Guest Host: Rebecca Sheir

A woman attending AwesomeCon 2014 in cosplay.

A woman attending AwesomeCon 2014 in cosplay.

Nerds, assemble! D.C.’s third annual AwesomeCon is a gathering of the mid-Atlantic region’s biggest sci-fi and comics fans whose numbers seem to be growing by the minute. We get inside the D.C. region’s nerd culture to explore the psyche of fandom from a local perspective.


  • Ben Penrod President and co-founder of Awesome Conventions
  • Mark Pellegrino AwesomeCon guest and actor ("Lost," "Supernatural," "Dexter," "The Returned.")
  • Esther Kim Store manager, Fantom Comics


  • Listen 21:00

    Why Is Representation Of Women And Minorities An Issue In Comics Culture?

PHOTOS: Cosplay At AwesomeCon

Why Do People Cosplay?

Your Next Favorite Comics Character Is A Woman

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – August 17, 2018

Friday, Aug 17 2018How should the D.C. provide oversight for its public schools? What do new polling numbers and endorsements suggest about the Maryland Gubernatorial race? And how are Virginia's Democrats planning to flip key districts in November?