Frequently Asked Questions on DPCC 2020’s Postponement

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Denver Pop Culture Con will be postponing its early July event until November 27 – 29, 2020. Find out what it means for you…

General Questions:

Why did you postpone DPCC 2020?

We were informed, as was the public, that the Colorado Convention Center will be used as either a homeless shelter or hospital space as part of the city’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, through at least June and perhaps longer. After consulting with the Colorado Convention Center and the City of Denver, we believe this postponement is the best option for the safety and well-being of our attendees and the citizens of Denver and makes certain that our show will go on in 2020.

Why did you choose Thanksgiving weekend?

Unfortunately, given the scope of our show and the number of other events at the Colorado Convention Center that have been rescheduled, these were the only available dates for the remainder of 2020.

How will the rescheduled Con be different from what we’ve come to expect from DPCC?

Good news! Our team is already hard at work planning for the new dates – overall, the attendees should not notice any major changes to the show. We are working to confirm that our current guest list is able to still appear in our new dates and will work to continue booking guests.

Where will the rescheduled Con be held?

Denver Pop Culture Con 2020 will remain at the Colorado Convention Center.

Why not just cancel DPCC 2020?

Cancelling the event is not an option. Each year, DPCC welcomes hundreds of artists, creators, exhibitors, and fan groups that depend on events like ours to support families and pay the bills. In addition, as a local educational nonprofit, the yearly proceeds from our annual event do more than help put on DPCC – they also fund our staff, our teachers, our educational work, and our community programs all year round. More than that, we believe that people want something to look forward to, and we’re confident we can put on an amazing event this fall where we can all celebrate together.

Badges & Reservations:

I’ve already bought my badge(s), what next?

If you already bought your badge(s) for the July dates, you have two possible options:

  • Defer to November 2020
    Badges purchased for the scheduled July dates will automatically transfer to the new November dates – as the purchaser, you will not have to take any action.
  • Full refund
    You may receive a full refund for your badge(s). For a refund, please go to https://zfrmz.com/rNC19COJ90n8Hr7tg0ub before June 12, 2020. For other questions regarding tickets, please email ticketing@popcultureclassroom.org.

I don’t know what my schedule will look like in November and don’t know if I want to transfer my badge, what should I do?

We understand that November is still several months away, and in these uncertain times, you might not be sure what your schedule will allow; as such, we encourage you to take your time to make decisions about your badges. The refund window will remain open until June 12, 2020.

Will my speed pass transfer to the new dates?

Yes! Speed passes purchased for July will be awarded the same accommodations and privileges at the November convention.

Will speed passes become available again?

Our DPCC 2020 speed passes are currently sold out, but with the changes happening we may have additional passes available. Please check back.

I purchased my badge(s) through a second party platform, can I receive a refund?

No, unfortunately we’re not able to process refunds to badges bought through secondary platforms; however, the badge will automatically transfer to the November dates. You can also sell your badge(s) to another fan.

I already reserved my hotel, will it transfer?

This is still in-progress, but what we know right now is that if you have a hotel reservation that you made in one of our blocks from a link on the website, they will all eventually be canceled for you as those blocks are deleted. No need to call the hotel.

We will have new hotel blocks links available in the coming weeks, as we renegotiate those contracts (and we’re getting some great rates, too!). Stay tuned for a new opening of room blocks in the next month or so. Please check back.

Guests & Schedules

Will all of the same guests attend?

The short answer is: we are not yet sure. We are working to contact all announced guests to see if they can still appear in November. We will provide this information publicly, as it becomes available to us.

When will we have the schedule for the new dates?

As always, we will provide the con schedule a couple of weeks out from the event, as that information becomes finalized and we’re able to share it.

Show Floor & Exhibitors

Will there be a show floor?

Of course! Our November convention will have show floor filled with amazing vendors, artists, authors and nerd creators – we do not anticipate any noticeable change between our 2019 and 2020 shows.

I was an approved exhibitor for the July convention, will my acceptance transfer?

We are currently allowing approved exhibitors to pick between November 2020 or our May 2021 show. Please email denverexhibitors@popcultureclassroom.org to discuss the options.

I would like to apply to exhibit at the November convention, is that possible?

Our current 2020 application is currently closed, but with all the changes happening we may have some exhibit spaces available. Please email denverexhibitors@popcultureclassroom.org for the wait list application.

Programming & Events

Are you still going to have panels and events?

Yes! We will continue to have all the panels, presentations, the Costume Celebration, Opening Night, and other events. Check here often: https://denverpopculturecon.com/programming/

I submitted a panel proposal and/or moderator application for the July convention, what will happen to my submission?

Your applications for the July show will not automatically carry-over to the November show. If you still wish to present the submitted session(s) for the new dates, please email Programming@popcultureclassroom.org in a single email listing ALL sessions no later than close of business, Friday, June 12, 2020. If we do not hear from you by 6/12/20, your panel submission(s) or moderator application will no longer be considered for the 2020 show.

I submitted an application for Educators Day for teachers and librarians, and/or Experience the CoMix for kids and teens, what will happen to my application(s)?

If you already submitted for the July show, and would like your application for Educators Day and/or Experience the CoMix (Friday, Nov. 27, 2020) to be considered for the November show, please email Programming@popcultureclassroom.org no later than close of business, Friday, June 12, 2020. If we do not hear from you by 6/12/20, your Educator’s Day/Experience the CoMix application(s) will no longer be considered for the 2020 show.

Will you be opening up DPCC 2020 programming applications again for the new dates?

Yes! Panel and moderator submissions, as well as applications for Educator’s Day and Experience the Comix programs, will re-open on our website starting July 1, 2020. Please check back.

Volunteering

I applied to volunteer in July, what next?

If you applied, your application is still active, and you should hear from Volunteering in the coming weeks. You can send an email to volunteering@popcultureclassroom.org for more information and help.

I would like to apply to volunteer in November, is that still possible?

Yes. Applications to volunteer are still open.

Media

I already applied for media credentials. Do I need to re-apply?

No. Previously media credential applications will be considered. If you have already applied but know you cannot cover the con in November, please notify your media contact so we can remove you from consideration

I’m a member of the media who would like media credentials for the November dates. How can I apply?

Please complete this form to apply for media credentials.

  • Extended Application Deadlines • Sept 18: Media credential applications close
    • Sept 18- 25: vetting
    • Sept 29: status notifications

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