Opening Ceremonies with Mayor Hancock, National Music Acts, Cosplay Contest and a Wedding Round Out the Major-Event Schedule
DENVER – April 28, 2015 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced its major events schedule, highlighted by the Weird Science Reunion on Saturday, May 23. Other events include Friday night’s Opening Ceremonies with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on May 22, Sunday’s Cosplay Shindig on May 24 and a wedding on Monday afternoon, May 25.
“This year DCC has a very celebratory feel about it,” said Bruce MacIntosh, DCC director of programming and PCC chairman. “We’re kicking everything off with a huge party on Friday night, and continuing the festivities all throughout the holiday weekend.”
Weird Science Reunion
The Weird Science panel is a special Saturday, May 23 evening event that features much of the cast of the 1985 movie. Anthony Michael Hall (“Gary Wallace”) and Ilan Mitchel-Smith (“Wyatt Donnelly”) will be in attendance. Additional surprise guests are also being planned.
DCC will kick off the weekend with a party on Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. The Opening Ceremonies are free for anyone with a badge of any kind—any single-day or three-day passes—will be admitted to the party.
The Cosplay Shindig on Sunday, May 24 is a world-class cosplay (“costume play”) contest, featuring the creative talents of local and national cosplayers. The judging intermission will feature the band Hello McFly.
Hello McFly is a super-group of Denver musicians from a several professional bands coming together to embrace their rabid love for pop culture, cosplay and Colorado.
At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, DCC will hold its first wedding. The bride will be dressed as Daenerys, Mother of Dragons, from “Game of Thrones,” and the groom will be dressed as Batman. Ushers will also be in costume, and DCC anticipates that there will be a number of surprise guests in store for the happy couple.
On Saturday and Sunday the 5280 Stage (in the Upper D Lobby of the Convention Center above the Bellco Theater) will feature bands and acts from the open of the con until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday until 5 p.m. All acts are “rated PG,” so teens are encouraged to visit the stage and hang out any time with or without parents.
About Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. PCC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org.
About Denver Comic Con
Entering its fourth year, Denver Comic Con is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.
The Denver Comic Con is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Colorado Lottery, Colorado’s Own Channel 2, Illegal Pete’s, iHeartMedia’s KBPI & KTCL, Kaiser Permanente, Westword and Xfinity. Supported by BattleKasters, Hard Rock Café, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Shark Robot and StylinOnline. With contributions from Aleph Objects, Inc., Denver Museum of Nature and Science, PrintNinja, Recycle Yourself Colorado, Rise Above Colorado, Tentacle Kitty and The Wizard’s Chest. The Art Institute of Colorado and CU Denver’s Digital Animation Center are Educational Partners of the Denver Comic Con.