About Pop Culture Classroom

Education @ Denver Comic Con

Denver Comic Con is a 3-day, educational and family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. This program of Pop Culture Classroom features the best in comics along with popular sci-fi and fantasy tv shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming, and panel presentations. The proceeds from this annual event benefit Pop Culture Classroom’s overall educational endeavors.

Activities and Programs

Experience the Comix 
Experience the Comix was created through a partnership between Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete’s and Pop Culture Classroom. Each year, tickets to Denver Comic Con are given to middle and high school students with the goal of helping these students experience pop culture as a fun, engaging educational tool. We also teach students about the many career paths that pop culture offers.

Each year, Denver Comic Con provides 300+ hours of educational programming for attendees.

Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab
Denver Comic Con dedicates over 9,000 square feet on the show floor to our youth and teen fans, with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Science, Math) programs. Fans of any age can learn through creating, listen to their favorite comic artist/writer speak, and feel welcomed into the geek community in this unique space.

Cosplay Shindig
Denver Comic Con features an annual cosplay contest called the Cosplay Shindig, as well as other activities, to educate the public on this growing popular subculture and performance art.

Educators Day
Since 2013, Pop Culture Classroom has invited educators to attend Denver Comic Con for a free day of educational sessions and pop culture activities that teach them the benefits of using pop culture in the classroom. Our goal with Educator’s Day is to provide teachers, librarians, administrators, and other educators the chance to learn about how they can improve their craft using the tools of pop culture.

ED 589: Enhancing Education Through Pop Culture
Offered through Adams State University as a 0.5 graduate credit, ED 589 is a 3-day professional development course offered exclusively at Denver Comic Con. 

Page 23 Literary Conference
The standard length of a comic book is 22 pages. But what comes next? Page 23! Through Page 23’s annual LitCon (formally ROMOCOCO), which takes place over DCC weekend, scholars establish comic books and graphic novels as important canonical texts that echo far beyond their final panels. All sessions are open to the general public, so everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.


Learn More

Visit the Denver Comic Con website to learn more or if you have questions, please email us at info@popcultureclassroom.org.