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Awesome Con 2015

Discussion in 'Fan Conventions' started by Darth Lexor Kai, May 18, 2015.

  1. Darth Lexor Kai

    Darth Lexor Kai General of the Future Folk
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    When: May 29-30th
    Show Hours:
    Friday, May 29th 12:00pm to 8:00pm
    Saturday, May 30th 10:00am to 7:00pm
    Sunday, May 31st 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Where:
    Washington Convention Center
    801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
    Washington, DC 20001

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    http://www.awesome-con.com/washington-dc/guests-washington-dc/#

    Here is a short list of people im excited for.

    Voice Actors

    C. Martin Croker-voice of Zorac and Moltar on Space Ghost coast to coast

    Dana Snyder- Master Shake-Aqua Teen

    Jim Cummings-legendary voice actor take a look at this
    •Aladdin
    •Darkwing Duck
    •Mass Effect 2
    •Pete
    •Shrek
    •Sonic the Hedgehog
    •Star Wars: The Old Republic
    •The Lion King
    •The Princess and the Frog
    •The Road to El Dorado
    •Tigger
    •Winnie the Pooh
    •World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

    Rikki Simmons-Gir-Invader Zim

    Rob Paulsen-
    •Animaniacs
    •Back at the Barnyard
    •Carl Wheezer
    •Danny Phantom
    •Donatello
    •Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius
    •Pinky
    •Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain
    •Raphael
    •Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain
    •Talkin’ Toons
    •Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    •TMNT
    •T.U.F.F. Puppy
    •Yakko Warner

    Star Trek:
    George Takei and William Shatner

    Side note...shatner charges 2 times as much as everyone else....

    Clerks
    Brian O'Halloran and J Mewes

    Mythbusters
    Grant Imahara

    Lord of the Rings
    John Rhys-Davies-Gimli
    Sean Astin- Samwise

    The karatee kid
    Ralph Macchio



    Web Comics
    The guys from Blue Milk Special

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    of course table top gaming! finally i can break my Munchkin out.

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    Madalorian Mercs

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    very well done homeade ST uniform

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    the comic book guys panel

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    awesome speeder


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    fantastic costume

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    myself with my favorite droid

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    front view.
     
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    will any cantina members be going this year?
    I have class on friday night so not sure yet if Ill be playing hooky. But you can bet your tail feathers ill be there Saturday and Sunday!

    not sure who else might be from this area.
    @Duke Groundrunner, and @Stormagadon
     
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    I would have loved too, but I'll be out of state by then. I didn't hear about this soon enough to work into my schedule. :(
     
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    Iv made my unofficial schedule for awesome con! I cant wait to go. Last year was a blast, and this year I have the pleasure of reporting the event to you nice folks on the blog and Cantina. I hope to bring back some good information. Maybe Timothy Zahn has something to tell us. Crossing my fingers.

    Itinerary for awesome con

    Star Wars Q&A

    6/4/2016 / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM / Room 146

    David Prowse, Ray Park and Tim Rose will discuss their exciting careers and answer audience questions. Rated: G


    Futurama Q&A

    6/4/2016 / 12:30 PM-1:30 PM / Room 152

    Billy West, Phil LaMarr and John DiMaggio will discuss their time and take audience questions about the TV show Futurama. Rated: PG-13


    Tim Rose Photo Op

    6/4/2016 / 1:00 PM-1:15 PM / Booth 1

    Professional Photo Ops


    Dynamic Duo Q&A

    6/4/2016 / 1:15 PM-2:15 PM / Hall D

    Adam West and Burt Ward will discuss their exciting careers and answer audience questions. Rated: G


    Science Channel: Outrageous Acts of Science- LIVE!

    6/4/2016 / 1:45 PM-2:45 PM / Room 145 A

    Join Science Channel as they celebrate the return of the hit series “Outrageous Acts of Science” with some of the greatest (and most hilarious) minds in science. Fans will have front-row seats to some mind-blowing experiments and exclusive footage along with fun giveaways.


    Timothy Zahn Q&A

    6/4/2016 / 2:00 PM-3:00 PM / Room 152

    Timothy Zahn will discuss his exciting career and answer audience questions.


    Spotlight on Erika Lewis and Jessica Chobot

    6/4/2016 / 2:30 PM-3:30 PM / Room 150

    Awesome Con Guests Jessica Chobot (Host of Nerdist News for the Nerdist channel, Judge on ABC’s BATTLEBOTS and creator/ host of the BIZARRE STATES podcast and the VOGUELEADER lifestyle site) and Erika Lewis (writer of the recently announced YA/crossover novel GAME OF SHADOWS from TOR/Macmillan and the Heavy Metal graphic novel, THE 49TH KEY, now a television mini series in development with John Barrowman) are on hand for a focus panel to discuss their current projects and make some news of their own with a big announcement!


    NASA, Citizen Science and You!

    6/4/2016 / 3:00 PM-3:45 PM / Room 145 A

    When you think of NASA, you may think the science being done requires fancy equipment like space suits or a trip to the Moon, but there are growing opportunities for interested citizens right here on Earth to participate in data collection and discoveries alongside NASA scientists. This panel will introduce you to some of those possibilities, from observing and identifying clouds, to reporting beautiful aurora sightings, to helping identify distant stars that might be forming planetary systems. Come ready to learn more about citizen science research and how you can get involved.


    Meet the 501st
    6/4/2016 / 4:30 PM-5:30 PM / Room 143
    The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.


    Eugene Mirman Comedy Show

    6/4/2016 / 8:00 PM-9:30 PM / Room 152

    Spend your Saturday night with Eugene Mirman! Before co-hosting StarTalk Live on Sunday with Bill Nye, Mirman will host a special live comedy show on Saturday just for Awesome Con attendees. Mirman is a Brooklyn-based comedian and actor most known as the voice of Gene on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers. He’s also been featured on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central – with his latest comedy special now available on Netflix. He’s the co-founder of NYC’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, going into its 9th year. Eugene Mirman‘s Awesome Con comedy show is at 8 PM on Saturday, June 4. General seating is $15, and preferred seating – which also includes an autograph session, Mirman‘s 9-volume “I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome)” comedy LP, and a digital download of “I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome)” – is $65. Rated: 18+ *Please bring valid ID to be checked at the door.”

    tarTalk Live!


    Sunday

    6/5/2016 / 12:00 PM-2:00 PM / Hall D

    Science meets comedy onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that’s entertaining and educating soldout audiences around the country! Just like the award winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science; and includes scientists, celebrities and comedians as featured guests. StarTalk Live! stage performances are hosted by either Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Guy, and are cohosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. Each live show bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth, and the environment. StarTalk Live! gets its DNA from StarTalk Radio, the iTunes chart topping radio show/podcast hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Emmy nominated TV show on the National Geographic Channel, StarTalk TV. StarTalk Live! is coproduced by Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends.


    Star Wars Photo Op

    6/5/2016 / 1:30 PM-1:45 PM / Booth 2

    Professional Photo Ops


    Mandalorian Mercs Armor

    6/5/2016 / 2:45 PM-4:00 PM / Room 143

    A presentation of information about the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, their membership, and the Armor that defines them. Learn about the Mandalorian Mercs and their world wide charity efforts, discuss the basics of making A Mandalorian Costume, and meet members of the local chapters. Rated: G / Panelists: Marc Wasserman, Jason Wolf, Ari Cormier


    Star Wars Cosplay Photo Shoot

    6/5/2016 / 3:00 PM-4:00 PM / Cosplay Photo Shoot Area

    Calling all cosplayers, head up to The Backlot with you friends for Awesome Con’s cosplay group photoshoots! Join us and snap a selfie or two!


    Star Wars, StarTrek & LOTR: Our Modern Mythology

    6/5/2016 / 3:30 PM-4:30 PM / Room 146

    “Along time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Star Wars resonated deeply by presenting a wide range of familiar character types and storytelling traditions. Science fiction, medieval legend, historical romance, fairy-tale, ancient myth, gunslinging Western, and epic adventure are all easily identifiable in the cinematic tapestry that is Star Wars. And these same genre markers are recognizable throughout fellow modern mythologies such as Star Trek, the Marvel/DC Universes, and The Lord Of The Rings. These all present a deeply rooted reinvention of mainstream lore by reintroducing a true sense of wonder and legend into the cinema-going experience. And, as true mythologies, they all have the power to affect people’s lives both inside and outside of the movie theatre.
     
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