Get your geek on at this weekend’s Awesome Con-DC!
Geeks and nerds in the DC-region should check out this weekend’s Awesome Con! Tear yourself away from the last of the cherry blossoms and come to the comic and pop culture festival being held Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21st at the Washington Convention Center. Your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, games, and costumes will all be represented, including The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wolverine, Batman, and more!
Featured guests include Nicholas Brendan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds), Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy), Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Mad TV), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Oz), Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead), Mike Jones (DC101), and others. Comic artists include Larry Hanna(GI Joe, Wolverine, Batman), Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Team 7), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk, Wolderine), and many more.
Gamers will be excited to learn Mind of the Geek (TM) is hosting two days and ten tables devoted to gaming! (In full disclosure, I am the Lead Writer for books-related content at mindofthegeek.com.) Beltway Gamers will be providing demos of Game Workshop’s Warhammer and Warhammer 40K game systems, while Darren J. Gendron have a demo of Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers and comedian Arnie Ellis will be hosting a Pathfinder game. Other highlights include an X-Wings Miniatures tournament, a HeroClix tournament, Brandon Jones’ Phase Shift, and Mind of the Geek’s (TM) own movie/entertainment writer Tobias Ellis will host an old-school Star Wars game.
Cosplayers will love watching and competing in two costume contests, as well as programming devoted to creating the perfect props for your costumes.
Make sure to stick around for the best geek-humor in town! Mind of the Geek (TM) is proud to announce that the The Geeks of Comedy will be performing live with special guest Arnie Ellis on Saturday at 9pm.
Unfortunately, I won’t be on hand to help out my Mind of the Geek teammates, but I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the event! Just drop me a comment in the post!