Father’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Awesome Con this Sunday!


Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, takes place this weekend, June 16-18, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, celebrating all aspects of geekdom and pop culture with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. And not only do I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky KFDC reader, kids ages 10 and under can get in free when an accompanying adult uses the coupon code KIDFRIENDLYDC on a kid’s ticket!

The event practically guarantees to be blast for the whole family. For the first time, there will be Awesome Con Jr., a family-focused pavilion providing hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs just for kids. There will be interactive opportunities with characters from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series PAW Patrol and Shimmer and Shine, plus additional fun experiences from The Emoji Movie, How to Train Your Dragon characters, LEGO building zones, a kids costume parade, and more. And making it easier than ever to spend time together as a family and encourage creative play, children ages 10 and under get in free with the above code.


Awesome Con is also working with GeekDad to present exciting Father’s Day activities on Sunday in a show of appreciation for the awesome dads in attendance. The first 500 dads to attend Awesome Con on June 18 will receive a free, limited edition T-Shirt, and giveaways are scheduled throughout the day with prizes including Awesome Con swag and Washington Nationals tickets. Geek dads of all ages will enjoy events including a Q&A with Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics; a classic arcade of nostalgic games; a panel hosted by GeekDad teaching parents how to encourage curiosity in the next generation; and much more!

Tickets to Awesome Con are available online here. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend Awesome Con on Sunday, June 18, 2017, simply leave a comment below letting me know what you or your child is most excited for at the event. Get a second chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through 8pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Awesome Con in exchange for this post, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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60 Responses to Father’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Awesome Con this Sunday!

  1. Robert L Anderson

    Our 10 year old son suffers from severe autism. As a result, we don’t get the opportunity to do as many things with our normally functioning 8 and 5 year olds, both of whom are huge superhero and sci-fi fans.

    When they saw the AwesomeCon ad on TV the other day, they got hyped, then suddenly sad when they realized that we wouldn’t be able to go because such outings are nearly impossible with our entire family.

    A family member has offered to keep our 10 year old this weekend so that my wife and I can do something fun with the younger ones for Father’s Day. I couldn’t think of a cooler thing to attend, and I hope you’ll give us the chance. Thanks!

    • My son love love loves to dress up in costume gear. I know he would truly enjoy this, as were dealing with a separation battle I would love to give him something to cheer him up and take his mind off of a lot of things his parents are putting him through. I’m so happy the childs ticket is freee, however the adults tickets are really high and i must pay all my other bills, so i’m hoping and praying you guys will bless this family with 2 tickets so myself my mom and my 7 year old will have the opportunity he;ll never forget God bless you

  2. My son would love to meet Stan Lee. He is a huge comics fan.

  3. Robert Anderson,
    I saw your post after I left a comment. If we win, we’d like to pass our tickets to you. Your family deserves a fun break.

  4. Josh

    The kids would enjoy Pokemon stuff. Also, Ducky Momo.

  5. Jennifer

    Our son to meet the superheroes!!!!!

  6. Haydee

    Pick us — would love our 3 fanatic kids to attend 🙂

  7. Chris

    Love sharing this with our daughter!!! The crazy costumes are the best!

  8. Brian Schwartz

    My daughter and I would love to go!

  9. Brenda Brown

    It would be awesome to attend awesomecon! My daughter is always made fun of at school for being a girl that likes Star Wars. At awesomecon she can be comfortable being a huge Star Wars fan. We are excited to experience the cosplay community and feel welcomed and accepted by awesome people!

  10. Nicholas Knight

    I am most excited about any Wonder Woman activities there. My 6yr old loves WW and I would love to continue to share that with her.

  11. Jason Wenrich

    Paw Patrol!

  12. Alisha wazny

    I’m most excited for everything ?
    My family and I just moved here and this would be such an amazing opportunity and a great Father’s Day gift! My husband is military and recently received a promotion and then we got orders to move here so he’s been extremely busy and we haven’t had much family time so this would be a great way to squeeze some time in!

  13. Ginger Moss

    My son has never been before so he’s thrilled about seeing/participating in everything!

  14. Demetria Ball

    I’m would be most excited about receiving the free tshirt.

  15. Sherrell L.

    My father is 60yrs old has never been to a comic book convention but loves comics. So much so that as a young kid he had thousands of books but they were all thrown away because after leaving home my grandmother, his mother, didn’t understand the value. It would bring back a bit of his childhood and allow him to reminisce on the good old days, which is what we all need from time to time. So to answer your question I think my father would be most excited to reconnect with comics he hasn’t seen in a while and see new collections plus be around people who share a love for comic books too.

  16. Faye Ritting

    Anything Lego!

  17. Tene Penny

    I don’t want tickets. Just wanted to let you know that I have been following your page since before I had a child and now with an active three year old I am always on it. Lol! Anywho, just wanted to say, please continue your page even after your kids are grown please continue your webpage. Even if I don’t use it with my kid, I definitely use it for my classroom. Keep it up! I don’t know how you get all this info. I usually find out after the fact. Thanks again. (Sorry for typos. Should have sent this from the computer.)

  18. grace kye

    Stan Lee!

  19. Alison Tibbetts

    For my husband, definitely seeing Stan Lee. The rest of us would want to see Toothless!! 🙂

  20. Marisa French

    My son and my husband love superheros. His whole room is superhero themed.

  21. This event would be amazing for my 5 year old who loves superheroes!!! The logo design workshop would be great then he can create his own personal avatar

  22. So excited for the chance to take our 6yo to AWESOME CON! He would absolutely love it and would be great dad/son time 🙂

  23. My husband and our two boys have never experienced anything like this so I would love for them to go and enjoy it. They are superhero fans, of course, so this would be their fave thing to see. However, I think they would enjoy the entire event and we are keeping our fingers crossed for tickets 😉

  24. Jessica

    The girls would love to meet Shimmer and Shine

  25. Ana Montalvo

    We would love to go!! My daughter loves all things Pokemon, Star Wars, and the awesome costumes!!!

  26. Amanda Socci

    We are a family of 4. I’d love to take my husband to this event to celebrate all that is fun about being a kid. We have a lot of stress and pressure and obligations in our day-to-day life (don’t we all!) and letting our hair down and unwinding would be such a treat!

    I think the most exciting part would be to take my 6 year-old to see her Nickelodeon friends! Thank you for this opportunity!

  27. Joyce

    My husband loves comics so this would be a perfect Father’s Day outing. Of course, the kids would be thrilled too.

  28. Yarissa

    I am excited about David Tennant and my 4-yo would love to see Chase. I’ve never been to anything like this it will be Awesome 😉 to go for free .

  29. Andy

    My son is just starting to master reading longer things, so he’ll probably be most excited about the comics (though he loves Lego too!

  30. Sarah Puro

    Tabletop games!!

  31. Sandra

    My daughter loves paw patrol so I guess that will be a hit.

  32. Michael Lampart

    She’s excited about the new AwesomeCon Jr area!

  33. Kara Eyrich

    As a long time fan of this blog, a proud nerd, and the wife of a Geek raising a Geek in training, we’d love the opportunity to join in the fun. Please consider us as winners.

  34. Jason birkle

    This genuinely seems like it is event tailored to my family and I. I would greatly appreciate some free tickets. Thanks!!

  35. Wen

    My daughter will love to see shimmer & shine!

  36. Wow! What a great gift for Father’s Day!!! My son would love to see all the super heroes he’s been admiring for so long with his dad especially since they watch superhero movies together.

  37. Joanna Rubin

    My son wants to see batman and paw patrol!

  38. Teresa B.

    My son would love to meet Batman! Thus returning to the epic Batman (his favorite) Vs. Superman (my favorite) debate!

  39. Cyril Eusebio

    My girls loves shimmer & shine! My older one loves seeing anyone in costumes!

  40. Cindy B

    Oh my gosh, Stan Lee! How cool! We love anything to do with Star Wars, Dr. Who, or super heroes!

  41. Gemma Mills

    My kids would love to go and meet Stan Lee!!!

  42. Jen

    My son is estatic about the Paw Patrol characters!!!

  43. We love the costumes. So much fun to people watch!

  44. Shellee C

    Paw Patrol!

  45. Julie

    Both my kids would like anything related to Paw Patrol!

  46. Crystal Scott

    I’m most excited bout the Awesomecon/Futurecon collaboration on the physics of Dr. Who panel with astrophysicists and David Tennent.

  47. RD

    My daughter is a huge fan of comics, especially Super Hero Girls. She dresses up as Wonder Woman but her favorite character is Katana.

  48. Teira pleasant

    Where excited to see the new adventures this would be our first time attending

  49. cameron

    Dad here. My daughters (2 and 4) saw the AwesomeCon commercial and wanted to take me there for Father’s Day. They said they wanted to make their own costumes for Sunday. To me, seeing my daughters have a blast at AwesomeCon would be the ultimate fathers day gift 🙂

  50. Blanca L.

    My husband would love to see WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair and my daughter would love to see the Paw Patrols.

  51. Allison

    My daughter loves paw patrol and also anything sparkly.

  52. Sarah

    My kids would love to see Stan Lee after reading a biography about him!

  53. Roger

    Paw patrol characters!

  54. Amanda Perry

    My daughter and husband would both love all the photo ops and meeting all the characters they love!

  55. Lorenzo

    Our twin sons love Paw Patrol!

  56. Sara

    My daughter is beyond excited at the prospect of meeting Shimmer and Shine! My son loves Legos and superheros, so this event would be a fun time for the whole family 🙂

  57. He’s excited to see Stan Lee. He thinks Stan Lee is Spider-Man’s father 🙂

  58. My brother and his son, Benny (5), are in town for Father’s Day and both Benny and my son (3) are huge super hero fans and would love to go to this!

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