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PRIDE ALLEY

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Awesome Con has Pride! Awesome Con is proud to partner with Geeks OUT and Metro Weekly to present Pride Alley! A spotlight on queer creators and fans, Pride Alley will unite the LGBTQ+ activities happening around Awesome Con.

Pride Alley features a dedicated section of Artist Alley and three days of panels and special events. Awesome Con is proud of all of our fans, guests, exhibitors, and artists – and we’re excited to continue the conversation as we celebrate and educate about the DC LGBTQ+ community. We’ve built a loving, safe space in the comic con world, and we’re proud to feature DC local and national members of the LGBT+ community in an awesome and geeky way.

PRIDE ALLEY 2023

More information about our incredible Pride Alley content will be available here soon. Stay tuned!

PRIDE ALLEY PARTNERS

PAST PRIDE ALLEY HIGHLIGHTS

PAST CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • June 5, 2022 Pride met Science during the panel “For All Humankind: Fueling the Space Race to Diversity & Inclusion,” a discussion among NASA employees about LGBT+ topics.
  • June 4, 2022 Hosted its first drag performance on the Main Stage ft. Logan Stone, Dax Exclamation Point, D’Manda Martini, and Crimsyn.
  • June 3, 2022 Featured “Out in Space with Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz” on the Main Stage.
  • June 3, 2022 Featured its first Drag Queen Storytime event in Awesome Con Jr.
  • August 21, 2021 Featured a conversation with artist Dan Parent on Archie Comics first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, during a panel.
  • March 31, 2018 Hosted “GAAAYS IN SPAAACE” a panel on LGBT representation in Star Trek.
  • March 30, 2018 Hosted first queer after party at the Dew Drop.

PAST ARTIST/VENDOR HIGHLIGHTS

  • LGBT HQ

PAST GUEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2022 Wilson Cruz
  • 2022 Anthony Rapp
  • 2022 Dax Exclamation Point
  • 2022 Logan Stone
  • 2022 D’Manda Martini
  • 2022 Crimsyn
  • 2018 Jamie McGonnigal