Mayor Bowser to Proclaim Friday, June 16, 2023 as Awesome Con Day

Awesome Con.

Awesome Con.

Awesome Con Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary June 16 - 18 


Awesome Con 2023, the capital region’s premier comic and pop culture convention, is coming back to Washington, D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18. 

On Friday, June 16th, Awesome Con will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Mayor Muriel Bowser’s official proclamation naming June 16th, 2023 as “Awesome Con Day.” Awesome Con will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary with remarks from Greg Topalian, CEO of Leftfield Media and Ben Penrod, Founder of Awesome Con. The ceremony will take place at 12:30pm on L Street outside of the Hall D entrance. 


Registered press must check-in onsite at the Awesome Con Press Office, Room 159A, and must show their mobile QR code along with a valid ID upon arrival. All credentialed media will receive a mobile QR code via email. 

The Awesome Con press pass allows media access to open events, space permitting, but does not include special access or guaranteed seating at any events that are first come, first served, or any ticketed panels. While media are welcome to queue with Awesome Con attendees for autographs or photo opportunities with special guests, a press pass does not provide preferential access or interview access during these opportunities. Everyone attending Awesome Con must follow all event rules, which can be found online

For photos and autographs with celebrity guests, press must purchase tickets online.


Qualified media interested in attending Awesome Con must register online. See the application for more information. Applications will receive a response within 1-2 days. All media must submit applications prior to Friday, June 16 for consideration. The application portal will close on Thursday, June 15 at 5PM. Please apply individually per registrant. 


The Awesome Con Press Room is open:

  • Friday, June 16 - 1PM - 7PM

  • Saturday, June 17 - 10AM - 5PM

  • Sunday, June 18 - 10AM - 5PM


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Press Room: 159A

Interview Room: 159B


Please note: Awesome Con’s celebrity guests are not taking press interviews during the show. If you are interested in requesting interviews with guests, panelists, or Awesome Con organizers, please email Interviews are not guaranteed and will be based on availability. Broadcast crews are welcome to film one hour before the exhibit hall opens and during all regular exhibit hall hours. For crews requesting earlier access, please contact


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About Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! A star-studded celebration of geek culture, Awesome Con brings over 50,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! And just like DC,  Awesome Con is fun, family-friendly, and inclusive with special show features like Awesome Con Jr., Book Fair, Science Fair, Destination Cosplay, and Pride Alley. Awesome Con is a creation of LeftField Media.

About LeftField Media 

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the evolving needs of businesses and their consumers, as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to its work. LeftField’s portfolio includes Awesome Con (, Washington D.C.’s Comic Con; Rose City Comic Con (, in Portland, OR; Anime NYC (, New York City’s Japanese pop culture festival; and Anime Frontier ( in Dallas-Fort Worth. Additionally, LFM is Crunchyroll’s official partner in building Crunchyroll Expo ( LeftField Media is headquartered in Shelton, CT (