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 2019 event will feature the likes of Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson from "Back to the Future," the cast of the web series "Critical Role," Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," Summer Bishil and Hale Appleman of "The Magicians," George Takei of "Star Trek" fame, Matthew Lewis, the actor best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" movies, as well as authors and comic book artists and writers.
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. Last 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). This year's brew is a maibock (a malty German lager) called "Bocks Machina." The name is a play on the adventure group Vox Machina from the web series "Critical Role," in which a group of voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons. The cast of the series will be at this year's convention. The brew will also be 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.