Experience the Comics

Experience the Comics is a free full-day experience on Friday, June 30 at FAN EXPO Denver 2023 where middle and high school students have the opportunity to:

  • GAIN hands-on experience with a variety of pop culture media (e.g. comics, games, cosplay, etc)
  • LEARN about the diversity and depth of pop culture through a fun, dynamic educational experience
  • MEET professional creators
  • EXPLORE pop culture-focused career paths
  • EXPAND their creative skills
  • DISCOVER connections between their favorite fandoms and the real world


Experience the Comics Attendees can expect to begin their day with a welcome session, followed by specially curated panels to activate students’ creativity, curiosity, critical thinking skills, social/emotional skills, and career aspirations.

Past student experiences include: 

  • Careers in Pop Culture, featuring a variety of industry professionals 
  • Building Your Own Cinematic Universe 
  • Celebrity guests, such as voice acting with Rob Wiethoff and Roger Clark from Red Dead Redemption 

When not attending Experience the Comics panels, attendees are welcome to enjoy everything that FAN EXPO Denver has to offer, including other panel sessions, a vibrant fan community, and a diverse show floor!

Please note: applications for Experience the Comics 2023 are now closed.

2023 Experience the Comics Schedule

10:45amExperience the Comics Groups arrive
11:45amCareers in Pop CultureStudents explore careers in popular culture with Pop Culture Classroom and professional creators.
12:45pmComics Panel
2:00pm – 7:00pmEnjoy FAN EXPO’S show floor, with exhibits, artists, writers, celebraties, awesome exhibits and more!