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Denver Comic Con - June 15-17 2012

Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by Obi_Wannabe, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Announcing? Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference!

    June 15-17, 2012, Colorado Convention Center

    June 15th, 2012 ? Denver will play host to the first annual Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC/LC) in June of 2012, promising comic fans of the mountain west a chance to mix with some of the foremost comics illustrators and writers today. DCC/LC will take place at the Colorado Convention Center and will be the largest convention of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. The three-day event has already penciled in the Eisner and Harvey-nominated writer of Scalped and Wolverine, Jason Aaron, as well as Rebekah Isaacs, who is currently working on Angel & Faith for Dark Horse Comics with Christos Gage and Executive Producer Joss Whedon.

    Set to take place during Father?s Day weekend, Denver Comic Con is also the first convention of its kind developed to directly benefit children?s literacy, with event proceeds assisting Denver?s own Comic Book Classroom (CBC). CBC is a nonprofit after-school program that promotes literacy and arts education through the use of comics. DCC/LC and CBC will be on site at the Convention Center to provide family and youth-centered activities and programming throughout the weekend.
    ?We will have the largest venue for a fan event in Denver,? says Charlie LaGreca, Vice President and Art Director for CBC. ?There will be comic creators from all levels of the industry, from big names at Marvel, DC, and Image Comics, to the many wonderful local creators Colorado has to offer, as well as small press publishers from around the country. Rising star and local Denverite, Noah Van Sciver, most recently picked to be in The Best of American Comics and mainstay of Westword, has also agreed to appear.?

    He adds, ?We will, of course, have guests from film and television too; expect more exciting guest announcements in the coming weeks and months. And the centerpiece of the con will be the kids who have gone through Comic Book Classroom?s program. Not only will they be guests at the booth, but they will be the shining stars as they get to sign and do sketches alongside the pros.? LaGreca has worked closely with all the facets of the comics industry as an artist for DC Comics, Nickelodeon, Disney, and many others. He also hosts Indie Spinner Rack, a long-running, online podcast show dedicated to the world of independent comics.

    DCC/LC is unique in that it will be simultaneously hosting a full-scale literary conference (LC) and education program for students and professionals in a variety of academic fields, who will present scholarly work in the subject of comics and graphic novels, as well as teaching, from K-12 to the college classroom, and beyond. Dr. Christina Angel of Arapahoe Community College and Metropolitan State College of Denver will head up this exciting program, in conjunction with other local university and college professors.

    ABOUT DENVER COMIC CON: DCC/LC is Denver?s premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media, taking place June 15-17, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center.

    For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com

    ABOUT COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM: Comic Book Classroom is a nonprofit organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools, and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC?s Executive Director, Illya Kowalchuk, M.Ed., will run the educational programming for the convention. CBC is the organizer for the DCC/LC.

    For more information, visit www.comicbookclassroom.org

    Contact:
    Ami Heinrich
    Tsunami Publicity
     
  2. gra-co_o_hun

    gra-co_o_hun Jedi Master star 5

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh YEAH!!!! [face_dancing]
     
  3. varza

    varza Jedi Padawan star 4

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    saaaa--weeeet!
     
  4. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    AWESOME WITH AWESOMESAUCE ON TOP! [face_dancing] [face_love] =D=
     
  5. Lego-Stormtrooper-1

    Lego-Stormtrooper-1 Former RMFF CR star 3

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  6. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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  7. JawaJaka

    JawaJaka Jedi Knight star 2

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    This might be worth going to. However, my experience with literary cons is that they normally don't like costumed characters showing up. But with it being a comic con as well, this might be cool!! I'll pencil it in.
     
  8. darth_hair

    darth_hair Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh I have a feeling costumers will be welcome.
     
  9. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Can't wait! This is going to be awesome!
     
  10. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    The Literary Conference will be a separate event taking place at the same time. It will be primarily for invited academics. There will be some limited space for general attendees.

    The Comic Con is open to all. Costumes welcomed and appreciated.

    Definitely the focus is on education, we have the literary conference, but also we will have an emphasis on activites for kids and adults alike.

    And all of the proceeds go to the non-profit after school program that promotes literacy by teaching kids to write and draw their own comics (I've got that down pat, I spent this weekend in Albuquerque pitching to anyone who stopped by our table and I talked to every single dealer at the con :) )
     
  11. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks for all the support, on here, and especially on Facebook (193 fans in the 36 hours since I made it public WOOT!).
     
  12. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I threw in a little social networking this evening... Hopefully it will generate a little buzz
     
  13. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    We've already been retweeted by people with 15000 facebook followers today, but we'll take everything we can get :)
     
  14. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I noticed a couple of those, very nice. =D= I was just hitting up some local tweeters.
     
  15. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    Is there an official web site yet? I'm going to talk with Sequential Tart and see what we might be able to do to promote.

    Edit: D'oh! It's right there on the Faceborg page....
     
  16. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    And now it even has the right date, until yesterday morning it was saying July, which was picked up by Facebook today, double DOH!
     
  17. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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    i tweeted yesterday and a couple of Denver organizations where interested...so i'll send them your way.
     
  18. Katsu_MaRoy

    Katsu_MaRoy Jedi Master star 2

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    Any suggestions for hotels for us out-of-towners?
     
  19. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    The Hyatt.

    I told Kara you guys should probably start a Facebook event with the correct dates. That should help spread the word as well.
     
  20. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Expect hotel booking info in the next two weeks. Still negotiating. Booth info about the same time, we set pricing for Exhibitor Booths and Artist Tables tonight, we just need to get the forms created.

    If this kind of inside stuff is not interesting I can shut up about it.
     
  21. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Not at all. If nothing else, it gives people ideas on where they can offer help.
     
  22. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    FYI for Sith_Chick, I did get you of course the Lady Death exclusive book at Albuquerque Comic Expo, signed by Brian Pullido. You can pick it up any time.

    But more importantly, he gave me his direct phone number (no you can't have it), and we will definitely be inviting him to DCC. You could bring every Lady Death thing you own to get signed!
     
  23. darth_hair

    darth_hair Jedi Master star 5

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    That may lower the value :p
     
  24. Obi_Wannabe

    Obi_Wannabe Jedi Master star 5

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    Two article's from the Denver Post's YourHub section:


    http://dpo.st/qSf9NP

    http://dpo.st/rkjKT6

     
  25. LadyoftheMandalore

    LadyoftheMandalore Jedi Master star 4

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