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Educating children and the general public through comic books and other forms of pop culture, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background.


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Denver Comic Con Programming


  • What is “Programming?”
    • “Programming” (or panels) are all the demonstrations, sessions and activities that can be viewed and experienced during Denver Comic Con.

      Although the media tends to focus on the trashy aspects, DCC is all about examining the culture behind pop Culture. Many of these sessions involve some pretty elaborate animated presentations, and the discussions are often roundtable where the audience is invited to participate. If you want to share your thoughts at the same time you broaden your knowledge, there will be dozens of opportunities in DCCs 20+ panel rooms.

      “Education” and “learning” aren’t dirty words here at DCC – especially because the name is right there in our parent organization’s name, Pop Culture Classroom. We strive to present something of educational value in every presentation; in fact, one requirement of all panels submitted by the public is that attendees will come away having learned something of positive value. The mission and philosophy of DCC Programming is that we can all learn a lot about ourselves and the people around us if we look deeply into all the things that interest us.

  • My fan-group or organization has an idea for a Denver Comic Con panel, presentation or performance. What are your Panels/Sessions Submissions Guidelines?
    • We know the feeling. You attended the con. You saw great panels on how start your own web comic and deep philosophy behind the fandom of Doctor Who. Yet, you felt like there could be more content about Star Wars or Rare Comic Books or how to use Photoshop! Are you an expert in something. If CU would give out a degree in it, would you hold a PhD? We need you to help present that panel. Whether you’re an expert in Wookies or Infinity Gauntlets, we welcome your panel / session content. Read the following rules and submission guidelines and get to submitting! Denver Comic Con presents the most diverse and education focused panels and session content. DCC Programming ranges from workshops for teachers to fan geek-outs about comic books.

      Denver Comic Con is about Education and Community: Educating children and the general public through comics and cartooning, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background. By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower the members of our community.

      We have a dedicated programming department that not only creates hundreds of hours of programming but also reviews and approves hundreds of hours of programming from you, our fans and attendees.

      Please read the following very carefully and make sure your submission is the best it can be. Space is limited.

      The submission process has been improved and we’re listening to your suggestions. DCC panel / session submission window will be earlier and close sooner. December 1st, 2015 the submission form goes live. We will close the submission form on February 28, 2016. We understand that its just too long of a wait to submit a panel and wait 3 months for a response. So, we will respond to your panel submission within 30 days. This does not guarantee an approval but we’ll definitely be in touch and if it’s a great submission, you’ll get approved at that time. All panel submissions will be responded to no later than March 31, 2016.

      Rules and Restrictions:

      1. All Panels/Sessions should not be longer than 50 minutes. No exceptions as we have a strict schedule to adhere to and rooms need to be readied for the next presenters.
      2. All Panel/Session rooms are equipped with a table, microphones, digital projectors and screens. We should have universal connectors yet to be safe bring your own.
      3. DCC Programming can not provide the use of computers or laptops. If you plan on having an AV presentation, please bring your own laptop with your files backed up on a flash drive. We encourage other panelists to bring a computer in case of the blue screen of death. There is no guarantee of wifi or internet so streaming isn’t an option.
      4. DCC Programming does not encourage the use of VCRs, 16mm projectors, Xbox, PlayStations or Commodore 64s to use for your panel presentation. So don’t try. (if some of you don’t know what these items are, then there shouldn’t be a problem.)
      5. DCC Programming cannot guarantee days and times of your panel. Please be available for the entire convention period. Yet, we can try to assist in specific scheduling needs on a case by case basis. So email us early and we’ll do our best.
      6. DCC Programming reserves the right to adjust time and location of your panel at any time to best fit with our schedule of events. We will try and notify you of any changes in the schedule.
      7. A submission is not a guarantee of a presentation at Denver Comic Con. We strive to give our attendees the best programming possible thus we will ensure quality of your panel/session content. So take some time, do some research, prepare and impress us with your submission.
      8. Videotaping or digital filming is prohibited in any panel by any attendee or panel participant, without advance written permission from Convention Management.
      9. Denver Comic Con Programming does not pay speaking fees or appearance fees. Nor does it cover travel, lodging or meals of any panelist or presenter. Please don’t ask us to cover the expenses of Todd McFarlane because he’s going to sit on your panel about Spider-man.
      10. Denver Comic Con Programming can not connect panel submissions and/or presenters with any of our Celebrity or Artist Guests. I know you want Cary Elwes to sit on your panel but we just can’t make it happen. Sorry. Attempts to contact our guests or ask for their participation in your panel(s) without DCC’s prior approval will be grounds for immediate disqualification and cancellation of our panel.
      11. Approved panels will be allotted a free day-pass for the day of the panel only, for no more than 6 panelists, including the moderator(s). Only panelists who participate will be granted a pass, and all panelists must participate extensively in the session. No additional passes will be granted for any reason. Because of space limitations, a maximum of 6 participants will be allowed. Panelists appearing on additional days and sessions must pick up their pass that day at the Programming Services Booth. Passes will not be provided earlier, no excuses. Additional passes may be purchased through the DCC website.
      12. Denver Comic Con is a family friendly convention. We will not approve any “adult content” “after-dark” or “explicit.” So please keep it to PG-13.
      13. Panelists should arrive to their presentation room 20 minutes early and check in with the Room Coordinator.
      14. Proposals that are largely self-promotional will be strictly scrutinized and are unlikely to be approved, as they do not comply with our requirements that programming submissions must be primarily educational in focus.

      Any questions about the process, please feel free to email the Denver Comic Con Programming Department:


Denver Comic Con 2016 Open Submission for Programming

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