Denver Comic Con Announces More Exciting Guests, Volunteering Opportunities, Ticket Sales and More

| May 3, 2013

Denver Comic Con rolls out yet another wave of artist announcements including literary guests, television celebrities, radio and television emcees, as well as opportunities for gamers and volunteers alike.

Chris WareScheduled to take place at the Colorado Convention Center from May 31 – June 2, the annual pop culture event attracted nearly 30,000 people at its launch last year, prompting event organizers to go even bigger and better in 2013. With a guest list that ranges from Nerd-tastic to sci-fi-rific notables such as Stan Lee,Wil WheatonFelicia Day and other cast members from The Guild, along with a legion of comic book artists and voice actors, Denver Comic Con is proud to announce that New York Times bestseller Chris Ware is now joining the lineup.

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Fresh off the heels of the organization’s “indie-week” aimed at featuring the crème de la crème of the independent comic world (and released only to their social networking sites) the locally-operated organization announced yet another visionary guest to initiate this year’s Education Day of the convention: New York Times bestseller Chris Wareknown for his work on the Acme Novelty Library series, graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and the unique set of books called Building Stories. Ware will be a featured guest of both Denver Comic Con and Special Guest at ROMOCOCO (Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics & Graphic Novels). Scheduled to take place the last weekend of May, the five-day event encapsulates both a literary conference and full-scale comic convention, with both events celebrating their second year in 2013.

As if Chris WaNelsen Ellisre’s attendance is not enough to get your geek on, Denver Comic Con announces two more celebrity guests: Nelsan Ellis of True Blood fame and the incomparableErin Gray, who can be seen most recently on the hit web series The GuildNelsan Ellis is no stranger to the acting world; this Julliard-trained actor is not only a popular cast member of HBO’s hit series True Blood as Lafayette Reynolds, but he has been seen in movies such as The Help, Secretariat and The SoloistErin Gray is an internationally known actress, speaker and writer. Famous for her role as Colonel Deering on Buck Rogers and the 25th Century, she has also appeared in over 50 television movies and counltess TV series in her prestigious career.

In case you’re still wanting more, be on the lookout for strange and familiar guests hosting panels, as well as signing autographs on the con floor. Event organizers have added a rich group of emcees such as Andy Ihnatko (columnist at The Chicago Sun Times and Macworld, a regular on Mac Break Weekly, frequent speaker, Apple guru, geek and extraordinaire), as well as members from Comic Geek Speak, one of comics’ top-rated podcasts with over 13,000 episodes online.

Not to be overlooked as just a place to find rare comics and get them signed by their authors, Denver Comic Con also features an attractive all-inclusive gaming area including various tournaments, Magic the GatheringHeroclix, video and board games, role playing games and much more, all for the price of entry.

Want to know how you can be involved? Why don’t you volunteer? Denver Comic Con needs a small army to make this happen and THEY WANT YOU. Volunteer FAQs and applications are available on the DCC website athttp://www.denvercomiccon.com/2013/volunteer/. Don’t miss out; the application process closes at midnight on March 15, 2013.

Loaded with costumed characters, vendors, gaming pavilions and all things geek, Denver Comic Con has something for everyone. Children can stop by the face painting and creative hub of the Comic Book Classroom Kids’ Corral while parents peruse collectors’ items and merchandise of all kinds. And it all centers around the vibrant and creative arts community, both local and national, and directly benefits the nonprofit Comic Book Classroom. Hundreds of featured artists both up-and-coming and renowned will be on hand for autograph signings, commissions and much more during the three-day event.

Tickets are on sale now for Denver Comic Con 2013, and are set for a slight price increase on March 1. Weekend passes will increase to $50 for adults and $30 for teens. DCC is also announcing the release of single-day tickets, which will be available beginning March 1.

Single-day prices are as follows: 
Friday – $20 adults/$12 teens
Saturday & Sunday – $25 adults/$15 teens each day

Prices will increase on the day of the show and event organizers are encouraging advance ticket purchases for all tickets; VIP passes are already sold out.  For more information about the event or volunteer opportunities check outwww.denvercomiccon.com , www.romococo.com orwww.comicbookclassroom.org for more information.


ABOUT DENVER COMIC CON: DCC is Denver’s premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media, taking place May 31-June 2, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center. For the latest news and information, visitwww.denvercomiccon.com

ABOUT COMIC BOOK CLASSROOM: Comic Book Classroom is a charitable 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 is the organizer and producer for the DCC/LC. www.comicbookclassroom.org.

About the Author:

Every week Ryan, James, and Brad of Denver based Reel Nerds Podcast attend a new movie and then we podcast our experience to the world. We also share news, opinions and reviews of movies, comics, video games and pop culture! Turn off your cell phones and save the chatter for after the credits!
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