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Events DC Expects More Than 50,000 Pop Culture Fans at the Third Annual Awesome Con Convention

May 29, 2015

Superheroes Storm the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the Return of Awesome Con May 29 - 31
Events DC Expects More Than 50,000 Pop Culture Fans at the Third Annual Awesome Con Convention

(WASHINGTON, DC) - May 29, 2015 - Awesome Con, Washington DC's premiere
comic con and pop culture convention will return to the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center on May 29 - 31 with more than fifty movie
and television celebrity guests making appearances throughout the
weekend.  Awesome Con expects to greet more than 50,000 pop culture fans
across 230,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 10 rooms of

"Awesome Con has been a key part of fueling our growth by helping to
expand a portfolio of new events that Events DC hosts across its venues,"
said Gregory A. O'Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events
DC.  "In 2014, the comic book and pop culture festival quadrupled its
attendance and injected more than $4.5 million into the local economy and
they expect to surpass those numbers this year. Its incredible success
has led to us winning even more one-of-a-kind events to the District of

More than one hundred exhibitors will be selling toys, video games,
comics, apparel and other collectible memorabilia.  A new addition for
2015 will include kid-centric activities with an area called Kid's Zone
where they can draw along with noted comic book artists, learn how to
make their own Superhero symbol, see a wizard magic show, attend
Superhero University led by top industry professionals and make their own
superhero cape. A full list of Kid's Zone activities and programming can
be found here:

"About 80% of our attendance is local and the goodwill that we receive
from the local community is overwhelming," said Ben Penrod, Awesome Con
founder.  "And since we continue to grow and establish Awesome Con as one
of the larger pop culture and comic conventions, we are expecting the
number of people that travel out of state to grow this year and to really
help propel the local economy - while making a superhero-filled splash
across the District over the weekend."

A wide variety of celebrity guests from screen stars to voice actors will
be part of the weekend; signing autographs, sitting on panels, and taking
photos with attendees. Among them include the iconic William Shatner and
George Takei of Star Trek; Grant Imahara of Discovery Network's
Mythbusters; Jason Mewes, known as Jay from Jay and Silent Bob; Good
Charlotte lead guitarist and comic book artist Billy Martin; the original
voice actors of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Sean Astin of Lord
of the Rings and The Goonies; plus cast members from Doctor Who; Once
Upon a Time; Power Rangers and Walking Dead.

Harkening to its beginning as a comic book convention, Awesome Con will
also feature dozens of comic book creators, artists and writers. In the
exhibit hall there will be hundreds of booths with comic books,
collectibles, original art, toys, games and books. Special activities
throughout the weekend will include discussion panels, costume contests,
trivia contests and gaming events.

Single-day admission and three-day weekend packages are available. Kids
age 10 and under get in for free. Three-day VIP packages include a
commemorative t-shirt, comic book and other paraphernalia, as well as
early admission to the event. Ticket and event information can be found
Awesome Con is organized by Awesome Conventions LLC, and sponsored by
Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, Maryland.

Awesome Con
Awesome Con 2015 takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center in downtown Washington, DC, from May 29 to May 31. It's a
celebration of all things pop culture, with a focus on comic books,
science fiction, and fantasy. The 2015 event will feature over 100 comic
book creators, and dozens of celebrity guests. Awesome Con is organized
by Awesome Conventions LLC, and sponsored by Third Eye Comics in
Annapolis, Maryland. For more information about Awesome Con, visit

Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District
of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across
the nation's capital.  Leveraging the power of a world-class destination
and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic
and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business,
athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's
hospitality and tourism economy that generated more than $3.3 billion in
direct attendee spending in its first decade (2003-2013), and the
historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC also manages
the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of
the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium.  In addition, Events
DC built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first
LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States.
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