Awesome Con – Stan Lee VIP packages on sale Saturday, 5/6

The team behind Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention coming to Washington, DC from June 16-18, is eager to share new programming highlights featuring Stan Lee, the creator […]

The team behind Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention coming to Washington, DC from June 16-18, is eager to share new programming highlights featuring Stan Lee, the creator of beloved franchises including Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more. Details are included below; the Stan Lee Premium Package, and Bagels & Coffee with Stan ticket packages go on sale this Saturday, May 6 at 10am EST at www.awesomecon.com. Stan Lee autograph and photo opportunities will be available on-site at Awesome Con, with photo opportunity pre-sales to be available at www.awesomecon.com in the coming weeks.

 

Stan Lee Premium Package

Presented by Stan Lee Collectibles, the Stan Lee Premium Package will be available for $350 and includes: 1 autograph from Stan Lee, a photo op, an autographed lithograph, a comic book from the Stan Lee Collectibles collection, a collectible Stan Lee Awesome Con badge and lanyard, and a $25 gift certificate for the Stan Lee Collectibles booth at Awesome Con. Admission to Awesome Con is not included with the Stan Lee Premium Package and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6.

 

Bagels & Coffee with Stan – Saturday, June 17

150 guests will have the chance to join Stan Lee for an exclusive breakfast session with the pop culture icon the morning of Saturday, June 17. For $295, guests can participate in a Q&A session with Stan Lee while enjoying a light breakfast buffet. Attendees will also receive a signed photo of Stan Lee and the chance to snap a selfie with him. Admission to Awesome Con is not included in Bagels & Coffee with Stan and must be purchased separately at www.awesomecon.com; this package will be available for purchase at 10am EST on Saturday, May 6.

 

Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up

This year, Awesome Con is bringing together highlight items and collectibles from Stan Lee’s expansive career together for the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up. Check out 18 larger-than-life Marvel statues modeled after Stan Lee’s most well-known characters, including the Hulkbuster, as well as more than 50 pieces of Stan Lee memorabilia spanning seven decades of his career. Awesome Con ticket holders have full access to the Stan Lee Museum Pop-Up during exhibit hall hours.

 

Stan Lee Q&A – Sunday, June 18

Stan Lee will host a panel on Awesome Con’s main stage on Sunday, June 18, answering questions from attendees about his career and his work over the years. Entry to the Stan Lee Q&A is included with Awesome Con tickets.

 

Awesome Con, the mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, brings a three-day celebration of television, movies, comic books, science, technology and more back to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18. Fans will be able to explore hundreds of hours’ worth of programming including: celebrity and expert-driven panel discussions; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; cosplay fashion shows; video game showdowns; and more. Exciting additions to Awesome Con 2017 include an even more playful and educational kids zone in the form of Awesome Con Junior, Pride Alley showcasing LGBTQ artists and pop culture intersections in partnership with Geeks OUT, and a more stimulating science and technology pavilion sure to delight curious minds. Now in its fourth year, Awesome Con is setting a new standard as an ever-more inclusive and dynamic destination for fans of all ages across the spectrum of ‘geeky.’

 

When:  Friday, June 16; exhibit hall hours 12pm – 8pm, programming until 10pm

Saturday, June 17; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm, programming until 10pm

Sunday, June 18; exhibit hall hours 10am – 5pm

 

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW

Washington, DC 20001

 

Special Guest:

  • Stan Lee (Creator of Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men)

 

From Doctor Who:

  • David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones, DuckTales, Broadchurch, Gracepoint)
  • Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl)
  • Catherine Tate (Doctor Who, The Catherine Tate Show, The Office)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)

 

Screen Stars:

  • Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, The Guild, Eureka, NUMB3RS)
  • Khary Payton (AMC’s The Walking Dead, Teen Titans GO, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Big Hero 6: The Series)
  • Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Tru Calling, Dollhouse)
  • Kel Mitchell (All That, Game Shakers, Good Burger, Keenan and Kel)
  • Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers)
  • Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Eureka, Supernatural)

 

Comics Stars:

  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)

 

Cost:      Daily and full weekend passes available

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $45
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend’ Pass: $75
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR

VIP passes & experiences range from $150 to $379 and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

 

Website: www.awesomecon.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.

 

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About Awesome Con

Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 50,000 attendees in 2016. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con.

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