Exhibitor central

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Denver Comic Con (DCC), we’re glad you’re here. Consider this your “one-stop-shop” where we’ll be posting all exhibitor related information, tools and FAQs. We recommend you bookmark this page to access it quickly moving forward.
We are currently in our submission process for the DCC 2019 season! Please follow the links below to submit your business for consideration in each of the respective attraction areas.

Artist Valley and Booktopia

Artist Valley and Booktopia contains only tables. This area on the show floor has our artists, small press publishers, and authors that bring their best! Artist Valley can contain both 2D and 3D artwork. You can find self-published creators, original artwork and prints, awesome books, comics, and novels in this area.

Deadline for Applications: October 8, 2018
Applicants will be notified about their application by: November 15, 2018

Merchant Mesa

Merchant Mesa consists of only booths and contains a wide variety of exhibitors! Vendors, authors, artists, game developers, comic sellers and the like are all welcomed. You can find anime, apparel, prints, jewelry, toys, or something one of a kind in Merchant Mesa. If you have what it takes to fill a booth (or booths) with your items, product, artwork, etc – then Merchant Mesa is for you!

Deadline for Applications: October 8, 2018
Applicants will be notified about their application by: November 15, 2018

Artist Valley Lottery

The Artist Valley Lottery is a way to provide local up-and-coming artists the opportunity to display at Denver Comic Con, May 31 – June 2, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center. Eligible lottery applicants will be allowed to skip the waitlist and purchase Artist Valley table space at the event. From the list of all eligible lottery applicants, artists will be randomly selected.

Application Open Date: November 14, 2018
Deadline for Applications: December 14, 2018
Winners will be notified by: December 21, 2018

Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab

The Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab is a pop culture-based educational space (approximately 10,000 sq. ft.) devoted to families and kids! Located on the main show floor and engaging 5,000+ attendees per day, the PCC Kids’ Lab consists of two stages, two interactive educational areas, and multiple exhibitor booths all offering kid- and family-friendly programming. Kids’ Lab exhibitors are expected to offer fun, free, interactive, and inclusive activities at their booths throughout the Denver Comic Con weekend. Nonprofits, community organizations, companies, game developers, and other organizations are welcome to apply.

Application Open Date: TBA

Partner Groups

The Partner Group space is reserved for organizations [but not limited to the following]: community partner, fan groups, libraries, non-profits, or local Colorado organizations that align with the DCC/PCC mission. Since this space is free of charge, we kindly ask your organization for a donation. Donations for Partner Spaces can be anything that benefits our attendees, the community, or our non-profit parent company Pop Culture Classroom that puts on DCC. Click here to read more about Pop Culture Classroom.

Application Open Date: TBA

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Look for in an Application for Merchant Mesa, Artist Valley, and Booktopia?

DCC looks at your exhibitor history like where you have exhibited in the past (other conventions or festivals) or if you are a new exhibitor just starting out! We review examples of your product / portfolio of work. We also ask that you submit a “booth shot”, which is a photo of your completed booth/table display. This shows us what your display could look like at our show. If you do not have a booth shot, you can upload another example of your work. We review every application that is submitted.

What Can Make My Application Stand Out?

Completing the entire application and clear photos of your artwork/product are the best way to get noticed! If you have a blog, website, or social media handles — be sure to submit that as we do review these.

I Want to Apply to be in the PCC Kids' Lab or Partner Groups Area. Do I Fill Out the Merchant Mesa or Artist Valley/Booktopia Applications?

No, please do not fill out the Exhibitor Applications for Artist Valley, Booktopia, or Merchant Mesa. The Partner Group and PCC Kids’ Lab applications will open later in the year.

What if I Was on the Wait List Last Year?

The DCC wait list does not carry over from year to year. Every applicant will need to fill out a new exhibitor application.

I Have a Question Regarding My Application, Who Do I Contact?