Denver Comic Con is the latest event to rebrand and distance itself from the litigious “comic-con” name.
Pop Culture Classroom, the Colorado literacy education nonprofit behind the event, announced Monday the name change from Denver Comic Con to Denver Pop Culture Con.
After much discussion, and careful deliberation, the leadership team at Pop Culture Classroom has decided to change the name of its signature event from Denver Comic Con to Denver Pop Culture Con. Read full press release here: https://t.co/Ik65csJSKI pic.twitter.com/nr8oVxk3Zz
— Denver Pop Culture Con (@denpopcon) September 24, 2018
“Conversation around a name change has been going on for several years, with the goal to create stronger brand alignment between Pop Culture Classroom’s name and its signature events, including Denver Pop Culture Con and Reno Pop Culture Con, a new event debuting in 2019,” reads a statement from the group.
“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 include since its inception in 2010. 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.”
Tickets to Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 will go on sale to the general public Nov. 14, one day after “Speed Pass” holders get access. Denver Pop Culture Con will take place May 31 through June 2 at the Colorado Convention Center.
The group said tickets to Reno Pop Culture Con will be available in January 2019. That event is set for Nov. 8-10, 2019, at Nevada’s Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
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