DC’s Awesome Con Moves To December Over Coronavirus Concerns

Sadly, us pop culture addicts in the DC area are going to have to wait for our biggest event of the year. Awesome Con, which had been scheduled to begin on May 1st, has been postponed to December 11th-13th due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

From the released statement:

To our Awesome Con family:

COVID-19 has made this an uncertain and challenging time for everyone. In continuing to prioritize the safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Awesome Con until December 11-13, 2020.

We sincerely want to thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, exhibitors, and guests to move many pieces into place.

Launching in 2013, Awesome Con has quickly become the geek culture hub for those in the DC/MD/VA area, hosting dozens of big stars from all corners of the media landscape. This year’s show would’ve included nostalgic celebrities including Christina Ricci, Ric Flair, James Marsden, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Sean Astin, and many more.

Awesome Con has plans in place for those who may have already purchased tickets, VIP passes, or made travel plans. Please go to their website here for more information.

Punch Drunk Critics was honored to be there at the first Awesome Con and every year since, and we will be there when it returns this winter. Still, this is disappointing news even if it’s unsurprising.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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