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Points Of Interest LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017 featuring The Real Peter Griffin

The Ninja StarShip, Back When We Were Interesting, An Elegant Weapon and Two J’s Later come together at the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017 and run into the real Peter Griffin.

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Denver Comic Con Approaches

We’re just over 10 weeks away from the 6th Annual Denver ComicCon!  The Colorado Convention Center is once again hosting the event that 100,000 plus people will attend.  June 30 – July 2, Geek, Nerds, Cosplay and Gaming take over the Convention Center for a weekend of awesomeness.

The Guests that have us excited, run the gambit from Pop Culture and Music Icons, to Artist – This year’s list is immense, but here are a new that we’re most excited about.

Weird Al!! – From ‘Eat It’ to ‘Tacky’, Weird Al has been entertaining our ear holes since the early 80’s, and isn’t stopping anytime soon.  This is purely speculation, but could a concert happen?! How awesome would that be?!

 

 

Its a ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Reunion! Juliet Landau, Eliza Dushku and James Marsters (technically Felicia Day too) were all on ‘Buffy’ back in the day.  This series is among many people’s favorites, and ours too!  This should be a fun reunion.

 

 

 

 

Wallace Shawn is coming to DCC?! NCONCEIVABLE!!  Really, thats – Inconveivable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Actors!  We’re really happy to see that more Voice Actors are getting the spotlight.  Here are a few we’re excited about –

From Aqua Teen Hunger Force, DBZ, American Dad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Futurama, Samurai Jack and of course, The Dark Knight, BATMAN will be in the house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just some of who we’re interested in for this year’s DCC.  Check back in a few days for another bunch of Guests we’re excited about and what our plans for the weekend might be.

Remember to get your tickets while you still can!  This Convention does sell out year after year, so don’t hesitate! Get your tickets HERE

 

 

 

Welcome to the line up…DROIDS Canada!

Droids Canada Podcast is a geeky pop culture show based out of the Niagara Region in Ontario Canada since 2012. We’re very pleased to welcome these veteran podcasters to the P.O.I family. Please check out all they have to offer at http://www.droidscanada.com/ !

Droids Canada Podcast is a geeky pop culture show based out of the Niagara Region in Ontario Canada since 2012!

Nathan Fillion Coming to Denver Comic Con!

DENVER  March 22, 2017   Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced Nathan Fillion has been added to the guest line-up for its June 30 , July 2, 2017 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

Fillion is well-known for his collaborations with Joss Whedon, starting with his role as Captain Malcom Reynolds in 2002’s television series Firefly, and the reprisal of the role for the feature film adaption Serenity, a recurring role as Caleb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as Captain Hammer on Whedon’s Emmy-winning web series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Fillion also appeared in Whedon’s screen adaption of Much Ado About Nothing as Dogberry.

Nathan Fillion is easily our most-requested guest, said Denver Comic Con director Christina Angel. I’m personally thrilled to be hosting him and I’m excited to give fans the experience so many have been asking for.

Fillion has embraced his role as a pop-culture icon in Alan Tudyk’s Con Man, a series available on Comic Con HQ about an actor trying to break out of his type-cast while earning a living on the comic con circuit. Fillion plays Jack Moore, an actor who has a much higher standing in the pop culture community than the main character.

Mainstream pop-culture fans will recognize Fillion for his work on ABC’s Castle, a role for which he won four People’s Choice Awards for his portrayal of Richard Castle. The series ran for eight seasons and more than 170 episodes. He’s also had a recurring role on ABC’s Modern Family and Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet.

Among his many roles, Fillion voiced the character Johnny Worthington in Pixar’s Monster University, as well as the Monstrous Inmate in Guardians of the Galaxy, a film franchise that will also feature Fillion in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 as Simon Williams.

Fillion joins other notable Denver Comic Con guests such as Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Felicia Day (Supernatural), Finn Jones (Marvels Iron Fist, Game of Thrones), Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Khary Payton (The Walking Dead), Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride), Weird Al Yankovic and Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and Robin Lord Taylor.

Denver Comic Con is one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programmingmore than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creationsas 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.

The 2017 Denver Comic Con is presented by Public Service Credit Union. Associate Sponsors of this year’s Con are Illegal Pete’s, Channel 2, Breckenridge Brewery, 106.7 KBPI, Channel 93.3 and Out Front Magazine. Joining them are Supporting Sponsors Hard Rock Caf and Bonfils Blood Center. Aleph Objects, Inc. and Yellow Scene Magazine are this year’s Contributing Sponsors.

Breckenridge Brewery and DCC Open Up Submissions For “Name the Denver Comic Con Beer” Contest

The annual “Name the Denver Comic Con Beer” contest starts today, March 21. This is the sixth year Breckenridge Brewery has brewed a special beer exclusive for Denver Comic Con (DCC). The 2017 DCC official beer is a Bohemian-style Pilsner. It’s delicate and well-balanced, light yet complex. Saaz hops, a classic pilsner ingredient, impart a pleasant, earthy aroma while giving spicy flavor characteristics and a crisp, dry finish. Past winners of the “Name the Comic Con Beer” contest are, The Fantastic Pour, The Caped Brewsader, Brews Wayne, Hulk’s Mash, and Snape-ricot.

  • March 21 – “Name the Denver Comic Con Beer” contest starts

  • March 23, 5:00 pm – Deadline for name submissions

  • March 24 – Final four names announced and voting period opens

  • March 29 – Official name and winner announced

  • April – May – Stay tuned for more info on final artwork and beer release date

    To submit an idea for a name, comment in the section of this Facebook post here by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 23rd. Check back on Facebook, Friday, March 24th to vote for one of the four select entries decided on by Breck and DCC.

This year’s winning name will be illustrated by a local comic book artist and featured on this year’s DCC pint glass. The winner receives a custom prize package from Breckenridge Brewery that includes free beer for a year and a Denver Comic Con beer tap handle.

P.O.I Returns to The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!

We’re very proud to announce that Points of Interest will  be returning for it’s third year as floor MC’s and panel moderators for the Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2017! The OFFICIAL podcast network of The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Network hosts Jason Clark (An Elegant Weapon), Josh Hawkes (Back When We Were Interesting), and Jimmy McKnight (The Ninja Starship) return for 2017!
This year we’re also bringing The Other Guy, Francis Fernandez (Back When We Were Interesting, A Critical Moment of Awesome)!

#MAKEPOD

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