In just its second year, Denver Comic Con is poised to take the pole position among the region’s many fandom conventions. Sporting a stellar lineup of geek-culture icons, including Wil Wheaton, George Takei, Colin Baker Chris Ware and last-minute guest William Shatner, hundreds of panels, cosplay, an independent film series, sci-fi comedy, gaming activities and more, the Con is building on the momentum from last year’s event.
“We were so propelled by the reaction that Colorado had [to last year],” says Charlie La Greca, co-founder of the DCC. “That’s the gas for this engine — everyone’s passion. Pure fan love and passion. People reacted so positively that we wanted to give it back to them.”
Every medium of geek culture will be represented, and enthusiasts of all ages are welcome, making it the perfect opportunity to turn your kids — or your parents — on to the nerdy things you love. “The heart of the show is giving back to kids, having the kids active the whole weekend, so we have all kinds of cool things kids and parents can do together,” La Greca says.
Comic Con starts today at 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street. Tickets start at $25 for a one-day pass; children ten and under are admitted free. For tickets and more information, visit denvercomiccon.com.
May 31-June 2, 2013