Future Con

Where Science Meets Science Fiction
March 30-April 1, 2018

Smithsonian magazine and Awesome Con are excited to announce the 2nd annual Future Con, a three-day science, technology, and entertainment celebration inside Awesome Con on March 30-April 1, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center! Future Con will highlight the intersection of science, technology, and science fiction inside DC’s largest pop culture event! Future Con is part of Awesome Con, and an Awesome Con badge will get you access to Future Con’s guests, booths, and events.

Event Location:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event Hours:
Friday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
(Friday & Saturday programming runs until 10:00pm)


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3/31 - 12:00-1:00 PM

The Science Behind Mad Science

In a panel on the “Science behind Mad Science”, X’s Rich DeVaul will reveal how the moonshot factory brings science fiction sounding technologies such as driverless cars and balloon-powered internet to life. He’ll unveil some never-before-seen explorations and explain why the secret sauce to innovation is free.

Tachyons to Warp Drives: Astrophysics of Star Trek image

3/31 - 9:00-9:45 PM

Tachyons to Warp Drives: Astrophysics of Star Trek

Dr. Erin Macdonald is back at AwesomeCon to geek out about the astrophysics behind Star Trek and learn some science! We’re going to discuss the science of warp drives, wormholes, tachyons, as well as some favorite episodes. All level of Trekkies are welcome, but we will be discussing science from all of the series, so beware of spoilers!

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4/1 - 12:30-1:15 PM

The Tech of the Batmobile

An investigation into Batman’s famous vehicle! Join comic creators in conversation with engineers and experts on the tech of the Batmobile. This conversation will look at the car’s evolution over time, it’s gadgets, and technology, discussing what’s real, what’s not, and what’s on the verge of possibility.