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Wil Wheaton and lightsaber training? WAAAAANT.

So with my Big Bang Theory obsession ever-growing, the announcement that Wil Wheaton himself will be at Denver Comic Con (June 15-17, 2012) might have made me squeal out loud. And clap my hands rapidly in a fangirl-like fashion.

Widely known as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek; The Next Generation and from the classic movie, Stand By Me, Wil Wheaton is the latest guest added to the impressive Denver Comic Con line up. An accomplished actor, writer, tweeter, and blogger whom has developed a mind blowing cult following. He can also be seen on his recurring role on the smash hit comedy series, The Big Bang Theory and Felicia Day’s gaming-centric web series, The Guild.

Truth be told, I’m still very on the fence about whether or not I’ll be able to go to DCC (timing, money, hotel/transportation, etc.), but GAAAAAHHHHHH I MUST MEET WIL WHEATON.

Oh, and also:

famous stunt coordinator and legendary light sabre wielding guru Nick Gillard has come on to do an exclusive Jedi Fighting Master Class. Gillard is known as the swordmaster behind the thrilling choreograph and stage combat of the Jedi for the original Star Wars films as well as the of training Jedi Knights – Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, as well as Ray Park and Christopher Lee.

AKHDJSKFHJDSKGFJDSGHKJDFG WAAAAAAAAANT. Okay, okay, I know I’ve only just recently seen the entire Star Wars movies and I’m still making my way through The Clone Wars, but even *I* know how badass of an opportunity this would be.

Right now I still have concerns that may keep me from going, but if you don’t, BUY TICKETS NOW. I think we all want this inaugural Denver Comic Con to be amazing so they’ll keep coming back!

More info can be found at:
denvercomiccon.com
/DenverComicCon
@denvercomiccon

Denver Comic Con 2012!

So I live in Colorado, and it was brought to my attention by a friend that there will be a Comic Con in Denver this year! I’ve always wanted to go to a con (specifically the Comic Con), so to hear about this is extremely exciting!

From June 15th-17th at the Colorado Convention Center, the Rocky Mountain region is getting its first major comic con in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado! Come join our many wonderful guests and help support a great cause!

Guests that have been confirmed include Gail Simone, Jason Aaron, Bob Layton, Sean Gordon Murphy, James O’Barr, Zach Howard, Rebekah Isaacs, Katie Cook, Noah Van Sciver and probably more to come as June approaches.

There isn’t an actual listing of events up yet, but as with the guests appearing, more details will probably pop up as the event date draws closer.

What’s also awesome about this event (besides, duh, comic con!) is that the entire event benefits Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit after-school program that fosters children’s literacy by using comic books and graphic novels. As a nerd and a future educator, this is crazy awesome and something I definitely want to support!

It also looks like the event is looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested definitely check out their website.

Again, it’ll be from June 15-17, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center. There are discounted rooms available at the Hyatt Regency across the street from the convention center for $99 (while supplies last), so make sure you book early! Tickets and hotel packages are available here.

I’m definitely going to try and attend (I’ll be sure to post and confirm whether or not I am), so be sure to let me know if you’re in the area and plan to go!

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