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A Weekend of Awesome: Awesome Con 2024 Review

Updated: Mar 15


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As I strolled into the heart of Washington D.C. on a bustling April weekend, the excitement in the air was palpable. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, a colossal structure known for hosting a myriad of events, was transformed into a sanctuary for geeks, fans, and families alike, for the annual Awesome Con 2024.


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From April 4th to 6th, the convention center became a microcosm of pop culture, celebrating a full roster of special guests from shows like the iconic Breaking Bad series to the nostalgia-evoking Power Rangers, the classic Josie and the Pussycats, Smallville, and the expansive universe of Star Wars. The convergence of such varied fandoms under one roof promised an exhilarating experience, and it delivered in spades.


Headliners such as Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, and Charlie Cox graced the event, igniting the enthusiasm of fans who eagerly lined up for autographs and photos. Their presence, alongside voice acting legends like Tom Kenny of SpongeBob SquarePants fame, added a layer of reverence to the atmosphere, making it a dream come true for fans of all ages.


The "Destination Cosplay" area was a vibrant testament to the creativity and dedication of the cosplay community. Talents like Laney Feni, That Shady Haze, and Joe Colton Cosplay, among others, showcased their craft, each embodying the spirits of their chosen characters with astonishing accuracy and flair. The diversity and inclusivity of the cosplay community were on full display, reminding us of the unifying power of fandom.


Saturday's rain did little to dampen spirits, though it made the event busier than usual. Attendees navigated through the throngs of people, their enthusiasm undeterred, eager to explore every corner of the convention. Sunday offered a reprieve with sunny skies and a slower pace, allowing for a more relaxed exploration of the vast offerings.




Artists and vendors filled the halls with an array of merchandise that could only be described as a collector's paradise. From rare comics to bespoke artwork, the talent on display was both impressive and inspiring. The Awesome Con Jr area, along with family-friendly entertainment options like laser tag and a gaming, ensured that the event had something for everyone.


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Reflecting on the weekend, Awesome Con 2024 was more than just a convention; it was a celebration of community, creativity, and culture. It showcased the best of what fandom can be—welcoming, diverse, and endlessly enthusiastic. Whether you were there to meet your childhood hero, display your latest cosplay, or simply soak in the joyous atmosphere, Awesome Con provided a memorable experience.

As we look forward to next year's edition, one thing is clear: Awesome Con has established itself as a beacon for pop culture enthusiasts. It reminds us that, at its heart, fandom is about coming together to celebrate our passions, regardless of the form they take. And in that spirit, Awesome Con 2024 was indeed, quite awesome.



If you attended Awesome Con this year, let us know what you thought in the comments below.

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