IEEE-USA is part of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest technical professional society in the world.

We help U.S. IEEE members achieve lifelong career success, providing online and in-person resources for professional growth and advocating for public policies that benefit members, the profession and the American public.

We’re excited to show off our first digital comic book, The Slate Twins: Caught in the Currents, featuring engineering superheroes! Written by Michigan-born cartoonist Jeff Knurek, The Slate Twins features siblings Nick and Tess Slate, who have to use technology both real and fantastic to overcome a powerful villain and save their family – and perhaps the world. Download it today from the IEEE-USA Shop!

2020-05-01T18:03:22-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Sonicboombox – Keep the Party Going at Home!

Sonicboombox are the organizers of Awesome Con’s official afterparty. On our new Twitch channel, we’re organizing DJ sets with some of our favorite DJs for you to dance to at home, plus draw-alongs and play-alongs with some of our cosplayer/artist/gamer friends and more. Follow us on Instagram for our first guest announcements, and check out our shop on Newtown HQ for all our merch.

2020-05-01T09:26:50-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Fandom Metalworks

Fandom Metalworks is a family, home-based business that started two years ago. We design and produce a variety of fandom inspired metal art. Each of our pieces is hand finished and painted by us. We have enjoyed starting in this crazy and fun adventure that is vending at comic cons and look forward to meeting more people in the future.

Our pieces cover a wide gamut of fandoms, and we also do custom works.

2020-04-30T22:02:56-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Welcome Back Comics

Welcome Back Comics has been a part of Awesome Con since year one and we are bummed we have to wait until December to share our great deals in person. We are looking forward to December with a brand new collection of Disney and Kids books from the 50’s through the 90s.  Our normal great dollar section where you buy 20 and get 20 for free.

Check out our Facebook page for great deals and on all of our comic books.  We are offering a ton of our complete sets on sale this weekend.  Tons of surprises happen there.

Check out our eBay store:

Thanks and can’t wait until December.

2020-04-30T20:52:39-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Vintage Comics And Toys


My vast collection started in 2008 when I moved to Los Angeles. It was then I became enamored with the rich culture of picking and hunting for rare vintage comic books and pop-culture related items and it became an obsession as I filled up my tiny 500 square foot apartment with tons of collectibles. I began to have too much in my apartment that I started opening up my collection to the public at local comic cons before moving on to bigger shows. I officially moved to the east coast in 2016 with the aspirations of continuing my business and bringing along my Socal vibe to shows on the east coast. My shop represents the type of collectibles you would find in comic book stores and toy shops, across the U.S. Shop Now.

2020-04-29T16:10:03-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Fine Collectibles Displays & Protection

Your one stop shop to protect…display…preserve…transport your collectibles/photos/art/comics.

We offer Protective Sleeves, Art Portfolios, Poster Tubes, Art & Comic Supplies, Blank Sketch Comic Books, & Frames for art, photo ops, Prints & Posters.

Featuring our New & Exclusive Comic Portfolio (flip through your comics like an art book, artists can now display their original sketch covers & at the con you can have easy access for autographs.


2020-04-29T13:04:57-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Science on Tap: The Perfect Newsletter for a Science Superhero!

What in the world is happening with climate change? What about the latest with COVID-19? If you are a science superhero interested in staying up to date on the latest and greatest science news, look no further than Science on Tap. Science on Tap is a weekly newsletter that curates and summarizes the most interesting and accurate scientific research, discoveries, and news happening each week, but in a cheeky, distilled format. Basically, Science on Tap is like your Alfred Pennyworth! Except, instead of helping Batman with everything, it’s our job to make sure you have all the info you need so you can focus on saving the world!

Signing up is easy! Oh, and did we mention Science on Tap is free? Yep.

Science on Tap is brought to you by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.


2020-04-30T17:11:44-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Ancient Illumination

Rod Van Blake a science fiction author, former Marine now living in Baltimore. Ancient Illumination was his debut novel in 2016 about sentient beings of light coming to Earth during the days of cro-magnon. One being is exiled there after getting in trouble for experimenting on early man. Ancient Illumination II was published in 2018 and the third follow up Ancient Illumination III: Godhood came out February of this year along with the debut of the first graphic novel digitally. Links to the digital versions of the books below.

2020-04-29T08:56:11-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

SeneGence / LipSense

For over 20 years, SeneGence has revolutionized the makeup and skincare industry with long-lasting, anti-aging products all manufactured in the USA of the highest quality ingredients.  Pick up lip color that will not transfer and lasts all day.  Foundation that moisturizes and provides sun protection.  Eye shadows that can be used for eye shadow, brows, liner, blush, bronzer, concealer, costume makeup, and more.

Download the SeneLook app to demo products on a live image!  Check out product descriptions at  We can set up a virtual session to answer any questions.

I carry a full inventory and can get orders mailed right away.  Every order over $140 receives a free blackberry lipsense!

2020-04-29T08:53:06-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|


Hi! I’m Mike and I own and operate Treksalot. I create whimsical art prints, as well as stickers, buttons, magnets, and other home goods, inspired by my adventures around the world. I’m a big kid at heart and thus my designs tend to focus on magical landscapes and friendly beasts.  I’m also a sucker for enormous fluffy cats :).  Enjoy!

Take a Peek


2020-04-29T08:51:25-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

CGC is Taking Direct Mail-in Submissions from Anyone who Missed Awesome Con!

Many collectors are missing the opportunity to attend shows and submit their comic books to CGC without purchasing a membership. Therefore, to make it easier for anyone to submit to CGC, we are temporarily accepting direct submissions to CGC headquarters from FREE CGC members. (Normally, direct submission privileges are reserved for paid CGC members only.)

Direct submissions from free members must arrive at CGC by May 31.

We understand some first-time submitters may be wary of shipping their collectibles or are unfamiliar with the process. We have posted step-by-step instructions online and we are also offering CGC Shipping Kits, which are available at a reduced cost for a limited time with the use of the discount code SHIPKIT5.

Click here to learn more about how to sign-up for a free CGC membership or to order the discounted CGC Shipping Kits.

CGC is also excited to announce a In-House Private Signing with Clayton Crain, George Perez, Chris Claremont, Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!

Click here to learn how to submit your books to this exclusive in-house private signing event!

2020-04-29T10:30:27-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Undiscovered Realm

Undiscovered Realm is your one-stop-shop for Pop with thousands in stock starting at just $8.95. We also specialize in Rare, High-End Grail, and Exclusives. In addition, we have a large inventory of Neca, Action Figures, Mystery Mini Blind Boxes, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Dragon Ball TCG, Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons, Gaming accessories and lots more.

Visit us at our retail store in NY, at a convention, or online 24/7 at

2020-04-28T17:15:57-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|


We make more than 300 different Officially Licensed Metal Bookmarks from My Hero Academia, Fairy Tail, Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Food Wars, Akame ga Kill, and more! Our bookmarks keep getting bigger and bigger; so we offer metal prints up to 12″ x 18″ now as well (with sizes in-between for every budget).

Since stay-at-home-orders keep us away from each other, we decided to give the fans back the voice actors they love with #ColorworldLIVE. Come on by sometime and hang out!

Need something custom like a family or vacation photo on metal, something you drew, a picture of your favorite meal…we do that too!

2020-04-26T05:37:30-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Supernatural and Hermione’s World

We specialize in custom hand-crafted embroidered and printed apparel, jewelry and collectible potion and hunting kits! Everything we make is inspired by Supernatural and Harry Potter! Whether you’re looking for a custom made hilarious Hogwarts Hunting School T-Shirt, a robe and hat combo for your cosplay, or a Sam and Dean style flannel button down with moose and squirrel embroidery, we’ve got you covered for all of your hunting and wizarding needs! We even have hunting items that are true to the lore like rock salt and goofer dust, and potions for the Harry Potter lovers!

2020-04-25T12:53:37-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

BenaeQuee Creations

Fashion meets Geek with Benaequee Creations!

Based in Baltimore, Kristin has been producing geeky costumes and accessories for herself for over two decades. She worked in the NYC garment district for several years before branching out on her own. When not crafting unique handbags and costumes, she can be found volunteering with the Rebel Legion at local events. She is also a multi-award winning costumer.

Whether it’s the perfect purse to complement a closet cosplay, or a chic wristlet that is “secretly nerdy”, BenaeQuee Creations has what you’re looking for! Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, and more, each item is hand-made with care, featuring high-quality materials and craftsmanship meant to last. If you don’t see something already that you absolutely love, custom requests are also welcome.

You can follow her on: 

2020-04-25T12:48:04-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Dice Dungeons

Hi! We are Dice Dunegons – an RPG accessory company based out of Baltimore, MD. We founded Dice Dungeons in 2017 as a way to expand our love for gaming into a business.

We specialize in unique metal dice and rpg accessories – like dice boxes, rolling trays, and battlemaps. Recently you may have seen our kickstarter for our popular Character Coins; distinctive engraved tokens that can be used as coins and minatures all-in-one.

Our mission is to encourage gaming; helping both new players and seasoned players find awesome accessories for their table.

2020-04-25T12:29:32-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Transfiguring Adoption

Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit which helps foster and adoptive children by creating resources to help their families. Not only do we show parents how to use books like the Harry Potter series, movies like Star Wars, or games like Pokemon, to connect with foster and adoptive kids BUT this year we are working hard to raise the funds to create a children’s book, which show parents how to use PLAY to help children process trauma-caused behaviors.

Whether you buy one of our Elf Squad membership kits or one of our adorable plushie owls, you’re helping us to empower foster or adoptive parents on how to better help the children in their home.

Check out the items on our store:
Elf Squad kit:
Plushie Owls:

Can’t get anything today?! No worries. Follow us on social media and tell your friends to follow us as well. When we are hundreds of voices strong, we can bring about BIG changes.

2020-04-25T12:28:48-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

Little Petal

Little Petal creates geek chic convertible dresses custom made to your measurements with pockets. All dresses can be styled 40+ ways, with tutorials on the website taught by customers with varying body shapes- and more constantly appearing on the @littlepetal IGTV. All dresses are priced based on design- never on size, and are pajama soft. They can be worn to conventions, weddings, work, at home while social distancing, or anywhere in between depending on how you style them. Dresses can have a reversible detachable hood added, the floor-length skirts convert to knee-length or high-low, you can layer a long/ short sleeve shirt under them for more coverage, and you will always be the most comfortable person in any room, with your sneaky geeky non-committal cosplay.

During #AwesomeConOnline – all dresses come with free shipping (support USPS yay!) and you can order any character from any fandom even if it is not already on my website. This is something normally reserved only for my Ko-Fi subscribers. Split payments of either 3 or 6 months are also available (because honestly, the economy sucks even not during a pandemic). If you sign up as a monthly subscriber to the Ko-Fi this weekend, you will receive an exclusive Little Petal pattern headband as a thank you.

This one woman shop is run by the social justice Hufflepuff, Danielle Reichman. I thrive to create a community of body positivity and LGBTQIA+ inclusiveness with The Little Petal Alliance, increase mental health awareness with my podcast, Fandom and Wellness, and raise funds for non-profits through dress sales/ giveaways. Buying a Little Petal dress is not just owning a pretty garment- it’s becoming part of an entire community of the most caring people….. who also love pockets.






Facebook Group:


2020-04-25T12:28:06-04:00Categories: Virtual Exhibitor Hall|

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|

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 (

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|

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 or

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|

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|

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… 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.

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 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:

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.


Instagram: @chaotic_abstraction

Twitter: @chaoticmotion




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

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|

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|


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: , , , |
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