Entries in Denver Comic Con (19)
As many of you know Stan Lee will at Denver Comic Con this year (Sunday only). Now I don't think it is required to say, but Stan Lee is a very popular man. This means that it will be very difficult to actually meet Stan Lee during this one day. But if you want to be guaranteed this opportunity you will need some sort of pass. Like a Stan Lee add-on package that promises you will get to meet him. Wait! There is an add-on package to meet Stan Lee! And it even comes in a silver and gold level! Want you chance to get this once in a life time opportunity for geeks? Then on Wednesday head to http://www.denvercomiccon.com/2013/tickets/ when tickets for this will go on sale. Already have you Denver Comic Con tickets? Will that is why this is an add-on package. It just gets added to your existing tickets. Good luck!
It has been a busy week. We have new writers, another podcast, and information on Denver Comic Con 2013. Hope you enjoy.
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You think Denver Comic Con would be happy with having guests such as Stan Lee and Wil Wheaton. I mean they are in no B list celebrities. But the folks putting on the Denver Comic Con know we want more then that. They are working hard to give us the best con they can. As such Denver Comic Con announced two new guests today. The first is George Perez. He has written for both DC and Marvel creating wonderful properties such as Teen Titans, Wonder Women, Justice League of America and Crisis on Infinite Earths. He is also a board member of the super team, The Hero Initiative. Now while they may not be a team that monitors the planet to save it from nefarious plots, they are doing important work. They provide financial aid to comic creators that need emergency medical aid, help paying for life essentials, and help them get back into paying work. Talk about super heroes for the comic community.
The second guest they announced, captain of the USS Excelsior himself, George Takei. For those of you that don't know (and shame on you) he started his career in the original Star Trek as the helmsmen of the USS Enterprise. He has been in a number of sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV shows since then, but more recently he has done a new musical called Allegiance. Allegiance is an "epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment". Something that hits home for Mr. Takei. He has also written a book that details his experiences and rise in social media. The book is called "Oh Myyy" and can be purchased for Kindle, Nook, and iDevice. Look forward to seeing them both starting May 31.
Sure it is still around 6 months away, but that does not mean it is too soon to plan for Denver Comic Con 2013. Starting on November 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM (AKA: Black Friday) you can buy your tickets. So far there are three ticket levels, only two of which have prices. Your normal 3-Day pass is $45. This allows you to the con as a normal human. It is your base, I want to go on a budget pass. Next is the VIP pass. This makes you special. You get in 60 minutes early on Friday and 30 minutes early on Saturday / Sunday. A shorter line for autograph and photo ops with guests (during their scheduled times). A shorter line for main events, t-Shirt, commemorative pint glass, lanyard, VIP Badge, and either 1 autograph or photo with a guest (convention's choice). All of this is yours for $150. This brings us to the Stan Lee VIP package. You get all the things in the normal VIP package plus reserved seating for Stan Lee's panel, special photo op with Stan Lee, one item autographed by Stan Lee, and a Stan Lee VIP badge. No clue on the price of this one, so lets just say you will need to empty you savings on this one.
To say the first year of Denver Comic Con was a success is an understatement. Today the Denver Post reported that, for its very first year, Denver Comic Con had 27,700 attendees. This is the second highest inaugural weekend for a convention next to New York Comic Con which had 32,000. They only beat by a paltry 4,300 people. Yes, with these sort of numbers I am going to view that as paltry. NDK only had 10,000 people. Sure they have an attendance cap, but this number did not hit it. Thanks to this grand success we can expect an even larger Comic Con here in Denver next year when they return to the Denver Convention Center on May 31 - June 2. Denver Comic Con will feature the one, the only, Stan "The Man" Lee. Here is looking forward to another great year.
I am going to start by apologizing for the audio quality on this one. It is pretty hot here in Denver, so the fans were left on. We finish talking about Denver Comic Con in this episode along with our normal geeky habbits.
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