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Karate Kid and The Outsiders Starsat 2016 Denver Comic Con  

Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, William Zabka and Martin Kove to Meet 80’s Film Fans at Denver’s Premier Pop Culture Convention


DENVER – January 29, 2016 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), today announced Ralph Macchio (“Daniel LaRusso”), William Zabka (“Johnny Lawrence”), and Martin Kove (“John Kreese”), the stars of the 1984 blockbuster The Karate Kid, and C. Thomas Howell (“Ponyboy Curtis”) of 1983’s The Outsiders (which also featured Macchio as “Johnny Cade”), will be in attendance to meet and greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and conduct a reunion panel during the June 17 – 19 event at the Colorado Convention Center.

“Who hasn’t tried the crane move? Or quoted the phrase ‘stay gold, Ponyboy’?” asked Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director. “The Karate Kid and The Outsiders are a landmark films in our pop culture. Having these actors at Denver Comic Con is exciting for an entire generation of fans.”

Denver Comic Con will feature Karate Kid and The Outsiders reunion panels during which the actors will discuss the legacy of the film and field questions from fans. Additionally, Macchio, Howell, Zabka and Kove will be available the entire weekend to sign autographs and take photos. 

Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.

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About Pop Culture Classroom

Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. PCC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. PCC is the organizer and producer of Denver Comic Con. For more information, visit

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its fifth year, Denver Comic Con 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, Pop Culture Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit

The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.


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