For those of you planning to attend the 2018 Denver Comic Con, this is your (slightly tardy) three-month warning. Tickets are already on sale, and while you probably have some time before they sell out — except for Speed Passes; those are long gone — procrastination is not your friend. Here are a few more upcoming dates to be aware of.
March 26 — Name the 2018 Denver Comic Con Beer
If you’re a fan of beer, pop culture, and/or puns — and let’s be honest, you wouldn’t be on this site if at least one of these didn’t apply — you can take your place among such legends as, “I am Brewt,” “Brews Wayne” and “Hulk’s Mash,” and name this year’s Denver Comic Con beer from Breckenridge Brewery. Check Breckenridge’s Facebook and Twitter for more details.
April 1 — Kids’ Comic Contest
Your aspiring artist can win two 3-day passes to the Denver Comic Con by entering their original comic or graphic text in the Kids’ Comic Contest. The contest is open to all K-12 students, and along with the passes, winners will also see their artwork exhibited on the Denver Comic Con website and will get a special meet-and-greet session with a professional kids comic artist.
May 31 — ED 589: Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture
Pop Culture Classroom, the organization responsible for the Denver Comic Con, and Adams State University are offering “ED 589: Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture.” For the price of a 3-day pass, educators can get a 0.5 graduate credit from Adams State University while:
- Participating in both theoretical and/or methods-based workshops and panels.
- Accessing resources ready to be utilized in the classroom immediately.
- Learning how to leverage this ubiquitous form of cultural expression to further their craft as educators.
- Discussing how popular culture resources, events, and expressions can be successfully integrated into lesson plans for a range of classrooms and educational settings.
- Developing the ability to integrate pop culture into regular education and combining relationship development with content education.
June 1 — Educator’s Day
For those educators not interested in ED 589, you can still experience all of the educational resources the Denver Comic Con has to offer by applying for a free pass to Educator’s Day. This Friday-only event during the Denver Comic Con, “provide[s] teachers, librarians, administrators, and other educators the chance to learn about how they can improve their craft using the tools of pop culture.” Be aware that Educator’s Day passes are limited, so apply early if you’re interested in this event.
When They’re Gone, They’re Gone
Some items are on a first-come, first-served basis while others don’t have a specific deadline. Others will sell out fast but are not yet available, so be sure to watch the Denver Comic Con website and follow them on social media.
Experience the CoMix
Do you know a group of kids who would love to attend the Denver Comic Con but are unable to afford it? Experience the CoMix was created through a partnership between Illegal Pete’s and Pop Culture Classroom to provide free tickets to middle and high school students with the goal of helping these students experience pop culture as a fun and engaging educational tool. Experience the CoMix also teaches students about the many career paths that pop culture offers.
Educator of the Year Award
If you know an educator who uses pop culture to engage and encourage students, you can nominate them for the Educator of the Year Award. This award is for K-12 and college educators (including, but not limited to, teachers, librarians, administrators and informal education practitioners). This award is Pop Culture Classroom’s way of “recognizing innovative educators who are using pop culture as a way to engage students, inspire a lifelong love of learning, encourage diversity, and increase literacy in their schools and local communities.” One winner from each category (Elementary, Middle, High, and College/University) will receive:
- 2 (Two) 3-Day Adult badges to Denver Comic Con
- Free access to 1 (One) Pop Culture Classroom Curriculum
- Special DCC Prize Package
- Spotlight on the PCC/DCC website
Partner Group Space
The Denver Comic Con provides free floor space to qualifying partners who “align with the DCC/PCC mission.” Applications are reviewed individually, and space is not provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Some examples of Partner Groups include community partners, fan groups, libraries, and non-profits.
3-Day or individual day tickets for the Denver Comic Con can be purchased up to the day of the Con or until they are sold out.
SPEED PASS | $176.00 – All Days | ($160.00 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $176.00)(SOLD OUT)
- 3-DAY ADULT | $93.50 – All Days | ($85.00 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $93.50)
- 3-DAY CHILD (3-12) | $8.25 – All Days | ($7.50 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $8.25)
- FRIDAY ADULT | $44.00 – Fri. Only | ($40.00 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $44.00)
- SATURDAY ADULT | $60.50 – Sat. Only | ($55.00 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $60.50)
- SUNDAY ADULT | $49.50 – Sun. Only | ($45.00 DCC ticket price + 10% Denver FDA tax = $49.50)
Fan Experience Packages, Autographs, and Photo Ops in Celebrity Summit
To be announced.
Partner Hotels are “hand-picked by the DCC Convention Director each year for their high level of quality and close proximity to the convention center.” Rooms in these hotels are available at special reduced rates, and some include free amenities negotiated by the Denver Comic Con.