Denver Pop Culture Con Joining Forces with Largest Comic Con Producer in North America!
Denver Pop Culture Con/Comic Con and FAN EXPO HQ come together to keep fandom alive in
Denver/Education nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom joining forces with largest comic con event producer in
(March 10, 2021): Pop Culture Classroom, the Denver-based education and community nonprofit formerly
responsible for Denver Pop Culture Con/Denver Comic Con, and FAN EXPO HQ announce the transition to FAN EXPO
Denver. FAN EXPO Denver will continue to deliver everything Denver’s thriving fan community has built and expand
to enjoy the benefits of FAN EXPO HQ’s scope as the largest comic con event producer in North America.
FAN EXPO’s events (which include MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Canada, and more) are known for
welcoming some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and creators like Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Mark Hamill, Patrick
Stewart, Sigourney Weaver, Gillian Anderson, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee and presenting special events like 2019’s Back
to the Future Reunion with Michael J. Fox and cast. This collaboration will expand experiences and access for all ages,
attract even more world class talent, and amplify local artists and vendors to a national audience.
“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.”
“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.
ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
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.