Get your costumes ready for the premier pop-culture fan experience in The Mile High City. Denver Comic Con takes place June 30 to July 2, 2017.
Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a three-day, family-friendly fan convention that takes place at the Colorado Convention Center from June 30 to July 2, 2017. The event features the best in comics, along with popular sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming and celebrity panel presentations. To buy tickets, visit DCC's website.
The 2017 event will feature the likes of Felicia Day, co-star of Joss Whedon’s Internet musical "Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" and creator and star of the hit web series "The Guild"; Nathan Fillion, who plays Richard Castle on the ABC series "Castle"; Jon Heder of "Napoleon Dynamite" fame; Lou Ferrigno from "The Incredible Hulk"; Wallace Shawn from "The Princess Bride" and the "Toy Story" movies; Garrett Wang, Harry Kim on “Star Trek: Voyager”; Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in all eight films in the "Harry Potter" series; and many, many more.
IT'S HULKING HUGE
In 2012, Denver Comic Con's inaugural year, attendance reached 27,700. The following year attendance jumped to 61,000, and earned DCC Best Fan Convention by Westword. By 2016, a record 114,900 attendees made it to DCC, many dressed for the occasion.
WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO
Stop by Celebrity Summit to catch in-person celebrity interviews — and maybe even nab an autograph or professional photo op with your favorite star. Artist Valley is where you can meet over 400 artists, inkers, colorists and comic creators. Similarly, Author Alley gives fans access to favorite authors and publishers. Of course, cosplay is a huge part of the experience. Each year, there's a costume contest and a non-competitive Cosplay Catwalk to watch. You'll want to join the fun and dress up as your favorite superhero or video game, TV, movie or anime character. And if you're bringing the whole family, know that DCC is ready for your kiddos, with activities like designing shields and masks to face painting to an all-ages stage with art lessons and entertainment.
YOU CAN LITERALLY TASTE IT
Denver knows beer, so it's fitting that Denver Comic Con has its own brew. Each year, Breckenridge Brewery crafts a beer specifically for DCC and asks the public to help choose the name. Last year's was Severus Snapricot, a fitting tribute to the late Alan Rickman's Harry Potter character, Severus Snape. Past editions of the DCC beer have been The Fantastic Pour (2012), The Caped Brewsader (2013), Brews Wayne (2014) and Hulk's Mash (2015). The brew is also available for a limited time at select breweries around town.
A FUN WAY TO LEARN
DCC is a program under the Colorado non-profit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy and celebrate diversity. Each year, DCC hosts a literary conference, offers more than 400 hours of educational programming and provides hundreds of family-friendly activities.