Last Weekend thousands of superheroes, villains, princesses and other pop culture characters descended upon the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. Why?
Last Weekend thousands of superheroes, villains, princesses and other pop culture characters descended upon the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. Why? Because this past weekend was Denver Comic Con (short for convention). Presented by Denver's Pop Culture Classroom, Comic Con is a place where you can let your inner geek shine. From Star Wars to Japanese animae, there's something for everyone. Denver has the third largest Comic Con – behind only San Diego and New York. And this year's attendance was a record, with more than 100,000 people turning out.
Costumes or Cosplay is big at the Con. Almost everyone who attends wears one. Some people decide to go all out, while others keep it simple. I saw everything from The Hulk to Jaba the Hut, and Wonder Woman to Rapunzel. The cool part is, most people make their own costumes, so they become very personal. Although you may see the same characters, no two costumes are exactly alike.
When you first walk into Comic Con, it's like walking into a new universe. Merchant booths fill the area with a plethora of items to spend you money on – including comic books. There are boxes and boxes filled with alphabetized comics.
Comic Con also consists of panel discussions, which often times includes celebrities. The panels can be interactive, with lot's of audience participation. Examples of these panels include Women in comics, Cosplay on a budget, and Everything I kneed to know in life I learned from supervillans.
Comic Con was an experience like no other, and I recommend you attend next year! It's a fun family event – and it's for a good cause. The proceeds go to Pop Culture Classroom.