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Denver Comic Con Becomes FAN EXPO Denver

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Denver Comic Con joins FAN EXPO HQ

The largest comic con event producer in North America is growing in 2021 with the addition of Denver Pop Culture Con to its roster of fan events 

(March 10, 2021): FAN EXPO HQ is proud to welcome Denver Pop Culture Con (formerly known as Denver Comic Con) to its family of exceptional fan events and will be getting a new name – FAN EXPO Denver, to serve Denver’s thriving fan community. In collaboration with Pop Culture Classroom, FAN EXPO Denver will continue to deliver everything its fans have built and will expand to enjoy the benefits of FAN EXPO HQ’s scope as the largest comic con event producer in North America.

“As fans and advocates for the power of pop culture in education and our community, we’re excited to make FAN EXPO Denver a reality,” said Interim Executive Director for Pop Culture Classroom, Adam Kullberg. “FAN EXPO brings a whole new scale to the fan experience — and new opportunities for artists, creators, vendors, and the thousands of people who make up Denver’s pop culture community.”

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“This is truly a joining of forces, coming together to keep the spirit of fandom alive and well in Denver, and across North America,” said FAN EXPO HQ President, Aman Gupta. “We’ve long been impressed with the Denver team’s ability to champion creativity and build community, and we have lots to learn from them. Letting the pandemic wash away this powerful force for good was simply not an option. I speak for the whole FAN EXPO HQ team when I say we’re thrilled to welcome these new fans to the FAN EXPO family and get to know them better in the coming months. I know, together, we’ll be able to bring the event back, as FAN EXPO Denver, stronger than ever.”

Denver Pop Culture Con was established in 2012 by Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), a non-profit organization providing hundreds of hours of free or subsidized educational programs with a mission to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity, and build community through popular culture and the power of self-expression. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest events of its kind in North America, welcoming 100,000+ fans annually. 

Pop Culture Classroom will continue in collaboration with FAN EXPO Denver as FAN EXPO Denver’s featured charity and will continue to provide engaging, educational content for fans of all ages at the event. This transition will allow PCC to focus its resources on doing more in classrooms and communities to spark literacy, learning, imagination, and inclusive communities through pop culture. “All of us at PCC are thrilled for the opportunity and support to provide more workshops, free and low-cost curriculum and comics, and more — plus charitable funding and an incredible space at FAN EXPO Denver for PCC’s educational and family-friendly activities,” said Kullberg. 

FAN EXPO Denver will debut in 2022, and organizers are currently looking at every opportunity to host fans in late 2021 if possible. Fans can expect communication in the coming weeks and invitations to contribute to conversations about the future of FAN EXPO Denver.

FAN EXPO HQ will be revealing more expansion plans next month. “We’re thrilled to welcome Denver to our roster, and we’re not done yet,” said Gupta. “Stay tuned.”

ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ, a division of Informa Connect

FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in North America and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FAN EXPO HQ cancelled all conventions set to take place in 2020 and instantly set its sights on 2021; developing enhanced health and safety protocols and an even more thrilling fan experience for 2021. An amended 2021 schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information, and a regular schedule will return in 2022.  Discover. Celebrate. Belong.

ABOUT POP CULTURE CLASSROOM

Pop Culture Classroom uses comics, movies, fiction, tv, video games, and other pop culture to inspire learning, promote literacy, and champion inclusion and diversity. For more information, visit popcultureclassroom.org.

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