iCONS EXPERIENCE
"THE 1st ISSUE"

July 12th - 14th
Denver, Colorado

About "The 1st Issue"

About 'The 1st Issue'

The first of its kind, iCons Experience - “The 1st Issue”
is two-days of classes,lectures & fun with Comic Book Legends.
Exploring the world of the creative.

Where

The Curtis Hotel
Denver, CO

When

Friday to Sunday
12th - 14th July 2019

YOUR CONFERNCE EXPERIENCE

What you can expect at iCons Experience - Denver:



  • Three-days of comic book programs & events

Access to 30+ Master Classes, 40+ iCon Versions, Mentoring sessions, lunch & learns plus loads of other surprises


  • Comfortable event spaces

Watch, draw, tweet, podcast, participate, blog ... and connect with incredible people


  • Workshops and activities

Explore new interests and check a few things off your bucket list


  • Dinners and parties

From the registration meet & greet, to inspired conversations over dinner, there are many ways to connect


  • iCons Experience gift bag

Hand-picked by the staff and our partners


  • Connect

New Friends, great stories & awesome memories to last a life time

iCons Experience Programs

There's plenty to do!

1st Issue - Featured Guests

We're honored to present:

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Master Class Instructor

John Ostrander

John Ostrander

iCon Versationalist

Dan Fraga

Dan Fraga

Master Class Instructor

Martin Pasko

Martin Pasko

iCon Versationalist

Event Schedule

1st Issue - Event Schedule Highlights

1ST ISSUE THEME:
DREAMS & POSSIBILITY

It’s time to resurrect the creative and innovative spirit of John Kennedy’s moonshot challenge.

This will be an experience dedicated to great feats of imagineering, creation, invention, and innovation … with the courageous dreamers who can bring us with them on their journey. A time to celebrate the proven creative brilliance of some of our generation’s best story-tellers, educators & business professionals.

A time to stir the blood.

Drink & Draw

Registration Opens
The Curtis Hotel


Pick up your Experience credentials - Meet and mingle with attendees, fans and our featured guests before the conference opens.

Drink & Draw

iCons Experience Features: The Orginal Drink & Draw
Open to the Public - Breckenridge Brewery


Join us for food, fun and of course, Drinking & Drawing.

Original Gallery of Comic Art

iCons Original Gallery of Comic Art
FREE - Open to Public


A curated mix of original Comic Book artwork & limited editions spotlighting our featured guests.

Brenden Legros

KEYNOTE BREAKFAST
FOUR SQUARE BALLROOM - 3rd Floor


OPENING REMARKS: Being Awesome. How to break and stay in Comics.

Hubert Hirthe

OFFICIAL "1st ISSUE" COMIC JAM
FOUR SQUARE & MARCO POLO FOYERS - 3rd Floor


iCons Mentor Modules/Breakout/ Networking Session / Portfolio Reviews

Dan Fraga

iCons Experience - Lunch & Learn
Dan Fraga


Cooking with Comics.

Alex Ross

iCons Master Class - Drawing Fight Scenes like a Pro
Jeff Johnson


Nuff' Said.

Alejandrin Littel

Breakout / Networking Session
Hosted by iCons Staff


Take a break, grab a snack and talk Comics.

Willow Trantow

iCons Experience Launch Party
Hosted by The ViewHouse

ViewHouse's roof deck overlooks Coors Field so you can take it 360 degree views of Denver, while talking Comics.

Visit the ViewHouses Website

Hubert Hirthe

Cartoon Hangover Cure Breakfast
FOUR SQUARE & MARCO POLO FOYERS - 3rd Floor

Cure those party woe's with a hot breakfast and some class super hero cartoons.

Jeff Johnson

iCons Master Class
Jeff Johnson


Learn how to create amazing fight scenes, from the author of "How to Draw Fight Scenes Like A Pro

Lion Forge Comics

Women in Comics Luncho
Hosted by Jill Gerber - Lion Forge Comics


Jill Gerber from Lion Forge host a working lunch session with Karen Berger, Gail Simone & Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Dan Fraga

iCons Master Class
Dan Fraga


Learn how to make your page layouts come to life.

John Ostrander

An iCon Versation
w/John Ostrander


Listen and learn from the living legend about what it takes to make it in the Comic industry

Willow Trantow

iCons Experience - Closing Ceremony
iCons Staff & Special Guest


Join your fellow guests and attendees for a walk down memory lane.

Event Venue

The perfect mix of geek & chic, iCons is honored to host our inaugural event at the marvelous Curtis Hotel, in Downtown Denver. Check out the gallery below:

The Curtis Hotel, Downtown Denver

The Curtis is more than just a downtown Denver hotel – it’s an experience. Step inside and you’ll find cartoons playing in the retro-chic lobby, an impressive art collection with works by local and nationally renowned artists, and a 5 & Dime filled with treats from the past.

Hotels

If you're not able to stay at The Curtis, here are some of our partner hotels.
Don't worry, they're close.

Grand Hyatt - Denver

Grand Hyatt Denver

0.4 Mile from the Experience Venue

Hotel Teatro

Hotel Teatro

0.5 Mile from the Experience Venue

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

0.6 Mile from the Experience Venue

Sponsors

F.A.Q

  • iCons Experiences are professional development, business & networking conference wrapped in some good old fashion geeky fun and all things Comic Books.

    We blend the nerdy fun of a Comic-Con with the community and excitement of a TED Conference. We're all about creating real-world connections between icons, those who create them, and those who love them.

  • iCons Experiences bring together some of the most engaged and innovative members of the global Geek community for comic creator master classes , roundtable discussion, workshops, critiques, nerd industry networking opportunities and much more.

  • The great thing about iCons Experience programs is they were designed to be modular & scalable. Whether for 1 or 10,000 people.
    So they can be held in any city, at almost any location, at any time. In 2019, we're holding our first three (3) conferences in Denver, Seattle & St. Louis; With 4-5 more events coming in 2020. Check back regularly or sign-up for our newsletter to get updates.

  • The final programming schedule will be released several weeks prior to the experience. In the meantime, you can see our current guide to get an idea of what to expect. If you are interested in becoming a presenter, please keep an eye out for our Call for Programming.

  • Each iCons Experience is a uniquely intimate event with limited space and sell out quickly. However, we will have a limited amount of "Day of" tickets available for purchase.

  • We love a good cosplayer as much as everyone! however, this isn't the place for that. Our professional cosplayers will teach you the tips and tricks of making your costume pop. How to take great photos with your team, they'll even show you how to make your props for your costume. But you should leave the cape and mask at home.

iCONS EXPERIENCE NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date with the latest happenings with the iCons Newsletter.

Experience Options & Benefits

iCons Experiences are about embracing and engaging individuals and members of the "geek" community. Through classes, workshops and networking events we celebrate the industries we love, cultivate aspiring talent and feed the creative and innovative.
Questions? Send us a note: info@icons-experience.com.

iCons Founder
Package
$450

  • Access to iCons Experience
  • Parties, Mixers & Networking Events
  • Exclusive iCons Experience Loot Box
  • Early access seating
  • Conference Meals**

Golden Age
Package
$380

  • Access to iCons Experience
  • Parties, Mixers & Networking Events
  • Exclusive iCons Experience Loot Box
  • Early access seating
  • Conference Meals**

Silver Age
Package
$300

  • Access to iCons Experience
  • Parties, Mixers & Networking Events
  • Exclusive iCons Experience Loot Box
  • Early access seating
  • Conference Meals**

Bronze Age
Package *
$250

  • Access to iCons Experience
  • Parties, Mixers & Networking Events
  • Exclusive iCons Experience Loot Box
  • Early access seating
  • Conference Meals**

*Students & Educators

We will be happy to address any questions, comments or concerns you might have. Please feel free to drop us a line.

iCons Experience

Address

50 S. Harrison St. Denver, CO 80209 - USA

Phone Number

720 316 9404

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