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Denver Comic Con Gears Up for Three Day Pop Culture Extravaganza

Denver Comic Con Gears Up for Three Day Pop Culture Extravaganza,
June 15-17, at Colorado Convention Center

Proceeds from one of Denver’s Largest Consumer Events Benefit Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver Non-profit Focused on Education, Literacy 

More than 100,000 guests are expected at the Colorado Convention Center for Denver Comic Con, June 15-17. This annual tradition of larger than life, family-friendly fun and fandom is unmatched by any event in the Mile High City. Whether attendees are interested in the 200+ celebrity guests, artists and authors, the comics and collectibles, or the more than 600 hours of panels and programming across three days, Denver Comic Con seeks to ensure a top-notch guest experience. For first-timers and veterans alike, the Denver Comic Con team has put together a handy list of information about what’s new this year and tips to help guests prepare for their epic DCC 2018 adventure. 

Ticketing

To promote a quicker and more streamlined entry process, Denver Comic Con has implemented Flash Seats, an ID-based digital ticketing system that allows guests to enter the event with an ID, the credit card used to purchase tickets or with the Flash Seats mobile app, which also allows guests to sell, buy, and transfer tickets. For more on Flash Seats, visit: https://www.flashseats.com/FAQsDetails.aspx?ss=0&a=1#g1

Even with the new, more efficient ticketing system, guests should plan for lines, particularly for some of the more popular events, sessions and guests. Entry lines will be longest when the Con opens at 10 a.m. each day, with the longest lines of the weekend expected on Saturday.

Early badge pick-up will be available Thursday, Jun. 14 at the Colorado Convention Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the entrance near 13th St. & Welton St.

Security

Denver Comic Con’s top priority is the welfare and safety of guests. With that in mind, DCC staff works closely with the Denver Police Department and security contractors throughout the year on a variety of measures to enhance guest safety at the event, including training, bag checks and prop checks throughout the weekend.

Please note that the 2018 cosplay guidelines have been updated, and NO prop firearms will be permitted. Guests seeking the optimal fan experience are encouraged to carry in a little as possible with them. Minimizing outside items will expedite security checks and maximize efficiency at points of entry. For details about prop and cosplay guidelines, visit:  https://denvercomiccon.com/show-info/policies/ 

General Event Info

Denver Comic Con is one of Denver’s largest consumer conventions, and a program of Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based non-profit that brings education and literacy programs to classrooms throughout the Denver metro-area. Last year’s con brought in more than 110,000 attendees and reached all corners of pop culture including film, television, comic books, tabletop and video games, anime, manga, cosplay, horror and science fiction and web comics. 

WHEN: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17 – The show floor is open to the public from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

WHERE: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202.

NOTE: There are two entrances for ticketed guests this year – 14th St. & Stout St. and 13th St. & Welton St. (Map attached)

WHAT: In addition to the amazing costumes and the unadulterated display of passion for pop culture, DCC offers one of the largest programming schedules of any major pop culture convention, with more than 750 hours of educational panels and events, including celebrity panels, seminars with professional creators, actors and artists, authors, workshops with comic book professionals and so much more.

The con also features more 10,000 sq. ft. of floor space dedicated to the Kid’s Lab. A space for kids and teens to explore pop culture through projects and talks from industry luminaries. 

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $38.50 for adults and $8.25 for children. 3-day passes are sold out, and single-day tickets are moving quickly, but still availabilty.

Please direct your audience to the website for ticket availability and information:  www.DenverComicCon.com

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