House Aide Readies to Rock Awesome Con

Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:45pm

Andrew Aydin, aide to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and co-author of the duo’s trilogy of graphic novels , this weekend is set to brave the wilds of Awesome Con solo.  


The Democratic staffer, who told HOH he attended Awesome Con 2014, has been booked as a featured guest for this year’s show.  

“I always enjoy Awesome Con because you get such a great mix of fans. Teachers, librarians, and professionals come out right along with the cosplayers and diehards, and sometimes they are one and the same,” he said of the often otherworldly experience . Given that he’s expected to be “on” both Saturday and Sunday, Aydin doesn’t anticipate having too much time to mingle with the other presenters. But should the opportunity present itself, say, to chat up actor and political activist George Takei, Aydin indicated that he would absolutely take it.  

“I’d love to meet George Takei or William Shatner , but they’ll probably be swamped,” he counseled. Aydin also expressed interest in checking out what fellow comics creators Amy Chu , Kevin Eastman , Jamal Igle and Jeremy Whitley are up to these days.  

Awesome Con is poised to invade the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW) from Friday through Sunday. Single day passes start at $32 per person, while early admission to the after-party at Blind Whino will set you back $20.