Awesome Con DC

Mike and I attended Awesome Con DC on Sunday. Wow, this con has really grown from the first year! The space dedicated to exhibitors was larger by an order of magnitude. There were more panels, more vendors, more media guests, and more attendees. It was pretty impressive for a con that started so recently.

We began the day with a look in the exhibit hall, which was entered through a large sign arch.
Awesome Con 2014

First stop was our friend Janine K. Spendlove‘s booth. We wanted to check out how sales were going for her and have Janine sign our copy of Time Traveled Tales. Then I got a picture with Janine. You can just see Jay Justice photobombing us in the background!
Awesome Con 2014

We found this cool Robin cosplayer. I love her little mask.
Awesome Con 2014

And this Clark Kent, who had a great photo pose.
Awesome Con 2014

Next up was a panel, where Janine led a Q and A with Timothy Zahn. It was really well run and interesting. Both Timothy and Janine are great speakers. At the end of the panel Mike and I were picked (by random number) to win a free copy of Time Traveled Tales. Doh! But we redirected the book to the lady sitting next to us, who unlike us did not already own a copy.
Awesome Con 2014

After that we went to a 3D printing demonstration given by Sean McCoy and Natasha Spokish. I had not seen a 3D printer in person before, and definitely I learned a lot. If you have an opportunity to attend this panel at another con, I highly recommend it.
Awesome Con 2014

And here is the printer in action. Very cool to watch.
Awesome Con 2014

Then it was back to the exhibit hall to see the parts we hadn’t covered in the morning.
Awesome Con 2014

I met this great Wonder Woman cosplayer. Her dress was so cute.
Awesome Con 2014

I always take pictures of dice vendors. So may colors!
Awesome Con 2014

We also snapped some photos of the many impressive cosplayers wandering the hallways.
Awesome Con 2014

Team Arrow!
Awesome Con 2014

Star Wars represent!
Awesome Con 2014

Of course, Mike and I also took a break to photograph our costumes. I wanted to do something easy to wear, so I combined some of my Catwoman accessories (cowl, goggles, whip, boots) with some Catwoman-appropriate clothing (leather jacket, leggings, bustier). The result worked out pretty well.
Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

Mike wore “Lazy Sunday” Hawkeye, AKA what Clint wears when he’s bumming around the house. It’s actually pretty accurate for one of Clint’s outfits in the recent ongoing series. (Note we removed the bowstring so as to adhere to the con weapons policy.)
Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

Awesome Con 2014

And then, after a long day, we headed home. But we found some of the Lantern Corps on the way out!
Awesome Con 2014

All of the photos are here.

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