DENVER COMIC CON and Literary Conference (DCC) is a three-day family friendly, pop culture fan convention featuring the best in comics along with popular sci-fi and fantasy tv shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming, and panel presentations. DCC is a program of the Colorado-based nonprofit Comic Book Classroom.
When is it?
Our 2014 show runs from May 23-25, 2015. We will have a special opening ceremony on May 22nd.
Where is it?
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
What exactly is a comic con?
You might think a comic con would be about comics exclusively – but comic conventions have broadened their scope to include a wider variety of topics and guests that appeal to comics fans. For example, last year Denver Comic Con’s guest of honor was William Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk and general pop-culture icon. Among the attractions were costume contests, movie viewings, and panels involving celebrity guests from a variety of fields as well as comics.
What can I do there?
Start by visiting the various sections of our exhibit floor: At Merchant Mesa, score some really cool geek-swag. Further in, check out Artist Valley where many talented comics artists sell prints, custom sketches, and books. They may even autograph something you brought with you if you ask nicely. At the end of the exhibit floor is where we keep Celebrity Summit which will include all of our invited media and comics celebrities.
There will also be gaming areas highlighted on convention maps where you can try a multitude of video, board, card, miniature, and other forms of gaming to relax.
We will also have a variety of programming topics including fan panels, popular subjects, critiques, and spotlights on our guests. At night after the exhibit hall closes check the program to see after-hours programming including concerts, performances, and contests in and around the convention center.
Any other questions about the con itself? Check out our FAQ
How do I get tickets?
You can purchase tickets on this website, or if you live in Colorado check our list of local partner retailers selling tickets here.
Because we wanted to offer a fan experience that Denver and Colorado deserve, and also because it helps propel Comic Book Classroom toward its goals.
What is Comic Book Classroom?
COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM (also known as CBC) is a non-profit education program. One example of the CBC’s educational endeavors is a state standards-based curriculum based on teaching literacy and arts designed for children in grades 5-8. The modules in the curriculum offer students not only fun activities to do but also solid educational engagement.
Students in our program undergo a six-week instruction in reading, writing stories and eventually creating their own comics, which are then published in a class collection. CBC graduates are subsequently invited to participate in Denver Comic Con as guests to create sketches and/or sell their work.
How do you do it?
Comic Book Classroom and Denver Comic Con is largely run by volunteers. People passionate about pop culture and education are volunteering their time and expertise to help further our educational goals and deliver a world-class comic convention to Denver.
The success of Denver Comic Con in its first two years is enabling CBC to greatly expand its mission. The organization is currently developing its organizational structure to enact wider-reaching strategies and curricula to better serve its educational goals.
For more information, please visit: www.comicbookclassroom.org
COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM VIDEO
COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM KIDS CORRAL
When you walk into Denver Comic Con the first thing you’ll see is the Comic Book Classroom Kids’ Corral, a display to spotlight the CBC program, as well as its students and graduates. Make sure you come by multiple times during the weekend! You never know when you might see something like this: