To be quite honest, I'd never heard of Awesome Con before this year. That all changed when our friend, Kriss (founder of Movie Trailer Reviews), invited Sterling to be on a panel along with some other fellow podcasters!
The best part was that Monique, esteemed co-host, was visiting me and Sterling. With Charles also in on the fun, it would be the podcast's first convention with all of the hosts together. So, it was off to Washington, D.C. for the GaTSPod crew! Very exciting!
When we arrived, I was very pleased by the relaxed atmosphere at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Awesome Con is an annual con that is still in its infancy, having only three years under its belt. It still has that small-town charm, that new car smell, but it had some pretty great panels to offer. Ours included. Security wasn't imposing in the least, which was refreshing, although I'm sure that will change in years to come as attendance grows. So I took the elbow room, mostly body odor free breathing air and plentiful walking room for what it was: a fleeting gift.
After the convention, we went to a local bar called Penn social, located in Penn Quarter. The food was good, the company better. Other podcasters, and even some listeners, came to hang out that evening. Things got really lively. It was fantastic, like a big family reunion. We had a really great time.
Check out the video of our panel below.