea” series, Billy & Tugboat SallyForth, at AwesomeCon 2020.

We will be selling copies of the book, sea shanty zines, prints, original fine art pieces, cards, and stickers. Johnny will also be offering portraits drawn in the style of the illustrations for the book—hit him up for your Whim Sea style portrait today!

J.N. Fishhawk is a Gainesville, Florida based poet and freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous print and online publications. Fishhawk is the author of two chapbooks of poetry and Postcards from the Darklands, a book of ekphrastic poems accompanying artwork by Gainesville artist Jorge Ibanez. He is also poetry editor for the Writers Alliance of Gainesville’s international journal, Bacopa Literary Review. In January, 2020 he debuted the first-in-a-series children’s book Billy & Tugboat SallyForth with his co-creator, artist Johnny Rocket Ibanez. Find him online at jnfishhawk.com and fishhawkandrocket.com.

Johnny Rocket Ibanez is a poet and artist currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ibanez, who was born and grew up in Gainesville, FL, is a co-founder of Gainesville-based Dancing Ghost Productions, which has published numerous poetry and fine art books by Gainesville artists. His most recent book of poems is the 10-year compendium The Aerodynamics of Solitude. Ibanez makes his living as a graphic designer, illustrator, and web developer. He is the co-creator, along with poet and author J.N. Fishhawk, of Billy & Tugboat SallyForth, a first-in-a-series illustrated children’s book set in a world based on his original artwork. You can find him at jrocketibanez.com and fishhawkandrocket.com.

To get more Whim Sea, visit us on Facebook, at our website, or on Patreon.

2020-04-25T13:18:47-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Art by Cinnaghost

Hi! I am Emily or Cinnaghost and I like drawing all kinds of things from punny cards to magical girl monster crossovers. I’ve been creative all my life, but I’m new to the larger art community – thank you for your support and I hope you like my art!

I’m a DC local living in Alexandria. AwesomeCon was the first con that I ever attended, so I’m stoked that it’s also the first in which I can participate as an artist in artist alley.

Thank you for taking a look and have a fantastic day! Can’t wait to see/meet you in December 🙂

Follow me on social media ~


2020-04-25T12:19:24-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Sew Queer DC

Sew Queer DC is an online store and series of classes started by DC local, Molly Stratton (he/his). Frustrated with how gendered mainstream fashion still is, Molly’s classes focus on showing queers simple alterations that make their clothing more useful and fitted to their gender, such as putting pockets in skirts and hemming your own pants. When he’s not sewing, he is creating snarky pins, designing jacket patches, and sewing Mothman dolls.

Molly recently co-authored a zine with his friend K. S. Brenowitz called “My Gender is (Patch) Pockets.” Naturally, it shows you how to DIY your own pocket on any shirt you like. You can buy it here: https://gumroad.com/l/Vpapx

You can buy my creations at my online shop (https://sewqueer.bigcartel.com/) or follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sewqueer/)

2020-04-30T09:30:11-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Science Fiction Continuum / CheapManga.Com

We have been in business for over 30 years – we are incurable fans ourselves!  Doctor Who – all of them! – will always have a special place in our hearts, but we love anime, manga, gaming, and pretty much everything about fan life.

Stop by our website http://www.sfcontinuum.com or http://www.cheapmanga.com

We have a special page just for Awesome Con Online weekend. We always have lots of Doctor Who specials for the con, and this year is no exception. There are plenty of other specials and you can check out all of the deals that we have every day.

2020-04-30T10:41:05-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

K.S. Brenowitz

Who is K.S. Brenowitz?

Hi! I’m a writer and artist originally from New York who ended up keeping going south (even while heat and humidity don’t play nice with me) till I ended up here in DC.  It’s been a bit of a joke that I’m like if someone dropped an Edwardian into Woodstock and they decided they liked the vibe there 😀

What sort of work do you do?

I write and draw my own comics – specializing in sci-fi, horror, and just plain weird – along with  working in pen and in, watercolor, and collage.

For my comics, I love telling stories that let me play in other worlds for a while – a robot and an alien teaming up to do electrical repairs, a digital lifeform traveling though a computer system like traversing a care system, or what if the DC Metro lines had personalities and anthropomorphic forms? Adding in my enjoyment of pen and ink, and digital collage, and you have comics with both a unique story and look.

For collage, I tend to build entirely out of the kind of stuff people usually throw away – bottlecaps, gum wrappers, candy foil – to make shining icons of a religion founded by robots, or just play with being abstract after rendering an environment in my usual ink style. Take a look on my instagram to see WIP shots of those coming together, they’re a trip!

That sounds neat! Where can I gaze upon your work?

2020-04-25T12:16:32-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Volante Design

Superhuman streetwear meets cyberpunk techwear. Badass gamer clothing. Volante Design is a fashion company building a world where ordinary people can feel extraordinary. We take inspiration from comic books, video games, film, anime, and anywhere else we can find heroes and villains.

We started small: one guy, a blog and an idea. Today the Volante Design creative team is known for attention to detail, fit, and distinctive flair. Every garment produced has been hand-made in the USA and we are going to keep it that way.

Why superhuman streetwear? We aim to design wearable, functional clothes that will last and will make you feel like the protagonist in your own story. Every Volante Design piece tells a story. How will you incorporate it into yours?


2020-04-28T15:54:59-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

JDR Publishers

D.L. Roley has enjoyed writing since he was in elementary school. His first career out of college was in the field of education and he currently works in information technology. He has dabbled as a novelist on a few different occasions but has never seriously pursued publishing for any of his works, until now. Partnering with his amazing wife he formed JDR Publishers to complete a lifelong dream of publishing his novel, Nasu Rabi (Old Bear). They live together with their three energetic children in Maryland.


2020-04-25T13:20:26-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Number 12 Creations

Hello, I am Laura from Number 12 Creations!

As excited as I am for a winter Awesome Con, I am thrilled about this online convention! I have been doing Awesome Con since the very beginning, and each year is more exciting than the last. I cherish the interactions with fellow fans as we bounce up and down together over different guests, or when they notice something on my table that I made for their favorite fandom.

I love to make tiny things out of clay, as well as curate unique charm bracelets that represent fandom favorites, no matter how obscure! From Veronica Mars to Stranger Things, I have a large selection of charm bracelets (or charm necklaces!) for you to subtly show your love for your favorite show, movie, book, or whatever!

This is new and exciting territory, and to celebrate I added some new things to my Etsy, like fandom resin pendants, Knives Out inspired earrings, and more Broadway-inspired things.  I happily take commissions, so feel free to reach out and we can work together to make you something nerdy!

2020-04-28T11:30:56-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

CCT Miami

Your Friendly Pop Culture One-Stop for Anime, Comic & Gaming Merchandise”, a Family owned venture centered on Cool, Chic & Trendy products. Our Philosophy… Put a Smile on a face with something new from CCTMiami.com… We have something for Everyone, kids, teens, young adults, and especially the Big Kids! We have expanded our selection of Plushies, Kigus, Hoodies, Handbags & Backpacks, and Collectible Toys of mini-figures, kits, and Gashapons. We also have the Fun and Exciting Japanese Ichiban Kuji… Come try your luck for your favorite item from your favorite Anime! Our products bring smiles, joy, and happiness to life. It’s no wonder that we love what we do and we love doing it for you. Thank you for shopping with us. www.cctmiami.com

2020-04-30T10:44:23-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Brittnee Braun Designs

Brittnee Braun Designs has handmade skirts and pop culture inspired clothing and accessories for the feminine fan! Comfy cat cardigans, fleece-lined dinosaur sweatshirts, and punny tanks pair perfectly with my signature pleated skater skirts and I have jewelry, socks, and handbags to complete your geeky look! Visit www.brittneebraun.com or shop on Etsy


2020-04-25T13:22:06-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Harebrained Design

Harebrained is a Chicago design company that loves animals, booze, and bad puns (in that order). We’re best known for our line of Period Panties, but we also make guy’s underwear, baby onesies, t-shirts, games and pins. Shop now: www.harebraineddesign.com

2020-04-25T13:22:13-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Chaotic Abstraction – Art by Dominique Vargo

I am an abstract and surreal artist who works mostly in black and white with pens and pencils.  I love to create images with lots of movement and flow.  My subjects include angelic creatures, earthen elements, and celestial objects.  My creation is driven by my subconscious thoughts to express emotional moments or fights against unseen forces that viewers can relate to or identify with, not dictating what others should feel but only that they can and they’re not alone.  Most of my creations start out as brief sketches of an idea.  The images evolve as each pen or pencil mark is laid.  I never know what will happen in the areas not originally planned in the concept sketches. I let the emerging image guide the next mark.

I am local to the DC area.  Even though I have been drawing since I was a child, I only started making my art public and selling my artwork in the last 3 years.  I have always loved comic books.  My favorite character is Storm from X-Men.  Storm embodies all the natural elements that I like to envision in my creation, from stormy dark clouds to raging waves to blowing wind.

I work mostly in traditional media.  Recently I have been dabbling in animation, adding movement to the still images.  Traditional animation is something I’ve always want to try.  Go to my Patreon to see some of my work come alive.  Give me a follow, subscribe, or like, in any of my social media from Patreon to Instagram to YouTube, so I can continue to bring these artworks alive for all to enjoy.

I’m working on a new project that I will unveil via social media and will feature at my booth in December during the rescheduled Awesome Con.  Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chaotic_abstraction

Instagram: @chaotic_abstraction

Twitter: @chaoticmotion

Blog: http://journeyintoadream.blogspot.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVs2oI3zo7ntUu-8tr5x9yA

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dominiquevargo

2020-04-30T10:46:45-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Bob The Artist

Robert (Bob The Artist) Luedke, has been involved with the comic industry since the mid-1990’s, as a publisher, writer, inker, colorist and illustrator.  His Eye Witness graphic novel series (2004-2010) took home 5 different indy book awards.  The eclectic collection of pop culture based prints and posters, based on his illustrations, are always a highlight of any convention!  See: Bob The Artist for more art samples.

2020-04-25T13:01:36-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Cerece Rennie Murphy/NARAZU

National bestselling and award-winning author Cerece Rennie Murphy has published ten novels, children’s books, and short stories, including her latest release The Wolf Queen: The Promise of Aferi. In addition, Mrs. Murphy and her son are also working on completing Ellis and The Cloud Kingdom, the 3rd book in the Ellis and the Magic Mirror early reader children’s book series. Mrs. Murphy lives and writes in her hometown of Washington, DC with her husband, two children and the family dog, Yoda. To learn more about the author and her upcoming projects, please visit her website at www.cerecerenniemurphy.com.

2020-04-30T10:51:22-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press specializes in creating strange and wonderful handmade goods. Located in Durham, North Carolina, our works are inspired by the creeping folktales of the Southeast, the charm of the mountains, and a bit of pop culture chaos.










2020-04-27T14:36:08-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Crowemag Toys

We sell vintage to modern collectible toys. Almost everything in our brick and mortar store is located on our website to buy. We have a little bit of everything, however, we do not sell wholesale items so everything we get is what walks in the door!

To shop, visit the category page and you can search for items within each category.

We are offering free shipping up to $15 for First Class and Priority mail (US only), which will be refunded when order is processed.

2020-04-27T14:32:11-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

The Tall Grass

Hi! I’m The Tall Grass, a self-taught Artist, and I specialize in several different Art mediums from Highly detailed, unique Amigurumi you won’t find anywhere else; hand sculpted Clay models / ornaments and necklaces; as well as merchandise like Enamels Pins, Charms (Wood and Acrylic), Vinyl Stickers and Cosplay Lanyards!

I like to bring people’s favorite characters to life through my crochet and designs, some of my favorite Fandoms to work in are Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft and anything Dragon! With my Original Art, I use it to bring awareness to Wildlife Conservation – with several of my Enamel Pins benefiting Wildlife Conservation groups when purchased – and educate people on the lesser known Endangered Species.

Use code VIRTUALAWESOMECON in my Etsy shop at checkout for 15% off all merch!

I post daily on my Instagram, and it’s the best place to follow for updates on new Kickstarters, when I’ll be taking Amigurumi orders, and when new Merch drops! You can also view all past works in my Gallery on DA!

2020-04-27T16:22:07-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|

Cuddle Up For A Cause

This team specializes in creating handmade memorable gifts (most with a geeky flair) while giving back to the Autism community at the same time!  We sell key fobs, tote bags, blankets, lanyards, dog collars, dog leashes, dog bandanas, wreaths, pillows, signs… if there is a fabric/pattern available for a fandom, we can make something out of it!

90% of our profits go to support our son, who is severely Autistic.  10% is donated back to the Autism Society Central Virginia, which supports other families in need in our local area (Richmond, VA).  

All of our usual convention inventory is available for sale on our Facebook page (look for albums titled “SHOW INVENTORY”).  Additional items are listed on our website, along with a custom order form if you’re looking for something unique.

We look forward to virtually geeking out with both your and your pets!

Shop now!

2020-04-27T14:42:04-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|



My name is Kiana and I am the proud owner of NerdyWithKiArt LLC. I am a native of Washington, D.C. and an alumni of VCU (Go Rams!) Currently I am a freelance artist/graphic designer located in Burtonsville, MD. I love creating acrylic/digital paintings of your favorite superheroes and 90’s/00’s cartoon characters.

If you would like to check out my work or purchase some art visit nerdywithkiart.com and/or nerdywithkiart.bigcartel.com! 🙂

2020-04-27T14:49:25-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|


Various video game/anime/comic characters that were made by melting tiny plastic beads together in order to form a unique pixelized version of the given character. These sprites have never been seen in any officially released game and are originally designed in collaboration with Ahruon a.k.a. Abysswolf and Orkimides of Card Saga Wars. Together we bring you the very highest in quality in regard to character pixel sprites from all your favorite fandoms, games, and movies. Nothing is off-limits and we guarantee the customer will walk away happy.


2020-04-28T11:21:55-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|


Greetings Adventurers!

We are the great guild known as CritSuccess, forgers, and enchanters of high-end gamer products.

Dice Rings™, our main craft, is a new one, in which we take the ancient art of the spinner ring and imbue it with the power of dice. Once etched with numbers and arrows, these artifacts allow you to equip your dice and carry the fine art of gaming wherever you travel. We offer many different styles, including the ever-popular D20, as well as our Counter Ring, which you can use to keep track of HP and life up to 99.

If our reputation does not precede us, we started our journey in the realm of Kickstarter, where we gathered an army of many backers. Now we are marching onto the land of eCommerce, in search of more fearless fighters, wizened wizards, ruthless rogues, and crazed monkeymancers.

If you deem yourself worthy of joining us on our adventure, take this quest upon you and equip yourself with the finest wares.

Shop now!

2020-04-27T14:45:43-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|Tags: , , , |

Mixtape Massacre

Our Games


Mixtape Massacre is a tabletop board game where up to 6 players play as slasher archetypes and compete in a fictional 1986 killing spree to be remembered. With tons of jokes and references to 1980’s pop-culture and horror tropes – Mixtape Massacre will have you laughing while you’re slashing!

We also have our brand new stand-alone horror game, Mixtape Massacre: Escape from Tall Oaks is a meta-cooperative game where 2 to 6 players attempt to escape the maddening streets of Tall Oaks by fighting off slashers, rescuing residents, and safeguarding the town in hopes of getting the hell outta town…or die trying. Though working together at times, in the end only one survivor will escape.

We also offer expansion, booster packs, and some pretty cool limited merch. Be sure to check us out at our website: https://mixtapemassacre.com

The Team

Bright Light Media is an award winning creative agency founded in 2011 by Freddie Carlini and Matt Corrado. Bright Light has worked with several iconic brands and businesses before Kickstarting their own product in 2015 with the launch of Mixtape Massacre.
As avid horror film fanatics, art junkies, hardcore gamers and last but not least, 80’s kids, Bright Light continues to grow the Mixtape Massacre brand and develop new products and ideas.
2020-04-25T13:25:43-04:00Categories: Virtual Artist Alley & Maker's Market|
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