New Owners Bring Awesome Con 2016 to Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Awesome Con, the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, DC, expects to attract its most dynamic crowd yet in 2016. This June 3rd-5th, fans will experience an impressive line-up of celebrity guests from the worlds of television, movies, and comic books and specialized pavilions focused on science and technology, family activities, and larger-than-life props. Panel discussions bring together noted experts from comic creators to scientists at NASA; costume contests, sci-fi speed dating, and gaming tournaments celebrate all things geeky; and the show floor will feature exhibits dedicated to comics, collectibles, toys, cosplay, and original art. Fun for fans of all ages, Awesome Con continues its commitment to creating an inclusive atmosphere for diehard fans, casual fans, and families. And this year is Awesome Con’s first year in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organizer created by the founder of New York Comic Con.

Special guest headliners include: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Musketeers, The Fifth Estate, Torchwood), Adam West (Batman, Family Guy, The Simpsons), Burt Ward (Batman) Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks), and John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who).

Daily and full weekend passes available now on the website. VIP passes & experiences range from $150 to $465 and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events. Click here for further details.

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Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to the website: www.awesome-con.com

DC – FCBD: Shutter Signing

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Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila del Duca appear at Fantom on Saturday May 7th for Free Comic Book Day! They’re the creative team behind SHUTTER, one of our absolute favorite comics.

Writer Joe Keatinge first got our attention with his experimental sci-fi adventure Glory. Today he writes Shutter in addition to his new pro wrestling personal drama Ringside.

Artist Leila del Duca became a household name with Shutter, but she’s also known for the indie superhero hit The Pantheon Project, as well as the just-announced young adult graphic novel Afar. She might be familiar to many of you as the guest artist on The Wicked + the Divine #16–the juicy issue about the Morrigan!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – Heartthrob #1 Signing

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Join Fantom Comics on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM for a super special comics workshop with Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, creators of new series HEARTTHROB – a new ongoing comic about romance, heists, heart transplants and Fleetwood Mac – on our shelves April 13TH!!

Christopher Sebela, writer of High Crimes, Dead Letters, We(l)come Back, and Escape from New York!!!

Robert Wilson IV, artist for Bitch Planet #3, the Penny Rolle issue!!

These very cool cats will be leading a special edition of our comics workshop, explaining their creative collaboration and signing copies of their latest and greatest! Stop on by to say hi and find out how the pros make it happen!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – The Nameless City Signing

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Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM!

In Hicks’s latest graphic novel, a sprawling metropolis is known only as The Nameless City to its denizens; its advantageous position in the only passage between the mountains and the ocean has subjected it to countless invasions over the years, and its name has changed with each one. Rat, an orphaned street child who has only known life within The Nameless City’s limits, is predisposed to hate Kaidu, a member of the Dao, the most recent people to rule the City. It turns out, however, that Kaidu is nothing like the other Dao who have come to the City for military training; preferring books to guns, he is almost as out of place among his own people as Rat herself is. As an unlikely friendship forms between them, they begin to envision a future in which their two worlds come together in a single, peaceful civilization.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Birdsong Signing

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Artist James Sturm (Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, The Golem’s Mighty Swing) signs his new children’s book BIRDSONG at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” this wordless story is meant to inspire a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted by a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, this tale contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – The Nameless City Signing

000000_faith-erin-hicks-nameless-city-fehFaith Erin Hicks, comics creator and author of “Adventures of Superhero Girl” and “Friends with Boys,” appears at Fantom Comics on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM to sign copies of her new graphic novel “The Nameless City.”

The Nameless City is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city. The two must find common ground between their cultures in order to foil a sinister conspiracy that threatens to tear the city apart.

Hicks has created a beautiful and intricate world inspired by Central Asia and the Silk Road in which the besieged inhabitants of an ancient city are desperate to learn the secrets of the perished civilization which carved the city out of living rock.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her first two graphic novels, Zombies Calling and The War at Ellsmere, were published by SLG Publishing. She has illustrated First Second’s Brain Camp and wrote and illustrated Friends With Boys, a coming of age story with supernatural elements and a musical about zombies. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong is her most recent graphic novel.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – Archer & Armstrong #1 Signing

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Writer Rafer Roberts appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Valiant’s A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – Shatner’s World Performance

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Iconic actor William Shatner appears at The Warner Theater on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a live performance of SHATNER’S WORLD!

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In SHATNER’S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and musical selections in his inimitable style.

Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner’s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

Tickets available at the link…

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Warner Theatre
513 13th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Guests Announced for Awesome Con 2016

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Awesome Con 2016 returns on June 3rd – 5th at the Washington Convention Center! Guests include: ADAM WEST (Batman), BURT WARD (Robin), CHARLES MARTINET (the voice of Mario), DAVID PROWSE (Darth Vader), GEORGINA HAIG (Once Upon a Time), GREY DELISLE (Avatar: The Last Airbender), JEFF SHULTZ (Archie Comics), JEREMY LONDON (Mallrats), JEREMY WHITLEY (Princeless), KEVIN SMITH (Clerks), MORENA BACCARIN (Gotham), RAY PARK (Darth Maul), ROBIN LORD TAYLOR (The Penguin), TIM ROSE (Admiral Ackbar) and more!

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Awesome Con is DC’s comic-con! Awesome Con embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids. It is strongly advised to buy tickets in advance! For further details please go to their website: www.awesome-con.com

 

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