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Weta Workshop to Attend Denver Comic Con

Weta Workshop to Attend Denver Comic Con

Five-Time Academy Award-Winning Effects Group to Showcase Art, Prop Replicas, Collectables and Merchandise from The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Other Films

DENVER – May 1, 2014 – Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Weta Workshop will attend the 2014 convention.

Weta Workshop is the five time Academy Award winning conceptual design and physical effects manufacturing facility in Wellington, New Zealand that helped create Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and that has many other films to their name, such as Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, The Chronicles of Narnia, District 9, Elysium and many more.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been invited by the organizers and we've been eagerly packing cool stuff from Middle-earth and beyond onto trucks and into planes to have a great range available to purchase at the Weta booth,” said Stacy Longstreet, expedition leader for Weta’s contingent at the show. “It’s our first time in Denver as well as our first US show this year and we’re really looking forward to meeting fans and making friends in Colorado.”

At the Weta Workshop booth attendees will meet artists and craftsmen from the award winning workshop. Weta’s range of limited-edition collectibles, prop replicas, art prints, jewelry, clothing and merchandise from the movies will be on display and available to purchase at the booth. Find out more about Weta Workshop and their products at http://www.wetaNZ.com.

DCC features educational programming and celebrity guests such as Stephen Amell, Bruce Campbell, Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Karl Urban, Michael Rooker, Chandler Riggs and Jennifer Hale. DCC continues to add guests to its 2014 roster.

For more information about Comic Book Classroom, its diversity mission or Denver Comic Con and ticket information, visit http://www.ComicBookClassroom.org or www.DenverComicCon.com.

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its third year, the Denver Comic Con (DCC) is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit http://www.denvercomiccon.com.

About Comic Book Classroom

Comic Book Classroom (CBC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC. www.comicbookclassroom.org.

 

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