Iconic Actress/Writer to Meet Fans at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Event
DENVER – February 12, 2016 – Denver 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, 2016 event 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.
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.