Meetup Space  (1st Floor)Workshop Room  
(1st Floor)
Main Stage  
(2nd Floor)
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM:  
Kids’ Maker Meetup    

1:00 PM-1:45 PM:
Pokémon Trading Card Game Meetup   

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM:  
PCC Switch Friend Code Exchange and Kids’ Meet Up   
10:00 AM – NOON:  
Board Game Jam (Pre-registration required)   

Careers in Video Games with the award-winning team from Deck 9 Games 

PCC Zombie Makeup Tutorial    

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM:  
PCC Make-Your-Own Comics Workshop   

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM:  
PCC Halloween Cosplay Panel       
11:00AM-11:30AM: Denver Art Museum   

11:45AM – 12:15AM:  
Kids’ Author Beth Anderson    

12:30PM – 1:00PM:  
History Colorado Ghost Hunting Stage Presentation   

1:15PM – 1:45 PM:  
Cosplay Catwalk on Stage.   

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  
Kids’ Author Joshua Margolis   

Colorado School of Mines   

History Colorado  
“Monster Mash” Dance 
4:00 PM: Entry Closes 
PCC Pixel Art Presentation   
4:15PM-4:45PM:   Denver Museum of Nature and Science 
5:00 End of Show   

Feature Attractions

Costume and Cosplay Showcase

Break out your favorite cosplay—or show off your Halloween costume a little early—during the Costume and Cosplay Celebration on our main stage. Or learn how to apply zombie makeup to take your costume to the next. level.

Video Games, Board Games, and Tabletop Role-Playing Games

Join Deck Nine Games for a kid-friendly panel on careers in video games

Get your game on with the chance to play and purchase video games, board games, and tabletop role-playing games, courtesy of Level 7 Games.

Board, tabletop, and video game attractions also include:

  • Head-to-head Augmented Reality Mario Kart™ Racing.
  • A Board Game Design Jam where event attendees can compete to create PopUP Denver 2022’s best original board game. (Ticket and pre-registration required)


Find comics recommendations for readers of any age, plus collectibles and gift ideas for the pop culture fans in your life. Or, take a break and relax in our reading corner!

Kids’ Authors

Learn how children’s books are written with:

  • Beth Anderson (“An Inconvenient Alphabet”, “Lizzie Demands a Seat”, the forthcoming book, “Thomas Jefferson’s Battle for Science: Bias, Truth, and a Mighty Moose”, and other titles)
  • Joshua Margolis (“Melvin the Sad…(ish) Robot”)

Kids’ Pop Culture Meetups

Kids can meet new friends and exchange Nintendo Switch codes in this supervised, family friendly setting, so they can play together online later with parental permission.

Or, make new friends who share your interest in comics, gaming, and other pop culture.

Kids’ Meet ups include:

  • Nintendo Switch Players
  • Pokémon Card Collectors

Workshops, Tutorials, and Draw Alongs

Learn how you can create art, turn yourself into a zombie with makeup, create a new Halloween costume, and more from Pop Culture classroom’s team of artists and instructors
and this year’s PopUP exhibitors and community partners.

Board Game Design Jam

Learn how to make a board game, create your own, and see if you take home the PopUP prize for best board game. Pre-registration is required. Sign up online before Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to participate.

Awesome Pop Culture Themed Learning and Fun

Take part in interactive Learning Experiences with Colorado School of Mines and other
community partners.