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Denver Comic Con Named Fastest Growing Show

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Contact: Colorado Convention Center/ SMG

Rich Carollo Director of Sales and Marketing 303-228-8022  rcarollo@denverconvention.com                                                             

DENVER COMIC CON NAMED FASTEST GROWING SHOW

DENVER - April 14, 2014 - Denver Comic Con put on by the Comic Book Classroom, listed as number 1 fastest growing show in only its second year by Expo Magazine who recently published their annual list of the 25 Top Fast-Growth Shows of 2013.

Held at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Comic Con achieved this ranking through measurement of five categories; square footage(13), growth of square footage year over year(1), attendance growth year over year(4), exhibitor growth year over year(3) and revenue growth year over year(1).

Denver Comic Con, saw a 120.1% increase in attendance from 2012 to 2013 and a 50% growth in exhibitors. One of the reasons for the large increases is attributed to the family friendly nature of the event.  According to Christina Angel, convention director "We're interested in how all types of pop culture can lead into educational experiences for everyone, for very small Children through grownups.  One of the biggest exhibits on the convention floor is the Comic Book Classroom Kids' Corral.  There are lots of activities to do, educational panels and people who create comics with kids to workshop."

"Comic Con has become a member of our family quickly and we are very proud of their success", says John Adams, General Manager of Colorado Convention Center.  "It's the enthusiasm that Christina and her staff possess which makes Denver Comic Con one of the fastest growing shows in the industry"

Denver Comic Con along with the rest of the top 25 will be honored during EXPO Magazines ExpoNext Conference held this June 25-27 in Baltimore.

The next Denver Comic Con will be held June 13th - 15th 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center.

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Built in 1990, the Colorado Convention Center a top economic engine to Colorado and home to over 250 events annually. The center is owned by the City and County of Denver and operated by SMG the world leader in venue management, marketing and development.

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Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit http://www.smgworld.com

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