Things to do in Denver in June and July for nerds, geeks and Denver Comic Con fans

Here’s a whole host of nerdy things to do in Denver for the next couple of weeks.

Pride-themed comics at Mile High Comics, June 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Pride-themed comics at Mile High Comics, June 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Comic Con is coming — this weekend, as a matter of fact. Ashley’s off today, so instead of the standard Things to Do post, here’s a whole host of nerdy things to do in Denver for the next couple of weeks. Denver Comic Con is June 30-July 2, and you can find tickets and information on that right here. The rest of these events do not require Comic Con tickets, and many are recurring events to please Denver geeks.

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Here’s what today’s looks like! Tomorrow, we’ll talk about kids inventing villains.

Wed., June 28

Nerd Nite Denver: Drugs, Antiheroes and the Meaning of Life. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver. $6 in advance, $9 at the door. 6:30 p.m. Tickets online.

Thu., June 29

All-Ages DCC Afterparty, Elitch Gardens access for $19.99 per person, plus $5.99 “processing fee,” 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Comic Con Beer Dinner, Marlowe’s, 501 16th St., Denver. $50 per person. Four comic-themed courses paired with Breckenridge Brewery beers, including I Am Brewt! with a collectible glass. 6 p.m. Reservations online.

Fri., June 30

All-Ages DCC Afterparty, Elitch Gardens access for $19.99 per person, plus $5.99 “processing fee.” 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Club Cosplay Denver Afterparty, Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver. $15-$25. DJs, costumes, contests, photo booth and more. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Buy tickets online.

DCC Afterparty, Paramount Cafe and the alley next to the Paramount Cafe, 519 16th St., Denver. Music from The Fabulous Boogienauts, The Inactivists, Faded Freakshow, and DJ Alf. The DCC-themed beer from Breckenridge Brewery, I Am Brewt, will be available. 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Nerd Roast of Batman, Comedy RoomRoom at El Charrito, 2100 Larimer St., Denver. Featuring Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Penguin, Catwoman, Batgirl, Robin and Alfred. 7 p.m.

Sat., July 1

All-Ages DCC Afterparty, Elitch Gardens access for $19.99 per person, plus $5.99 “processing fee,” 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Buy tickets online.

DCC Afterparty, Hard Rock Cafe, 500 16th St., Denver. Music from Lauren Mayhew, The Goonies, Bolonium, Movie Camp, plus a video game wall. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Sun., July 2

All-Ages DCC Afterparty, Elitch Gardens access for $19.99 per person, plus $5.99 “processing fee,” 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St., Denver. A drawing event with unusual models — this time featuring Denver’s Polka Dottie as Minnie Mouse, Daria and Leia the Slayer (with Jabba’s head?), hosted by Vivienne VaVoom. First Sunday of the month. 5 p.m.

Thu., July 5

Mario Kart (N64) tournament, Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway, Denver. 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., July 7

Denver Nickel and Dime Animation Extravaganza, Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. 30 animated shorts from around the world. Some of them are naughty. 7 p.m. Tickets online.

Lucha Libre and Laughs, The Oriental Theater, W 44th Ave. Denver. With the Left Coast Guerrillas against the Handicapped Heroes, Royce Isaacs against Darin Corbin and Lonnie Valdez against Caleb Crush. Commentary by Nathan Lund and Sam Tallent. $10. 8 p.m.

Sat., July 8

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago White Sox — Marvel Super Hero Night. Ticket packages include a Captain America Colorado Rockies T-shirt. 7:10 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Wed., July 12

“The Burning Metronome” comic book release party, Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S. Broadway, Denver. 7-9 p.m.

Sat., July 15

“The Burning Metronome” comic book release party, Time Warp Comics, 3105 28th St., Boulder. 2-4 p.m.

Sat., July 22

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates — Star Wars Night. Ticket packages include a Captain America Colorado Rockies T-shirt. 6:10 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Dave Burdick

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Dave Burdick is the editor of Denverite. He has previously worked at The Denver Post, The Daily Camera, The Huffington Post, Naropa University up in Boulder and the Best Buy down by Park Meadows circa "Now That's What I Call Music" volume 4. His parents are retired local newspaper journalists, and he is married to a freelance journalist. He lives in Denver with her, their two children and a dog.