Denver Comic Con Announces Guests, Ticket Sales
Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek and Lindsay Wagner, the Bionic Woman, Kick Off 2015 Ticket Sales
DENVER – Oct 9, 2014 – Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC) today announced tickets for the May 23-25, 2014 convention will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17th at 12:00 p.m. MDT. DCC also announced two major guests: Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura from the 1966 “Star Trek” series, and Lindsay Wagner, who played Jamie Sommers from “The Bionic Woman.” DCC is a program of Pop Culture Classroom (formerly Comic Book Classroom), a Denver nonprofit helping engage kids in education through pop culture.
“This year DCC is on Memorial Day weekend, so it will be here before we know it,” said Christina Angel, DCC director. “Not only are we planning for another year of fantastic guests—including Nichelle Nichols and Lindsay Wagner—but DCC will once again feature more than 300 hours of educational and engaging panel programming.”
When Nichols was cast by Gene Roddenberry to create Chief Communications Officer Lt. Uhura, fourth in command of the Starship Enterprise, in his legendary TV series Star Trek, it moved Dr. Martin Luther King to note that the character was “the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history.” Nichelle subsequently co-starred in six blockbuster Star Trek motion pictures as well as many other prominent roles in film and television.
Lindsay Wagner first came to prominence as a result of her iconic portrayal of Jaime Sommers in her Emmy award-winning role as “The Bionic Woman.” More recently Wagner has appeared in notable science fiction television series such as “Warehouse 13” and “Alphas.” Off-screen Wagner is passionate about the awakening of human potential and is a published author, having co-authored “The High Road to Health,” a best-selling vegetarian lifestyle cookbook and “Lindsay Wagner’s New Beauty: The Acupressure Facelift.”
“Denver Comic Con has always had a deep commitment to diversity, and these guests highlight the impact women and minorities have on our pop culture landscape,” said Bruce MacIntosh, DCC head of programming and Pop Culture Classroom chairman. “We’re honored to launch our guest announcements and ticket sales with these pop culture icons.”
2015 ticket prices are as follows and can be purchased at DenverComicCon.com beginning October 17th at 12:00 p.m. MDT.
· Speed Pass: $150
· Three-Day pass: $65
· Saturday pass: $40
· Sunday pass: $35
· Monday pass: $35
· Child (ages 2-12) Three-Day pass: $10
· Child (ages 2-12) Single-Day pass: $5
For more information about Pop Culture Classroom, Denver Comic Con and ticket information, visitwww.ComicBookClassroom.org or www.DenverComicCon.com.
About Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. PCC creates programs for students, schools and communities via pop culture, including comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer for DCC, its largest education program. Visit www.comicbookclassroom.org for more information.
About Denver Comic Con
Entering its third year, the Denver Comic Con (DCC) is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visitwww.denvercomiccon.com.