Carrie Fisher to Attend Denver Comic Con 2016

Iconic Actress/Writer to Meet Fans
at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Event

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DENVER – February 12, 2016Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced it is bringing Carrie Fisher to the June 17 – 19, 2016event at the Colorado Convention Center.

 

Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the first three Star Wars films, “A New Hope,” The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” recently reprised her iconic role for the most recent installment, “The Force Awakens.”

 

“Fisher brings to life a brave and powerful character that generations of girls looked up to,” said Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director. “Leia isn’t a princess in the traditional Disney sense— she is a member of the Imperial Senate, one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire – she does not wait for her prince to rescue her. Not only is Leia an amazing example of female strength, but so is Fisher herself –  Denver Comic Con is lucky to have her speak to us about her career and experiences.”

 

In addition to her role as Leia, Fisher has acted in other iconic films such as the Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, and Shampoo. A bestselling author, screen writer, and mental health advocate, Fisher is the author of five bestselling novels, “Wishful Drinking,” “Surrender the Pink,” “Delusions of Grandma,” “The Best Awful” and “Postcards from the Edge,” which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep.

 

Fisher joins previously announced guests in the 2016 Denver Comic Con lineup including Stan Lee (Marvel Comics) Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid and The Outsiders), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), William Zabka and Martin Kove (Karate Kid), and Jenna Coleman and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who) among many other comic book creators and pop culture celebrities.

 

Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com and www.PopCultureClassroom.org.

 

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 underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org.

 

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its fifth year, Denver Comic Con 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, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.

 

The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 75 – Adulting In The 21st Century

Welcome to Back When We Were Interesting, where we talk about the stories and the experiences that make us and you, interesting. This episode, Josh, Shelley & Francis are back in the saddle after some time off from being out of the country and being sick. With the new found desire to travel, the three discuss being an adult in the 21st century, traveling around the world, and the beginning of the Convention Season. Nothing is the same with this new generation, as we continue to reflect and reminisce on simpler times. It’s all that and more, on this week’s Back When Podcast

 

 

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The Dragon Fisters Episode 205: Poetry Out Loud

This Episode:  The group does some reading in an old, familiar hangout.  During his reunion with the books, Marmolek stumbles across some interesting fables that could lead them in a new direction.

 

 

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A Critical Moment of Awesome Ep. 212 – Whether You’re a Brother, Or Whether You’re a Mother

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Heroes And Coffee (Episode #29): I Am BATMAN! (Part I)

Phoenix Da Nerdette is joined by Fellow Chicagoans, Gamer Denny Von Doom and Blerd and writer, Lois for the first part of the podcast episode which is all about the cinematic history of the Caped Crusader, Batman.

 

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Karate Kid and The Outsiders Stars at 2016 Denver Comic Con

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Karate Kid and The Outsiders Stars at 2016 Denver Comic Con

Ralph Macho, C. Thomas Howell, William Zabka and Martin Kove to Meet 80’s Film Fans at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Convention

 

DENVER – January 29, 2016Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced Ralph Macchio (“Daniel LaRusso”), William Zabka (“Johnny Lawrence”), and Martin Kove (“John Kreese”), the stars of the 1984 blockbuster The Karate Kid, and C. Thomas Howell (“Ponyboy Curtis”) of 1983’s The Outsiders (which also featured Macho as “Johnny Cade”), will be in attendance to meet and greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and conduct a reunion panel during the June 17 – 19 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

 

“Who hasn’t tried the crane move? Or quoted the phrase ‘stay gold, Ponyboy’?” asked Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director. “The Karate Kid and The Outsiders are a landmark films in our pop culture. Having these actors at Denver Comic Con is exciting for an entire generation of fans.”

 

Denver Comic Con will feature Karate Kid and The Outsiders reunion panels during which the actors will discuss the legacy of the film and field questions from fans.

 

Additionally, Macchio, Howell, Zabka and Kove will be available the entire weekend to sign autographs and take photos.

 

Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com andwww.PopCultureClassroom.org.

 

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 underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org <http://www.popcultureclassroom.org>.

 

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its fifth year, Denver Comic Con 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, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visitwww.denvercomiccon.com <http://www.denvercomiccon.com/>.

 

The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.

Stan Lee Coming to 2016 Denver Comic Con

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Stan Lee Coming to 2016 Denver Comic Con

Iconic Creator of Marvel Super Heroes to Appear at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Celebration in June

 

DENVER – January 26, 2015 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced Stan Lee will be appearing at the June 17 – 19 event at the Colorado Convention Center. The iconic Lee is the co-creator of many of Marvel Comics marquee characters, including the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and the X-Men, among many others.

 

“It all started with Stan Lee. He’s the creator of the Marvel universe—a universe that’s inspired comic-book geeks for generations and recently captured the Hollywood spotlight with blockbusters like The Avengers and X-Men,” said Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director. “His genius has reached all corners of pop culture. It’s a true honor to be able to bring him to Denver Comic Con.”

 

Lee will be signing autographs Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19 and will have a panel in the Main Events room on Saturday, June 18.

 

Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 300 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

 

Lee was booked for Denver Comic Con in 2013, but was unable to attend due to other obligations.

 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com and www.PopCultureClassroom.org.

 

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 underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit www.popcultureclassroom.org.

 

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its fifth year, Denver Comic Con 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, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.

 

The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.

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Heroes And Coffee (Episode #28): Chimichangas And Rogues!

Listen to Phoenix Da Nerdette talk about Deadpool and Suicide Squad with west-coast’s own Cthulhu’s Prodigy of Blacker Than Black Times Infinity as her special guest!

On this episode, Phoenix and Prodigy discuss both the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ Deadpool and Suicide Squad, and how both movies will change the game for the superhero genre/comic-book movie genre, since 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Expectations, including critical reception and box-office predictions character backstories, and more.

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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 74 – It’s Friendship, Friendship

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Spoiler Alert Theater (Theatre) – Star Wars – The Force Awakens

The Knights of the Podtable bring you an all new episode with – Star War: The Force Awakens

If you have seen SWTFA yet, then dont listen to this until you do….You’ve been warned.
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome to the new look Points Of Interest Podcast Network! 2015 was an exciting and adventurous year for P.O.I  and we’re all very excited for what’s to come in 2016. To begin the year with a bang we are ecstatic to welcome to our international group of geek freaks two brand new shows, The Ninja Starship podcast and Alcohol Cinema ! Please check out and enjoy these fantastic additions to our line up, we’re super proud to have them as members of the P.O.I family. We’re also happy to announce the rebranding of The Comics and Coffee podcast as you can now follow the continuing adventures of Da Nerdette on the Heroes and Coffee podcast. And, of course, all your favourite shows covering the gamut of geekdom are back and ready to continue to fill your earholes with more podtastic good times.

From Ireland, Canada, England, and the good ole U.S. of A, all of us here at P.O.I wish you and yours the happiest of new years and can’t wait to bring you another epic year of making pod.

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CLXXVII…Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show

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An Elegant Weapon Episode CLXXVI…Dave Hillyard

It’s a dream come true for The Jedi Ras as he gets to chat with Dave Hillyard, founder and saxophonist for the legendary NYC Ska band, The Slackers. Dave is a very influential figure in the Ska/Reggae scene and an extremely talented musician. We talk about family, The Slackers relentless touring schedule, his hippy dippy beginnings and of course, Jamaican Rock ‘n Roll.


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Two J’s Later Episode 48

This week Jay uses Josh’s knowledge of Colorado state marijuana laws and customs to try and get a read on the possible structure of incoming legalization in Ontario and what it might mean for the black market. And some other stuff.


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The Dragon Fisters Episode 198: Actual Play – Discussions with Deities

This Episode: The group reaches the top of the mountain, and finds out that it isn’t as simple as just talking to a Guardian and passing on through. In fact, they may need to talk to some of the higher ups in the pantheon department


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Gamerstable 2015 Resolutions & Challenges Recap – Ep244

Here we are again, another year in the books. It’s time to look back at the resolutions and challenges of the previous year and see how we’ve done.

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An Elegant Weapon…Pints and Pages!

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The Jedi Ras recently attended Pints and Pages, an event held at the Cameron House in Toronto. This event, put on by local creator A. Shay Hahn, brought together some of the Greater Toronto Area’s finest up and coming independent comic book creators to partake in some drawing, drinking and overall merriment. An Elegant Weapon was happy to be invited by Shay to podcast the event and sat down to share a pint and some laughs with artists Joe Osei Bonsu, Aaron Ong, T. Medeiros, Mike Rooth and Shawn Daley. Cheers!

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Phoenix Da Nerdette takes a break from cooking Thanksgiving Dinner to offer her thoughts about the new Captain America: Civil War Teaser Trailer!
And yes, HAPPY TURKEY DAY, to all of you awesome listeners!


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Back When We Were Interesting Ep. 68 – Point Break (1991)

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The Dragon Fisters Episode 195: Actual Play – Space Sickness

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Gamerstable Ep241 Things You Love That Others Hate

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There are things that you really love that it seems that everyone else doesn’t like, or downright hates. We talk about some of ours.

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