Television & MOVIEs

Awesome Con isn’t just a comic con, we’re a pop culture con—and that means movies and television are a BIG part of the fun!

If you’re the type of person who loves discussing your favorite fandoms, collects clothing and memorabilia of the characters you love, and jumps up and down in anticipation of meeting your favorite celebrities, you’re in the right place!

CELEBRITY GUESTS

This year Awesome Con is welcoming a slew of fan-favorite guests from TV series like Star Trek: The Original Series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and more.

You’ll also find talent from films such as Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Napoleon Dynamite, to name a few. You can view our entire 2021 guest list HERE.

PHOTO OPS & AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Have you always dreamed of meeting your favorite celebrity in person? At Awesome Con, you can! In collaboration with our partner Epic Photo Ops, you can purchase Autographs and Photo Op sessions with our celebrity guests.

Click here to view what’s available and make your purchase today. You can purchase on site too, but be aware that some celebrity sessions may sell out!

Got questions about Autographs and Photo Ops? Check out the Epic Photo Ops FAQ page!

FANDOM CENTRAL

But wait, there’s more! Check out the all-new dedicated cosplay area on the Show Floor: Destination Cosplay! Where you can meet professional cosplayers and get an autograph, snap a photo in front of a themed backdrop while wearing your amazing cosplay, or get quick access to a glue gun at our Cosplay Repair Station. Several groups will also be offering themed backdrops for photo opportunities as well, and the best part about the photo opportunities in Destination Cosplay is that they are all free!

ANIME / JAPANESE


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Click here for details and information about all things Back to the Future at Awesome Con!

DOCTOR WHO


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THE LORD OF THE RINGS


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MARVEL & DC


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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS


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STAR TREK


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STAR WARS


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  • FRIDAY
    • Current State of Pro Wrestling and Pop CultureRoom 146AB | Join us as we discuss the current state of these industries, good, bad, and the ugly, and what the future holds with your special guests.
    • Nerdgasm Presents: Harry Potter Trivia!Room 146AB | Wands at the ready! Only one team can win this duel. Come prepared with your in-depth knowledge of the Harry Potter world!
    • Two Guys Into Fridays – Live Podcast Recording Room 103 | Join Travis and Stephen in a discussion of all of your favorite TGIF shows like Full House, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, and Step By Step as they continue their journey of watching each week as it aired exactly 30 years later.
    • Rocky Horror Minute Room 102AB – Pride Alley | 18+ ONLY | A very special pop culture study by two lovable podcasting idiots who like to break down the Rocky Horror Picture Show in excruciating detail, one minute at a time.
    • Stupid Games, Stupid PrizesRoom 146AB | We’ll test your knowledge of video games, the MCU, Star Wars, Rick and Morty, and even SpongeBob—it’s all on the table in this crash of craniums.
  • SATURDAY
    • Who You Calling a Villain?Room 150AB | Join the Movies That Matter podcast team in a discussion about the rise of villain-centered movies.
    • Did I Do That?Room 146AB | A panel on the impact 90s black tv/sitcoms had on pop culture and the growth of black nerd culture and POC representation.
    • AwesomeMania 9 – The Pro Wrestling Fan PanelRoom 143AB | AwesomeMania returns for the “Ninth” edition of the pro wrestling fan panel where Ben and Michael discuss the current state of pro wrestling. We’ll discuss AEW, WWE, NXT, NJPW, and so much more.
    • The True Unsolved Murder That Inspired Twin PeaksRoom 146AB | 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 co-creator Mark Frost’s contribution to the murder of Laura Palmer.
    • DCOMS: Ratings of the 21st CenturyRoom 103 | Join us as we dedicate a whole hour to the best decade of Disney Channel Original Movies.
    • Project Blue Book Value: Aliens & Your Movies Room 144C | Movies are no strangers to alien appearances. But have you ever thought of where the ideas for them came from? Join us as we dive into inspirations/influences for aliens from notable movies.
    • Rick-istentialism: Rick and Morty and Philosophy Room 103 | The panel doesn’t require any knowledge about Rick and Morty or philosophy and it will feature several clips from the show for everyone’s enjoyment!
    • Talk Back to the Critics! Room 103 | Talk back with your thoughts on the movies you think critics got absolutely wrong!
    • Real Life History That Inspired Game of Thrones Room 144C | This presentation will be a look at the Game of Thrones saga from a historical perspective and show that sometimes real history is even crazier than fiction.
  • SUNDAY

COSPLAY MEETUPS

Friday, August 20

Saturday, August 21

Sunday, August 22