Back to the Future Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:13:50-05:00Tags: , |

Spider-Man Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:13:08-05:00Tags: , , |

90’s Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:37:58-05:00Tags: , , , |

Wrestling Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:34:24-05:00Tags: , |

Harry Potter Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:33:32-05:00Tags: , |

Lord of the Rings Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:31:29-05:00Tags: , |

Star Trek Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-08T08:22:50-05:00Tags: , |

Disney Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:28:42-05:00Tags: |

Steven Universe Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-28T11:39:43-05:00Tags: |

Doctor Who Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:26:23-05:00Tags: |

Star Wars/The Mandalorian Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-08T08:23:20-05:00Tags: |

Marvel/MCU Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:24:42-05:00Tags: , |

Batman Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-06T17:23:45-05:00Tags: , |

Power Rangers Meetup

Make a friend and chat about your favorite fandom! Join your fellow fans and creative cosplayers for a Cosplay Meetup. Take a selfie with a matching fan, make new friends, and debate those longstanding debates with other obsessed attendees. Cosplay is encouraged, but not required. Come on out and meetup! Please note that our meetups are an accepting and inclusive space for everyone.

2021-07-14T13:15:50-05:00Tags: |

Voice-A-Palooza

Voice actors behaving badly! Join professional voice actors as they reinterpret movie scripts, poetry, songs and more in their character voices, and read the Voice actors behaving badly! Join professional voice actors as they reinterpret movie scripts, poetry, songs and more in their character voices, and read the craziest phrases that YOU provide in their character voices. Hosted by Wes Johnson (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Phineas & Ferb), get ready to hear your favorite voice actors like you’ve never heard them before. Joining him will be Jan Johns (Fallout 4, The Loud House, Fortnite, Hearthstone), Mike Rosson (Fallout 3 & 4, Star Trek: Legacy, Star Trek: Conquest), Karen Carbone (Fallout 3, Wonder Woman 1984) and Craig Sechler (The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3) . This is a can’t-miss panel that is guaranteed to be hilarious and full of classic cartoon and video game infused moments!

Panelists

Mike Rosson

Wes Johnson

Jan Johns

Karen Carbone

Craig Sechler

2021-08-14T16:12:50-05:00Tags: , , |

Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd *separately ticketed event

GREAT SCOTT! It’s the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future!! Reunited again, Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) and Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) are taking the Main Stage Sunday night to take fans to Hill Valley and beyond. Join the cast for behind-the-scenes stories and a trip through the past, present, and future. Hop into the DeLorean and get ready to hit 88 MPH as we all geek out over the legendary trilogy, Back to the Future. Please note that this is a separately ticketed event, and a valid ticket is required for entry. More details here.

Panelists

Christopher Lloyd

Michael J. Fox

2021-08-14T16:14:40-05:00Tags: , , |

It’s flippin’ Jon Heder

You know his thoughts on ligers. You love his legendary hair. You even remember his family’s pet llama. Now get to know the man behind Napoleon Dynamite, Jon Heder! Will there be a sequel to Napoleon Dynamite? Can Jon Heder really draw? Who choreographed that iconic dance? These and more burning questions will be answered during this Main Stage spotlight featuring Jon Heder!

Panelists

Jon Heder

2021-08-14T16:14:46-05:00Tags: , , |

Return to Middle-earth with Billy Boyd

Get ready to head into the Shire, travel to Rivendell, and to venture to Mount Doom with Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings, Outlander). During his Main Stage Q&A we’ll get to know the man behind the hobbit. This will definitely be one panel to rule them all…

Panelists

Billy Boyd

2021-08-14T16:14:52-05:00Tags: , , |

Oh my! It’s George Takei!

Beam me up, Scotty! Get up close and personal with George Takei, best known for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek. During this Q&A, you can find out behind-the-scenes stories from the set of Star Trek, find out what George has been working on recently, and ask any burning questions you have! Make sure to leave your tribbles at home.

Panelists

George Takei

2021-08-14T16:15:05-05:00Tags: , , |

When You’re an Addams with Christina Ricci

Be afraid, be very afraid. Christina Ricci (The Addams Family, Casper, Now and Then, Mermaids) is an icon from our childhoods, and she’s floating off the silver screen and onto the stage for a conversation and Q&A with YOU, the fans. Get to know the girl behind the guillotine, the spook with a specter sidekick: Christina Ricci.  

Panelists

Christina Ricci

2021-08-14T16:15:05-05:00Tags: , , |

An Hour with Adam Savage

Since MythBusters stopped filming in November 2015, Adam Savage has been busy. He’s filmed two series (Savage Builds, MythBusters Jr), visited some amazing sets (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Alien Covenant, The Expanse, Blade Runner 2049), built some awesome costumes (Totoro, Iron Man, Star-Lord) and traveled the country for various tours. But this panel is about YOU. For his FIRST Awesome Con appearance, Adam will answer your questions on everything from his past (which includes not only MythBusters but Star Wars) to his present to his future!

Panelists

Adam Savage

2021-08-14T16:18:43-05:00Tags: , , , |

All eyes on Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers has played so many iconic roles over the years: Apollo Creed from Rocky, Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore, and Greef Karga in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. During his Main Stage Q&A, fans will be able to ask Carl questions and get to know him a little better. Just tap it in!

Panelists

Carl Weathers

2021-08-18T13:33:05-05:00Tags: , , |

Board the Enterprise with William Shatner

Set your phasers to stun! Get to know the unforgettable William Shatner during his Main Stage spotlight. Best known as the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and movies, William Shatner has had a truly legendary career. Ask your questions during the Q&A and get ready to go where no man has gone before.

Panelists

William Shatner

2021-08-18T07:32:40-05:00Tags: , , |

Go Go Power Rangers!

The cast of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is at Awesome Con! Get to know Walter Jones, Karan Ashley, Austin St. John, and Johnny Yong Bosch to chat all things Power Rangers. Join them Friday on the Main Stage because “It’s Morphin Time! ” Fans will get to ask questions during their Q&A so don’t miss out!

Panelists

Karan Ashley

Walter Jones

Austin St. John

Johnny Yong Bosch

2021-08-14T16:15:24-05:00Tags: , , |

Awesome Con Short Film Festival 2021: Awesome Docs and More!

Year 6 of the Awesome Con Short Film Festival, presented by Astray Productions, Day 3 brings back the wild card block of Awesome Docs and More! Historically speaking this is the block of films in the festival you don’t know what genre you might watch next. From eye widening Documentaries, to animation that pull the heart strings and music videos and beyond, this film block never disappoints. This screening will be followed by a Q&A of filmmakers in attendance. Once you’ve seen them all, your vote matters in the Awesome Film Audience Choice Award. BE SURE TO CAST YOUR VOTE – Presented by Astray Productions

2021-07-06T16:40:37-05:00Tags: |

Black Female Superheroes: Blaxploitation to Obama

Often under-represented and under-appreciated, Black Superheroines like Storm, Monica Rambeau, and Nubia have been kicking tail and saving lives with the best of them. Let the SyFy Sistas introduce you to 10 Superheroines that you never knew you needed in your life.

Panelists

Yvette Blackmon Tom, JD Keeling, Subrina Wood, Fran Taylor, Tamia Harper

2021-07-07T11:16:27-05:00Tags: , |

Chillin Like A Villain

Are Darth Vader, Lex Luther, and other villains just misunderstood characters? Are they the ones actually fighting for the greater good or are they just plain crazy? We will look into the misunderstood and often hated characters in fandom! Why? Because villains need love too!

Panelists

Lauren James, Robert Platt, Johnathan Young, Rafina Hansen

2021-08-10T10:37:56-05:00Tags: , |

Godzilla: Just a Giant Lizard?

Godzilla is an iconic image worldwide. However, what’s often overlooked is how this giant lizard is a metaphor for the atomic bomb. Come learn about the atomic bomb’s history, its use, and its destruction–identifying the symbolism found in Godzilla, both original and new.

Panelists

Melissa Lazaro, Priscilla Pertica

2021-07-07T11:25:12-05:00Tags: |

The Sistas Who Save the S*#t, um, SHIP

Join the SyFy Sistas as they discuss two unsung SF heroines, B’Elanna Torres (Star Trek: Voyager) and Naomi Nagata (The Expanse). Which one saved the ship the most times? Who can out engineer the other? And which one secretly sleeps curled up next to a roll of duct tape? Okay, we made up that last one, but the discussion will be dope none the less!

Panelists

Tamia Harper, Subrina Wood, Yvette Blackmon Tom, JD Keeling, Fran Taylor

2021-07-07T11:24:10-05:00Tags: |

Ranking Doctor Who: Top 10 Companions

Join our Panelists as we each reveal our Top-10 Lists of Doctor Who companions, taken from both the Classic and Modern Series. We will discuss and defend our choices. Arguments may ensue. Booing is welcome. In case of bloodshed, consider the first three rows splash zones.

Panelists

Sean Gleeson, Kieron Cowan

2021-07-07T13:11:01-05:00Tags: |

Completing YOUR 1st Indie Project: A Step-By-Step Workshop

It’s time to stop dreaming about your first project and finally get it done! Join our incredible panel of indie artists in film, graphic novels, art, books, and comics as they share what you need to know (and do) to take your project from idea to finished product. The panel will include brief presentations on best practices from each artist, followed by an in-depth Q & A session designed to address YOUR specific challenges and help you move ahead!

Panelists

Cerece Rennie Murphy, Greg Burnham, Marcus Johnson, Joe Carabeo, Moana McAdams

2021-08-17T10:31:33-05:00Tags: , , |

Mandalorian Mercs – A bounty of fun

The Mandalorian Mercenary Costume Club is a charity Star Wars costuming club rooted in educating and empowering individuals on crafting armor, and other costuming, while engaging the community and raising funds for various charities

Panelists

Joshua Colucci, Kat Katan, Nicole Price, Joe Torres

2021-07-07T11:23:14-05:00Tags: , |

Queer Horror

A discussion of the queer coding of villains/monsters in classic film/television, with a look at the evolution of queer representation in film. We could broaden this to look outside of the horror genre, with queer-coded Disney villains and the reclamation of this concept by modern gay culture (e.g., Montero by Lil Nas X).

Panelists

Leandra Lynn and Kelly Hanson

2021-07-07T14:27:58-05:00Tags: , |

Awesome Con Short Film Festival 2021: Comedy and Drama

Year 6 of the Awesome Con Short Film Festival presents Day 2, the Comedy and Drama film block. Enjoy a selection of films from filmmakers local and around the country that will makes your eyes cry from laughter or heart pound with drama. Past filmmakers that have had their films screened have gone on to write or star or direct tv shows and movies you know, so this is definitely a must see showcase. This screening will be followed by a Q&A of filmmakers in attendance. Once you’ve seen them all, your vote matters in the Awesome Film Audience Choice Award. BE SURE TO CAST YOUR VOTE – Presented by Astray Productions

2021-08-17T10:59:55-05:00Tags: |

The Baby Yoda Hour

Only one thing can unite the entire Star Wars fandom in happiness… Baby Yoda! (Yes, yes: we know his name is Grogu.) Join us as we talk about the impact that little green cutie has had both in our world and in the galaxy far far away including what his mere existence might mean for the galaxy.

Panelists

Bria LaVorgna, Jay Shah, John Liang, Meg Humphrey, Sandra Choute, Brandon Pyle

2021-07-21T18:09:00-05:00Tags: |

Who You Calling a Villain?

What does it mean to be a villain? Movie villains have gone from supporting characters in classic hero’s tales to protagonists in their own movies and franchises. Join the Movies That Matter podcast team in a discussion about the rise of villain-centered movies. The panel will dive into the trend, discussing the values and morals reflected in the sub-genre and how it relates to society today.

Panelists

Nicole Funari, Stacy Moore, Christopher Robinson, Garret Shelenhamer, Alexandra Thompson

2021-07-07T11:20:48-05:00Tags: |

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: A Case Study of the Auteur in Contemporary Cinema

Salisbury University’s Bellavance Honors Program provides students the opportunity to pen an academic thesis on the topic of their choice, and that includes superhero movies. This presentation by undergraduate Jacob Beaver will explore director Zack Snyder’s vision for the Justice League team, realized on screen for the first time, and how the Snyder Cut has changed the entertainment landscape and film theory forever.

Panelists

Jacob Beaver

2021-07-07T13:16:00-05:00Tags: |

Battle of the Badasses

Join the SyFy Sistas and build the most bad a- Shut your mouth! – bracket of brawling women in Starfleet and beyond. From TOS to the Delta Quadrant, we have all the women mixing it up. Will the Borg take the Klingon? Will Vulcan martial arts beat Star Fleet’s Security training? does the Mirror Universe trump the Kelvin Universe? You will decide in this audience participation free-for-all.

Panelists

Subrina Wood, Tamia Harper, Fran Taylor, Yvette Blackmon Tom, JD Keeling

2021-07-07T11:28:05-05:00Tags: |

From Blade 2 Blade: Black Representation in Marvel

From the humble beginnings of the Blade Trilogy, to the importance of Black Panther, and forward to Blade, again, Black representation in the Marvel Universe has been a roller coaster ride. Join the SyFy Sistas for a “Look, Ma, no hands!” discussion of what Marvel has done right, where they can improve, and what we hope to see in the future.

Panelists

Tamia Harper, Subrina Wood, Fran Taylor, JD Keeling, Yvette Blackmon Tom

2021-07-07T11:53:08-05:00Tags: , |

The True Unsolved Murder That Inspired Twin Peaks

In 1908, a 20-year-old woman named Hazel Drew was killed in the woods of a town in upstate New York. The murder, which was never solved, helped inspire Twin Peaks cocreator Mark Frost’s contribution to the murder of Laura Palmer. David Bushman and Mark Givens are the authors of an upcoming book on the 113-year old cold case: Murder at Teal’s Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks (forword by Mark Frost), due out in January 2022 from Thomas + Mercer, which includes never-revealed-before information and a very compelling argument as to the identity of the murderer, and why he was never pubicly identified. Join us as we delve deep into the myriad of mysteries surrounding the murder of Hazel Drew, who, like Laura Palmer, lived a life filled with secrets.

Panelists

David Bushman, Mark Givens

2021-07-07T11:25:34-05:00Tags: |

Introduction to the First Doctor

This presentation looks at the first Doctor, William Hartnell. It takes a look at each of his 29 Stories, and gives recommendations on which ones to watch and which ones to skip. Along the way, we look at some of the important behind-the-scenes people and events of the early days of this long-running show.

2021-08-20T11:59:20-05:00Tags: |

Did I Do That?

Plus Ultra Entertainment presents: “Did I Do That?”: a panel on the impact 90s black tv/sitcoms had on pop culture and the growth of black nerd culture and POC representation Join Plus Ultra Entertainment for good vibes, good conversation, trivia & giveaways.

Panelists

Roquois Clarke, Geoffrey Moore, Chauna Lawson, Ashley Mincey

2021-07-07T13:05:33-05:00Tags: |

Saber Guild Lightsaber Stage Performance

Saber Guild Dathomir Temple presents a production made just for Awesome Con 2021. Saber Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer, international organization that specializes in lightsaber stage choreography and education. Dathomir Temple is the Washington DC and State of Maryland chapter of Saber Guild. Don’t miss this spectacular lightsaber performance which is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages.

Panelists

Randy Ward, Linda Ward, Anne Klein, Sara Klein, Nicole Webb, Marcus Price, Jireh Silva, Liz McQuay, Josshua, Nieves, Harry Maurer, Teresina Carper, Edward Brunson, Charles Wright and Arial La Marca

2021-07-07T11:56:59-05:00Tags: , |

Meet the Rebel Legion – Terrapin Base

The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. Meet some of members and learn about what we do, our costumes, and how you can participate too!

Panelists

Olivia Gorman, Liz McQuay, Eric Teneza, Jessie Lynch, Jireh Silva, and Kellie Hendly

2021-07-07T11:23:40-05:00Tags: , |

Geek Comedy Tour: Jedi, Elves, and Plumbers Oh My! (Star Wars, Renn Faires, video games all rolled into one) Edition

There will be geekery at this show. And enough obsession with assorted pop culture to kill a moose. Appearing for the first time at AwesomeCon, the Geek Comedy Tour will be combining its lust for nerdy stand up with its outright obsessions with just about every form of pop culture under the sun and making fun of it (and themselves) for 90 minutes. Come on out, laugh, high five those around you and remember: there’s a convention for just about all your current and future obsessions.

Panelists

Chris Barylick, Joe Deeley, Emily Ruskowski, Jared Stern, Jelani Willis, and Joe Deeley

2021-07-08T08:26:33-05:00Tags: , |

Power Rangers: Mighty Morphin and Beyond

Voices from the Grid’s Sasha, Ben, Brian, and Michael present, an incredible adventure through the nearly 30 years of Power Rangers. From Angel Grove to Turtle Cove, we bring the world of Power Rangers to new listeners and bring nostalgia to fans of all ages.

Panelists

Michael Lindenbaum (moderator), Ben Taylor, Brian Massey, Sasha Kaplan

2021-07-07T13:13:58-05:00Tags: |

From Fandom to Creation

Every creator starts out as a fan. Join our panelists as they discuss the books, films, and comics that first inspired them to begin their own creative journey and how their personal fandoms influence their work to this day. Our panelists will also share their latest fan obsession and how these projects are challenging them to continue to improve their craft. Join authors Cerece Rennie Murphy, Sam Maggs, and David Liss, alongside moderator Ulysses Campbell for this discussion.

Panelists

Cerece Rennie Murphy

Sam Maggs

David Liss

Ulysses Campbell

2021-08-11T12:56:05-05:00Tags: , , |
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