March 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2016
STARFEST DENVER 2016
Denver, CO – People expect a certain amount of inherent weirdness in today’s burgeoning world of sci-fi, fantasy and horror conventions. But StarFest Denver has been “celebrating the weird” since 1977, and is, arguably, the state’s reigning champ.
When StarFest Denver opens at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, (March 11-13) guests will include:
MICHAEL DORN( Worf – Star Trek: TNG),
CONNER TRINNEER (Trip- Star Trek: Enterprise,
NANA VISITOR ( Major Kira- Star Trek: DS9)
and JAMIE MURRAY(Defiance, Warehouse 13).
With more Guests to be announced this week.
Fans will gather in Denver to celebrate geek pop-culture together in the best way possible. This year, StarFest celebrates the 50th anniversary of Gene Rodenberry’s sci-fi phenomenon, Star Trek!
There will be a lot of exciting activities to see and participate in at the convention celebrating this event.
STARFEST DENVER goes above and beyond the usual schedule of the world’s best cosplay, a jam-packed schedule of panels and events, and a killer vendor floor. Not only is STARFEST DENVER hosting the standard smorgasbord of guests and entertainment from sci-fi heritage, but the entire weekend is filled with the industry’s most exciting live performances. Attendees will have the chance to talk face-to-face with leading Actors, Directors, Writers,Illustrators, Scientists, Special Effects Artists and more!
StarFest is one of the nation’s longest-running fan-run science fiction media conventions, founded in May, 1977. StarFest offers a full 3-day weekend of programming, guests and attractions celebrating a host of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films and TV shows. More than 25 celebrity guests will be in attendance, signing autographs, meetings fans and speaking onstage. Owned and operated by lifelong sci-fi fans Stephen and Kath E Walker, the weekend event draws more than 10,000 fans annually.
StarFest opens Friday, March 11 at 12:00 noon and the fun runs non-stop until Sunday, March 13th at 6:00 pm. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 15500 E 40th Ave, I-70 and Chambers in Aurora. General Admission tickets are $49 for Saturday or Sunday; $75 for a weekend pass. Child tickets (age 6-10) are $29. Friday Only tickets are $25 adult/$12 child. Children 5 and under are free with paid adult. Upgrades and VIP packages are also available. Purchase tickets and find more information, visit www.StarFestDenver.com
We had a fun time visiting opening day at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.
Captured some pictures of a beautiful Quicksilver cosplayer at the Denver Skate Park on Sunday.
See more about how it was fabricated here:
Batman through Mexican creativity
Hey cosplayers and the people who love cosplayers,
Here is the current posting of our galleries for pics from Nan Desu Kan 2014
This NDK marks ten years that we have been taking cosplay photos here in Denver. It has been a wild ride. We started the year-long celebration by diving deep into cosplay. Xander played Uncle Iroh and Jo played Zuko from Nickelodeon’s Avatar series.
Without further ado, here are some pics!
Friday Part Two
“You must never do anything that makes the cosplayer wish you hadn’t taken that photo.”
Had the absolute best time at Rocky Mountain Fur Con this past weekend here in Denver. There are two things that I love about a convention and this one had both of them – enthusiasm and dedicated imaginative play. The people who dressed up in fursuits were some of the most enthusiastic and engaged performers that I have ever seen. They did a spectacular job of embodying their characters. Often with gestures only and no speech, these performers made their characters real. With my background, I love the theatrical side of conventions. I adore it when people take on a character and breathe life into it. I saw that in abundance. Encountering each character this weekend was a little adventure. The variety of suits was extensive. I had a ton of fun with the few friends I knew from before the con (#RanchItUp) and met a lot of wonderful, warm, fun, and energetic people. It was an absolute blast!
Hi-resolution pics on flickr:
Friday, gotta get down on Friday…
Low-Res on facebook:
Friday Facebook Gallery