Posts Tagged ‘awesome con’

Photos of Awesome Con at the Convention Center

William Shatner, R2D2, the Lego Avengers, Kevin Eastman, and more

Year Two of Awesome Con Was Bigger, But Was It Better?

"Last year this was a local convention. This year, it's a national convention," said Awesome Con co-founder Steve Anderson at the convention, which took place this past weekend.
The numbers may back him up. The District's fledgling comic-con saw at least 250 percent more attendees this year, its second year of existence. Sunday estimates from the ticket counter suggest that [...]

ToDo ToDay: Awesome Con, Carolyn Malachi, and Easter Celebrations

An awesome fan-fiction mashup could gather all your favorite characters in one world, but only an awesome convention can attempt to replicate that in real life. If you’re the type to spin long and complicated yarns about fictional people, you might as well hoof it to D.C.’s Awesome Con to meet the humans who play [...]

Le Geek, C’est Chic: An Awesome Con Venn Diagram

Once relegated to the D-list gym teams and the lunch tables closest to the garbage cans, misfits and superfans of every breed have reclaimed the “nerd” word and made geek culture into its own cool kids’ club. There’s internal stratification (based on niche knowledge and gaming ability), barriers to entry (can you make a realistic [...]

Meet a Local Cartooning Couple: A Chat With Liz and Jimmy Reed

You may have spotted Liz and Jimmy Reed at the first Awesome Con in D.C. this spring. Together, the married couple cartoons about food in a variety of media, including webcomics, minicomics, and sculptural dioramas. Arts Desk spoke to the duo, who answered our questions as a single human unit.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or [...]

Arts Roundup: Gwenfritz Edition

The Newseum is slowly bleeding money. [AP via Post]
Tabi Bonney lends his voice to a D.C. tourism promo. [Post]
Awesome Con meets its Kickstarter goal. [ComicsDC]
The Washington Monument will be a light show for the next year. [AP via WJLA]
Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" statue at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW disassembled and carted off for a [...]

Arts Roundup: Erotica Night Edition

Henry Rollins tells a story of a former D.C. punk gone down a dismal path. [LA Weekly]
How did this white Jewish guy in Fairfax amass one of the country's largest private collections of African American historical artifacts? [Post]
If you run a theater company in D.C., what are your venue options? [Post]
Awesome Con D.C. starts a [...]

Arts Roundup: Awesome Con Edition

A third person pleads guilty in the Smithsonian parking lot theft. [Post]
Three buildings slated to be part of D.C.'s failing Armenian Genocide Museum will be razed. [Washington Business Journal]
Awesome Con D.C. did so well, organizers of the pop culture and comics convention say they'll bring it back next year. [Post]
Burlesque booker Melina Afzal talks about [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jen Kirkman!

Last year, heavily followed stand-up comic and Chelsea Lately panelist Jen Kirkman quit Twitter and started a Tumblr called MA’AM, or "Men Aligned Against Misogyny," that invited dudes to sound off about sexism and its discontents. Let's hope Kirkman’s minicampaign against Internet-enabled misogyny won her legions of feminist fans. She’s become one [...]

Settle Down, Nerds: Awesome Con D.C. Is Coming

At this point, it's not much of a secret that D.C.'s comic culture is manifold and thriving. It’s fructified by podcasts, blogs, and a newsletter published by home-grown comics collective DC Conspiracy. Comics devotees in the D.C. area have kindred spirits in other breeds of nerds, too: Trekkies, steampunks, LARPers—even Bronies, the adult viewers of [...]

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