2018 News & Info

Welcome to The DCC Blog, here you'll find the latest news, announcements and information about the con, including tips and recommendations for both experts and newcomers alike.

We’ll be posting here frequently with new information and announcements, but remember that we also make almost all of our announcements on our social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to our e-mail alerts, so you don’t miss a thing. Have an idea for a blog post? We want to hear it. Send ideas and/or questions to marketing@popcultureclassroom.org. Happy reading!

How to Meet and Get Photos with Jim Davis and Garfield!

We're honored to have the legendary Jim Davis joining us for this year's Denver Comic Con (DCC) on Friday (June 15) and Saturday (June 16) only! Denver Comic Con is the ONLY convention where fans can meet Jim Davis and Garfield as they celebrate the character’s...

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How Does DCC Book Guests?

Here’s another tricky one; there is much we wish we could tell you from behind the scenes, but a great deal of it is confidential. I’ll endeavor to answer the most frequently asked questions/complaints without breaking any of those confidences, though. “I Want [enter...

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All Comic Cons are Not Created Equal: How DCC is Different

This topic comes up often enough that it seems like a good time to talk about it. Whether we call it “comic con” or some other name, it’s important to note that comic cons are typically not traveling shows. That is, there isn’t one comic con out there that moves from...

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What’s the Deal with Cosplay and Prop Rules at DCC?

No one likes this topic. Literally no one, and least of all us. We are in the business of fun, and enforcing rules like these don’t make us happy and they don’t elicit a sense of “fun.” Props policies, however, are complicated and stir up a great deal of emotional...

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Staying Overnight? It’s Tough to Beat a DCC Partner Hotel.

If you've been following our social media channels, you may have noticed that we officially unveiled our list of the 2018 DCC Partner Hotels today. Many of you have been asking for the list, so we're super excited to be able to share it with you! Are you new to the...

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Nom. Nom. Nom. Film and TV Foods We Wish Were Real

The holidays are right around the corner and that means... food. Lots and lots of food. And, if you're like us, you've probably had that wonderful experience when you first watched a film or TV show, saw a food or beverage appear, and immediately thought, "OMG, that...

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What Is “Programming” at DCC and Why Should I Care?

An Invited Guest Post by Bruce MacIntosh, Director of Programming In 2017, the 115,000 fans that attended Denver Comic Con (DCC) were able to experience about 600 hours of programming, more than almost any other comic convention or pop culture expo in the country. But...

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The Perfect Gift for the Geek in Your Life

Each holiday season, we become a bit obsessed with finding the perfect gift for each of the special people in our lives. We cherish the hunt, but it can take a lot of time, which we never seem to have enough of. So, in this post we're hoping to help you spot that...

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Announcing the 2nd Annual Educator of the Year Award

Pop Culture Classroom is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2nd annual Pop Culture Educator of the Year Award! At PCC, we believe that pop culture is an incredible educational tool. The Pop Culture Educator of the Year Award is our way...

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How Do We Book the Convention Center?

This may not yet be a pressing question for you this far before the con, but a lot of questions on this topic have come up frequently in previous years—so I thought it best to get this topic addressed early. If you have ever asked the question, "Why does the date for...

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Are There Lines and How Do I Avoid Them?

Waiting in line is no one’s idea of a great time, but we all know that when you go to a large event, theme park, or sporting event, they are inevitable. While Denver Comic Con (DCC) does its best to move people as efficiently as possible, some strategic planning ahead...

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New in 2018: Flash Seats

Good news everyone! We're continuing to make improvements to our ticketing and entry processes for 2018 in order to provide you with the best experience possible. One of those improvements is the use of a service and mobile app that you may already be using called...

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What’s a Speed Pass and Should I Get One?

If you haven’t been to Denver Comic Con (DCC) before, you may be wondering what a “Speed Pass” is and what it gets you for the higher price. Below is a rundown of the big extras you receive as a Speed Pass holder. Please remember that Speed Passes have consistently...

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What’s Up With the Ticket Prices?

I know. Ticket prices are tricksy; there’s a base price, a face price, and a post-fees price that all seem like a dizzying pile of numbers when it’s all said and done. It can be enormously frustrating to buyers, and it's frustrating for us, too. I wanted to take the...

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Bring the Kids, DCC Is Family Friendly

Wondering if you should bring the kids to DCC? The answer is definitely YES! What sets DCC apart from almost every other con is that we are produced by an educational non-profit: Pop Culture Classroom. That means we make a huge effort every year to keep your costs...

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