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Denver Comic Con renamed Denver Pop Culture Con

Denver Comic Con sent this out this morning regarding a name change of their convention:


Sept. 24, 2018 – DENVER – Pop Culture Classroom, the Colorado-based education nonprofit behind Denver’s largest pop culture convention, has announced that the event known as Denver Comic Con is now Denver Pop Culture Con.

The Pop Culture Classroom leadership team has been considering a name change for several years to create brand alignment across the organization’s name and its signature events, including Denver Pop Culture Con and Reno Pop Culture Con, a new event debuting in 2019.

“After much discussion and careful deliberation, our leadership team arrived at the name Denver Pop Culture Con for several reasons,” said Dr. Christina Angel, Convention Director for Pop Culture Classroom. “We believe it more accurately reflects the breadth, depth, and inclusivity that has come to define Denver’s annual celebration of all things pop culture.”

The new name is meant to encompass everything that goes on at the con — comics, television and film, authors, cosplay, workshops, educational programming, and all other aspects of pop culture fandom Denver Comic Con has grown to encompass since its inception. With the addition of Reno Pop Culture Con, now is the ideal time for the name change. Pop Culture Classroom is focused on ensuring both the Denver and Reno shows are world-class, inclusive events.

“Fans can rest assured that Denver Pop Culture Con will continue to celebrate comic book culture and creators as we always have,” said Dr. Angel. “After all, it’s comic books that got us hooked on pop culture in the first place, and the foundation on which we are built.”

Denver Pop Culture Con will have “throwback” sales on previous years’ merchandise featuring the Denver Comic Con brand, and merchandise with the new branding will be available soon.

Tickets for Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 go on sale November 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MST for 2018 Speed Pass holders and November 14 at 10:00 a.m. MST for the general public. Fans can keep up with all of the latest news and information about Denver Pop Culture Con and Reno Pop Culture Con on social media and at the links below.

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Colorado Convention Center

Reno Pop Culture Con 2019

November 8 – 10, 2019

Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Tickets available January 2019


Speculation from some is that this change is due to a recent court ruling that states San Diego Comic Con owns the term "Comic Con" despite it being a prominent term. Of course, as you read in the press release, it states the Pop Culture Classroom team had been debating this name change for a while. Either way, the name has been changed, but whether or not people change what has been ingrained into their minds for years has yet to be seen.

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