Denver Comic Con, Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, today announced it is bringing actor Cary Elwes to the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.
Elwes is best known for his memorable portrayal of ‘Westley’ in Rob Reiner’s classic fairytale “The Princess Bride” which won over audiences around the globe. Other film credits include the hit psychological thriller “Saw;” the Academy-Award winning war epic “Glory;” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men in Tights;” “Twister;” “Liar Liar;” “Kiss the Girls,” “Shadow of the Vampire” and Garry Marshall’s “Georgia Rule” with Jane Fonda. Elwes will be available on Saturday and Sunday of the convention for autographs and photo ops.
“Cary has played such classic characters who have a special place in people’s hearts,” said Denver Comic Con director Christina Angel. “We’re excited to have him join our 2016 line up.”
Elwes joins previously announced guests in the 2016 Denver Comic Con lineup, including Stan Lee (Marvel Comics), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid and The Outsiders), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Jenna Coleman and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), John Barrowman (Doctor Who, Arrow), and Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) among many other comic book creators and pop culture celebrities.
Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.