COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Last weekend, Awesome Con, Washington, D.C.’s version of the popular Comic Con, took over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The convention was a celebration of all things ‘geek culture’—fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming, movies, toys, games and more.
Awesome Con had special events throughout the weekend, including a “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” costume and prop exhibit, a forum where science consultants with Legendary Entertainment talked about the science behind “Pacific Rim,” and a screening of the first episode of Netflix’s “Lost in Space” series.
— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) March 31, 2018
Dripping black holes, spaghettification and why building Jaegers might actually be possible – a great discussion on the science behind #PacificRim with @drerinmac, @barnabylegg and Robert Napton from @Legendary #awesomecon2018 pic.twitter.com/QtUqjuEXae
— The Team at X (@Theteamatx) March 30, 2018
— Angela Melito (@angela_designs) March 31, 2018
There were over 100 celebrity guests at the Con. Three “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars were in attendance: Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn.
— Kristen (@zoecharlucy) April 1, 2018
Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling had a “Smallville” reunion.
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) April 1, 2018
Cress Williams from “Black Lightning” and Stephen Amell from “Arrow” represented the CW network.
— William Thompson (@heroartist20) March 30, 2018
— AngieM (@Angie_Baci) March 31, 2018
Cosplay, dressing up in costumes, was a highlight for the attendees.
— Sue @ AwesomeCon🖖🏻♠ (@spaltor) March 30, 2018
— The Ring Report (@TheRingReporter) March 31, 2018
— sarah ✌ (@anxiousartemis) March 31, 2018