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FAN EXPO Denver Wins Westword Award

By Miclpea

Denver’s Westword has awarded FAN EXPO its Best of Denver Arts and Entertainment 2023 honor for “Best Gathering for Geeks.” More than 100,000 fans attended FAN EXPO Denver in 2022 at the Colorado Convention Center. The convention, under new management, made an impression on Westword editors and the fans who attended the event.

“Anyone who came to FAN EXPO 2022 knows how epic it was for fans – from the incredible celebrity line-up to cosplay events, creator panels, incredible exhibitors, and everything in between, it was an incredible three days,” said Andrew Moyes, Vice President, FAN EXPO HQ. “Our Denver fans have proven to be huge supporters of pop culture conventions and we can’t wait to bring the FAN EXPO experience to Denver for the third year with even more top-notch events and an impressive celebrity line-up.”

This year promises to be even better with a galaxy of great stars such as Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Chevy Chase (Community), Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell), Leslie David Becker, Kate Flannery and Brian Baumgartner (The Office). 

However, FAN EXPO Denver will have fans yelling with geek glee as stars from Disney’s Marvel and Star Wars universes will also be in attendance, including: 

  • Hayden Christensen (Star Wars Episodes II and III, Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Jon Bernthal (The Punisher)
  • Charlie Cox (Daredevil)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
  • Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil)
  • Emily Swallow and Katee Sackoff (The Mandalorian)
  • Vivien Lyra Blair (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
  • Emily Bett Rickards and Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • Gabriel Luna (The Last of Us)

For the fans of the fantastic final season of Picard, FAN EXPO Denver will host Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker), Brent Spiner (Data), and Michael Dorn (Worf). In addition, the event has not forgotten horror fans. The stars of the classic Scream series Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, and Jamie Kennedy will be there as well. Even more, the one and only Danny Trejo, star of  Desperado, Heat, and the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, will be in attendance. 

FAN EXPO Denver is also excited to have fantastic animation voice actors attending, including Shameik Moore (Miles Morales – Into the Spider-verse), Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime – Transformers), Tara Strong (Twilight Sparkle – My Little Pony), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex – Star Wars: The Bad Batch), Richard Horvitz (Moxxie – Helluva Boss), Jodi Benson (Ariel – The Little Mermaid) and Marty Grabstein (Courage – Courage the Cowardly Dog).

FAN EXPO Denver will be partnering again with Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) to welcome fans to reunite for a weekend of unique excitement. The weekend will feature top celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, creators, and cosplayers, stimulating programming, meet and greets, special events, kid zones, and more. 

Cosplayers will also enjoy various events at, FAN EXPO Denver. There will be pro cosplayers, an enhanced Cosplay Red Carpet, Cosplay Meetups, and an incredible Cosplay Alley. Kids 12 and under will be able to compete in the Kid’s Cosplay Contest. The Cosplay event schedule will be released in advance of FAN EXPO Denver.

Tickets for FAN EXPO Denver are still available with discounted advanced pricing until June 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MT. Tickets are going fast, and VIP packages are already sold out. 

The Ultimate Fan Packages are still available, which include admission to FAN EXPO Denver all 3 days, show floor access, panel rooms/theater access (seating first-come, first-served and exclusive specially ticketed events unless otherwise noted), a limited-edition FAN EXPO Denver ultimate badge, access to the special preview on Friday at 2:00 p.m., and much more!

I hope to see you there, as this year promises to be even better than 2022!

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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.