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A crowd of characters from movies, TV shows, comic books, and more descended on Washington, D.C. on the weekend of June 3 for AwesomeCon, a convention of all things awesome. There were cosplayers (dressing up or role-playing as a character) including 7-foot-tall Transformers, a Bill Nye, Star Wars, Dr. Who, and more.
The Society joined in on the fun and had a table at the event. Society staff told members of the public about our programs, passed out issues of Science News, and raffled off hoodies showcasing an issue of the magazine that focused on the search for extraterrestrial life.
View photos from the weekend below:
This AwesomeCon attendee said she eagerly awaits every issue of Science News to show up in her high school library.
Several AwesomeCon attendees won Science News hoodies.
While most of us were busy celebrating or snoozing in anticipation of 2019, intrepid Science News journalists were hard at work providing live coverage of discoveries 4 billion miles from
"My students actually like reading Science News because the articles are current and very readable.