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 (“Marvel’s 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 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 sixth 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 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 is Supporting Sponsor Bonfils Blood Center. Rise Above Colorado, Yellow Scene Magazine, Aleph Objects, Inc. are this year’s Contributing Sponsors.
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