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Washington, DC is declaring June 16 'Awesome Con Day'

Awesome Con is getting an official day in the record books on its 10th anniversary

Awesome Con 2017
Image credit: Leftfield Media

Every state needs a good comic convention, and we're not leaving out the District of Columbia. This year, the mayor of Washington, DC is paying tribute to its local con by giving it a formal day in its honor.

Awesome Con
Image credit: Leftfield Media

On June 16, Washington mayor Muriel Bowser will be unveiling an official proclamation naming that day as 'Awesome Con Day', in honor of the annual Awesome Con event held there annually for the past decade. This year's Awesome Con will take place that June 16 through June 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

'Awesome Con Day' won't be just a piece of paper, though. Awesome Con will have official ribbon cutting ceremony on June 16 at 12:30pm on L Street outside of the Hall D entrance. At the event, Awesome Con's founder Ben Penrod as well as Greg Topalian, the CEO of the con's parent company Leftfield Media.

AwesomeCon is happening this year from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18.

Check out of a list of all the upcoming comic cons around the world.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified who would be in attendance at the ceremony.

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