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  • “Women in the Industry Today” Programming at DCC’16

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    Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), announced it will conduct “Women in the Industry Today” programming at the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

    These sessions will feature notable cartoonists, comic book artists, animators and writers such as Barbara Kesel (Hawk & Dove), Jennifer Shiman (30-Second Bunnies Theater), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman ’77), Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman), Trina Robbins (Go Girl!), Marguerite Sauvage (Faith), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) and Chrissie Zullo (Fables: The Wolf Among Us). Attendees will learn about these women who work in the comics industry, what inspires them, and how they found success. “Women in the Industry Today” will be just one of the dozens of educational panels and academic-presented and literary conference sessions for Denver Comic Con attendees who are interested in learning more about women who work or have worked in the comics industry, or in science, teaching or the arts.

    DCC is also proud to host Judy Burns, who in 1966 was one of the first female screenwriters to break into the male-dominated television industry, and over the course of a quarter-century career in TV, wrote teleplays for Star Trek, Wonder Woman, and Bionic Woman, among many others.

    “By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower our community,” said Denver Comic Con programming director Bruce MacIntosh.

    Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

  • Lena Headey to Attend Denver Comic Con 2016

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    Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced it is bringing Lena Headey to the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

    Headey, best known for her role as Cersei Lannister in HBO’s hugely popular television series, “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The series recently launched its sixth season.

    “In Game of Thrones, Headey brings to life a powerful and polarizing character that, whether you hate or love her, keeps us wanting more every week,” said Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director.

    In addition to her role as Cersei, Headey stared as Queen Gorgo, a heroic Spartan woman in the period film, “300” (2006), by director Zack Snyder. Headey has also appeared as Sarah Connor in FOX’s television series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008), a TV spin-off of the popular “Terminator” film franchise.

    Headey joins previously announced guests in the 2016 Denver Comic Con lineup including Stan Lee (Marvel Comics), Clark Gregg (Marvel Universe), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), and the cast and crews of Gotham, Shannara, and the Vampire Diaries, among many other comic book creators and pop culture celebrities.

    Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

    For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com and www.PopCultureClassroom.org.

  • “Agent Carter” Actor to Attend Denver Comic Con 2016

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    Denver Comic Con, Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, today announced it is bringing actor Hayley Atwell to the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

    In 2011, Atwell became a box office sensation for her role as ‘Agent Peggy Carter’ in the Marvel film “Captain America: The First Avenger” and reprised the role for the 2014 sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” She also played Peggy Carter in the 2015 film “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” On the small screen, Atwell can be seen in Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” which picks up a year after the events of “Captain America: The First Avenger,” and follows Peggy Carter’s blossoming career as a secret agent. Atwell will  be at Denver Comic Con on Saturday only.

    “Hayley’s character is an essential part of the Marvel Universe and one that fans have really gravitated towards,” said Denver Comic Con director Christina Angel. “We’re delighted to have her at Denver Comic Con 2016.”

    Atwell joins previously announced guests in the 2016 Denver Comic Con lineup, including Stan Lee (Marvel Comics), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid and The Outsiders), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Jenna Coleman and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow), and Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) among many other comic book creators and pop culture celebrities.

    Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

    For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com.

  • “The Princess Bride” Actor to Attend Denver Comic Con 2016

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    Denver Comic Con, Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, today announced it is bringing actor Cary Elwes to the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

    Elwes is best known for his memorable portrayal of ‘Westley’ in Rob Reiner’s classic fairytale “The Princess Bride” which won over audiences around the globe. Other film credits include the hit psychological thriller “Saw;” the Academy-Award winning war epic “Glory;” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights;” “Twister;” “Liar Liar;” “Kiss the Girls,” “Shadow of the Vampire” and Garry Marshall’s “Georgia Rule” with Jane Fonda. Elwes will be available on Saturday and Sunday of the convention for autographs and photo ops.

    “Cary has played such classic characters who have a special place in people’s hearts,” said Denver Comic Con director Christina Angel. “We’re excited to have him join our 2016 line up.”

    Elwes joins previously announced guests in the 2016 Denver Comic Con lineup, including Stan Lee (Marvel Comics), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid and The Outsiders), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Jenna Coleman and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow), and Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) among many other comic book creators and pop culture celebrities.

    Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

    For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com and www.PopCultureClassroom.org.

  • DCC’16 Stan Lee VIP Packages

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    Stan Lee’s VIP PACKAGES  and autographs are ON SALE NOW.  Regular photo-ops will go on sale at a later point.  All the information you will need to know before making a purchase is listed below, so please read carefully.

    Stan Lee VIP Packages

    Stan Lee will be offering VIP LEVEL PACKAGES that are good for ONE DAY ONLY, meaning that you get one day of VIP benefits listed below. VIP benefits will be fulfilled at Stan’s booth in Celebrity Summit for the day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) applicable.

    $375, plus other fees, includes:

    • 1 t-shirt
    • 2 randomly selected comic book variants from the Stan Lee Collection
    • 1 lithograph, autographed
    • 1 regular autograph ticket
    • 1 regular photo op ticket
    • A copy of “It’s All About the Love: The Stan Lee Family”
    • VIP access to Stan’s autograph line, 10-11 a.m. for that day only
    • Everyone who purchases a Stan Lee VIP ticket will be entered into a drawing for a special meet and greet with Stan Lee (10 names drawn daily with the meet and greet time TBA)

    Please remember…

    • Stan Lee VIP Packages are NOT to be confused with regular Denver Comic Con 2016 tickets; a regular DCC’16 badge (valid for that day) is still required to enter the Denver Comic Con.
    • Stan Lee VIPs Packages are completely separate from the Denver Comic Con Speed Pass.
    • Autograph purchases are nonrefundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable, unless the guest cancels. * Problems or questions? Write to us at ticketing@popcultureclassroom.org.

     

    PURCHASE STAN LEE VIP PACKAGE BY CLICKING HERE

    Stan Lee VIP Packages are located below autographs in the “Special Packages” section of the webstore.


     

    Single Stan Lee Autograph

    Autograph: $100  – ON SALE NOW

    Single Stan Lee Photograph

    Photograph: $100 (Provided by Epic Photo Ops) – these will go on sale at a later time

     

  • DCC’16 Autograph Pre-Sales

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    BREAKING NEWS!

    Autograph pre-sales are opening for DCC 2016, on Monday, 18 April at 10:00 am MDT!

    Here are the details:

    • Please note that not all celebrity guests have pre-sales available and some have not yet been added.
    • There is a $1 per autograph service fee for using the service and this is for credit/debit card only. You will also have an opportunity to purchase autographs onsite with cash.
    • You will get a unique QR code with your purchase, which you can redeem onsite in Celebrity Summit for your autograph ticket.
    • This is for AUTOGRAPHS ONLY. Epic Photo Ops will put professional photo ops up for sale in the next few weeks (we’ll announce this).
    • Use the following link to our GrowTix page to purchase autographs that are currently available.
    • Purchase of autograph online does not guarantee a place in line, and you must have a valid show badge for the appropriate autograph, so please check which days guests are appearing before purchase.
    • Autograph purchases are nonrefundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable, unless the guest cancels.
    • Problems or questions? Write to us at ticketing@popcultureclassroom.org.

    https://register.growtix.com/e/denver_comic_con

     

  • Denver Comic Con Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

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    Denver Comic Con, Denver’s largest consumer convention and program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, continues its tradition of commemorating pop culture milestones with this year’s celebration of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.

    This year in honor of the show’s golden anniversary, Denver Comic Con (June 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center) will provide guests and content to pay tribute to Star Trek, the most popular and longest running American science fiction series. Guests will include John DeLancie, who played Q in “Star Trek: Next Generation” and Garrett Wang who played the role of Ensign Kim in “Star Trek: Voyager.” Also, DCC attendees will have the opportunity to see Manu Intiraymi, who played Icheb in “Star Trek: Voyager.” He will announce his planned anthology film, “The Circuit: The Last Convention,” featuring fan-inspired stories gathered from 50 years of Star Trek conventions. Plus, attendees can meet and greet Karl Urban, who plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy from the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek films.

    In addition to Star Trek guests, popular anime voice actors Vic Mignogna (Naruto Shippuden) and Todd Haberkorn (Sgt. Frog) will screen and discuss the sixth episode of their award-winning series “Star Trek Continues,” which picks up the adventures of the crew of the Starship Enterprise after the show’s cancellation in 1969. Other Star Trek celebrants include John Eaves, a production designer and model maker who has been designing official starships since the 1989 film “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,” and Judy Burns, who was a screenwriter on the original series and wrote the episode “The Tholian Web” (1968).

    Also, the fan-favorite YouTube series “Trekyards” will be in attendance, filming new episodes and bringing surprise guests of their own to Denver Comic Con, including news about the controversial fan-produced feature film “Axanar.”

    “We’re pulling out all the stops to provide unique guests and content to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary,” said Bruce MacIntosh, programming director for Denver Comic Con. “The combination of actors, films and panels that we’re providing this year is something that has never been collected under one roof. We’re truly going ‘where no one has gone before.’”

    Tickets to Denver Comic Con are available at www.denvercomiccon.com/tickets

  • Denver Comic Con Announces Partnership With PrideFest 2016

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    Denver Comic Con, the multimedia pop culture fan event and program of Pop Culture Classroom, announced today their partnership with Denver PrideFest 2016. The two events, both on Father’s Day weekend, are collaborating on a group wedding and LGBTQ programming that will take place at Denver Comic Con.

    The group wedding, a geek-themed ceremony that is open to all couples, gay or straight, will take place on Sunday, June 19 from 4-5 p.m. in the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center. Couples are encouraged to wear costumes of their favorite pop culture characters, and the ceremony will feature geek language wedding vows, live music, and more. Any guest of Denver Comic Con with a Sunday badge will be allowed to attend. Interested couples will need to apply at http://denvercomiccon.com/wedding-registration-form/ by midnight on Friday, April 22. It is free to apply.

    LGBTQ programming will take place all day on Friday, June 17 at Denver Comic Con as a way to kick off PrideFest weekend. The panels will include topics such as how young adult literature with queer themes can disrupt norms, and how to add diversity to comics, scifi and fantasy.

    “We have a unity mission at Denver Comic Con. We’re committed to promoting education and community, bringing together diverse people and interests regardless of age, race, gender or background,” said Denver Comic Con director Christina Angel. “Our dedication to this mission and the fact that our events are on the same weekend made partnering with Denver PrideFest an easy choice.”

    For more information about Pop Culture Classroom, Denver Comic Con or ticket information, visit www.PopCultureClassroom.org or www.DenverComicCon.com.

  • Comic book legend Paul Ryan passes away, aged 66

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    It is with sad news that we must report the passing of comic book legend Paul Ryan, aged 66. Ryan worked extensively for Marvel Comics, most notably on the Fantastic Four, and DC Comics. But in recent years had focused on the daily comic strip The Phantom for King Features Syndicate. Our thoughts go to his wife Linda and the rest of his family, including his cousin Chad Callanan, who reported Ryan’s passing on his Facebook page this morning. Paul was a consummate gentleman, a good friend and a Fantastic artist. We will miss him terribly.

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    Paul Ryan with Joe Sinnott and Dave Cockrum, at a convention in 2004.

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    Paul Ryan working on a Phantom commission, a comic book character he truly enjoyed working on.

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    The Phantom by Paul Ryan.

     

     

  • The Hillywood Show® to Attend Denver Comic Con 2016

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    Stars of popular YouTube show to meet and greet fans

    DENVER – February 9, 2016 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced it is bringing The Hillywood Show® to the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

    Featured on YouTube, The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of comedy sister duo Hilly and Hannah Hindi. Each episode features song and dance parodies of blockbuster films such as The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight along with popular TV shows and celebrities like Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Lady Gaga.

    “YouTube stars are a large part of today’s popular culture,” said Bruce MacIntosh, Denver Comic Con programming director. “The Hillywood Show is just one example of how Denver Comic Con is working to embrace new media.”

    Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

    For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com and www.PopCultureClassroom.org.

    About Pop Culture Classroom
    Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. PCC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org.

    About Denver Comic Con
    Entering its fifth year, Denver Comic Con is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.

    The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.

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    Media Contact:
    Tara Hubner
    Marketing and Communications Manager
    Pop Culture Classroom/Denver Comic Con
    t.hubner@popcultureclassroom.org

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