COVID-19 Health and Safety Update – August 2, 2021

We are thrilled that we will be able to see fans in person at Awesome Con 2021. It’s been far too long and we can’t wait to welcome everyone home! Rest assured the health and safety of all our fans, exhibitors, guests, and staff is and will always be our top priority at Awesome Con and all LeftField Media events. We are following CDC and local venue guidelines, and at present, these are the COVID-19 precautions we and everyone who attends the show is required to undertake in order to promote a safe experience for all who attend.

Please keep in mind that we are constantly reviewing and reevaluating precautions and protocols as it relates to the current COVID-19 situation that has the potential to change rapidly. These precautions are as of this moment in time, and we encourage you to revisit this page prior to traveling to the show.

    • Masks – Everyone who attends is required to wear a face-covering while at the show. Face coverings must cover both nose and mouth.
    • Temperature Checks – All attendees will undergo a temperature check when entering the building. Please see our FAQ for a detailed explanation of how temperature checks will work.
    • Social Distancing – This year’s show has been physically designed with more space to promote distancing between attendees of different social circles. Wherever you can, please leave distance between yourself and others, and minimize physical contact like hugs, handshakes, and high fives when interacting with others.
    • Hygiene and sanitization – Throughout the convention center there will be additional measures taken to support a safe environment. This includes precautions like enhanced cleaning procedures and additional sanitation stations throughout the building. We ask that all attendees sanitize and/or wash their hands as often as possible.
    • General Wellness – We ask that all attendees self-evaluate prior to coming to the show in order to protect others at the event. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the event, please do not enter the convention center.
    • Guest/Fan interactions – Celebrities are people too, and each has their own preferences and comfort levels when it comes to COVID-19. Each celebrity interaction will have different precautions in place based on the individual guest’s comfort level.

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the first convention center in the northeast corridor to earn the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s® GBAC STARTM facility accreditation and the first convention center in the United States to implement BIOPROTECTTM by SurfaceGuard, a NASA developed technology.

The convention center’s complete BACK TO BUSINESS guide is readily available to the public so that you can learn more about their enhanced cleanliness procedures and health and safety measures.


Masks must:

  • Cover both your mouth and nose at all times.
  • Fit snugly against your face.
  • Be made of solid fabric (no holes, mesh materials, or significant damage)

All Awesome Con ticket holders are required to wear a mask while attending the show. To request an accommodation due to disability, or if you have any other questions about accessibility, please email

All entrances are equipped with thermal screening equipment in which all attendees will pass through upon entering the convention center. Your temperature will be measured using a no-contact, real-time multi-person detection platform. You will not need to remove your face mask, but if you are wearing a full-face helmet or other covering, like a hat, we may ask you to remove it as you enter.

If your temperature presents at 100.4 degrees or higher, you will be asked to step aside for a second scan. If that also reads high, you will be taken to a private space and be allowed to sit for 5 minutes. After three attempts, if your temperature still reads high, you will be asked to leave the building. If you are asked to leave the building, our staff will be available to work with you to address the situation. To avoid this situation, we ask that you make sure you are healthy and cleared to travel before coming to the show.

At this time, proof of vaccination will not be required for entry.

With Awesome Con tickets, we are not able to provide refunds. However, we certainly don’t want you to come to the show if you are feeling unwell! In this case, stay home and immediately reach out to to let us know your situation so we can work with you on a solution that keeps everyone safe.

Celebrities are people too, and each has their own preferences and comfort levels when it comes to COVID-19. Each celebrity interaction will have different precautions in place based on the individual guest’s comfort level. These precautions are listed within each individual celebrity purchase opportunity here:

Guests reserve the right to modify precautions at any time due to comfort level at the time of the event.