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  • STEAM is the word at PCC Laboratory

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    Pop Culture Classroom’s Laboratory STEAMs forward at Denver Comic Con 2015

    The Pop Culture Classroom Laboratory is excited to give an exclusive sneak-peak of its programming at this year’s Denver Comic Con! With all-new activities focused around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math), visitors of all ages will have the chance to create everything from scale models to glitter tornadoes to their very own superhero costumes. The PCC Lab will also feature engaging discussions and presentations from scientists, artists, writers and voice actors.

    Thanks to an increased space and expanded focus, this year’s PCC Lab will be split into 7 exciting areas—each featuring their own unique activities centered around STEAM and pop culture topics.

    In the All Ages Crafts Area, students will ignite their imaginations and learn about subjects such as chemistry, mathematics and aerodynamics through fun activities like mixing galaxy goo, building suspension bridges and making the world’s best superhero paper airplanes! This area will also feature plenty of DIY Crafts so kids can create their very own super hero outfits—complete with masks and shields!

    For older students, the Teen Craft Area will feature more advanced model-building and even a stop-motion animation activity for aspiring engineers, artists and new media enthusiasts.

    At the first-ever Barry Allen’s Forensics Lab, visitors will don their detective caps and play Sherlock Holmes for the day. This means dusting for fingerprints, investigating bite marks, and searching for clues scattered throughout the PCC Lab in order to apprehend villains.

    Be sure to visit the All Ages Stage for tons of special guests, including comic book artists, writers, voice actors and perhaps a surprise celebrity along the way. Whether you want to learn how to draw your own comic or hear how your favorite cartoon characters get their voices, this is the place to be!

    The Community Square will showcase organizations with interests that span from baseball infields to the farthest reaches of outer space. Come participate in fun activities and learn about all that Colorado has to offer in this unique space.

    After its first successful year, the 8-Bit Lounge is back and more geek-tastic than ever. Want to grill a game developer on what it takes to make your very own game? Learn about the newest indie comics? Create your very own graffiti art? Then be sure to stop by and check out all that the Lounge has to offer!

    Finally, to learn about all it takes to put these fun and diverse areas together, come to the Pop Culture Classroom Info Booth, where you will find out about PCC’s curriculum, Storytelling Through Comics, and our many workshops, events, and activities going on all throughout the year.

    Other exciting PCC Lab features include:

    • A Green Screen and dress-up area where students can transform into their favorite comic book, sci-fi, and cartoon characters.
    • Face Painting and Balloon Shaping Specialist
    • Plus tons of other fun surprises along the way!

    Whatever you’re seeking at this year’s Denver Comic Con—be it kid-friendly arts & crafts, inspiration for your video game in-progress, or just a break from the bustling crowds—please join us as we jumpstart creativity with activities for fans of all ages at this year’s Pop Culture Classroom Laboratory. And be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more info on PCC Lab and special events at DCC 2015!

    We are also still looking for volunteers to join us at the PCC Lab this year. If you’re interested, please visit http://denvercomiccon.com/volunteering/ and sign up today!

     

  • EDGE: Beyond Gaming and DCC’15

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    Shall We Play a Game? Creators at Denver Comic Con Go Way Beyond Gaming

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    At this year’s E.D.G.E. Expo, a bunch of very cool exhibitors are demonstrating how technology, engineering, science and innovation are transforming gaming to create unique educational experiences and transformative encounters that can teach both kids and adults that games can sometime move far beyond entertainment.

    First, what is the E.D.G.E.? It’s our gaming experience expanded and redefined to include a wider variety of entertainment, gaming, creation and educational offerings in an experiential setting. It goes like this:

    E: Entertainment, including videos, podcasts, streaming entertainment and more.

    D: Development and Design, for all makers, DIY-ers, crafters, coders, engineers and developers.

    G: Gamers, from the casual to the hardcore and from PC enthusiasts to console junkies.

    E: Education, for like-minded people who think pop culture, gaming and other media are great platforms for teaching young people about the world.

    There are lots of fresh ideas and innovative concepts behind the E.D.G.E. Expo at Denver Comic Con. First, we wanted to develop an area that expands on Denver Comic Con’s features and content by focusing on gaming, technology, science and creation. We also want to provide makers, creators, developers, designers and educators a dedicated space to demonstrate their creations and share their unique voices as well as creating a space to generate discussions and inspirations between creators and our many, many guests. This allows attendees not only the opportunity to explore and play with great new products they might not otherwise encounter, but also to learn the mission, vision and purpose behind the process of creating, making developing and delivering a product to the public. Also, we wanted mad scientists to force mechanical monstrosities to fight to the death in the arena, but that was just a bonus.

    Let us introduce some of the innovative developers and exhibitors who are bringing their creative ideas to Denver Comic Con.

    Virtual AbilityEnter new worlds with Virtual Ability, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that enables people with a wide range of disabilities by providing them a supporting environment to enter and thrive in online through virtual worlds like Virtual Ability Island, Cape Able Island, and Cape Serenity. Within these virtual worlds, users can explore residential simulations, libraries, wellness centers, reading rooms, and community auditoriums.

    Explore new careers with the University of Colorado—Colorado Springs, which offers a Bachelor of Innovation degree in Game Design and Development. The Bachelor of Innovation in Game Design and Development (GDD) provides students with a firm foundation in the basics of game design and development while also giving them the flexibility to pursue their special interests through concentration courses. In addition, students will learn the business and communication background required for working effectively in the interdisciplinary teams that are the norm in game design and development. The Bachelor of Innovation in Game Design and Development gives students the technical, business, and communication background to work on innovative game design and development projects.

    Also from Colorado Springs comes DaVinci Coders, a unique adult education program founded by DaVinci Institute, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, education based, futurist think tank. With coding classes never larger than a dozen students, DaVinci Coders simulates real-world programming environments that mirror some of the top companies in the IT industry. Not only does DaVinci Coders teach the fine art of writing code, they also offer students valuable tools including a professional working portfolio, mock job interviews, mentor relationships, and a professional membership to the DaVinci Institute’s professional networking group.

    Kerbal Space ProgramDenver Comic Con is pleased to welcome broadcaster and science buff DasValdez. This entertaining and popular gamer uses the space sciences simulator Kerbal Space Program to teach family-friendly concepts concerning space travel, weight, measurements and orbit calculations in order to highlight the science behind this wildly entertaining game.

    Fancy using virtual worlds to create things in the real world? Come down to the E.D.G.E. Expo and visit SketchUp, a 3d modeling platform that can create a three-dimensional model of just about anything. Even better, the company offers its products to schools and nonprofits at deeply discounted rates, and gives its 3D drawing tool SketchUp Make to anybody, for free.

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is the next great frontier in education, and one Boulder-based company is helping teachers use robots to help teach kids about a wide variety of topics ranging from robotics, programming and engineering to biology and computational thinking. Modular Robotics uses robots that drive, crawl, slither and glow to help kids, teachers and parents access their inner inventors.

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    Finally, Denver Comic Con’s E.D.G.E. team is honored to welcome the developers behind the wildly creative indie game That Dragon, Cancer. This heart-rending game is based on the experiences of Ryan and Amy Green, whose son Joel was diagnosed with terminal cancer when he was just one year old. This determined kid survived four more years before eventually losing his fight with the disease. The game is designed to let players experience the low and high moments from Joel’s life, using the video game medium to provide interactivity and immersion. In telling the story of Joel’s life, That Dragon, Cancer becomes a unique adventure that allows players to relive memories, share grief, and discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death.

    This is just a small sampling of the hundreds of creative ventures to explore at the E.D.G.E. Expo at Denver Comic Con. Keep following us on Facebook and Twitter (#DCCEDGE) to learn more about tabletop gaming, maker faires, toy makers, 3D printing, alternative education, and more! We’ll see you in the bot fighting arena! (Totally a real thing).

  • Exclusive Professional Development Course at DCC’15

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    Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture

    Pop Culture Classroom is thrilled to announce an innovative and one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity happening at Denver Comic Con 2015. Offered through Adams State University as a 0.5 graduate credit, ED 589: Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture is a 3-day professional development course offered exclusively during DCC (May 23rd-25th, 2015). Designed and administered by educators at Pop Culture Classroom, this course will provide participants the opportunity to share ideas, build critical partnerships, and learn from leaders in the field of pop culture education.

    Throughout the course, participants will:

    • PARTICIPATE in both theoretical and/or methods-based panels during the convention weekend.
    • LEARN how to leverage this ubiquitous form of cultural expression to further their craft as educators.
    • DISCUSS how popular culture resources, events, and expressions can be successfully integrated them into lesson plans for their particular classroom.
    • DEVELOP the ability to integrate pop culture into regular education, allowing them to combine relationship development with content education.

    With hundreds of hours of educational programming to choose from, focusing on everything from comic book writing to gender studies to literacy development, this course promises to be an incredibly diverse opportunity for educators from all backgrounds and subject areas. As a bonus, participants will join thousands of pop culture fans at DCC in learning about cutting-edge technologies, books, games and other materials from all over the world that can be brought back to their classrooms and schools. To sign up for this unique course, please visit www.popcultureclassroom.org/professional-development, where you can find further information on course requirements, FAQs, updates, and a list of educational sessions and panels. We sincerely hope that you will join us for this amazing course and have the chance to work with educators from all across the globe at one of the most entertaining—and enlightening—events of the summer.

  • DCC’15 Update, 50 Days To Go!

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    3-Day Passes Are Going FAST!

    PSST! A little birdie… no, actually, a dragon told me that Denver Comic Con 3-day passes are going fast. And we really mean it, there’s only a few left.

    WHAT?!!! You haven’t bought your ticket yet? Please don’t wait until the day of the event to get in on the fun. All tickets to DCC’15 are first come, first served. So once they’re gone… they’re gone. Ticket prices start at $35 for adults and $5 for children.

    http://denvercomiccon.com/tickets/

    Cosplay Shindig

    The Cosplay Shindig is a family-friendly costume/cosplay competition for cosplayers of all ages and levels. There will be cash and prizes as well as items donated by local businesses and community partners.

    SIGN-UPS: Sign-ups will go live on the Denver Comic Con website on SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at NOON, Mountain Time. Look for the form under “Sign-ups” in the main menu. Space will be limited, so don’t delay!

    READ OUR RULES: Also, under the Sign-ups menu are the Shindig Rules! Make sure you review before entering.

    WHEN IS IT: This year’s Cosplay Shindig will be held during Denver Comic Con on SUNDAY, May 24th at 7 p.m. You will need a DCC badge for that day to attend.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Team Cosplay by email or through their Facebook page.

    Schedule

    The panel schedule is a complex creature that won’t be available until a week or so prior to the show. We do over 400 hours in three days and we can promise you that whatever you’re looking for, it’s likely there.

    Guidebook

    The comic con fan’s favorite phone app returns! Yes, we will be using Guidebook again this year. Our app debuts on April 13th with plenty of features including con floor maps, guest and exhibitor lists and building your own DCC’15 “Todo” list. You will have to sign-up for a Guidebook login to access some of the extended features.

    Afterparty

    Denver Comic Con wants you to DANCE!

    Sonicboombox and Hard Rock Cafe join forces to bring you…

    The Official Denver Comic Con 2015 Afterparty, presented by Sonicboombox

    Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM @ The Hard Rock Cafe Denver, which is just a few blocks away from the Colorado Convention Center.

    LIVE DJs, DANCING, VIDEOGAMES, DRINK SPECIALS, GIVEAWAYS & MORE!

    Admission: $10. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Pop Culture Classroom.

    Must be 21+. Cosplay encouraged but not required.

    Denver Comic Con 2015 sponsor: Hard Rock Cafe Denver

    Afterparty Sponsor: Tentacle Kitty

    Get all of details and tickets at the below link:

    bit.ly/sbb-dcc2015

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    MORE NEWS TO COME, SO STAY TUNED!

     

  • DCC 2015 Media Team Sign-ups

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    Hey you! Yeah, you with the camera!

    Can you capture action-packed photographs that would make J. Jonah Jameson sing the praises of Peter Parker?

    Do you vlog better than Codex talking about the new Spires of Dragonor expansion?

    Can you figure out the bones of a story faster than Lois Lane on deadline?

    You can get the scoop too when you join the Denver Comic Con Media Team!

    Denver Comic Con is currently accepting applications for professional level photographers, videographers and video editors to join the DCC 2015 Media Team to help capture all the exciting events, spectacular cosplay, incredible celebrity guests and earth-shattering surprises at this year’s Denver Comic Con. Please note that all of these opportunities are VOLUNTEER ONLY, but provide a rare opportunity to gain professional-level experience and grow your portfolio within one of the biggest pop culture conventions in North America.

    Applications will be accepted until April 4th at the form here on the DCC website: http://denvercomiccon.com/media-team/.

    Please note that when you apply to the DCC 2015 Media Team, you are expected to document the equipment, software and other technical equipment that you use. Any other questions can be directed to mediateam@popcultureclassroom.org.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • DCC’15 Cosplay Shindig Sign-ups Start April 4 @ Noon!

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    They’re taller than Firestorm’s hair! Crazier than a room full of Mad Moxies! More terrifying than a closet of Weeping Angels! More obscure than a Loki-Hello Kitty Mashup! Madder than a mad man with a box! And more powerful than the Avengers fighting Galactus and his giant moustache!

    They are as creative, talented, brave and bold as any hero we know. They are the Cosplayers of Denver Comic Con, and we love each and every one of you crazy, beautiful souls.

    Sign-ups for the Cosplay Shindig will go live on the Denver Comic Con website on SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at NOON, Mountain Time. Look for the form under “Sign-ups” in the main menu.

    Also, under the Sign-ups menu are the Shindig Rules! Please read.

    One of the crowning events of Denver’s cosplay community has to be the Fourth Annual Cosplay Shindig at the 2015 Denver Comic Con, and WE HAVE DETAILS! It’s totally like Nerd Prom!

    (What? It’s not? Denver already has a Nerd Prom? That’s a real thing? Huh.)

    Anyway, the Cosplay Shindig is going to be super awesome, and will offer some of the finest and most creative costuming that Colorado has to offer. And we have the skinny…

    **We now interrupt this bulletin for a really important but also repetitive and slightly annoying announcement.**
    • This year’s Cosplay Shindig will be held on SUNDAY, May 24th at 7 p.m. Please remember that’s SUNDAY as in NOT SATURDAY.
    • Pop quiz: What is SUNDAY?
    • A: NOT SATURDAY.
    • When is the Cosplay Shindig? SUNDAY, NOT SATURDAY, sayeth the chorus.

    To recap, the Cosplay Shindig is a family-friendly costume/cosplay competition for cosplayers of all ages and levels. Please note that this is also a friendly and inclusive event that gives Denver Comic Con a chance to celebrate the time, talent and passion of our fantastic cosplayer community. There will be cash and prizes as well as promo items donated by our supporters in the local Colorado business community and other community partners.

    “But where will this glorious event be held?” I hear you ask with breathless anticipation. I’m glad you asked. The final map and schedule for Denver Comic Con ’15 is still being developed. The ultimate location will be featured on our website and in the 2015 Guide. The Cosplay Shindig has traditionally been held on the Main Events Stage, and will likely remain there unless we find a bigger room, or one that is bigger on the inside.

    In the meantime, if you have any other questions about the geeky glory that is the DCC Cosplay Shindig, feel free to hit us up on our official DCC Cosplay Facebook Page or email Team Cosplay through Mandi Johnson, our wickedly talented DCC Team Cosplay Leader at cosplay@popcultureclassroom.org.

  • PCC announces first-ever comic book contest for kids!

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    DENVER, March 22, 2015 – Are you a comic book aficionado or graphic novel guru? Do you spend your free time sketching caped crusaders, alien landscapes, giant robots, otherworldly creatures, and other kinds of super-powered art? Then you’re exactly who we want to submit to the first-ever Pop Culture Classroom Kids Comics Contest, which offers young artists the chance to show off their talents during Denver Comic Con 2015 and beyond!

    Along with a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con 2015, contest winners will have their artwork prominently featured in the official DCC 2015 souvenir program and admired by thousands of Con attendees. Additional prizes include exhibition of artist’s work on the PCC website and a special meet-and-greet session with a professional kids comics artist.

    About the Contest

    Running from March 24th to April 13th, the PCC Kids Comics contest is open to all ages and students, including those who have been or are currently involved in PCC classes and workshops. Students may submit previous artwork as long as it has not been published elsewhere and is age-appropriate.

    Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Five contest winners will be chosen from all contestants and announced by April 30, 2015. We will also be selecting non-winning entries for inclusion in our PCC yearbook, which will be published at a later date.

    Artwork & Submission Requirements

    • Artwork must be in the form of a comic or graphic text.
    • Submissions can be any length. If the winner’s artwork is more than one page, we will print the first page of the comic in the DCC souvenir program, with the rest located on our PCC website.
    • Email artwork to contest@popcultureclassroom.org (highly preferred). If possible, please scan artwork in color, at 300dpi, and send as a PDF or JPG or Send via “snail mail” to PCC’s offices at 1391 N Speer Blvd, Suite 360, Denver, Colorado 80204.
    • Deadline for contest entry is April 13st @ 12 noon (MT).

    For any other questions and concerns regarding the contest, please email us. We look forward to reading and enjoying your submissions!

     

  • PCC to host a model competition at DCC’s Pop Culture Laboratory

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    DENVER, March 19, 2015 – Calling all builders, tinkerers, designers, and creators! PCC is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking contest in which you can design, build, and show off your very own models at DCC’15 —plus win mind-blowing prizes along the way. Judged by the CoMMiES (Colorado Model Militia Enjoying Sci-Fi) organization, this unique, family-friendly contest is an exciting addition to Denver Comic Con’s all-new Pop Culture Classroom La-Bohr-atory.

    Running from May 23th to May 25nd, the CoMMiES model competition, which combines aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) and pop culture, offers a one-of-a-kind experience for participants. Not only will competitors be in the running for tickets to DCC’16, prize packages with DCC swag, but the four winners will get to have their models on display throughout DCC and featured prominently on the PCC website. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, read onward!

    To enter the contest, please follow this link and fill out the survey form by May 20, 2015. All participants must purchase tickets to one or all three days of DCC’15 by the time of the competition. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with submissions capped at 100 participants per day.

    About the Competition

    Whether you’re an origami master, a mechanical genius, or Lego guru, this model competition is for you. The competition is open to all ages and is limited to 2 models per participant.

    Materials used and contest categories are fairly open to interpretation, though we highly encourage you build something that relates in some way to pop culture—whether that be comics, cartoons, games, movies, real-world subjects, or otherwise. Past submissions have included plastic models of the Star Wars spaceships, paper models of DC Superheroes like Batman, and detailed recreations of fantasy worlds from bird’s eye view.

    Suggested categories:

    • Mecha Models: robots power suits featured in Gundam cartoons and movies like Chappie and Pacific Rim.
    • Vehicles: Real-space and science fiction space vehicles, as well as atmospheric, ground, and sea craft. Millennium Falcon, anyone?
    • Creature: Animals, dinosaurs, monsters, and the like.
    • Figure: Human/humanoid beings, including representations of anime characters and cartoons.
    • Dioramas: Settings, alien landscapes, and fantasy worlds. Dioramas will be judged in part by the strength of the theme or story.

    Competition Submission & Rules

    To enter the contest, please follow this link and fill out the survey form by May 20, 2015. All participants must purchase tickets to one or all three days of DCC’15 by the time of the competition. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, with submissions capped at 100 participants per day.

    Additional rules:

    • Every participant must select one day during DCC’15 (May 23rd -25th) for his or her work to undergo judging.
    • Participants must bring and register models to the Pop Culture Laboratory by 11:00 AM on their chosen judging day. Models will be placed in a secure area to ensure their integrity and safety during judging.
    • Daily contest winners will be announced at the end of each day by 4:30PM.
    • The overall winner will be announced on May 25th by 4:30 PM.
    • All models—excluding winners—MUST be picked up by 5:00 PM of the competitor’s judging day. Winning pieces can either be picked up the last day of DCC’15 or can be picked up at the offices of Pop Culture Classroom after 06/01/2015.

    About the Judges

    According to CoMMiES founders Daniel Holmes, Rob Merrill, and Brad Guy, the club was formed out of a common desire to share in the enjoyment of scale modeling—and, of course, show off what they were building. After meeting on a science fiction modeling forum, these three masters of the small-scale soon began recruiting members and running modeling contests. Since then, they have gained members from all across the world.

    In addition to the contest, the CoMMiES will also be providing free “Make-and-Take” sessions at the PCC Lab in 2015. Novice modelers will be provided materials, tools, and instruction to help builders construct their own model kit from paper or plastic. There will also be demos for older, more seasoned modelers interested in re-sparking their modeling passion.

    In all, the CoMMiES founders consider scale modeling is more than a hobby—it’s an art form that anyone can learn to embrace. According to Brad Guy, “Those who are interested in pop culture in 2015 can find a lot of satisfaction in building a piece of that culture with their own hands.” More than anything, they say, the CoMMiES is about enjoying the craft itself. “We have one rule, and that’s to have fun,” explains Daniel Holmes, though Rob Merrill puts it in even simpler terms: “Largely, we just like gluing things together.”

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL US!

     

  • DCC and The Avs Announce the Icy Details of STAR WARS® NIGHT!

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    As previously announced, special tickets are available for the game on Saturday, March 28th, where special guests will get to go down on the ice to hang out with characters from the Star Wars Universe, including the infamous 501st Legion—Mountain Garrison, better known as “Vader’s Fist” as well as space princesses, legendary knights, and other characters who have emerged from their hive of scum and villainy.

    For those of you non-nerf-herders who already purchased your special STAR WARS Night ticket, the doors for the pre-game events on the ice will open at 3:00 p.m. at Pepsi Center. The pre-game events will run from 3:30 to 4:30PM. Then watch The Colorado Avalanche go head-to-head with The Buffalo Sabres at 7 p.m., accompanied by theme music, movie trivia, special appearances, and more.

    If you purchased tickets using our special link, the Avs will be emailing you further details about the game and how to get your commemorative Star Wars Night/Avalanche souvenir puck starting this Friday, March 20th.

    To recap:

    • Special Events on the Ice: Doors Open at 3 p.m.
    • Laugh it up (See that? Another Star Wars pun) with villains and heroes from Star Wars on the ice: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    • The Avs and the Sabres drop the puck at 7 p.m.

    Don’t forget that every ticket purchased will also include a $5 donation to Denver Comic Con’s parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom.

    As always, we want to see your cool costumes and hear about STAR WARS Night, too! We’ll all be following along on March 28th, so share your pics and tweets with us using the hashtag #AvsStarWarsNight and we might just share your legendary night from a galaxy far, far away.

    May the Force be with you, always.

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE!

     

  • Denver Comic Con to Host “Animaniacs” Celebration with Original Cast

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    Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain Performers Featured at the Colorado Convention Center Over Memorial Day Weekend

    DENVER, March 10, 2015 – Denver Comic Con, an educational program of Pop Culture Classroom, will be host to an Animaniacs celebration, including Pinky and the Brain during this year’s convention. Original cast members Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulson and writer Randy Rogel will be on hand to for celebration activities, including an “unplugged-style” music event.

    “Animaniacs programming is popular for a reason: it’s incredibly high-energy, amazingly fun and captures the nostalgia of a generation that grew up with the show,” said Denver Comic Con convention director Christina Angel. “We’re honored to have so many of these talented voice performers returning to Denver.”

    Animaniacs ran from 1993 to 1998, and was a Warner Brothers animated variety show featuring the sibling characters Yakko, Wakko and Dot Warner. The series blended wit, slapstick, music and pop-culture references in a number of comedic and often educational segments. It also launched another popular series, Pinky and the Brain, which ran from 1995 to 1998.

    Denver Comic Con will be held at the Colorado Convention Center on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.

    About the Cast

    Jess Harnell voices “Wakko.” He’s the winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award, and his voice has been featured on dozens of animated series from “The Simpsons” to “Fairly Odd Parents” to “Phineas & Ferb.” Harnell is also known for his roles in feature films such as “Finding Nemo,” “The Country Bears,” the “Toy Story” franchise and “Up,” as well as being the only voice actor to voice two major characters in the “Transformers.”

    Maurice LaMarche voices “The Brain,” of Animaniacs’ “Pinky and the Brain.” In addition to his work on Animaniacs he’s also known for his earlier voice-acting work as “Chief Quimby” in “Inspector Gadget” and “Egon Spengler” in “The Real Ghostbusters.” More recently, LaMarche won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s “Futurama”, where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters.

    Tress MacNeille voices “Dot.” In addition to her work on Animaniacs, MacNeille is known for her role as “Agnes Skinner” on “The Simpsons,” “Mom” on “Futurama” and is the current voice for Wilma Flintstone and Daisy Duck. She has more than 200 credits to her name from other programs such as “Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Disney’s House of Mouse,” “Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers,” and “Dave the Barbarian.”

    Rob Paulson voices “Yakko,” “Dr. Scratch ‘n Sniff” and “Pinky.” Paulson is a Daytime Emmy and two-time Annie award-winning voice actor. He voiced “Raphael” in the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series, and coming full-circle, he voices “Donatello” in Nickelodeon’s “TMNT.” He’s also known for his work on “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Danny Phantom” and “Fairly Odd Parents.”

    Randy Rogel wrote most of the songs and many of the scripts for Animaniacs. He began as an original writer on Warner Brothers’ “Batman: the Animated Series,” and has gone on to win three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. At Disney, Rogel wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies “Peter Pan – Return to Neverland,” “Cinderella,” “Cinderella II,” “Cinderella III,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Around the World in 180 Days,” “The Three Musketeers” and “101 Dalmatians.”
    For more information about Denver Comic Con programming and tickets visit www.DenverComicCon.com.

    About Denver Comic Con

    Entering its fourth 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. 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.

    Denver Comic Con is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Lottery, Colorado’s Own Channel 2, Illegal Pete’s, iHeartMedia’s KBPI & KTCL, Kaiser Permanente, Westword and Xfinity. Supported by Hard Rock Café, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and StylinOline. With contributions from Aleph Objects, Inc, PrintNinja and Rise Above Colorado. The Art Institute of Colorado is an Educational Partner of the Denver Comic Con.

    Press Contact:

    Jason Jansky
    DStreet jjansky@DStreetPR.com
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