Denver Comic Con draws about 114,900 people

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In keeping with the exponential announced attendance of various “fourth biggest comic-cons” in the US, this weekend’s Denver Comic Con announced a preliminary attendance of 114,900 people. This is above the predicted, record setting attendance of more than 100,000. According to the Denver Post 35,000 people attended on Friday alone and Saturday was a sellout. […]

Denver Comic Con had 16 panels on Women—including one that was a flash mob

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Denver Comic Con is a bit of a puzzler. It’s a huge, fast growing show that entertains many people, but it’s also had a lot of problems with crowding, ownership and some eye-rolling over the claimed number of attendees. It also has a strong educational focus, which is good, but a rather chaotic panel schedule, […]

Denver Comic Con grows, as do table fees, vexing retailers

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This weekend’s Denver Comic Con experienced the kind of exponential growth that one expects these days: up to a reported 84,000 people from 63,000 last year. However with growth comes expenses, and some dealers were not thrilled about the rise in table costs. According to one who wrote to The Beat: I’m a dealer at […]

Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removal

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Boy oh boy. These con wars are getting more and more complicated. Denver Comic Con is in its fourth year and last year experienced exponential growth. Originally founded as part of a Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit outreach program designed to increase awareness of comics to children, the con was a means to fund that […]

Exclusive Interview: The Rise of Denver Comic Con & Comic Book Classroom, Part 1, “Origins”

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Denver Comic Con is a phenomenon. In only two years, it has become one of the largest comic conventions in the country, and figuring out just how that came about can give us some in-depth insights into the wider growth of cons happening internationally, but particularly in the USA right now. Christina Angel, an English […]

Denver Conference Tackles Violence in Comics

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The Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, sponsored by Comic Book Classroom, the same organization that supports the Denver Comic Con, celebrates its first anniversary this year from May 28th-30th and takes on a subject close to the heart of the Denver community, the role and place of violence in comics. The Aurora […]