Written by: John
It was a unique day at Denver Comic Con on Sunday. This is the day at a convention where energy is low as the majority of con goers do their best to forge ahead after a grueling Saturday schedule. This is the day that seems to have less attendees as since the day before was the one where so many came to divide and conquer.
But this was not the case.
The energy in the air continued to carry over from the day before as people moved about with purpose, their spirits high and a spring in their step. While the morning started off a little slow, it did not take long to see the autograph lines pick up just moments before the exhibit hall became the primary hub of activity.
What made this day unique was that the glow from spending time at Denver’s First Comic Con continued to radiate as we all realized that at long last, we had a convention of our own.
Yet as the day continued along a foreboding chill began to fill the air as the end of the con drew near.
This was a con that it seems no one wanted to end. The reward of our patience to finally see a convention this big grace our fair city made its conclusion just that much harder to swallow. But the announcement that Stan Lee was the first signed guest made the pain of saying goodbye a little easier as since despite the fact that tomorrow will not include any insight from our favorite stars, or the opportunity to talk shop with the greats of comic book art, next year will be here sooner than we know it and the wait will be over once again.
With a first year convention running this smooth, with this many people in attendance, the bar has been set, the challenge laid down and there is no doubt in my mind that Denver Comic Con will rise to it and top our expectations the next time around.
Day two at Denver Comic Con has come to an end, and boy was it an amazing day! The convention was in full swing this morning when the floor doors opened at 10am. Thousands of people wandered through the con floor and panel rooms today, and plenty of them were in costume!
Tonight was the big costume shindig and it did not disappoint! There were 26 amazing entries, I would of had a hard time picking a favorite had I been a judge! There was an amazing Iron Man, a crowd pleasing Joker, and Robot & Washing Machine from Robot Chicken. The costumes varied from all different geeky genres, so there really was something for everyone! We do have video from most all of the contestants in the shindig, so we will put together a costume video for you to enjoy!
I had the pleasure of being on a Doctor Who panel today and I want to say thank you to everyone who made it down to listen to us! I'm sorry for those of you who came out and were unable to fit into the room. We would have loved to of had all of you Whovians join us! Don't forget that there is another Doctor Who panel on Sunday. It is a Doctor Who Trivia Panel at 1pm in Hyatt Capitol Room 3!
I also want to give a HUGE thank you to the staff of Denver Comic Con. This convention has been amazing, and even though it is a first time for a comic convention in Denver, the way the staff is running/handling the convention has been first class. It really feels like they've been doing it for years and know what they are doing. I've only heard good things from attendees and guests alike! Keep up the good work Denver Comic Con Staff, we are all having a great time this weekend!
Written by: John
Comic Con has arrived, and for the first comic book themed convention to ever grace the City of Denver the future of seeing another one in the Mile High City, looks promising.
People turned out in droves today to celebrate the wonder of comics book as the Colorado Convention Center opened its doors to let thousands of people in. The lines began forming early in the afternoon, and there was no shortage of cosplayers to kick off the event.
As soon as six o’clock rolled around the excitement was palpable as the crowd made its way into the Exhibit Hall to view the massive amount of collectibles to purchase, see their favorite artists in Artists’ Alley or to snag an autograph from Tom Kane, Billy West or Neal Adams.
I cannot stress enough when I say that thousands of people made their way through the hallowed halls of the convention center today, as a seemingly endless line of people moved in and out of the exhibit hall before settling in for day one programming.
The pictures we have included should give you some scope of what today was like and it can only mean that tomorrow will bring out more people as the big stars hit the stage.
Written by: John
With less than a day away before Comic Con kicks off, the folks at D.C.C. and Mile High Comics clearly recognized the buzz building for such an event and felt it would be a fine idea to relieve some of the anticipation by holding a little pre party tonight at the Mile High Comics warehouse off of 4600 Jason Street, and the event did not disappoint.
Stepping into the place we here at Girls at Geek first have to point out that the warehouse is definitely a dream come true for any comic book collector. Shelves and glass cases with some of the rarest of the rare are on display and within reach. But the collectibles don’t end there, as since plenty of rare toys, busts and statues are ripe for the taking as display case upon display case line the store, illuminating their gorgeous content.
But while the collectibles were certainly a sight to behold, there was plenty more to see for the guests attending this evening. A live wrestling match was the bookend to an event that we had yet to experience before…a comic book auction. Chuck, the owner of Mile High Comics brought out comics ranging from $35 in value to $700 and up, allowing lucky bidders to in some cases, take home books worth $150 dollars for as low as $20.
Of course some of the guests were on hand to say hello to their fans before the convention begins. Legendary artist Neal Adams was available for autographs throughout the evening and was joined by the author or “The Boy Who Loved Batman”; Michael Uslan. Mister Uslan made sure to take a few moments to speak the crowd about his book and his passion for Batman, his voyage as a boy to one of the first comic cons in the nation’s history and his journey as a producer in bringing a quality interpretation of Batman to the big screen. His excitement and love of comic books was enough to leave us wanting more for his presentation on Saturday.
But most importantly, fans had the chance to pick up their passes for Denver Comic Con and the line did not disappoint. If anything this was merely a taste of things to come, with hints of the costumes we will all see, the amount of people that showed up to see Neal Adams, and the joy on everyone’s face as they moved about with comic books in hand seemed to only build the anticipation more. Thankfully tomorrow, the wait will come to an end and Comic Con will at last be here.