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BOOK FAIR

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Awesome Con is for book lovers! Awesome Con’s Book Fair is back! Our Book Fair is our love letter to you, the readers and writers, the storytellers and content creators, the escapists and superfans. For those who want to celebrate their favorite reads and those who need to satiate their hunger in finding their next one, this is home.

Book Fair brings together readers, writers, and publishers for three days of talks, signings, and special events – all in the heart of DC’s biggest pop culture convention! Don’t miss all the bookish action in Washington DC!

BOOK FAIR 2023

More information about our incredible Book Fair content will be available here soon. Stay tuned!

AUTHOR’S LANE 2023

Curious what up-and-coming, independently published authors might be at Awesome Con? Take a stroll down Author’s Lane and connect with fresh faces from the world of science fiction, fantasy, YA, horror, and more. Venture into Artist Alley to find these authors, all labeled with table signage showing that they are a part of Author’s Lane.

PAST BOOK FAIR HIGHLIGHTS

PAST CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • June 5,2022 Hosted the panel “SFF Authors and Real World Ideas” a conversation between Sam J. Miller, Patrick O’Leary, Kimberly Unger, and David Ebenbach
  • June 3, 2022 Hosted the panel “Creative Worldbuilding in Fiction” a conversation between Sam J. Miller, Patrick O’Leary, Kami Garcia, & E.J. Wenstrom
  • August 22, 2021 Hosted the panel “Creating Terror through the Written Word” a conversation between David Liss, and Ellen Datlow
  • August 20, 2021 Hosted the panel “The Appeal of Magic” a conversation between J. Kelley Skovron, Constance Sayers, Jordan Ifueko, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Peter V. Brett

PAST GUEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2022 Timothy Zahn (Thrawn, Heir to the Empire)
  • 2022 Kimberly Unger (The Extractionist, Nucleation)
  • 2022 Sam J. Miller (Boys, Beasts & Men, Kid Wolf & Kraken)
  • 2021 Jordan Ifueko (The Raybearer Series)
  • 2021 David Liss (The Peculiarities, A Conspiracy of Paper, Whiskey Rebels)
  • 2021 Ellen Datlow  (Body Shocks, Lovecraft’s Monsters, Naked City)
  • 2021 Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle series)