Con Intel: Fan Expo Denver Spooktacular Will Thrill Fans Halloween Weekend!

By Miclpea

Halloween weekend in Denver will be extra spectacular this year, as organizers prepare for Fan Expo Denver: Special Edition. This event will bring fandom back to Denver for the first time since May 31, 2019. This Special Edition (SE) is a one-time, exclusively curated event designed to delight and thrill fans of pop culture. Fan Expo Denver SE will run October 29-31, 2021, at the Colorado Convention Center. 

Event Hours:

Fan Expo Denver: SE 2021 will run: 

Friday, October 29,  2021       4:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Saturday, October 30, 2021  10:00 AM-7:00 PM 

Sunday, October 31, 2021     10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Special Preview hours on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 2 PM for fans with VIP, Premium or 3-Day Passes.

Although Fan Expo Denver SE will be smaller than the previous Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 and the anticipated Fan Expo Denver 2022, the guest list is still out of this world. 

Among other attractions, attendees will have the chance to meet and hear from legendary actor William Shatner (“James T. Kirk”, Star Trek), celebrating his 90th birthday tour and (fresh from boldly going where no other 90-year-old has gone before) his safe return from space with Blue Origin.

There is also an impressive roster of other celebrity guests who are set to attend. The event also features Zachary Quinto (Star Trek’s current “Spock”), Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad,The Boys), Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead), D.B. Woodside (Lucifer, 24), Jon Lovitz (SNL), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day) and Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek, Wynonna Earp), and more. Fans can hear from their favorite stars live on stage or meet them at signing and photo op sessions. 

The event will also showcase a number of other celebrity voice actors and cosplayers, guests, iconic creators and artists, dozens of one-of-a-kind panels and workshops, and hundreds of exciting exhibitors and local vendors. The show promises to be a fun and safe way for the entire family to celebrate Halloween weekend. The full schedule of events and activities has been released on

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, the Special Edition show will also highlight creativity in cosplay, featuring fan-favorite events and attractions such as the Cosplay Red Carpet and Cosplay Photo Park, and as well as the Kids Costume Contest and the Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup (7:00 pm, Saturday, October 30th). This is a high-profile opportunity for cosplayers to show off their craftsmanship skills on the main stage!

Health and Safety

In this era of Covid-19, Fan Expo Denver SE has put rules in place to make it safe for fans to attend the event. Masks are mandatory. Fans are expected to stay at home if they are unwell and they will be expected to practice social distancing. Here is a link to questions asked about safety protocols at SE.

Finally, on a personal note, I want to invite all #ScreamingFirehawks and other fans of The Expanse to attend our fan panel, Bridging The Expanse-Nemesis Games, on Saturday, October 30 at 1:30 pm in Room 712. We will have an exclusive video introduction by very special friends, an exciting discussion about Season 5, and last, but not least, prizes! For a complete schedule of all panels, please click here.

Fan Expo Denver SE is planning an exciting introduction to Denver. I hope to see you there.

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I love going to conventions around the US and Canada. I'm an ardent fan of all things science fiction and especially The Expanse. I'm a senior writer for Friends of CC and I have co-written a science-fiction script called Punctuated Equilibrium.

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