Denver Comic Con has some new and exciting changes to announce for 2017! We have a brand new Cosplay team and lots of improvements to our Cosplay Programming this year. Read on for the some of the biggest updates! And, now you can either send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit them through the new DCC Cosplay Facebook Group we just launched (details below)!
NEW COSPLAY CANYON
First, the cosplay Photo-shoot Gathering Stage, Contest Craftsmanship Judging, and Cosplay Panel Room (previously room #507) will all be consolidated into one new area called Cosplay Canyon. It will be located on the Southwest end of the street level floor. This centralized area will be a hub for the cosplay community to access all main cosplay programming at Denver Comic Con.
INTRODUCING THE “COSPLAY CLASSIC”
The official DCC cosplay contest formerly known as the “Cosplay Shindig” is now the “Cosplay Classic!” Do you have what it takes to join in the Cosplay Classic? You bet you do! Creativity, passion, and a little bit of bravery! Check out our Cosplay Classic guidelines to get all the information you need to bring your best to the stage. Please make sure you carefully review requirements, divisions, and stage rules before registration on April 29th, 2017.
If you would like to enter into the new Cosplay Classic, you may do so starting on Saturday 4/29 at approximately 12 noon MDT, which is when the entry webpage will go live. Start by going to the DCC website (www.denvercomiccon.com), then click on the “COSPLAY” tab.
COSPLAY PHOTO-SHOOT SIGNUPS AND DETAILS
Cosplay photo-shoot gathering signups are now open! Submissions are open on the DCC website (popcultureclassroom.org/dcc/cosplay/cosplay-photo-shoot/) from April 22nd-April 29th. After collecting the submissions, we will also post a poll on that same page from May 6th-May 13th to vote for the groups and ideas you’d most like to see at DCC! Themes will be scheduled and prioritized according to popular vote. This final schedule will be posted, online and in the DCC Program, after May 20th. The Cosplay Photo-shoot Stage welcomes all cosplayers and photographers to gather at any scheduled theme to network and show off their talent!
NEW FACEBOOK GROUP DEDICATED TO DCC COSPLAY
There is also a new DCC Cosplay Facebook Group – specially created for the DCC Cosplay Community as a means to network with each other and have one place to go to ask questions and get official answers from the DCC Cosplay Team. This group will be closely monitored and moderated by us, so be sure to read through all the group rules and guidelines before joining. You may find that group here:
ATTEMPTING THE GUINNESS BOOK WORLD RECORD!
Denver Comic Con is also going to officially attempt to beat the Guinness Book World Record for “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Comic Book Characters.” Note that this any “comic book characters” count, not just “superheroes!” So, for example, Power Rangers and Pokemon work just as well! We as a unified Cosplay Community can surely beat this world record and invite all costumed comic characters to gather with us on Sunday, July 2, by 3 p.m. MDT at the Bellco Theater to be a part of this world record breaking event! Stay tuned on this one – many more details to come!