Geek Prime @ Denver Comic Con: The Programming

Cosplayers at Denver Comic Con 2016
Cosplayers at Denver Comic Con 2016

We’re officially counting down the hours to one of our favorite conventions in the country!

Denver Comic Con is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza featuring the best in pop culture entertainment, and it’s happening THIS WEEKEND. What we love most about this event is that all proceeds benefit Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based education nonprofit that “inspires a love of learning, increases literacy, celebrates diversity, and builds community through the tools of popular culture and self-expression.”

For us, it’s all about the programming – and Denver Comic Con has a LOT of programming! Below are the highlights from our agenda, but of course, we’re keeping an eye out for any discussions about diversity, hip hop, and the topics that remain part of our DNA as Geek Prime.

FRIDAY
Captain Colorado Stage
Kevin Conroy – Man Behind the Bat-Mask
Stranger Things – Gaten & Caleb

Night Lynx Stage
Khary Payton

Coast City Room
Diversity in Comics I – Are Things Really Changing?

Happy Harbor
Real Life X-Files: Stories of Strange Paranormal Investigations

Metropolis Room
Star Trek: Voyager’s Garrett Wang

Room 301
Comics Commentary and Causes

Room 302
Gender Identity: Understanding Through Art

Room 303
Re-Imagining the Arts Worldwide: How Graffiti Can Reduce School Violence
Teen Film Making, the White House, and Social Activism

SATURDAY
Captain Colorado Stage
Nathan Fillion
Luke Cage and Iron Fist! – Mike Colter & Finn Jones
Kate Mulgrew
Stranger Things – Millie Bobby Brown

Night Lynx Stage
X-Men’s Famke Janssen
Super-Fun Team-Up! – Michael Rosebaum & Jon Heder
Buffy’s James Marsters

Coast City Room
Diversity in Comics II – More We Could Be Doing?

Happy Harbor
Divas, Darlings, and Die-Hards: Strong Women in Pop Culture

Room 301
LGBT in Nerd Entertainment: West and East

Room 302
The Representation Book Shelf: Building A More Diverse Comics Classroom

SUNDAY
Captain Colorado Stage
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Villains Unite! 20th Anniversary Celebration
Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate

Night Lynx Stage
Justice League Animated – Reunion!
Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder

Keystone City Room
Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones
Urban Science Fiction

Room 301
Indigenous Hot Seat: Rapid Fire Conversations about Indigenous Representations
Onward, Indigenerds! The State of Indigenous and Native Pop Culture

Room 303
Books As Flint: Using Graphic Novels to Spark Political Activism
Using Games and Comics to teach history – From “Shanower’s Age of Bronze” to Rep. Lewis’ “March” – Art Institute CO

Are you headed to Denver Comic Con this weekend? (Psst…the individual day passes are still available!)

What panels are you planning on attending? Let us know in the comments below!

Kimberly Reyes
Digital + Social Strategist by day. Fangirl by night. Love all things superheroes, zombies, and sci-fi.