Get your costumes ready for the premier pop-culture fan experience in The Mile High City. Denver Pop Culture Con takes place May 31–June 2, 2019.
Denver Pop Culture Con is a three-day, family-friendly fan convention that takes place at the Colorado Convention Center from May 31 to June 2, 2019. 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 Denver Pop Culture Con's website.
The 2018 event featured the likes of David Tennant and Matt Smith of "Doctor Who"; Jason Momoa and Kristian Nairn of HBO's "Game of Thrones"; Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp from the Netflix series "Stranger Things"; Ron Perlman of "Hellboy" and "Sons of Anarchy" fame; Ray Park, Daniel Logan and Joonas Suotamo, who each appeared in various "Star Wars" films”; Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley in all eight films in the "Harry Potter" series; Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald of the iconic 1980s films whose careers continue to blossom today; and many, many more.
IT'S HULKING HUGE
In 2012, Denver Pop Culture Con's inaugural year (called Denver Comic Con at the time), attendance reached 27,700. The following year attendance jumped to 61,000, and earned Best Fan Convention by Westword. By 2017, a record 115,000 attendees made it to the event, 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 DPCC 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 Pop Culture Con has its own brew. Each year, Breckenridge Brewery crafts a beer specifically for DPCC and asks the public to help choose the name. This year's was "Razznarok," a play on “Thor: Ragnarok.” Past editions of the DPCC beer have included "I am Brewt" (2017), "Severus Snapricot" (2016), "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
Denver Pop Culture Con 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, DPCC hosts a literary conference, offers more than 400 hours of educational programming and provides hundreds of family-friendly activities.