Denver Comic Con is pulling out all of the stops this year with many impressive guest speakers, including the just-announced appearances of three of the stars of AMC's The Walking Dead. Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs -- who play Maggie Green, Glenn and Carl Grimes respectively -- will all be attending.
This is the first year that San Diego-based Comic Con (not to be confused with the long-running Mile Hi Con, which has been around for more than forty years) has put on a show in Denver and the response has already been so large that the organizers have had to find a new venue.
"We planned on the smaller space for our first year, but the response has been so overwhelming -- from vendors, dealers, artists and attendees -- that we quickly outgrew that space," says co-convention director Christina Angel.
The convention is now being held in Hall A of the Colorado Convention Center, a 100,00 square-foot space with plenty of room to host all of the events taking place of the conventions three days.
"After walking the sprawling space, I think everyone is going to be as excited as we are to give Denver the pop culture experience it so richly deserves," says Angel.
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Denver Comic Con is being held over Father's Day weekend, June15 to 17. There is an extensive list of celebrity guests from TV, film and literature, as well as a trade expo for comic collectibles and even Jedi training sessions where dad (or anyone else) can learn to fight like a Jedi.
Tickets are $45 for adults for a three-day pass and $25 for teens (11-16) for a three-day pass. The convention goes from 6p.m.-10p.m. on June 15, 10a.m.-6p.m. on June 16 and 10a.m.-5p.m. on June 17.