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Weird Al Coming to Denver Comic Con 2017
Legendary Parody Recording Artist at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Convention in June
DENVER – March 1, 2017 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced it is bringing Weird Al Yankovic to the June 30 – July 2, 2017 event at the Colorado Convention Center.
Weird Al is best known for his parody songs such as “Eat It,” “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi” and “White and Nerdy,” but in addition to being an accomplished musician and songwriter, he’s also an actor, director and writer. He has appeared in films such as the cult classic ‘UHF” (a film he also wrote), and has directed music videos for artists such as Ben Folds and the Black Crowes. He has also written two children’s books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!
Of his 14 albums, he has four Gold and six Platinum records. Weird Al has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 11 times, winning four.
Weird Al will appear at Denver Comic Con all three days for signings and photo ops. He will also participate in various panel programming to be scheduled and announced at a later date.
Weird Al joins other notable Denver Comic Con guests such as Billie Piper (“Doctor Who”), Bonnie Wright (“Harry Potter”), Eliza Dushku (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Felicia Day (“Supernatural”), Finn Jones (“Marvel’s Iron Fist, “Game of Thrones”), Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) and Wallace Shawn (“The Princess Bride”).
Denver Comic Con is one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming (more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations) as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.
About Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. PCC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org.
About Denver Comic Con
Entering its sixth year, Denver Comic Con is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.