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Denver Comic Con and ousted co-founder agree to mediation

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A town hall meeting planned for Sunday by Save Denver Comic Con was postponed after the convention’s board of directors and its ousted co-founder agreed to re-enter mediation.

Their dispute became public last week when Charlie La Greca, one of the founders of the nonprofit Comic Book Classroom and its program Denver Comic Con, launched SaveDenverComicCon.com to air his grievances against the board and rally support. In an open letter, he accused the board of removing him without explanation, mishandling $300,000 in revenues, and failing to live up to the organization’s educational mandate.

On Thursday convention organizers responded, spelling out their educational programs, denying any misuse of funds (and later providing a preliminary financial overview), and asserting that La Greca was aware he was precluded from serving on the board by his acceptance of a $10,000 contract position; that contract wasn’t renewed following Denver Comic Con 2013.

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