Though it’s hardly going to be considered in the same league as next month’s San Diego Comic Con, citizens of Denver got their own taste of comic madness this weekend with the Denver Comic Con, the first show of its kind in the downtown area. The show is expected to have over 11,000 attendees flocking to the event, partaking in the cosplay events, floor sales, Artists Alley and opportunity to meet celebrities from the world of geekery. We managed to check out the event and came back with some good impressions.
First off, a majority of the event takes place in the upper expo hall of the Colorado Convention Center, and it’s certainly spacious enough, with plenty of room for a food court and aisles full of sellers with comic books, posters, t-shirts and other nerd goods to spare. (We walked away with some Ninja Turtles action figures and a Goonies film poster, thank you very much.) It also has a Star Wall aligned on the back, where various movie and comic book celebrities were waiting to get pictures and sign autographs for a small fee (usually around $20-$30, depending on what you’re asking for.
Celebrities in attendance included Kristin Bauer from True Blood, Cindy Morgan and Bruce Boxleitner from the Tron universe (both great people), Billy West from Ren and Stimpy and Futurama fame (we got into a few Stimpy impressions with him) and Colin Ferguson from Eureka, among others. Though some stars like Wil Wheaton and Lauren Cohan from The Walking Dead were forced to cancel due to scheduling conflicts, there were still more than enough famous faces making the rounds, and happy to see everyone. We didn’t see a grumpy celeb in the bunch.
Furthermore, Denver Comic Con brought out a bunch of cosplayers, from those who dressed up like their favorite comic book heroes to Star Wars geeks of all ages. We’ve included a few pictures for good measure below.
Overall, the Denver Comic Con has been a blast thus far (it’s going on through Sunday) and we can’t wait to see what the next one has to offer. It may be a smaller show, but it’s certainly a lot of fun. And besides, where else can you get a wheat agave beer known as the Fantastic Pour? Exactly.
To learn more about the show, go to http://www.denvercomiccon.com!