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Thursday, May 1
 

8:00pm

HorrorFest Haunted Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

All New HorrorFest Haunted Tour

Presented by the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society
and Warning Radio's Bryan & Baxter

Tours available on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 and Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Join Bryan & Baxter of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Society with their new Haunted tour. This is the latest edition of their infamous Haunted Denver Coach Tour. You will get to see some Denver haunts and learn about the urban legends and stories told about these amazing locations.  With all new locations this year including The Daniels and Fisher Tower and Union Station among others. This unforgettable tour lasts two hours. Our smaller more intimate bus only seats 12 people for each tour.

Get your tickets quickly before they sell out! Tickets for the 2 hour tour are $40.00.

Funny and engaging, Bryan and Baxter know where all the ghosts are buried in Denver. Together, they present an informative and inciteful tour filled with historical information and hands-on "this is where it was" accounts. Uniquely intriging, their collection of artifacts, anticdotes, and wisdom make this a one-of-a-kind ghost experience.

Bryan and Baxter also host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.com. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and de-bunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name.

There will be two tours this year. The first is on Thursday night and leaves  the Marriott Denver Tech Center at 8:00pm promptly. You will need to meet up in the lobby by 7:45pm. The second tour will be  on Friday May 2nd. It  leaves the hotel at 10:30pm. You need to meet up with your hosts in the (crowded) hotel lobby by 10:15pm for the Friday night tour.

Get tickets now!

Moderators
avatar for Bryan and Baxter

Bryan and Baxter

Paranormal Unapologists
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and debunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name. They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble.

Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott Lobby 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237
 
Friday, May 2
 

6:00am

MediaFest Convention Kick-off
StarFest starts early than you probably thought! We are planning an incredible kick-off at the Marriott DTC on Friday, May 2nd at 6:00AM. Channel 31's Chris Parente will be broadcasting live from the StarFest Main Events Room.

Come in costume and we'll supply donuts and juice to keep you fueled.

In addition to the live remote broadcast, there will be print and web press present to interview people. All we ask is that you come in costume and we'll get you some TV exposure.

There will be door prizes and entertainment all morning to keep things moving and fun. If you have a story to tell, let us know and perhaps we can line up an interview or two for you. MediaFest doesn't cost anything - all we ask is that you show up in costume at the Main Events Room at the Marriott.


Friday May 2, 2014 6:00am - 9:00am
Main Events

12:00pm

KlingonFest Opening Ceremonies
Join us as we begin the Klingon Feast by Singing the Klingon Anthem. Come meet members of the Klingon Empire!

Moderators
avatar for Lord VamPyr

Lord VamPyr

Lord, House VamPyr/Klingon Assault Group
Lord VamPyr is the honored leader of House VamPyr, one of the most active Klingon Houses in Colorado.

Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
KlingonFest

12:00pm

Girl Genius: The Works
A strategic card game in which two or more players try to fix a "machine" and pop out pieces until one player wins.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Modeler University 101 - Getting Started
Limited Capacity full

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Students will learn how to identify their skill level when selecting a kit and will be introduced to the basic tools needed to build a model.  
We will also expand on doing research on the subject kit and what steps we may need to include in the construction if we decide to light the model or build it flying as opposed to sitting on the ground.Modeler University

 


Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

DC Deck Building Game
Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! The Flash! Green Lantern! Cyborg! The Justice League of America is ready for action – are you? Starting with only a small deck of punches, players take on the role of one of the members of the Justice League and must recruit the biggest names in the DC Universe in order to defeat the Supervillains and become the greatest legend.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

12:00pm

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

12:00pm

Model Contest Registration

Do you build models? If so, bring it by the Model Show and share your work with the world! Our show includes science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and horror subjects. Are you amazed by detailed artwork in miniature? Come on by and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! Do you want to improve your skills? Our friendly staff of qualified volunteers will be happy to talk to you about your work.

 


Friday May 2, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Model Show

1:00pm

Klingon Naming
A true Klingon Warrior must have a glorious Klingon name. We will be having a naming ceremony and you will receive a certificate with your new name.

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
KlingonFest

1:00pm

Quarriors!
The frenetic excitement of a dice battle game, with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.Players take on the roles of Quarriors - mighty mystical warriors who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

1:00pm

Modeler University 102 - Construction Techniques
Limited Capacity filling up

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

We will be teaching techniques that will improve the model’s appearance that are not mentioned in the kit’s instructions. Students will also be introduced to more advanced tools of the trade and how they work.  


Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Show

1:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 1
The once-powerful city of Rhojess clings desperately to existence, reduced to meager ruination as the sea has gradually retreated from its once-busy ports. Marauders beset the crumbling walls, bent upon plundering whatever is left of value. As a final measure, the city has conscripted everyone who can still wield a sword to man the walls, and more dangerously, defend the few remaining wells that lie beyond them, surrounded by weak stockades on the windswept wastelands.

Moderators
avatar for Timothy B Brown

Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
GameFest 2

1:30pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin!
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine

1:30pm

Settlers of Catan: Cities and Knights
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Basic game with Cities and Knights expansion.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Star Trek: Charlie X
The Enterprise's newest passenger is a young man-what they don't know is that has the power to make anything he thinks happen.

Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Video

2:00pm

Modeler University 103 - Painting

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Nothing brings life to your model than a proper paint job. Students will learn the differences and advantages of the types of paint available to the modeler along with masking techniques as well as a discussion on paint booths and other tools.


Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Model Show

2:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Star Trek Picture Scavenger Hunt
Use your digital camera or other electronic device to take pictures of the 25 required people, places, & things on the provided list. Bring the completed list and the photos on your device to the House VamPyr room on Sunday afternoon to win fabulous prizes! (Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #64: The riskier the road, the greater the profit.)

Come and get your Scavenger hunt game sheet. A Klingon warrior must know how to HUNT!

Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:55pm
KlingonFest

2:00pm

Cosmic Encounter
In Cosmic Encounter, players must use force, cunning and diplomacy to ensure their victory. Each player is the leader of an alien race. Players take turns trying to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. How hard is that? Well, each alien race has one or more super powers that interact in strange ways, and you have to consider your adversaries (and allegiances) very carefully!

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Cheapass on Kickstarter
James Ernest discusses the four Cheapass Games projects from Kickstarter: what went right, what could have been better. Unexploded Cow; Deadwood Studios, USA; Get Lucky; Pairs.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest 1

3:00pm

Warehouse 13: 13:01
Douglas Fargo, a member of Global Dynamics, travels from Eureka to Warehouse 13 to assist them with a computer system update. However, when a sentient computer virus is unleashed, the team is trapped when the warehouse goes into lockdown

Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Video

3:00pm

Modeler University 104 - Weathering and Detailing
Limited Capacity full

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Nothing brings life to your model than a proper paint job. Students will learn the differences and advantages of the types of paint available to the modeler along with masking techniques as well as a discussion on paint booths and other tools.


Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Model Show

3:00pm

Basics of Game Design
The game is not the mechanics. James Ernest discusses the basic concepts related to designing a good game, defining "fun," and turning a good idea into a good game. Beginner level game design.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 1

3:00pm

Marvel Superhero RPG
Take control of your favorite Marvel Superhero like Ironman, Captain America, Daredevil, Wolverine, and many more in an action packed adventure against the forces of evil. Characters provided.

Moderators
avatar for Nick Snyder

Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm
GameFest 2

3:30pm

Red Dragon Inn
In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

Klingon costuming: Details ma'Ke the Kostume
Not your basic costume talk, but details of a believable costume to develop your character. Take it to the next level; learn makeup with Sec’ca’mete and detailing with DoQ.

Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
KlingonFest

4:00pm

Modeler University 105 - Bases
Limited Capacity filling up

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Whether using the kit’s original base, a custom base or a diorama, students will learn how to make their model stand out from the rest.


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Model Show

4:00pm

Firefly: Serenity
After a flashback to Zoe's and Mal's days in the wars six years previous, we cut to the modern day where the Serenity crew is running a salvage operation on a deserted ship and are forced to flee with the cargo when the Alliance show up. Their buddy Badger refuses to buy the cargo so they head off to the rim worlds after picking up three passengers: Book, Simon, and Dobson. En route someone sends a signal to the Alliance and it turns out to be Dobson, an undercover Federal agent, who arrests Simon but is glad to take the whole crew in. He shoots Kaylee before being captured, and Simon forces Mal to flee in return for his doctoring services. When Mal investigates Simon's cargo he finds a naked woman.

Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 5:25pm
SF Video

4:00pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

Amanda Tapping Autographs
Amanda Tapping will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($50 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Autographs

4:00pm

Giancarlo Esposito Autographs
Giancarlo Esposito will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Autographs

4:00pm

Nichelle Nichols Autographs
Nichelle Nichols will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Autographs

4:00pm

Sam Witwer Autographs
Sam Witwer will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Autographs

4:00pm

Suzie Plakson Autographs
Suzie Plakson will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Autographs

5:00pm

5:00pm

Makeup All the Shades of Gray
Bring old heads and new and learn the art of contouring, the prosthetic process, creating your own character, teeth, props, and weapons. There will be a special Q&A afterwards starring John Paladin, Kate DoQ & many other surprises!

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
KlingonFest

5:00pm

Probability for Game Designers
What are the odds? James Ernest explains the basics of probability theory as it applies to game design, using examples from casino games and tabletop games. This is recommended primarily for game designers, but also of general interest.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest 1

5:00pm

Capital Couture Fashion Show
In the Hunger Games series, the Capitol is in the heart of the Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Join us for a look into the most imaginative creations of local fashion designers, makeup artists, and hair stylists in the region! The 2014 Capitol Couture Fashion Show will certainly keep you talking until the next Hunger Games tribute parade!

Moderators
avatar for Erin Card

Erin Card

Designer/Owner, Gath Gwyn Designs

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Atrium

5:00pm

Numenera RPG “The Nightmare Switch”
You have journeyed to the village of Redstone to deliver much need medical supplies. However, once there, they discover the malady that plagues this village is not physical. Can you aid this small village before the villagers are driven mad? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 2

5:00pm

StarFest and ComicFest Dealers Rooms Open
Come find those things you just have to have!

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dealers Rooms

5:30pm

The Big Bang Theory: The Big Bran Hypothesis
Leonard volunteers to sign for a package in an attempt to make a good impression on Penny, but when he enlists Sheldon for help, his attempt at chivalry goes terribly awry

Friday May 2, 2014 5:30pm - 5:55pm
SF Video

5:30pm

5:30pm

Fishing for Terrorists
In this twisted take on Go Fish, you fight against terrorism as the heroic head of a government agency. You must utilize cunning, connections, wire taps and covert ops to hunt down and capture the likes of the Cultists of Invincible Anarchy, the Gun Toting Maniacs and the Militant Satanic Gamers. Don't worry though, you're not alone. Your “friends” are heads of their own agencies, and they're also trying to capture terrorists. Of course, whoever captures the most terrorists will get a Presidential commendation, a significant budget increase and win the game!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mezzanine

5:30pm

12 Realms
Siegfried, Snow White, D'Artagnan, Red Riding Hood, and the other heroes of the twelve realms are being reunited for one last great adventure. The Dark Lords have joined forces to completely conquer and subjugate all the known Lands, and only the combined efforts of all the greatest heroes can halt their nefarious plan.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Friday May 2, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Klingon Kostuming
veqa Hol has over 25 years of knowledge building master level costumes.

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
KlingonFest

6:00pm

Welcome to the Battlestar Stormbringer
Battlestar Stormbringer is the local chapter of the Colonial Ministry of Defense, one of the premier Battlestar Galactica fan clubs. Whether you are a standing member of the crew, or your are interested in joining, stop by and hear the latest in the club’s journey and where we are going in the future.

Moderators
LB

Liam Bootzin

Commander, Battlestar Stormbringer

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 4

6:00pm

Heroes: Upon the Rock
Claire joins the carnival but begins to suspect Samuel has a secret agenda. Hiro returns to find his friend Ando, but is disoriented and has trouble communicating. Samuel seeks out Emma to help him recruit someone with the special ability he needs to make his dream of a homeland a reality.

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Video

6:00pm

Designing to a Theme
Theme and mechanics should work together. James Ernest describes the basics, and gives examples, of starting with a story or theme and ending up with a game. Medium level game design.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest 1

6:00pm

Fan Film Festival
The StarFest Fan Film Festival is back again this year in the Aspen Theater. It is Friday night and starts at 6 pm. We are proud to feature amateur, student, and independent films from around the world. Past festivals have featured The Call of Cthulu, Starship Farragut, and Triple Hit. Join us this year and see what is in store!

Moderators
avatar for Vernon Clark

Vernon Clark

CenturyLink
Who in their right mind would spend the summer in Iraq?

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SF Panel 1

6:00pm

Avistrum Friday Night Celebration
Come and spend a fun evening with Avistrum as they celebrate the reparation of the Lobostro portion of the Founders Fountain, and the new House Cup Champions, Lobostro House!
*Sample and enjoy free wizarding candies in the Candy Bar, sponsored by the Foundation for Fixing the Founders Fountain. (It's a working title)
*Free Face Painting, brought to you by Enigmus Prefect, Riffka Rose.
*"Open Pitch" to play Quidditch on the PS2! Train for the 9th Annual Starfest Quidditch Tournament!
*Arts and crafts in the Enigmus Common Room!
*Registration opens for the Triwizard Tournament! Become the new Grand Champion!
Ask anyone with Avistrum for details.
*Reserve your place for any of the classes Avistrum is presenting over the weekend, free of cost! Classes tend to fill quickly, so claim your spot and don't miss out. 

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Avistrum

6:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
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Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 9:30pm
GameFest 2

6:30pm

Mission to the Unknown
Come see these two lost episodes animated reconstruction from the first Doctor’s adventures. “Mission to the Unknown” the Doctor fights a coalition of Dalek led space invaders. “Reign of Terror” closes out the first season with the Doctor escaping the blood of angry men and dark of ages past during the French Revolution.

Friday May 2, 2014 6:30pm - 6:55pm
DrWho_Steampunk

7:00pm

7:00pm

You Got Your Reality In My Fantasy
Both science and fiction have been great places to explore contemporary issues under the guise of fiction, but when is it too much? Can your soapbox overwhelm your prose? Join authors Betsy Dornbusch, Guy Anthony DeMarco, Kal Spriggs, David Boop and Peter Wacks as we try to find balance in the force.

Moderators
avatar for David Boop

David Boop

Author
David Boop is a bestselling Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. His novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, will return to print in 2016 from WordFire Press. David has had over fifty short stories published and two short films produced. While known for Weird Westerns, he’s published across several genres including media tie-ins for The Green Hornet, The Black Bat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Dornbusch

Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017
avatar for Guy Anthony De Marco

Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
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Kal Spriggs

Author
Kal is a professional author of science fiction and fantasy. He has already begun publishing three science fiction series: The Shadow Space Chronicles and The Renegades. The Shadow Space Chronicles is military science fiction and space opera and follows a small faction of humanity as they attempt to stave off multiple threats and to prevent the extinction of the human race. The Renegades is a novella series that follows a crew of misfits... Read More →
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Peter Wacks

Author
Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed—and written story-lines for—games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig at Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Panel 3

7:00pm

Stargate SGU: Water
To replenish their supplies the crew attempts to harvest water from an ice planet. While Young and Scott gather the ice, a swarm of alien creatures attack a soldier and threaten the rest of the crew.

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Video

7:00pm

Klingon Episodes of Star Trek TOS, TNG, DS9
We will be playing some glorious Klingon Episodes!!

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 8:55pm
KlingonFest

7:00pm

Faster Than Light Speed Dating
Are you lonely, looking for that special someone to enjoy the convention with? Look no further! Come join Faster than Light Speed Dating! Why flee from Cylon tyranny alone? There are no guarantees, but you might find a friend or just have good time.

A Speed Dating panel with a Battlestar Galactica theme for all kinds of Geeks.

Moderators
avatar for Ana MacDonnell

Ana MacDonnell

Life sucks, and I'm a lollypop

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 8:55pm
SF Panel 4

7:00pm

Tzolk’in: Tribes & Prophecies
In Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar - Tribes & Prophecies, each player is a Mayan leader of a particular tribe, each of which has a special ability that only that player can use. The game includes 13 tribes to provide plenty of variety. There are also prophecies that are revealed ahead of time and fulfilled when the time is right. These prophecies give players other opportunities to score points, but they can also lose points if they don't prepare themselves for the prophecy effects.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

7:00pm

Meet and Greet
Come meet our guests face to face and to get to know them a bit at the start of the convention. You’ll enjoy desserts, coffee and nonalcoholic beverages while you have the opportunity to chat in a relaxed atmosphere.  Door prizes and fun guaranteed. Tables will be decorated with the entries for the Centerpiece Contest.


Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Events

7:00pm

Fantasy Flight LCG Demos
Come learn a few of the great Living Card Game titles from Fantasy Flight Games

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dawkins

Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

7:00pm

HorrorFest Charity Gala
Stop by the atrium for our annual charity raffle.  Lots of fun and unique items to be won there!  The HorrorFest official charity is My Quiet Cave, a resource and mentorship program for people with Bipolar Disorder.  You can check out their website at www.myquietcave.org.  Come spend some money for great prizes and a good cause!

Moderators
KJ

Kathy Josey

HorrorFest

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Atrium

7:00pm

Karaoke Test of Bravery
We sing, both genre-themed songs and regular karaoke songs. Are you brave enough to sing in front of a crowd of crazy supportive people?

Friday May 2, 2014 7:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Horror Panel

7:30pm

Firefly Drinking Songs with Marc Gunn
Are you a Browncoat? Do you love Joss Whedon’s Firefly? Sing-along with Gunn as he presents songs from his popular CD Firefly Drinking Songs.

Artists
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Marc Gunn

Musician
Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. Gunn was there at the beginning of the 90s... Read More →



Friday May 2, 2014 7:30pm - 8:25pm
SF Panel 2

7:30pm

Star Trek RPG
Join Starfleet! Now’s your chance to “boldly go where no one has gone before”. Action and excitement guaranteed. Red shirts optional.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 1

7:30pm

The One Ring RPG
Journey to Middle Earth. Make new friends - Dwarves, Hobbits, Elves, Wizards. Saunter through Mirkwood or lift a pint in Bree. What could possibly go wrong?

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 7:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 1

8:00pm

The Big Bang Theory: The Lizard-Spock Expansion
Sheldon wants to use an alternate version of rock-paper-scissors to help resolve conflicts. A girl Wolowitz has a major crush on falls for Leonard.

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 8:25pm
SF Video

8:00pm

Cosplay Meet Up
Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 8:55pm
DrWho_Steampunk

8:00pm

Welcome to Night Vale Character Q&A
The Night Vale Community Radio Station, in celebration of Citizen Day, are holding an open Question and Answer session with several notable Night Vale Citizens. Just do not speak or think about the Dog Park…

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 9:25pm
SF Panel 3

8:00pm

Ticket to Ride
With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Making Low-Budget Independent Science Fiction Films
Since 1999, cinematographer Matt Jacobson has shot three award-winning science fiction feature films with his creative partner, filmmaker Kevin Willmott. These films include the Sundance-favorite, alternate-history mockumentary CSA: Confederate States of America; the post-apocalyptic Western The Battle for Bunker Hill; and the controversial sci-fi satire Destination: Planet Negro! Matt also teaches film and media production at KU’s Oldfather Studios, where fifty years ago, director Herk Harvey made the classic independent horror film, Carnival of Souls. Using clips from all of these films, Matt will talk about how to create and shoot sci-fi on a budget- from coming up with ideas, to making your budget dollar count (especially if all you have IS a dollar!)

Matt will be joined by Mark Steven Grove for this panel. Mark is a Denver-based Filmmaker who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Aside from being an accomplished Actor and Stunt Performer, it is his skills behind the camera that have established him as a true Renaissance Man. Gifted in all things action-related, Mr. Grove is a talented Fight Choreographer, Stunt Coordinator, Firearms Handler, Pyrotechnician, and Special Effects Supervisor who has utilized his skills in over 120 professional projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Steven Grove

Mark Steven Grove

Writer, Director and Man of Action
Mark Steven Grove is a Denver-based Filmmaker who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Aside from being an accomplished Actor and Stunt Performer, it is his skills behind the camerathat have established him as a true Renaissance Man. Gifted in all things action-related, Mr. Grove is a talented Fight Choreographer, Stunt Coordinator, Firearms Handler, Pyrotechnician, and Special Effects Supervisor who has utilized his... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Panel 1

8:00pm

Stargazing & Telescope Viewing
Come see the stars and planets! Weather cooperating, Friday and Saturday evening from 8:PM – 11:PM the Denver Astronomical Society will be offering the chance to look through our telescopes. Here’s your chance to see the cloud bands of Jupiter and its moons, the Orion Nebula, Mars, and other objects of interest in the night sky. Location for setup of the telescopes will likely be outside near the conference registration entrance. This is a free event. Stop by the Denver Astronomical Society table in the Atrium for more details.

Moderators
avatar for Sorin

Sorin

Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer
Board trustee of the Denver Astronomical Society. Sharing a passion for space science and the wonders of the Cosmos.

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott Lobby 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

8:00pm

Eclipse
The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. Much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule? A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals.

Moderators
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Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Mezzanine

8:00pm

Firefly RPG 2nd Edition
Do a job, get paid, and keep flying. Take part in the adventures of Serenity as you fly across the stars looking for work while dodging the alliance and reavers.

Moderators
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Nick Snyder

GameFest

Friday May 2, 2014 8:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 2

8:30pm

Pinky and the Brain: Star Warners
This is the series final, the Pinky, The Brain, and the characters from Animaniacs develop a Star Wars spoof.

Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 8:55pm
SF Video

8:30pm

Science Fiction Role Models for Women
A discussion and comparison of various powerful women in science fiction and how girls can grow up to be more than just Disney princesses.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 9:25pm
SF Panel 2

8:30pm

Oh Gnome You Don’t!
In Oh Gnome You Don't! players are the gnomes promised in the title, trying to get their hands on as many gems as possible, whether through sales at various businesses or brawls with their fellow gnomes.

Moderators
SB

Sarah Berryman

Petries Family Games

Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:30pm

Pandemic
Cooperative board game - Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

Reign of Terror
Come see these two lost episodes animated reconstruction from the first Doctor’s adventures. “Mission to the Unknown” the Doctor fights a coalition of Dalek led space invaders. “Reign of Terror” closes out the first season with the Doctor escaping the blood of angry men and dark of ages past during the French Revolution.

Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 9:55pm
DrWho_Steampunk

9:00pm

Star Trek Voyager: Q and the Grey
Voyager encounters several supernova in a small region of space. Q soon appears and reveals that they are the after-effects of a civil war within the Q-Continuum. He believes that the solution is for him to produce a child, and he has chosen Captain Janeway as his mate

Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 9:55pm
SF Video

9:00pm

Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts
In the card game Race for the Galaxy, players build galactic civilizations by playing game cards in front of them that represent worlds or technical and social developments. Some worlds allow players to produce goods, which can be consumed later to gain either card draws or victory points when the appropriate technologies are available to them. These are mainly provided by the developments and worlds that are not able to produce, but the fancier production worlds also give these bonuses.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

Texas Hold 'Em
Looking for some action Friday night? Join the USS Pioneer for a free, no-limit Texas-Hold-’Em Tournament! The game starts at 9:00 pm, with set-up starting at 8:30 pm in Compari’s. Players must be at least 18 years of age to play. Sheets listing the chip values and hand ranks will be available to keep it easy. You’ll have fun even if you haven’t played much! Prizes will be given for those who reach the final table and for the tournament champion. We’ll also draw for door prizes throughout the game. Registration begins at 6:00 pm at the Grand Alliance check in table at Main Registration near the Dealer’s Room and goes until 8:30 pm. We’ll also be selling the infamous StarFest commemorative poker chips for charity to benefit the Dumb Friends League. Only $2 each. These chips will be available at the Grand Alliance check-in table Friday night, the poker tournament, the Federation Ball Saturday night, and the Pioneer craft panels both Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Shuffle up and deal!!!

Moderators
DH

David Horst

Ten Forward

Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 11:55pm
Model Show

9:00pm

Echoes in Space Karaoke
Echoes in Space Karaoke is a professional grade Karaoke experience with a library of over 120,000 songs brought to you by the USS Tiburon

Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
KlingonFest

9:30pm

Star Trek Trivia I
Come test your knowledge of all Star Trek television series and Star Trek movies. Prizes will be given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 100 new questions have been added. Will you be the one to walk away with 1st place and bragging rights as the Star Trek Trivia champion?

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
SF Panel 4

9:30pm

The Rocky Mountain Whedon Shadowcasters Rehearsal
If you’re interested in joining the cast as an extra dancer, duck, homeless guy, or henchman for either of the sing-along shadowcast shows on Saturday, join us at our open rehearsal!

Moderators
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Erin Card

Designer/Owner, Gath Gwyn Designs

Friday May 2, 2014 9:30pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
SF Panel 3

10:00pm

X Files : The Erlenmeyer Flask
When Deep Throat points out a news story about a fugitive who apparently drowned, Mulder and Scully cannot see what makes the case special but they follow it up anyway. With Deep Throat's insistence, they discover evidence of secret government project code-named Purity Control, which uses human test subjects and infects them with extraterrestrial DNA. However, the evidence and everyone who has seen it is quickly being eliminated

Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - 10:55pm
SF Video

10:00pm

Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow
A game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character. A Moderator controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night (when the werewolves vote on a villager to kill) and day (where the villagers vote to lynch someone they think is a werewolf) phases. Werewolf can accommodate almost any large group of players.

Moderators
SB

Sarah Berryman

Petries Family Games

Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Mezzanine

10:00pm

Galaxy Quest The Quote-Along
By Grabthar’s Hammer, what a movie! 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the best Star Trek film ever made! Writer guys Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore present a special screening of this most epic of science fiction tales, and you’re invited to yuk it up right along with Commander Peter Quincy Taggart and the intrepid crew of the NSEA Protector as they match wits with the evil Sarris in a bid to save the hapless yet still rather adorable Thermians from total annihilation. That’s right, Questarians! Shout out all of the movie’s best lines right along with the characters. Join the quest! Never give up, never surrender!

Moderators
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Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore began his geek life pretty young but first got noticed for it in 1998 when he began an eight-year run as a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, the publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. He first teamed with writing partner Dayton Ward for the novella Interphase in the Star Trek: S.C.E. series in 2001. Since then, the pair has put more than 1 million words into print together, their most... Read More →
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Dayton Ward

Freelance word-pusher
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series. | | His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for magazines such as Kansas City... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
Main Events

10:00pm

Mind's Eye
MIND’S EYE, a mind-bending sci-fi thriller directed by Denver Filmmaker Mark Steven Grove and produced by Boulder Filmmaker Meryem Ersoz. It will be showing at StarFest 2014. The film stars Dean Cain (Lois and Clark, the New Adventures of Superman), Malcolm Mcdowell (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek Generations), Natalie Distler (Rescue Me), Aaron Perilo (True Blood), Monte Markham (Leverage, Fringe, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Migina Tsai, and introducing Izzie Steele and Andrew Trainor. The film features many other local Colorado actors and crew.

A young high-school musician, Mattie Carver, is on a strange and unpredictable journey through the looking-glass world of the mind’s eye. Joined by her science teacher, the school psychologist, two mysterious men in black, and her closest friends, Mattie must find the truth in a constantly morphing reality before it slips away from her forever. MIND’S EYE is a sci-fi psychological mind-bender similar to INCEPTION, SOURCE CODE, and MULHOLLAND DRIVE and deals with the paradoxes of time and memory, trauma and loss.

Moderators
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Mark Steven Grove

Writer, Director and Man of Action
Mark Steven Grove is a Denver-based Filmmaker who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Aside from being an accomplished Actor and Stunt Performer, it is his skills behind the camerathat have established him as a true Renaissance Man. Gifted in all things action-related, Mr. Grove is a talented Fight Choreographer, Stunt Coordinator, Firearms Handler, Pyrotechnician, and Special Effects Supervisor who has utilized his... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00am
SF Panel 1

10:00pm

Fiasco
A game about powerful ambition and poor impulse control. A game of Fiasco begins with The Setup -- a group activity where you and your friends create a potent and unstable set of circumstances. You choose a Playset, which fixes the game in a particular time and place -- a contemporary southern town, maybe, or the old west. Using a pile of dice, you create an interconnected circle of Relationships and Details pulled from the Playset. Once you’ve created a situation poised on the brink of juicy disaster, you define characters based on your choices.

Moderators
Friday May 2, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00am
GameFest 2

10:30pm

HorrorFest Haunted Bus Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

All New HorrorFest Haunted Tour

Presented by the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society
and Warning Radio's Bryan & Baxter

Tours available on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 and Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Join Bryan & Baxter of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Society with their new Haunted tour. This is the latest edition of their infamous Haunted Denver Coach Tour. You will get to see some Denver haunts and learn about the urban legends and stories told about these amazing locations.  With all new locations this year including The Daniels and Fisher Tower and Union Station among others. This unforgettable tour lasts two hours. Our smaller more intimate bus only seats 12 people for each tour. 

Get your tickets quickly before they sell out! Tickets for the 2 hour tour are $40.00.

Funny and engaging, Bryan and Baxter know where all the ghosts are buried in Denver. Together, they present an informative and inciteful tour filled with historical information and hands-on "this is where it was" accounts. Uniquely intriging, their collection of artifacts, anticdotes, and wisdom make this a one-of-a-kind ghost experience.

Bryan and Baxter also host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.com. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and de-bunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name.

There will be two tours this year. The first is on Thursday night and leaves  the Marriott Denver Tech Center at 8:00pm promptly. You will need to meet up in the lobby by 7:45pm. The second tour will be  on Friday May 2nd. It  leaves the hotel at 10:30pm. You need to meet up with your hosts in the (crowded) hotel lobby by 10:15pm for the Friday night tour.

Get tickets now!

Moderators
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Bryan and Baxter

Paranormal Unapologists
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and debunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name. They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble.

Friday May 2, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00am
Marriott Lobby 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

11:00pm

Terminator:Sarah Connor Chronicles: Pilot
After two years in one spot, Sarah Connor feels the need to move on before she and John get too comfortable. They move to a new city where John starts school and meets a mysterious girl. However, danger follows them again, and they are caught in another struggle for their – and humanity's – survival

Friday May 2, 2014 11:00pm - 11:55pm
SF Video
 
Saturday, May 3
 

8:00am

Hardware Wars
Follow the adventures of Fluke Starbucker. Arty Deco. Ham Salad and the rest of the Red Eye Knights in this spectacle that was light years ahead of it's time.

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Video

8:00am

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible

An original documentary celebrating that legacy of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) directed by Academy Award and Emmy-nominated director Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Tom Cruise. The hour-long special has interviews with filmmakers George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and John Lasseter, the chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. Film and television shows featured in the special include “The Abyss,” “Avatar,” “Forrest Gump,” “Jumanji,” “Jurassic Park,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Robot Chicken,” “Star Trek (2009),” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Transformers,” “Twister,” “Young Sherlock Holmes” and “The War of the Worlds (2005),” which starred narrator Cruise.

Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in-depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like “Transformers” and “Iron Man,” ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.


Moderators
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Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 1

8:30am

Introduction to Ray Harryhausen

This year, May 7th marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Ray Harryhausen. For the majority of today’s filmgoers, this isn’t a significant event.

For many others, like myself who grew up in the era before science fiction and fantasy movies were multi-million dollar productions requiring entire armies of effects artists, it’s a time for sadness and reflection.

Even if you don't know who Ray Harryhausen was, you've probably seen his work. The master animator is best known for breathing life into giant, writhing serpents, sword-wielding skeletons, and marauding dinosaurs in such fantasy adventure and monster movies as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and Clash of the Titans (1981). Harryhausen was an innovator, and in many ways the father of the modern special effects craft and industry.

Harryhausen's trademark action sequences featuring animated model figurines always pictured interacting with, or more often, fighting with human foes, or crushing them, or biting them in half or flying away with them might seem clunky and old-fashioned when measured by today's standards. But in their day, the effects Ray pioneered were cutting-edge. He painstakingly filmed his "creatures" frame by frame. The process was exhausting: The 4 minute, 37-second skeleton and human fight sequence from Jason and the Argonauts reportedly took four and a half months to photograph and he had to readjust and film around 184,800 movements of the puppets.

Then, using his patented "Dynamation" technique, those skeletons and serpents could interact on screen with actors in a remarkable realistic way. The Dynamation process combined foreground and background footage by photographing miniatures in front of a rear-projection screen. Sometimes, he shot sequences through a partially-masked glass pane. Live footage would later be superimposed on the masked portion of the frame, and voila, the creature or creatures seemed to exist in the midst of "real" human-scaled action, or even appear to move in front of and behind "live" elements. Ray also carefully controlled lighting and color balance to make sure the image quality of his animated sequences matched the quality of the live action. His effects were more convincing than the standard use of optical printing and mattes. This was before green screen, folks.

Perhaps because of his hermetic production style and the fact that he produced half of his films outside of Hollywood (living in London since 1960), reducing his day-to-day interaction with other more traditional, but still influential Hollywood effects artists, none of Harryhausen's films were nominated for a special effects Oscar. Harryhausen himself says the reason was that he worked in Europe.

 During the 1980s and early 1990s, those of Harryhausen's growing legion of fans who had graduated into the professional film industry, started lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to acknowledge Harryhausen's contribution to the film industry and he was finally awarded a Gordon E. Sawyer Award for "technological contributions [which] have brought credit to the industry" in 1992, with actor Tom Hanks as the Master of Ceremonies and long time friend Bradbury, presenting the Oscar. After the presentation to Harryhausen, actor Tom Hanks told the audience, "Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane...I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made!"


Moderators
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Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am
Main Events

8:45am

The Harryhausen Chronicles

On both Saturday and Sunday morning, in Main Events, we’ll screen a very well produced documentary, The Harryhausen Chronicles, narrated by Leonard Nimoy. This gives anyone interested two chances to sit in.

Here’s a review.

This engaging 1997 documentary stands alone as the definitive tribute to stop-motion animator and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, which is why it's been included as a DVD bonus feature on a number of Harryhausen films. Written and directed by Time magazine film critic and historian Richard Schickel (a guarantee of quality and authority), the film is blessed with the participation of Harryhausen himself, comfortable in his role as FX guru and living legend, humorously reflecting on his momentous career while offering a wondrous inspection of the stop-motion models that made him famous. From before his apprenticeship on 1949's Mighty Joe Young to his final masterwork in Clash of the Titans, Harryhausen is honored as an old-school artisan, toiling in solitude to create some of the cinema's most indelible fantasies, one meticulous frame at a time. A compilation of rare film tests and previously unseen footage among the DVD bonus features makes this must-see viewing for Harryhausen devotees of any age.


Moderators
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Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am
Main Events

9:00am

Thumb Wars
The Star Wars saga gets the finger -- well, not exactly a finger, but close -- in this parody in which all the characters are played by costumed human thumbs

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:25am
SF Video

9:00am

Kreepy Kids Krafts

Peri Charlifu will be on hand to help the kids make fun scary spiders and creepy bats.


Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
Horror Panel

9:00am

Klingon Kulture
Admiral K’Var and friends are back to educate all on Klingon kulture — among other things! Come see Admiral K’Var in his element and come asking questions that need answers.

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
KlingonFest

9:00am

Genderbending in Science Fiction and Fantasy
There’s been a lot of talk about sexism in fandom and SFF fiction and film. Most of this talk centers around female fans and characters, but here we’ll tackle both genders. What are some good examples of characters who step outside the gender box and how can we treat our characters to make them more inclusive and intriguing.

Moderators
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Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 3

9:00am

Geekpardy
A comprehensive geek themed jeopardy game. Is your knowledge of Star Trek as precise as a Vulcan’s control of emotion? Perhaps — but could you also ride with the Doctor, slide into a Viper and do battle with a light saber? Calling all geeks, how widespread is your knowledge?

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 1

9:00am

Star Trek Trivia II
In this contest open to 12 players, the questions will hit at warp speed! Each must decide if the statements are true or false. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 2

9:00am

Dixit
2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner - One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the six cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Unexploded Cow
Europe. Summer 1997. You and your most creative friends have discovered two problems with a common solution: mad cows in England and unexploded bombs in France. You've decided to bring these two powder kegs together just to see what happens – and you wouldn't say "no" to a little money on the side, so round up your herd, march them through France, and set them loose behind the Cordon Rouge. If you're lucky, you'll come home rich before Greenpeace gets hold of you.Either way, there's something magical about blowing up cows.

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Turning Your Game Into a Business
Keith Avallone of PLAAY Games has made the jump from hobby gamer to game business, and shares his “journey” with you straight from the “School of Hard Knocks.” He’ll outline his view on the most effective way to get started, discuss the one thing that will ensure your game business will fail, and reveal the marketing mistake almost everyone makes.

Speakers

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
GameFest 1

9:00am

Giancarlo Esposito Autographs
Giancarlo Esposito will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:45am
Autographs

9:00am

Junkyard Derby
Take “Junkyard Wars” and a pinewood derby, mix’em together, and you get the Junkyard Derby! Kids will have two hours to build a junk car out of random junk supplied weighing no more than 8 oz. The challenge will be to build a junkyard car that rolls the furthest down a ramp and along a straight-away. The three cars that roll the farthest will win engineering prizes!

Sponsored by the USS-Pioneer Engineering department.

Moderators
ED

Ed Dougherty

Ten Forward

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 4

9:00am

Billy Dee Williams Autographs
Billy Dee Williams will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. 

Speakers
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Billy Dee Williams

Actor, Dancer
William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies including Mahogany andLady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of LandoCalrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Autographs

9:00am

Galaxy Trucker
In a galaxy far, far away... they need sewer systems, too. Corporation Incorporated builds them. Everyone knows their drivers -- the brave men and women who fear no danger and would, if the pay was good enough, even fly through Hell. Now you can join them. You will gain access to prefabricated spaceship components cleverly made from sewer pipes. Can you build a space ship durable enough to weather storms of meteors? Armed enough to defend against pirates? Big enough to carry a large crew and valuable cargo? Fast enough to get there first? Of course you can. Become a Galaxy Trucker. It's loads of fun.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
GameFest 3

9:00am

Sam Witwer Autographs
Sam Witwer will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Autographs

9:00am

Numenera RPG “The Vortex” Part 1
Strangers linked to a dark temple have been plaguing the area surrounding the village of Jutte. Can you delve into the temple, and free the Beyond from the Vortex Cultists? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

Pathfinder RPG
Description forthcoming

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

9:00am

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

9:30am

Stubby Shillelaghs
The Stubbies acoustically perform both original compositions and traditional Celtic songs. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and their love for science fiction and fantasy, the Stubbies write and perform songs about their personal family history, their favorite super heroes, movies, television shows, comic books, and alcohol.


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
Atrium

9:30am

The Muppet Show: Mark Hamill
The regularly-scheduled guest (a terrible singer) is bumped when four stars of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope suddenly appear in the theater. It's a natural for the Pigs in Space.

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30am - 9:55am
SF Video

9:30am

WhoFest Meet and Greet
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
DrWho_Steampunk

9:45am

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Here’s the NY Times review from 1949:

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

'Mighty Joe Young,' Featuring Giant Gorilla, Stars Terry Moore and Ben Johnson

T. M. P.

Published: July 28, 1949

Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack, who merged their talents as producer and director to scare the daylights out of movie-goers with the fabulous "King Kong" (1933), have fashioned another fantastic show in "Mighty Joe Young." But in the new picture, which was presented yesterday at the Criterion, the producers are endeavoring to make all the world love, or at the very least feel a deep sympathy for, their monstrous, mechanical gorilla.

The emphasis is on comedy and the huge Mr. Joseph Young of Africa, to give the star of the film full credit rating, can be screamingly funny and appealing at times, it must be admitted. But the mighty Mr. Young also has a streak of ferociousness that is every bit as awesomely terrifying as was the fury of his first cousin, Mr. Kong. Let that remark stand as fair caution in cases where younger members of the household may have a leaning toward nightmares.

We first meet Joe as a baby when he is adopted as a pet by the young daughter of a trader in Africa, who bottle-feeds the ugly black duckling and rocks him to sleep in a cradle to the strains of "Beautiful Dreamer." Ten years later, the full-grown gorilla and his friend, Jill Young, are brought to Hollywood by a nightclub impresario as the stars of an incredible jungle floor show.

The gorilla is a sensational attraction, holding Jill and a piano on a platform above his head; playing tug-'o-war with a dozen mighty athletes, including Primo Camera and Man Mountain Dean, and generally putting on a good show until a trio of drunks ply him with liquor and torment him into a frightful rage.

Poor Joe goes berserk, wrecks the nightclub, lets a herd of lions out of a glass-enclosed jungle behind the bar and is sentenced to be shot for his disregard for the laws of man. Jill, Max O'Hara, the nightclub owner, and a cowboy who is in love with the girl, concoct an elaborate scheme to get Joe safely on a boat to Africa. Their wild flight in a moving van halts as they reach a blazing orphanage where Mr. Joseph Young, in a brilliant, darling feat, helps rescue a trapped child.

It is this spectator's opinion that "Mighty Joe Young" is not nearly as consistently funny as the producers hoped it would be, but it certainly is a most unusual show. For sheer, incredible make-believe there is nothing to quite equal the comic scramble of a group of O'Hara's cowboys attempting to capture the jungle giant by lassoing him. On the other hand, the rampage in the nightclub is violent action, unrelieved by any genuine comic inventiveness, which is what this part of the picture desperately needs.

The wonder of "Mighty Joe Young" is the mobility of the mechanical star, but even that novelty wears thin after a while. The human actors are, considering the circumstances, quite adept. Terry Moore is the girl; Robert Armstrong the nightclub owner and Ben Johnson, the cowboy. Johnson is a personable newcomer with a heavy Oklahoma drawl.

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, based on a screenplay by Ruth Rose; technical creator, Willis O'Brien; directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack; produced by Merian C. Cooper; an ARKO production; distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The players: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Douglas Fowley, Denis Green, Paul Guilfoyie, Nestor Paiva, Regis Toomey, Lora Lee Michel, James Flavin and Mr. Joseph Young.


Moderators
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Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:45am - 11:15am
Main Events

10:00am

Tim Russ Photo Session
Tim Russ will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($25 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
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Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:15am
Photos

10:00am

Honor Kahless
Learn how Kahless brought honor to the Klingon Empire.. Fleet Admiral K'var will show you the way!

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
KlingonFest

10:00am

Wild and Wonderful Facets of the Universe
It isn’t all wobbly-wobbly and timey-wimey. Join the 4th Doctor for an exploration of the wild and wonderful facts and theories about the Universe and our ongoing quest for knowledge. Brought to you by the Denver Astronomical Society.

Moderators
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Sorin

Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer
Board trustee of the Denver Astronomical Society. Sharing a passion for space science and the wonders of the Cosmos.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 1

10:00am

Marc Gunn - Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers
Combine Cats and Celts and you have a CD for the wonderfully demented kitty cat fanatic. Listen to music you’ve heard on St. Patrick’s Day or by The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, The Wolfe Tones, and The Irish Rovers. Then laugh as all your favorite Irish Drinking Songs are rewritten with lyrics about cats.

Artists
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Marc Gunn

Musician
Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. Gunn was there at the beginning of the 90s... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
Atrium

10:00am

Name That Sci Fi Tune
SciFi tunes will be played and contestants chosen from the audience will press the buzzer. The contestant who presses the buzzer first and answers the tune name first gets a point. The contestant with the most points wins. Brought to you by MileHiCon.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 3

10:00am

Star Trek Next Generation: Emissary
Worf is re-united with his former lover, K'Ehleyr, while the Enterprise is ordered to intercept a Klingon ship whose crew has been in stasis for seventy-five years.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Video

10:00am

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

Modeler University 101 - Getting Started

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Students will learn how to identify their skill level when selecting a kit and will be introduced to the basic tools needed to build a model.  
We will also expand on doing research on the subject kit and what steps we may need to include in the construction if we decide to light the model or build it flying as opposed to sitting on the ground.Modeler University

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

Nichelle Nichols Autographs
Nichelle Nichols will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Autographs

10:00am

Suzie Plakson Autographs
Suzie Plakson will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
Autographs

10:00am

House on Haunted Hill
Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:25am
Horror Video

10:00am

Shattered Hopes Documentary Part 1

An in depth look at the infamous murders that started all the Amityville stories and myths.  This documentary digs deep to find all the stories and facts about the Defeo family and the horrific crime that shocked a quiet town.  Part 1:  From Horror to Homicide.


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:55am
Horror Panel

10:00am

Star Trek Outpost Live!
Beam in to this two-part experience and learn what it takes to create an audio drama from the crew that produces the Parsec Award-winning fan audio drama, Star Trek: Outpost. Learn the ins and outs (including how easy it is!) of audio production as we take volunteers from the audience to record a “minisode” of Star Trek: Outpost. After recording the session on the first day with audience participation, we will mix the “minisode” overnight and play it back for the audience and volunteer actors the following day. The final production will eventually air as part of the Star Trek: Outpost podcast which is posted monthly on www.startrekoutpost.com and www.giantgnome.com.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 2

10:00am

Blood Bowl: Team Manager
A bone-breaking, breathtaking standalone card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Chaos, Dwarf, Wood Elf, Human, Orc, and Skaven teams compete against each other over the course of a brutal season. Customize your team by drafting Star Players, hiring staff, upgrading facilities, and cheating like mad. Lead your gang of misfits and miscreants to glory over your rivals all to become Spike! Magazine's Manager of the Year!

Moderators
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Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Heroclix
Based on the popular Mage Knights system, but utilizing super hero characters from the Marvel and DC Comics Universe.

Moderators
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Nick Snyder

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

Gaming Industry Round Table
Back by popular demand, this is an open session where gaming topics are posed to our designer and author guests concerning the game industry as a whole. Bring your pressing questions and see how a panel of experienced designers and authors respond during this laid back and always entertaining event.

Moderators
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Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Speakers
SB

Sean Brown

President, Mr. B Games
Sean Brown has been in the game industry for almost 10 years. He is the President of Mr. B. Games and is a designer/developer and co-designer of dozens of published games.
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Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →
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James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 1

10:00am

Model Contest Registration

Do you build models? If so, bring it by the Model Show and share your work with the world! Our show includes science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and horror subjects. Are you amazed by detailed artwork in miniature? Come on by and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! Do you want to improve your skills? Our friendly staff of qualified volunteers will be happy to talk to you about your work.

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

10:00am

Christie Golden EXCLUSIVE World of WarCraft: War Crimes Book Signing

Be the first to own a copy of Christie's new novel, World of Warcraft: War Crimes. We'll have it for sale BEFORE it hits the stores. Get yours autographed by Christie!

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden, comes WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WAR CRIMES (Gallery Books; May 6th, 2014; Hardcover; $26.00), the sensational new direct tie-in to the upcoming video game expansion set Warlords of Draenor  from Blizzard Entertainment.

 

The brutal siege of Orgimmar is over.

Alliance and Horde forces have stripped Garrosh Hellscream, one of the most reviled figures on Azeroth, of his title as warchief. His thirst for conquest devastated cities nearly tore the Horde apart, and destroyed countless lives throughout the World of Warcraft.

Now, on the legendary continent of Pandaria, he will stand trial for his transgressions. Renowned leaders from across the world have gathered to witness this historic event. As the trial unfolds, agents of the bronze dragonflight present shocking visions of Garrosh’s atrocities. For many of those in attendance, these glimpses into history force them to relive painful memories and even question their own innocence or guilt. For others, the chilling details stoke the flames of their hatred.

Unbeknownst to anyone, shadowy forces are at work on Azeroth, threatening not only the court’s ability to mete out justice….but also the lives of everyone at the trial. 


Speakers
avatar for Christie Golden

Christie Golden

Author
Award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden has written forty-five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror.  Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels, a dozen for gaming giant Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels, and three books in the nine-books Star Wars series, Fate of the Jedi, which she co-wrote with Troy Denning... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Autographs

10:00am

Citadels
In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Moderators
avatar for donald thomas

donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 12:30pm
Mezzanine

10:00am

9th Annual Quidditch Tournament
Become this year's Starfest Quidditch champion and take home a Championship Medallion and Certificate! Played on the PS2 due to Statute of Secrecy, sign up for a spot with Coach d'Medici.
(Quidditch Pitch is closed during classes.)

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
Avistrum

10:00am

StarFest and ComicFest Dealers Rooms Open
Come find those things you just have to have!

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
Dealers Rooms

10:15am

Amanda Tapping Photo Session
Amanda Tapping will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($50 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am
Photos

10:15am

Tim Russ Autographs
Tim Russ will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
Autographs

10:30am

Episode Idea Write-Up
Is there a fan script rattling around in your head that needs writing down? Do you wish there were? Bring a notebook and a pen and work with other liter for that extra boost to get going.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:30am - 11:25am
DrWho_Steampunk

10:45am

Giancarlo Esposito Photo Session
Giancarlo Esposito will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($40 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:45am - 11:00am
Photos

10:45am

Amanda Tapping Autographs
Amanda Tapping will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($50 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:45am - 12:45pm
Autographs

11:00am

Billy Dee Williams Photo Session
Billy Dee Williams will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($40 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Actor, Dancer
William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies including Mahogany andLady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of LandoCalrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am
Photos

11:00am

Gorram Browncoats!
Join fellow local Browncoats for a discussion centered on Joss Whedon’s Firefly/Serenity ‘Verse. Learn about our upcoming group activities, Shindigs and the July CSTS charity screening of Serenity. Share with us your love of this shiny tv series and film. Join us on our website at www.denvercsts.com.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 4

11:00am

Overcoming Barriers in Sci Fi
Primarily about sexism but also ableism and racism, and how to be heard when your voice is a perceived minority. This is about writing/publishing/directing/etc for science fiction, not the characters thereof

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 3

11:00am

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Invasion Procedure
An unjoined Trill stages a takeover of the station. Holding the crew hostage, he removes the Dax symbiont from Jadzia to implant into himself.

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Video

11:00am

History of Avistrum
In this special presentation brought to you by your Head Girls and House Prefects, you will learn more about the history of Avistrum, its Founders and perhaps some theories how to repair the remaining portions of the Founders Fountain.

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Avistrum

11:00am

Dominion: Guilds
Jobs, everyone's worried about jobs. Whatever happened to tilling the fields in obscurity? The economy is just a trick, like stealing someone's nose, but lately people seem to have seen through it, like when you realize someone hasn't really stolen your nose. So now everyone's joining a guild, learning a craft, and working on a masterpiece – a painting so beautiful it blinds you, or a cheese grater so amazing that you never eat cheese again. The only people left tilling the fields are the ones doing it ironically. The guilds cover everything – ironic tilling, butchering, baking, candlestick making, shoemaking, cheesemaking, cheese destruction. Your advisor is convinced that somehow, control of the stonecutters is key to world domination. Very well. You will have stone handled so expertly that the world trembles before you.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 3

11:00am

Jeanne Stein -- book signing
Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Stein

Jeanne Stein

Author
Author of the award winning Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Horror Extras

11:00am

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

Modeler University 102 - Construction Techniques

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

We will be teaching techniques that will improve the model’s appearance that are not mentioned in the kit’s instructions. Students will also be introduced to more advanced tools of the trade and how they work.  


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

Klingon Bop
Come watch your warriors battle it out with training (foam and duct tape) Bat'leths. Open to ages 3 to 13 yrs. Cheering sections requested! Qapla’ Awards will be give to the top 3!! and Prizes will be give to all warriors.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Pound

Peter Pound

Weapons/Security, House Vampyr / Klingon Assalult Group

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:25pm
Atrium

11:00am

Sci Fi Game Show
Please join us for an exciting game show where you spin the wheel and guess the puzzle on the board. All the puzzles are based on Sci Fi. We will be choosing players from our studio audience to play in each round. The winners of each round will be awarded fabulous prizes. We will be handing tickets at the door to randomly draw our contestants, so don’t forget to pick up your ticket. Your ticket is good throughout the entire show so be sure and stick around — you might get chosen to play! The games promise to be fun and challenging. SEE YA THERE!!!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:55pm
SF Panel 1

11:00am

Giancarlo Esposito Autographs
Giancarlo Esposito will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00am - 3:30pm
Autographs

11:15am

Nichelle Nichols Photo Session
Nichelle Nichols will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($25 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:15am - 11:45am
Photos

11:15am

Billy Dee Williams Autographs
Billy Dee Williams will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. 

Speakers
avatar for Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Actor, Dancer
William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies including Mahogany andLady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of LandoCalrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:15am - 6:15pm
Autographs

11:30am

The Man, The Myth, The Doctor
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:30am - 12:25pm
DrWho_Steampunk

11:30am

Monster Squad
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:30am - 12:55pm
Horror Video

11:30am

Suzie Plakson Q&A
Suzie Plakson has performed as and actress and singer. On stage during her Q&A she will transform from herself into the Klingon K'Ehleyr (the wife of Worf on Star Trek NG) with the help of our returning master of makeup, John Paladin. Following her transformation, you'll be able to have your photo taken with her in makeup at our photo booths. Don't miss this opportunity!

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees. 

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Main Events

11:45am

Nichelle Nichols Autographs
Nichelle Nichols will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
Autographs

12:00pm

Sam Witwer Photo Session
Sam Witwer will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($40 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Photos

12:00pm

What’s the Scariest Movie You’ve Ever Seen?

Join authors Stephen Graham Jones, Guy Anthony De Marco, Mark Stone, Travis Heerman, Carrie Vaughn and Jeanne Stein for an interactive discussion.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann

Author
Author of the Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury. Role-playing writer for Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
avatar for Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones

Author
This Bram Stoker Award Finalist is the author of over 20 novels, Most recently, The Gospel of Z and The Least of My Scars.
avatar for Guy Anthony De Marco

Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Stein

Jeanne Stein

Author
Author of the award winning Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles
avatar for Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Author
Author of the award-winning BSI series. ForWord nominated and Publisher’s Weekly Starred Reviewwriter.
avatar for Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn

Author
Best-selling Colorado Author of the Kitty Norville series.


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Horror Panel

12:00pm

The Mellow Hour
Come create tasty treats that you can eat! We will be using marshmallows to create and play games. Challenge your friends to a no-hands smores-eating race, or take part in our castle-building contest to win a prize. There will be games, candy and lots of fun. All ages are welcome to come play!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 4

12:00pm

Combat in Science Fiction and Fantasy
A discussion of the good, the bad, and the ugly scenes of combat and action in Science Fiction and Fantasy. To include the differences between games, movies, and literature and examples of each. Also a discussion of the morality and emotional impact both upon the audience and the characters involved. Hosted by Kal Spriggs and featuring Josh Vogt and Amanda Montandon.

Moderators
avatar for Kal  Spriggs

Kal Spriggs

Author
Kal is a professional author of science fiction and fantasy. He has already begun publishing three science fiction series: The Shadow Space Chronicles and The Renegades. The Shadow Space Chronicles is military science fiction and space opera and follows a small faction of humanity as they attempt to stave off multiple threats and to prevent the extinction of the human race. The Renegades is a novella series that follows a crew of misfits... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 2

12:00pm

I Am A Super Nerd
The folks from I Am A Super Nerd Podcast bring you the latest Nerd News and Rumors from movies, TV, comics, games and more! Rumors from Avengers 2, Star Wars Episode VII, Batman vs Superman! Nerd News from Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Batman TV “Gotham” and more! – IamASuperNerd.com

Moderators
AF

Austin Faux

Photo/Video

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 3

12:00pm

Andromeda: Chaos and the Stillness of It
General Burma arrives on Andromeda, with Harper in tow. Dylan and Rhade head for Methus-2, about to be crushed by Trance's sun, leaving Doyle, Rommie, and Beka to face Burma, and the forgotten enemy he brings with him

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Video

12:00pm

Classic Cheapass Games
Come check out and play a variety of classic Cheap Ass games!

Moderators
avatar for Dave Koster

Dave Koster

GameFest, Petrie\'s Family Games

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

Modeler University 103 - Painting

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Nothing brings life to your model than a proper paint job. Students will learn the differences and advantages of the types of paint available to the modeler along with masking techniques as well as a discussion on paint booths and other tools.


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill is a tile game that allows players to build their own haunted house room by room, tile by tile, creating a new thrilling game board every time. The game is designed for three to six people, each of whom plays one of six possible characters.
Secretly, one of the characters betrays the rest of the party, and the innocent members of the party must defeat the traitor in their midst before it’s too late! Betrayal at House on the Hill will appeal to any game player who enjoys a fun, suspenseful, and strategic game.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Lords of Vegas
If Las Vegas did not exist, you would have to invent it. It's 1950 and you're a real estate developer in a struggling desert town in undeveloped southern Nevada. Millions of wealthy tourists from nearby Los Angeles might be willing to drive here on their vacations, spending billions of their hard-earned dollars, if only you produced something. But your town has nothing to offer but sand, hot weather, and the world's most unsophisticated gambling laws. Your brilliant plan? Erect a forest of casinos and sell the tourists absolutely nothing.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Cosmic Encounter
In Cosmic Encounter, players must use force, cunning and diplomacy to ensure their victory. Each player is the leader of an alien race. Players take turns trying to establish colonies in other players' planetary systems. The winner(s) are the first player(s) to have five colonies on any planets outside his or her home system. How hard is that? Well, each alien race has one or more super powers that interact in strange ways, and you have to consider your adversaries (and allegiances) very carefully!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm

Star Wars Minis “Attack on Echo Base”
AT-ATs, Snow Speeders and lots of action. Join in on replicating one of the greatest fictional battles ever put to screen. You don’t need to play during the entire time; just stop in when you can. The results of the battle will determine how the Star Wars Role Playing Game “Escape from Hoth” begins. Armies provided.

Moderators
TL

Tim Lavery

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 2

12:00pm

Model Contest People's Choice Award Voting

Every year, The Model Show awards The People's Choice Award. This is where you get to choose your favorite model. The entry with the most votes wins!


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Model Show

12:30pm

The Evilettes!
Go-go dancing space girls!

Artists

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Atrium

12:30pm

WhoFest Costume Contest
How cool is your cosplay? Could you be the poster boy for the Boeshane Peninsula? Does your Tenth come first? Put your costume creation against others. Winners will receive prizes.

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:30pm - 1:55pm
DrWho_Steampunk

12:30pm

Sam Witwer Autographs
Sam Witwer will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 12:30pm - 6:15pm
Autographs

1:00pm

Suzie Plakson Photo Session
Suzie Plakson will be available for photos --  in Klingon makeup! --  in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($25 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Photos

1:00pm

Portfolio Reviews with Norm Breyfogle
Speakers
avatar for Norm Breyfogle

Norm Breyfogle

Illustrator: Batman Beyond and Archies Comics
Norm Breyfogle was born on February 27, 1960 in Iowa City, Iowa. From a very early age, Norm liked to draw. When he was 12 years old, he began taking private lessons from commercial artist Andrew Benson. Around this time, he also won his first award at a town and country art show. The Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper in Houghton, Michigan, profiled Norm in 1976 as “Norm Breyfogle: Near Master Cartoonist at 16.” During his time in... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
ComicFest Conference

1:00pm

Ship Battle Tactics - Top Gun Training
Learn Klingon Battle tactics. Learn Klingon Top Gun Air Combat training. Leave this class knowing how to out manuver your lesser enemy.

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
KlingonFest

1:00pm

Crossplay and Genderbending
What makes you want to make a costume of a particular character? What if your decisions lead you to a character of a different gender or sex? No matter what you identify as, your love of a character may drive you to either twist your own body to fit or change the character’s look to fit yours. Come join our discussion on transforming yourself or the characters to make your dream cosplay!

Moderators
avatar for Erin Card

Erin Card

Designer/Owner, Gath Gwyn Designs

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 2

1:00pm

Getting a Job in Video Games
The Video Game industry is a fast-growing and exciting industry. But those games require people to help create them. Get the inside story on how to break into the video game industry from (insert name) of the Boulder-based Backflip Studios! Come for an informative discussion and learn what it takes to find that dream job, and hear about the upcoming classes soon to be available through the D.E.A.D. Academy!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Olson

Thomas Olson

Lead Artist at Backflip Studios – Computer Games company in Boulder Colorado


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 3

1:00pm

The Quest for Mars
Did you sign up to go to Mars? Know somebody else who did? Know somebody you WISH had signed up to go? Can’t wait to find out whether or not there’s life there? Whatever your interest in Mars, come find out what’s awaiting our first intrepid explorers to travel to the Red Planet. Mars is not just Barsoom any more! It may LOOK like a dry, dusty desert planet, but it’s WAY more than that! StarFest regular, science video producer and astronomer Carolyn Collins Petersen takes us on a trip to Mars, using the latest and greatest info from the spacecraft exploring it. Come early for good seats — and, bring your favorite Mars question to ask!

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Space Science Writer and Producer, Loch Ness Productions
Ms. Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company, specializing in cosmically creative content about astronomy and space science for domed theaters, science centers and Web sites. She is the author of The Spacewriter’s Ramblings (http://www.thespacewriter.com), and is part of the Parsec Award-winning Star Trek: Outpost cast, where she plays the renegade Klingon pirate Jenneth (of the house of K’Den... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 1

1:00pm

Star Trek Enterprise: Cease Fire
Both the Vulcans and the Andorians make a claim to a small planet and military conflict soon erupts. As the fighting goes on, the Vulcans announce they are willing to discuss cease fire terms. However, Imperial Guard officer Shran believes only Captain Archer can be trusted to mediate the situation, which drags the Enterprise crew into the tense situation.

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Video

1:00pm

In Conversation with Kevin J Anderson and John Jackson Miller
David will interview Kevin and John.

Moderators
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David Boop

Author
David Boop is a bestselling Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. His novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, will return to print in 2016 from WordFire Press. David has had over fifty short stories published and two short films produced. While known for Weird Westerns, he’s published across several genres including media tie-ins for The Green Hornet, The Black Bat... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin J. Anderson

Author
Kevin J. Anderson has written 50 national bestsellers and has over 23 millions books in print worldwide in thirty languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers’ Choice Award; in 2012 at San Diego Comic Con he received the Faust Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has written numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels in the Dune universe with Brian Herbert, as well as... Read More →
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John Jackson Miller

Author
Best selling writer of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith. His e-book series has more than a million downloads. Additionally, he is famous as a Comic Book historian.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ComicFest Panel

1:00pm

Carrie Vaughn -- book signing
Speakers
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Carrie Vaughn

Author
Best-selling Colorado Author of the Kitty Norville series.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Horror Extras

1:00pm

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Show

1:00pm

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Show

1:00pm

Modeler University 104 - Weathering and Detailing

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Nothing brings life to your model than a proper paint job. Students will learn the differences and advantages of the types of paint available to the modeler along with masking techniques as well as a discussion on paint booths and other tools.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Model Show

1:00pm

When a Stranger Calls
Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:25pm
Horror Video

1:00pm

Indie Filmmakers' Panel

Our filmmakers, actors, producers, and writers talk all aspects of making indie horror.  With Bizjack Flemco, Zachary Helm, The Mihm Crew,  and others.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Franco

Dave Franco

Director
The seeds of Dave’s love of horror were planted when Dave was a mere nine years old. An avid reader, Dave’s mom decided he was ready for Stephen King’s “Christine,” and the rest is history. Dave has carried this passion into visual storytelling in both the narrative and documentary format, and he has been a participant and competitor in multiple film fests. Dave is a graduate of the University of Colorado at... Read More →
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Ben Martinez

Director
Ben Martinez didn’t have many friends growing up. The cinema was his second home and closest companion. From an early age, Ben showed an interest in filmmaking by using his dad’s VHS camera, his little brother and an army of Ninja Turtle action figures. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he teamed up with fellow filmmakers Dave Franco and Kris Simms to collaborate and do what he loves most -- creating stories for... Read More →
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Kris Simms

Screenwriter
As a screenwriter, Kris’s genre is clearly the thriller and has been influenced by everyone from Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Sterling to Wes Craven and Oren Peli. Kris has a master’s degree in Information Resources, with an emphasis in film research, from the University of Arizona. After finishing up his master’s, Kris started writing screenplays and couldn’t help but write about his mother’s eerie and isolated... Read More →
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Jonathan TIersten

Actor, Musician
To the casual observer taking only a cursory glance at the career of Jonathan Tiersten, one might only know him from his iconic role of Ricky in the legendary horror film “Sleepaway Camp.” While Jonathan “JT” Tiersten completely owned the role of Ricky and relishes it to this day, “Sleepaway Camp” was not a landing zone for his career — it was a launching pad for this true Renaissance man. In addition... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:55pm
Horror Panel

1:00pm

Make a Fantasy Leather Bracer
This will be a hands-on demonstration on how to make a leather bracer. There will be a $15 fee to cover leather and materials, but you will walk away with a leather bracer. You will learn basic leather tooling! Tandy Leather of Sheridan is sponsoring and supplying materials for this panel. Limited to the first 25 participants in the room.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 4

1:00pm

Last Will: Getting Sacked
In Last Will: Getting Sacked, the lawyers have found a hidden clause in your uncle's last will. Spending money faster than all your relatives will not be enough. To inherit your uncle's fortune, you must also lose your job! After all, your uncle's heritage can't go to someone who's employed!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest 3

1:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 1
The once-powerful city of Rhojess clings desperately to existence, reduced to meager ruination as the sea has gradually retreated from its once-busy ports. Marauders beset the crumbling walls, bent upon plundering whatever is left of value. As a final measure, the city has conscripted everyone who can still wield a sword to man the walls, and more dangerously, defend the few remaining wells that lie beyond them, surrounded by weak stockades on the windswept wastelands.

Moderators
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Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 4:30pm
GameFest 2

1:15pm

Tim Russ Q&A
On stage Q&A with Tim Russ (Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager)

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees.

Speakers
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Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Main Events

1:30pm

Stubby Shillelaghs
The Stubbies acoustically perform both original compositions and traditional Celtic songs. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and their love for science fiction and fantasy, the Stubbies write and perform songs about their personal family history, their favorite super heroes, movies, television shows, comic books, and alcohol.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Atrium

1:30pm

Star Trek: Attack Wing
A tactical space combat miniatures game, featuring pre-painted ships from the Star Trek Universe.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine

1:30pm

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

The Marvel Madness Panel

This panel will cover Bob Hall’s years working for Marvel Comics and the many amazing characters he worked on and the many industry professionals he had the opportunity to work with.


Speakers
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Bob Hall

Artistic Director, Flatwater Shakespeare Company


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
ComicFest Panel

2:00pm

Richard Elfman --Forbidden Zone 2
Richard talks about the long awaited sequel to his cult classic film.

Speakers
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RIchard Elfman

Director, Author
Richard grew up in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles (Boyz n the Hood (1991)), was a semi-professional boxer, food and wine critic and successful stage director. He is also a noted Afro-Latin percussionist and the founder of the original Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo.  Richard has directed six feature films and is currently working on a sequel to his popular cult hit Forbidden Zone. Richard's first novel, "The... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Horror Panel

2:00pm

Klingon Language 101
Come learn the Klingon Language. General VamPyr will be teaching the language of the warriors. You will be learning phrases and words that will impress Martok! Learn to count to 10 in Klingon! Learn the Skill of Klingon Cursing. More information can be found on our website http://www.housevampyr.com.

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
KlingonFest

2:00pm

Business Priciples for Geeks
Turning your hobby into a business (hopefully) without going bankrupt.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 2

2:00pm

Captain Controversy
An in-depth discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the captains that navigate through the science fiction/fantasy worlds. If time and interest allows, a debate to determine the best captain of all time will occur.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 3

2:00pm

Star Trek IQ Test
Test your Star Trek IQ to determine whether you are a Star Trek Imbecile or a Star Trek Genius! Star Trek fans of all ages are welcome to take a written exam to determine their Star Trek IQ. Can you score over 160 to be called a Star Trek Genius? The exam will test knowledge of original Star Trek and Next Generation episodes and all Star Trek movies.  Even if you took our test last year, join us again as we will have new test questions. This is your chance to show your knowledge of the Star Trek universe. Each participant takes the test individually – not yelling out the answer or being called on to answer a question. All participants will receive a ribbon showing their Star Trek IQ level and score, and a special trophy (that any Star Trek fan would love) will be awarded for top score. This is a family-friendly activity, but the test is guaranteed to be challenging to any Star Trek fan. This is not a come-and-go panel. Please be punctual since the timed test will begin 5 minutes after the panel starts.

Moderators
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Wootens

Star Trek IQ Test moderators, Doctor Who IQ Test moderators

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 1

2:00pm

Star Trek Next Generation: Reunion
Picard is asked to choose between two candidates to succeed the current Chancellor of the Klingon High Council as the new ruler of the Empire. Worf is disturbed by unexpected news when he is paid a visit by his former lover.

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Video

2:00pm

Defense Against the Dark Arts
Learn some new methods in how to protect yourself and others from the menacing Dark Arts.

Speakers
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Clark Dowling

Headmaster, Avistrum Academy


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avistrum

2:00pm

Game Designers Feedback Hour
This session is designed to help answer questions that new designers might have about game design, and how to submit their games to publishers. Sean Brown, President of Mr. B. Games, will talk about his experiences in self publishing, his successes in the industry and then help you problem solve your own publishing hurdles.

Moderators
SB

Sean Brown

President, Mr. B Games
Sean Brown has been in the game industry for almost 10 years. He is the President of Mr. B. Games and is a designer/developer and co-designer of dozens of published games.

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest 1

2:00pm

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Model Show

2:00pm

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Model Show

2:00pm

Modeler University 105 - Bases

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Whether using the kit’s original base, a custom base or a diorama, students will learn how to make their model stand out from the rest.


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Model Show

2:00pm

Red Dragon Inn
In Red Dragon Inn, you and your friends are a party of heroic, fantasy adventurers. You've raided the dungeon, killed the monsters, and taken their treasure. Now you're back, and what better way to celebrate your most recent victory than to spend an evening at the Red Dragon Inn. You and your adventuring companions will spend the night drinking, gambling, and roughhousing. The last person who is both sober enough to remain conscious and shrewd enough to hold onto his Gold Coins wins the game.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mezzanine

2:00pm

Suzie Plakson Autographs
Suzie Plakson will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Autographs

2:15pm

Trailer Park - Movie Previews and commentary
Join our own movie expert Phil Watson with help from Kevin Atkins as they give you a taste of the movies coming out this summer. Lots of behind the scenes info and possible spoilers to get you excited about what Hollywood has in store for you.

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees. 

Speakers
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Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Staff
PW

Philip Watson

Special Events

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Main Events

2:15pm

Build Your Own Doctor Who Artifact
What would you do if you had your own Sonic Screwdriver? Now’s the time for you and your child to find out. Bring your kids to reconstruct your own “non-lethal weapon of choice” bonding event with the next generation of Whovians. Unattended children will be deleted.

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:15pm - 4:15pm
DrWho_Steampunk

2:15pm

Amanda Tapping Autographs
Amanda Tapping will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($50 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:15pm - 5:00pm
Autographs

2:30pm

Intergalactic Bellydancing
Whether Doctorin’ the Tardis or shakin’ it Star Wars Cantina style, Les Femmes and friends are sure to entertain with Middle Eastern moves, unpredictable tunes and a cheeky sense of humor.

Artists

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Atrium

2:30pm

Amityville Horror
Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:25pm
Horror Video

2:30pm

Nichelle Nichols Autographs
Nichelle Nichols will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 5:45pm
Autographs

3:00pm

Trona Pinnacles Today: Secret “Lost in Space” Location Shooting Sites Revealed
William Hedges, noted expert on the “Lost in Space” television series, will give a fascinating presentation on the facts behind secret exterior shooting locations used on “Lost in Space.” The original studio sets of the series were struck forty-six years ago, but the exterior filming sites still look just like they did back then, and you can visit them today. A trip to California’s Trona Pinnacles and Red Rock Canyon will take you to the fictional planet Priplanus where giant Cyclops roamed, spaceships crash landed, rocketbelts flew and the chariot crossed the barren desert. Find out how these shots match up with what is there today and where to find the specific locations.

Speakers
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William Hedges

I have always enjoyed science fiction books and TV, having grown up with up with Heinlein, Lost in Space and Star Trek. Watching those TV shows got me interested in how they were made, and since then I've been an amateur filmmaker and replica prop builder. Once, as a 5 year old kid growing up on a Nebraska farm, Dad took me out to watch Sputnik first fly over, and I became interested in the real space program and astronomy, and I now... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 1

3:00pm

Alternate History in Fantasy and Science Fiction
A look at the special appeal of changing up history and the behind-the-scenes strategies authors use to make it work. Hosted by Tonya De Marco and featuring Travis Heermann, Vivian Caethe, Guy Anthony De Marco, Lou Berger, Mark Stone and Jacob Spriggs.

Moderators
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Tonya De Marco

Tonya L De Marco is an author, costume designer, and cosplayer living at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling and attends several conventions per year. | When she is not writing or sewing, Tonya passes the time watching the squirrels she feeds from her porch. | Tonya is a member of HWA | Find her here: | https://www.amazon.com/author/tonyaldemarco | http://guyandtonya.com/

Speakers
avatar for Lou J Berger

Lou J Berger

Author, Lou J Berger, Author
Lou J Berger resides in Denver, Colorado with three kids, two Sheltie dogs and a kink-tailed cat. | | He's published several short stories and is an active member of SFWA (www.sfwa.org). | | He worries about the kink-tailed cat's intentions.
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Travis Heermann

Author
Author of the Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury. Role-playing writer for Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
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Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
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Kal Spriggs

Author
Kal is a professional author of science fiction and fantasy. He has already begun publishing three science fiction series: The Shadow Space Chronicles and The Renegades. The Shadow Space Chronicles is military science fiction and space opera and follows a small faction of humanity as they attempt to stave off multiple threats and to prevent the extinction of the human race. The Renegades is a novella series that follows a crew of misfits... Read More →
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Mark Stone

Author
Author of the award-winning BSI series. ForWord nominated and Publisher’s Weekly Starred Reviewwriter.


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 4

3:00pm

Want to Be a Video Game Artist?
Join Backflip Studios artist(s) as they discuss what it takes to become an artist in the exciting world of video games! And find out about upcoming classes being offered through the D.E.A.D. Academy that can help you get there! Bring your questions.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Olson

Thomas Olson

Lead Artist at Backflip Studios – Computer Games company in Boulder Colorado


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 3

3:00pm

Whedonverse
Buffy, Firefly, Avengers, Serenity, Agents of Shield, and so many more. Celebrate the many worlds of Joss Whedon with a lively audience interactive panel. We’ll be debating our favorites and discussing the future. “Joss is Boss!”

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 2

3:00pm

Dr Who: End of Time Part 1
The Ood warn of a danger that spreads across the whole of the universe. On Christmas Eve, the Master is reborn.

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Video

3:00pm

Stephen Graham Jones -- book signing
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones

Author
This Bram Stoker Award Finalist is the author of over 20 novels, Most recently, The Gospel of Z and The Least of My Scars.


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Horror Extras

3:00pm

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Model Show

3:00pm

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Model Show

3:00pm

Klingon Warrior's Tournament
Come test your physical and mental combat skills in the Klingon Warriors’ Tournament. All skill levels invited to participate in one or all of the three events: Curse Warfare (if time permits), Mek’leth Combat, and Bat’leth Combat. Win or lose, everyone always has a good time. Brought to you by House VamPyr.

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:55pm
Atrium

3:00pm

Citadels
In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Moderators
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Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine

3:00pm

Power Grid w/ new maps
The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities. However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

3:00pm

“Face Off” Style Make-Up Challenge – Anything Goes!

This years challenge, Scare Us!  Anything Goes!  Come face off against fellow make-up artists for a fabulous grand prize provided by those awesome folks at Reinke Bros.  You will have 2 hours to complete your vengeful spirit make-up.  Models will be provided for each contestant.  You will need to bring all your own supplies and something to drape your model with.  No pre-made masks allowed although we will allow premade appliances to be used.  Pre-made appliances may not cover more than half the face. 

Models -- we need you as well!  If you are available for 2 hours you can become a model for one of our artists.

Sign up to participate in the make-up challenge or be a model in the Horror Extras room.


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:00pm - 5:55pm
Horror Panel

3:15pm

Tim Russ Autographs
Tim Russ will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Autographs

3:30pm

9th Annual Starfest Quidditch Finals and Championship Match
The finalists shall compete to see who takes home the Medallion and the title of Starfest Quidditch Champion 2014! Not playing in the Tournament? Come and cheer on the players in this fun and lively event!

AFTER THE QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT: The Doors to Avistrum Close for the Evening
Have a fun and safe night! We'll see you in the morning.

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Avistrum

3:30pm

X-Wing Fighter Miniatures Game
X-Wing is game in which players take control of powerful X-Wings and nimble Tie Fighters in fast-paced space combat. Quick-start rules will be taught.

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Mezzanine

3:45pm

Giancarlo Esposito Q&A
Join Giancarlo Esposito (Tom Neville of Revolution and Gus Fring of Breaking Bad) for a 45 minute Q&A session.

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees.  

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Main Events

4:00pm

The Big Bang Theory: The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition
Penny feels threatened when another sexy woman moves into the apartment building and angered when she senses the guys are being taken advantage of

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:25pm
SF Video

4:00pm

My Time Under the (Batman) Cape
This panel will cover Norm Breyfogle’s time on the Batman titles during his over 6 year adventure working for DC Comics.

Speakers
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Norm Breyfogle

Illustrator: Batman Beyond and Archies Comics
Norm Breyfogle was born on February 27, 1960 in Iowa City, Iowa. From a very early age, Norm liked to draw. When he was 12 years old, he began taking private lessons from commercial artist Andrew Benson. Around this time, he also won his first award at a town and country art show. The Daily Mining Gazette, a newspaper in Houghton, Michigan, profiled Norm in 1976 as “Norm Breyfogle: Near Master Cartoonist at 16.” During his time in... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
ComicFest Panel

4:00pm

The Dayton and Kevin Show
Join writer guys Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore for a relaxed and fun discussion—yes, audience participation is welcomed—about sci-fi and pop culture in general. Topics likely will include their latest projects, including their work on the brand-spankin’ newStar Trek: Seekers novel series coming this summer from Pocket Books. Kevin might even spill the beans on various genre-related happenings from within the walls of Hallmark Cards. In and around all of that, you’ll be able to pump them for information about the latest happenings in Star Trek publishing at Pocket. Don’t miss what happens when Dayton and Kevin get an unsupervised panel room for an entire hour—and next year, when someone asks why they’re not sitting in Authors’ Alley anymore, you’ll know WHY!

Speakers
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Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore began his geek life pretty young but first got noticed for it in 1998 when he began an eight-year run as a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, the publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. He first teamed with writing partner Dayton Ward for the novella Interphase in the Star Trek: S.C.E. series in 2001. Since then, the pair has put more than 1 million words into print together, their most... Read More →
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Dayton Ward

Freelance word-pusher
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series. | | His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for magazines such as Kansas City... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 4

4:00pm

Thrice More into the Breach
You finished your novel/short story and/or screenplay. Think you’re done? Think again! Now it’s time to edit your own work. The whys, hows and what-to-look-fors can be as varied as the writing itself. Join this group of pros as they discuss their way of tackling the revision beast. Betsy Dornbusch, Christie Golden, Travis Heerman, Tonya DeMarco and Peter Wacks.

Moderators
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David Boop

Author
David Boop is a bestselling Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. His novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, will return to print in 2016 from WordFire Press. David has had over fifty short stories published and two short films produced. While known for Weird Westerns, he’s published across several genres including media tie-ins for The Green Hornet, The Black Bat... Read More →

Speakers
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Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017
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Christie Golden

Author
Award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden has written forty-five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror.  Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels, a dozen for gaming giant Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels, and three books in the nine-books Star Wars series, Fate of the Jedi, which she co-wrote with Troy Denning... Read More →
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Travis Heermann

Author
Author of the Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury. Role-playing writer for Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
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Tonya De Marco

Tonya L De Marco is an author, costume designer, and cosplayer living at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling and attends several conventions per year. | When she is not writing or sewing, Tonya passes the time watching the squirrels she feeds from her porch. | Tonya is a member of HWA | Find her here: | https://www.amazon.com/author/tonyaldemarco | http://guyandtonya.com/
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Peter Wacks

Author
Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed—and written story-lines for—games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig at Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

Wonderflex and Worbla Made Easy
Ironman, Halo, Deadspace, Doctor Who and Mass Effect – can you do it? YES! Do you want to add dimension to your costume or make armor that has people trying to figure out if it’s real metal? We’ll talk about two favorite materials for creating futuristic and fantastical armor and share tips and techniques for getting started. Creating epic armor isn’t as scary as it seems. This one you won’t want to miss!

Moderators
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Erin Card

Designer/Owner, Gath Gwyn Designs

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 1

4:00pm

Songs from the Wasteland
Pitchforks and Hammer Handles is a folk-rock band that has ventured forth from their Vault to perform a selection of songs from the old world, as well as a few drawn from popular vids. Their style and selection is inspired by life in the wasteland.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 3

4:00pm

Descent
During each game, the heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Mezzanine

4:00pm

Firefly the Boardgame
Players captain their own Firefly-class transport ship, traveling the 'Verse with a handpicked crew of fighters, mechanics and other travelers. As a captain desperate for work, players are compelled to take on any job — so long as it pays. Double-dealing employers, heavy-handed Alliance patrols, and marauding Reavers are all in a day's work for a ship's captain at the edge of the 'Verse.

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

4:30pm

The Big Bang Theory: The Electric Can Opener Fluctuation
Discovering that Leonard, Raj, and Howard fudged the results of his Arctic research expedition, a disgraced Sheldon heads home to Texas.

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:30pm - 4:55pm
SF Video

4:30pm

Night of the Demons
Saturday May 3, 2014 4:30pm - 5:55pm
Horror Video

4:30pm

Doctor Who Trivia
How well do you know the universes greatest Time Traveler? Test your knowledge, and your companions, against other whovians for a Team vs. Team and let the scores decide. Prizes for the winning teams. No more than six per team, bring your friends or team up with new ones. Please no cell phones. Winning teams will receive prizes.

Saturday May 3, 2014 4:30pm - 6:25pm
DrWho_Steampunk

4:45pm

Not Literally Live Multi-Media Vocal Performance
Live stage performance by Not Literally members Ginny DiGuiseppi and Dana Ritterbusch. This multi-media presentation combines their incredibly talented live vocal skills with choreography and video. Many of the songs parody of fanish TV shows and movies - or the girls themselves. Last year's performance was so good, we asked them to come back for performances on both Saturday and Sunday this year! Get your hands ready, because you'll be using them to clap for this dynamic duo.


*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees.

Artists
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Not Literally

Not Literally Productions was founded when Ginny DiGuiseppi and Dana Ritterbusch, already friends, met video producer and special effects artist Erik Tande. The three teamed up in 2011 to produce their first Harry Potter parody music video, “We R Slytherins.” It was so well-received that they decided to produce parody music videos for all four Hogwarts houses. They quickly expanded their production to include a vlog-style comedy... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Main Events

4:45pm

Giancarlo Esposito Autographs
Giancarlo Esposito will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Autographs

5:00pm

Dancing with Weapons
Integrating weapons and dance – basic oriental dance moves with weapons. Detailing a form of ancient art of Mok’bara.

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
KlingonFest

5:00pm

Building My First Lightsaber: From Fanboy to Bestselling Author

Kevin J. Anderson, bestselling “Star Wars,” “Dune,” and “X-Files” author tells the inspiring story of growing up as a fan of science fiction and fantasy. Like so many, all he wanted was to be a writer -- and he did it. Join the journey of Kevin building his first lightsaber, and be inspired to build your own first lightsaber!


Speakers
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Kevin J. Anderson

Author
Kevin J. Anderson has written 50 national bestsellers and has over 23 millions books in print worldwide in thirty languages. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers’ Choice Award; in 2012 at San Diego Comic Con he received the Faust Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has written numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed novels in the Dune universe with Brian Herbert, as well as... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 1

5:00pm

Star Trek vs Star Wars
This panel will discuss the greatest ongoing sci-fi debate: which one is better, Star Trek or Star Wars? The presentation will contrast and compare the two sci-fi adventures in various ways, including who had the bettter special effects, space gadgets, storyline, characters, and music. Which made the most money? Which affected us more socially and culturally? Which was more realistic? In the end, the audience’s final vote about which is the best will speak for itself.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 3

5:00pm

Marc Gunn - Sci Fi Drinking Songs
The Celtfather will make you smile, breathe deep and laugh with fun Celtic music inspired by Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, The Hobbit and a gaggle of cats. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.

Artists
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Marc Gunn

Musician
Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. Gunn was there at the beginning of the 90s... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 2

5:00pm

Castle: The Final Frontier
Drama, celebrities with big egos and diehard fans dressed in costume are all part of Castle and Beckett's investigation when a body is found at a sci-fi convention

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Video

5:00pm

The Pros & Cons of Writing for RPGs
What's it like to play in someone else's sandbox? How do you take a game world and derive everything from sourcebooks to adventure modules to tie-in fiction? And what are the challenges/strategies of breaking into this industry?

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest 1

5:00pm

501st Garrison Photo
Watch as we try to line up Stormtroopers for their annual photo.

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Atrium

5:00pm

Redneck Life
Do you say Redneck like it's a bad thing? Journey through Blue Collar Americana by going into debt to purchase a vehicle, get married, divorced, re-married, purchase a home, and raise a passel of young'ens. Through accidents and brawls, players lose teeth during the game. Buy some back if you can... as the player with the most teeth remaining at the end of the game wins!

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Mezzanine

5:00pm

Light Up Your Costumes
Get hands-on in this wearable electronics make-and-take! SparkFun Electronics will provide the materials for you to sew together a flexible, wire-free, solderless circuit. While we’re at it, learn about the many ways you can use wearable electronics in your crafts and cosplay!

Moderators
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Dia Campbell

TechStylist, Sparkfun Electronics
Dia works for Sparkfun Electronics, where she specializes in wearable and sewable electronics, and co-hosts a web series called 'ElectriCute', demonstrating and explaining wearable electronics for crafts and costumes. | | Website: http://www.sparkfun.com | Email: dia@sparkfun.com | Twitter: @sparkfun | FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/SparkFun

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
SF Panel 4

5:00pm

Firefly RPG 2nd Edition
Do a job, get paid, and keep flying. Take part in the adventures of Serenity as you fly across the stars looking for work while dodging the alliance and reavers.

Moderators
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Nick Snyder

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 2

5:30pm

Amanda Tapping Q&A
Join Amanda Tapping (Colonal Samantha Carter of Stargate) for a 45 minute Q&A session.

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees.  

Speakers
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Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Main Events

5:30pm

RuneWars
An epic board game of conquest, adventure, and fantasy empires for two to four players. Runewars pits players against each other in a strategic game of battles and area control, where they must gather resources, raise armies, and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.

Moderators
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Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Writing on the Dark Side

What makes writing horror and dark fantasy different from other stories?  Where does the inspiration come from?  With Guy Anthony De Marco, Stephen Graham Jones, Jeanne Stein, Mark Stone, Peter J. Wacks, Sam Knight, Carrie Vaughn and Travis Heermann.


Speakers
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Travis Heermann

Author
Author of the Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury. Role-playing writer for Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
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Stephen Graham Jones

Author
This Bram Stoker Award Finalist is the author of over 20 novels, Most recently, The Gospel of Z and The Least of My Scars.
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Sam Knight

Author
While doing research for a Western story, Sam Knight wasn’t too surprised to find out that, once upon a time, half of his family had been on the wrong side of the law. It stands to reason that when your great-great-grandfather was a marshal, someone in the family had to be a horse thief. He was, however, surprised to find the family name had originally been McKnight and that the thieves had taken the ‘Mc’ part of the name with... Read More →
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Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
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Jeanne Stein

Author
Author of the award winning Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles
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Mark Stone

Author
Author of the award-winning BSI series. ForWord nominated and Publisher’s Weekly Starred Reviewwriter.
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Carrie Vaughn

Author
Best-selling Colorado Author of the Kitty Norville series.
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Peter Wacks

Author
Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed—and written story-lines for—games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig at Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
Horror Panel

6:00pm

Diplomacy 101: Dealing with Alien Species and Cultures or Do You Really Need a Protocol Droid to Speak Bocce?
In this class we will look at the amazing range of sentient beings in the galaxy – from Jawas to Genosians, from Bothans to Rodians. We will examine what makes each species unique and we will experience such exciting cultural festivities as the Ewok Celebration Song and Wookiee Life Day.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 1

6:00pm

Chuck: Chuck vs the Sandworm
In this Halloween episode Chuck meets a Federal agent just like him: A computer whiz whose brain is important to national security. However, Chuck soon has a personal dilemma arise when he has to decide whether or not to turn the man over to Sarah and Casey or to help him escape his handlers

Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Video

6:00pm

The Power of Podcasts
Geekstreetsociety radio is an online radio station, and we want to express the importance of podcasts on the geek culture.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SF Panel 3

6:00pm

6:00pm

All-House VamPyr Meeting
Be there to receive your awards. If you want to join our house or find a ship to belong to, this is your chance.

Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:55pm
KlingonFest

6:00pm

Copycat
You are a politician who tries to gather enough money and influence to become the next president. Of course, you depend on the work of others to get the needed influence. The workers go to the different offices in the government building to buy new cards for you, get influence or to carry out other actions. Each round there is one more space in which you can choose to place your workers. The game ends when all of the Doctoral degrees are bought or when one player has 95 VPs or more.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest 3

6:00pm

High Noon Saloon
In the action-packed game High Noon Saloon, you are a combatant in an all-out brawl fought in an Old West Saloon. Shoot it out from a distance or get in close and beat on your opponents directly. Move between different parts of the saloon to get the upper hand. Whatever you do, make sure to keep your guard up – if you're not careful, you'll get beaten to a bloody pulp, shot full of holes, or both! The last one standin' wins, and there ain't no prize for second.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mezzanine

6:00pm

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
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Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 9:30pm
GameFest 2

6:30pm

Blink
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:30pm - 7:25pm
DrWho_Steampunk

7:00pm

Mark Putt Sci-Fi Explosion w/Tim Russ
If we had them, we'd tell you to fasten your seatbelts for a first-time experience in the StarFest Main Events Room you'll really want to be a part of.

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees. 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →

Artists
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Mark Putt

Denver's hottest new entertainment, from local singer/songwriter Mark Putt. | The Mark Putt Explosion wows crowds with a themed multi-media show that includes live music, video, costumes, comedy and art.


Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Events

7:00pm

The Appeal of Horror – Why do we like to be scared?
A discussion on why we like to be scared. Panelists: Guy Anthony De Marco, Mark Stone, Sam Knight, Quincy J Allen, and Stephen Graham Jones

Speakers
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Quincy J Allen

Author
Quincy J. Allen has been published in multiple anthologies, online and print magazines, as well as in one omnibus. His steampunk version of Steampelstiltskin is under contract with Fairy Punk Studios, and he’s written for the Internet radio show RadioSteam. His novel Chemical Burn—a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Writers Association Colorado Gold Writing Contest—was first published in June 2012, and has been picked up by Kevin... Read More →
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Stephen Graham Jones

Author
This Bram Stoker Award Finalist is the author of over 20 novels, Most recently, The Gospel of Z and The Least of My Scars.
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Sam Knight

Author
While doing research for a Western story, Sam Knight wasn’t too surprised to find out that, once upon a time, half of his family had been on the wrong side of the law. It stands to reason that when your great-great-grandfather was a marshal, someone in the family had to be a horse thief. He was, however, surprised to find the family name had originally been McKnight and that the thieves had taken the ‘Mc’ part of the name with... Read More →
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Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
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Mark Stone

Author
Author of the award-winning BSI series. ForWord nominated and Publisher’s Weekly Starred Reviewwriter.


Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Horror Panel

7:00pm

Stargate Atlantis: Lost Boys
The team is captured by Lt. Ford, who is now leading a renegade band that is taking the Wraith enzyme. He tries to get Sheppard and the team to help him take out a Wraith hive ship

Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Video

7:00pm

Bloodsuckers
The once quiet small town of Blackwood has become a battleground. A coven of vampires has crept in under the cover of darkness to drain the very life from its helpless citizens. As powerful as these creatures of legend are, they do not prowl the streets unchallenged. A team of skilled vampire hunters with an arsenal of modern weapons has tracked these bloodsuckers down and the battle for the soul of Blackwood is about to begin.

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Mezzanine

7:30pm

7:30pm

Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer
Saturday May 3, 2014 7:30pm - 8:55pm
SF Panel 1

7:30pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When She was Bad
Buffy returns from summer vacation with a "major attitude" and recurring nightmares involving the Master, even as the Anointed One and his followers plot their revenge.

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 8:55pm
SF Video

8:00pm

Cinque Terre
In Cinque Terre, a game of strategy, players compete to sell the most valuable produce in the five villages. Players act as farmers and operate a cart in which they will harvest produce and deliver them to the five villages to sell. Additionally, players will compete for Produce Order cards, which reward Lira points for selling desirable produce in specific villages. Players track sold produce in each village using their Fulfillment Cards. The winner is the player who gains the most Lire by selling valuable produce, gaining popularity in the villages, and fulfilling Produce Orders.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 3

8:00pm

Video Games and Game Development
Join us for a discussion of game development and video games.

Speakers

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest 1

8:00pm

What “They” Don’t Want You to Know

Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society Presents:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a mystical healer? How about a famous psychic or someone communicating with the Dead with special tools?  Bryan & Baxter will share their experiences to see how easy it is to make people believe you have these magical talents. They will also look into some of the more controversial claims that they have examined and discovered to be less than real.


Moderators
avatar for Bryan and Baxter

Bryan and Baxter

Paranormal Unapologists
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and debunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name. They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble.

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:55pm
Horror Panel

8:00pm

Coney Island
There's still much left to do in order to become the world's largest and most diverse amusement park! Your family (one of four) has a small, but steady income that should suffice to hire a few showmen to bring life to the oh-so-empty park site. As you earn more, you can afford a favor or two: the police officer is kinder to you, you can hire a migrant worker to do extra work, and you can even finagle the attention of a promoter or a journalist!

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

X-Wing Fighter Miniatures Game
X-Wing is game in which players take control of powerful X-Wings and nimble Tie Fighters in fast-paced space combat. Quick-start rules will be taught.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dawkins

Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:00pm

StarFest Costume Contest
Our Costume Contest takes place on Saturday night in the Main Events room. Prizes are awarded in several categories. If you are interested in participating, sign up at Costume Contest Registration on Friday and Saturday. It’s a lot of fun and exciting, too! Imagine appearing on the same stage as our Hollywood Stars

*This is a Reserved Seating Event. Anyone wishing to use their reserved seat must be in their chair 5 minutes prior to this event. After that time, unclaimed reserved seats will be open to General Admission attendees. 

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Events

8:00pm

Stargazing & Telescope Viewing
Come see the stars and planets! Weather cooperating, Friday and Saturday evening from 8:PM – 11:PM the Denver Astronomical Society will be offering the chance to look through our telescopes. Here’s your chance to see the cloud bands of Jupiter and its moons, the Orion Nebula, Mars, and other objects of interest in the night sky. Location for setup of the telescopes will likely be outside near the conference registration entrance. This is a free event. Stop by the Denver Astronomical Society table in the Atrium for more details.

Moderators
avatar for Sorin

Sorin

Amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer
Board trustee of the Denver Astronomical Society. Sharing a passion for space science and the wonders of the Cosmos.

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott Lobby 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

8:00pm

Star Wars RPG *CANCELED*
*CANCELED*
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but rumor has it that not everyone is happy with the empire. Change is coming. Looking for a few brave souls!

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 1

8:00pm

Star Wars RPG “Escape From Echo Base”
The battle has been decided. Now it’s time to survive.

Moderators
TL

Tim Lavery

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
GameFest 2

8:00pm

After Hours Modeling with the CoMMiES

Do you have what it takes to hang with the CoMMiES? Bring a kit, bring your tools, and sniff glue with the most unique chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society.

Work on a kit. Ask about techniques. Share stories. And, above all, poke your friends verbally! 


Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
Model Show

8:30pm

Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot is a rummy-style game of insults.

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

8:30pm

Fishing for Terrorists
In this twisted take on Go Fish, you fight against terrorism as the heroic head of a government agency. You must utilize cunning, connections, wire taps and covert ops to hunt down and capture the likes of the Cultists of Invincible Anarchy, the Gun Toting Maniacs and the Militant Satanic Gamers. Don't worry though, you're not alone. Your “friends” are heads of their own agencies, and they're also trying to capture terrorists. Of course, whoever captures the most terrorists will get a Presidential commendation, a significant budget increase and win the game!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

The Big Bang Theory:The Wheaton Occurrence
Sheldon gets to square off on the bowling alley against nemesis Wil Wheaton. Meanwhile, Leonard's miffed when Penny doesn't respond the way he hoped after saying, "I love you."

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00pm - 9:25pm
SF Video

9:00pm

9:00pm

Renaissance Man
In Renaissance Man, each player is an example of the title character – skilled as a scholar, a merchant, a knight, and a baker – and throughout the game will hire, recruit and train others with the goal of producing a Master of one of these four areas of study. Each round consists of players creating actions by combining a worker in play with a card from hand

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mezzanine

9:00pm

9:00pm

Federation Ball
The Federation Ball is back in the Atrium this year. The Ball starts at 9 pm Saturday, so be ready! It doesn’t matter if you’re in costume or not, it’s always fun. Every member of the Federation needs to have a place to party!! Come join Feddies, Klingons, Vulcans and more (including the occasional celebrity) at the Ball! Door prizes awarded; must be present to win! Enter the dance contest for a chance to win some cool prizes. The audience gets to help with the judging! Cost is only $3.00 per person. Music is provided by professional DJ company ACES, and the Ball is sponsored by the USS Pioneer and O.m.e.g.a.

Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
Atrium

9:30pm

The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Capacitance

A visit for Leonard's mother ends up bringing him and Penny closer.


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30pm - 9:55pm
SF Video

9:30pm

Zombie Cinema
Description forthcoming

Moderators
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
GameFest 2

10:00pm

Stargate SG-1: 1969
SG-1 departs on a mission only to find themselves in the missile silo where SGC Command was built upon, 30 years ago. Due to solar flare emissions warping the Stargate wormhole, they've traveled back in time. Captured by the U.S. military and unable to tell them anything without altering their own history, they must escape with the help of their commander, General Hammond (now only a Lieutenant, and 30 years younger), and somehow gain access to a Stargate and reverse the procedure so they can return to their own time.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - 10:55pm
SF Video

10:00pm

Q&A with the Filmmakers, Cast and Crew -- Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer
Discussion of Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
SF Panel 1

10:00pm

Paranormal Mysteries

The Movie Presented by Bryan and Baxter and the cast and crew of the film.


Moderators
avatar for Bryan and Baxter

Bryan and Baxter

Paranormal Unapologists
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and debunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name. They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble.

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Horror Panel

10:00pm

Dr Horrible Sing-along
Moderators
avatar for Erin Card

Erin Card

Designer/Owner, Gath Gwyn Designs

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00am
Main Events

10:00pm

Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow
A game that takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk, or special character. A Moderator controls the flow of the game. The game alternates between night (when the werewolves vote on a villager to kill) and day (where the villagers vote to lynch someone they think is a werewolf) phases. Werewolf can accommodate almost any large group of players.

Moderators
SB

Sarah Berryman

Petries Family Games

Saturday May 3, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 1:30am
Mezzanine

10:15pm

11:00pm

Star Trek: Mirror Mirror
Kirk and three of his officers are accidentally transported into a parallel "mirror" universe where violence, greed, and evil are commonplace

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00pm - 11:55pm
SF Video

11:00pm

Modern Vampires - Directed by Richard Elfman
Saturday May 3, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday May 4, 2014 12:30am
Horror Video
 
Sunday, May 4
 

8:00am

Women of Westeros
Women of Westeros and Girls of Game of Thrones Sugar, spice and everything nice? That’s certainly NOT what the little girls of George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones series are made of! Clever, crafty and courageous, these witty and winsome women are raised in a culture to bear children as the men in their lives use them as pawns in the Game of Thrones. But these ladies seldom sit serenely and tend to tenaciously tackle the same conflicts and issues just as deftly as their male counterparts. Come join us and debate how the ladies in HBO’s Game of Thrones series gain, wield and use power. (SPOILER ALERT: We will be discussing the current events happening in the Game of Thrones episodes that have aired on HBO by May 2-4 2014.)

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 1

8:00am

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star.

Sunday May 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:55am
SF Video

8:30am

Star Wars Lightsaber Pinata Training
For kids 10 and under to hone their Jedi Skills! You’re blindfolded, with a light saber, trying to smash the floating piñata… (You remember that scene!)

Be the Jedi you were meant to be!

Moderators
DD

Daniel Donnelly

Platinum Members

Sunday May 4, 2014 8:30am - 9:25am
Atrium

8:45am

Introduction to Ray Harryhausen

This year, May 7th marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Ray Harryhausen. For the majority of today’s filmgoers, this isn’t a significant event.

For many others, like myself who grew up in the era before science fiction and fantasy movies were multi-million dollar productions requiring entire armies of effects artists, it’s a time for sadness and reflection.

Even if you don't know who Ray Harryhausen was, you've probably seen his work. The master animator is best known for breathing life into giant, writhing serpents, sword-wielding skeletons, and marauding dinosaurs in such fantasy adventure and monster movies as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and Clash of the Titans (1981). Harryhausen was an innovator, and in many ways the father of the modern special effects craft and industry.

Harryhausen's trademark action sequences featuring animated model figurines always pictured interacting with, or more often, fighting with human foes, or crushing them, or biting them in half or flying away with them might seem clunky and old-fashioned when measured by today's standards. But in their day, the effects Ray pioneered were cutting-edge. He painstakingly filmed his "creatures" frame by frame. The process was exhausting: The 4 minute, 37-second skeleton and human fight sequence from Jason and the Argonauts reportedly took four and a half months to photograph and he had to readjust and film around 184,800 movements of the puppets.

Then, using his patented "Dynamation" technique, those skeletons and serpents could interact on screen with actors in a remarkable realistic way. The Dynamation process combined foreground and background footage by photographing miniatures in front of a rear-projection screen. Sometimes, he shot sequences through a partially-masked glass pane. Live footage would later be superimposed on the masked portion of the frame, and voila, the creature or creatures seemed to exist in the midst of "real" human-scaled action, or even appear to move in front of and behind "live" elements. Ray also carefully controlled lighting and color balance to make sure the image quality of his animated sequences matched the quality of the live action. His effects were more convincing than the standard use of optical printing and mattes. This was before green screen, folks.

Perhaps because of his hermetic production style and the fact that he produced half of his films outside of Hollywood (living in London since 1960), reducing his day-to-day interaction with other more traditional, but still influential Hollywood effects artists, none of Harryhausen's films were nominated for a special effects Oscar. Harryhausen himself says the reason was that he worked in Europe.

 During the 1980s and early 1990s, those of Harryhausen's growing legion of fans who had graduated into the professional film industry, started lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to acknowledge Harryhausen's contribution to the film industry and he was finally awarded a Gordon E. Sawyer Award for "technological contributions [which] have brought credit to the industry" in 1992, with actor Tom Hanks as the Master of Ceremonies and long time friend Bradbury, presenting the Oscar. After the presentation to Harryhausen, actor Tom Hanks told the audience, "Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane...I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made!"



Moderators
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 8:45am - 9:00am
Main Events

9:00am

Compare Star Trek Religions with Earth Religions
The USS Silverthorne presents a discussion comparing the Star Trek universe’s religions with actual Earth faiths. For example, the Klingon religion is very akin to Catholicism. These will be explored in detail.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 3

9:00am

Starfleet Region 17 Meet and Greet
Come find out what world’s largest Star Trek Fan Club — STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association — is all about. We’ll tell you all about us and what the different chapters are doing, and we’ll invite you to help us recognize some members for all their hard work.

Moderators
avatar for Bran Stimpson

Bran Stimpson

Regional Coordinator, STARFLEET Region 17
Newly elected Regional Coordinator for STARFLEET Region 17. STARFLEET Region 17 covers the states of Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. STARFLEET the International STAR TREK Fan Association Inc is the worlds largest and oldest STAR TREK Fan group.

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 2

9:00am

An Introduction to Steampunk
What the heck is this thing that everyone is talking about, and why is Deadpool wearing goggles? It’s more than just “Jules Verne” and “Wild Wild West.”

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
DrWho_Steampunk

9:00am

Star Wars Trivia I
Come show your strength in the Force with a Star Wars trivia showdown. Questions will cover the Star Wars movies & Expanded Universe of books, comics, games, and other sources. Are you a padawan or a master? Come and find out. Prizes will be provided.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 4

9:00am

Goblins, Inc.
Goblins, Inc. is a corporation dedicated to building unstoppable giant doomsday robots, and it's looking for a new Boss. Do you have what it takes?

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
GameFest 3

9:00am

The Harryhausen Chronicles

On both Saturday and Sunday morning, in Main Events, we’ll screen a very well produced documentary, The Harryhausen Chronicles, narrated by Leonard Nimoy. This gives anyone interested two chances to sit in.

Here’s a review.

This engaging 1997 documentary stands alone as the definitive tribute to stop-motion animator and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, which is why it's been included as a DVD bonus feature on a number of Harryhausen films. Written and directed by Time magazine film critic and historian Richard Schickel (a guarantee of quality and authority), the film is blessed with the participation of Harryhausen himself, comfortable in his role as FX guru and living legend, humorously reflecting on his momentous career while offering a wondrous inspection of the stop-motion models that made him famous. From before his apprenticeship on 1949's Mighty Joe Young to his final masterwork in Clash of the Titans, Harryhausen is honored as an old-school artisan, toiling in solitude to create some of the cinema's most indelible fantasies, one meticulous frame at a time. A compilation of rare film tests and previously unseen footage among the DVD bonus features makes this must-see viewing for Harryhausen devotees of any age.



Moderators
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Events

9:00am

Sam Witwer Autographs
Sam Witwer will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Autographs

9:00am

Android: Netrunner
An asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk future of Android and Infiltration, the game pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of lone runners.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Dawkins

Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Mezzanine

9:00am

US Patent Number 1
U.S, Patent Number 1 is a racing game. Every player is a scientist who has invented time travel, and now everyone is racing to the Patent Office to prove who invented it first. Because you have a time machine, it's not enough to get to the Patent Office fast. You actually have to go back in time, to the day the Patent Office opened!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Conjuring Hoaxes

Our annual coffee and donut panel with Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society.  Bryan & Baxter will examine some famous paranormal hoaxes and see how they were created. They will also show you some hilarious hoaxes that they have created to shed the light on some of the bizarre paranormal claims of the media.


Moderators
avatar for Bryan and Baxter

Bryan and Baxter

Paranormal Unapologists
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and debunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name. They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble.

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:55am
Horror Panel

9:00am

Stormbringer Theater 3000
Returning for a third year, Stormbringer’s nod to MST3K is back again! Two teams will compete for the honor of being the Most Funny Fans by shouting insults and one liners. All while enjoying a spectacularly bad example of Sci Fi.

Moderators
LB

Liam Bootzin

Commander, Battlestar Stormbringer

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 1

9:00am

Alliance LARP
Interested in LARPing, learning about LARPing, or wondering just what those crazy costumed in-character people are doing swinging plumbing supplies at each other? Join us for a discussion.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
GameFest 1

9:00am

Settlers of Catan
Can you be the first to settle the Island of Catan? Trade and build your way to victory. Base Game.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Original Series
Players take on the role of Captain of a salvaged Starship. They will search for new allies such as Kirk, Spock, and other famous Characters, and Explore space to complete Missions and overcome Events.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Mezzanine

9:00am

Dragon Kings RPG “The New Dune Marauders” Part 2
Caravans of enormous trisaur-drawn wagons collect the marauders' plunder and ferry it out of the southern wastelands toward the northern cities. Each one is a traveling city in and of itself, followed by traders and profiteers and the ragged refuse of sacked villages. They are the focal point of wealth and power, where one must either align with those who raid and pillage or side against them in the name of the last lingering hopes of the undefeated.

Moderators
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Timothy B Brown

Game Industry Legend
For the last twenty years, Timothy has been a designer at Game Designers’ Workshop, an editor at Challenge magazine, and the director of product development at TSR, Inc. Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, Lester Smith, and Timothy Brown of GDW designed the new game Traveller: 2300 (1986) as an expansion of the original Traveller role-playing game. Brown went... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

Numenera RPG “The Vortex” Part 2
The heart of the Vortex temple held a secret that none could have imagined. Propelled beyond all you have ever known, can you find a way to survive the heart of the Vortex and find your way back home? 4-6 players, characters provided.

Moderators
JD

JM Defoggi

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 2

9:00am

Giancarlo Esposito Autographs
Giancarlo Esposito will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor, Director and Producer
Giancarlo is currently starring as Tom Neville on the TV series Revolution playing a very complicated individual – to say the least. On Breaking Bad he played Gus Fring the head of a New Mexico-based Meth drug ring and was the show’s primary bad guy. He received critical acclaim for that role and won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:15pm
Autographs

9:00am

Billy Dee Williams Autographs
Billy Dee Williams will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. 

Speakers
avatar for Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Actor, Dancer
William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer known for his work as a leading man in 1970s African-American cinema, in movies including Mahogany andLady Sings the Blues, and for playing the character of LandoCalrissian in the movies Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and The Lego... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 12:45pm
Autographs

9:00am

BattleTech
Miniatures game. A science-fiction tactical wargame in which players maneuver giant fighting robots ("BattleMechs," or "'Mechs") against each other or against vehicles and/or infantry. This is a grand melee (free for all) for beginning to advanced players. We can change the scenario during the game, if requested, or if players want to try something new.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

9:00am

Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games representatives James and Sheila Davis will be in the main game room to show you the latest and the classics from RGG. While some games are scheduled, they can show you most any title from the vast RGG line of games just by dropping by.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
GameFest 3

9:30am

StarFest Talent Show
Do you have a song you need to sing? A skit you need to perform? The Atrium Stage is the place to do it on Sunday morning. Sign up Friday and Saturday at Costume Contest registration (near Convention Information). Walk-ons will be accepted on Sunday If time permits. Please keep performances to under 5 minutes each. Categories are 18+ and under 18.

So warm up those pipes, practice that guitar, or put the finishing touches on your skit!! You could be StarFest’s Most Talented!

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore began his geek life pretty young but first got noticed for it in 1998 when he began an eight-year run as a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, the publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. He first teamed with writing partner Dayton Ward for the novella Interphase in the Star Trek: S.C.E. series in 2001. Since then, the pair has put more than 1 million words into print together, their most... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 9:30am - 10:25am
Atrium

9:45am

Suzie Plakson Photo Session
Suzie Plakson will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($25 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 9:45am - 10:00am
Photos

10:00am

Amanda Tapping Photo Session
Amanda Tapping will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($50 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Photos

10:00am

Artemis
Join us to be part of the bringe of your favorite Klingon Ship.. Artemis is a multi player video game for up to 5 players.. Learn more about Artimes here http://www.artemis.eochu.com/

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
KlingonFest

10:00am

Creating Inclusion
This panel will explore how we can use nerd culture to build inclusive communities. The hotbed of nerd power has the potential to reach a wide audiences and connect people who are actively working in their communities. Sometimes, however, people do not always feel welcome and included and are instead met by gatekeepers who guard over their domains making it difficult to connect in ways that are inspiring and generate change.  Presented by Hush Comics, this panel will touch on the community its member have created as well as show the audience how we all are one happy, nerdy community. 

Moderators
avatar for Jene Conrad

Jene Conrad

Hush Comics
Hush Comics is an up-and-coming idea of Adrian Puryear and Sherif Elkhatib. With the help from our friend John Soweto, we are making Hush Comics a reality. We have spent a majority of our lives in Aurora, Colorado and share a dream of opening up a comic book store here in Denver. | | When we met, we were both closeted nerds. After 6 years together, we have let our nerdy selves bloom into the people we are today. The inspiration behind... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 2

10:00am

Sci Fi Influencing Reality
From cell phones to tablets to NASA working with warp drive and cold fusion. What does the future look like and is Star Trek a reality? Hosted by Tonya De Marco and featuring Travis Heermann, Vivian Caethe, Guy Anthony De Marco, Lou Berger and Mark Stone.

Moderators
avatar for Tonya De Marco

Tonya De Marco

Tonya L De Marco is an author, costume designer, and cosplayer living at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling and attends several conventions per year. | When she is not writing or sewing, Tonya passes the time watching the squirrels she feeds from her porch. | Tonya is a member of HWA | Find her here: | https://www.amazon.com/author/tonyaldemarco | http://guyandtonya.com/

Speakers
avatar for Lou J Berger

Lou J Berger

Author, Lou J Berger, Author
Lou J Berger resides in Denver, Colorado with three kids, two Sheltie dogs and a kink-tailed cat. | | He's published several short stories and is an active member of SFWA (www.sfwa.org). | | He worries about the kink-tailed cat's intentions.
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Vivian Caethe

Author
When not fighting crime, Ms. Caethe also writes and edits. The author of multiple short stories and novellas, her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She lives with her husband in Colorado. Check her latest novel out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/VivianCaethe) and visit her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/viviancaetheauthor)
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Travis Heermann

Author
Author of the Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury. Role-playing writer for Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.
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Guy Anthony De Marco

Author, Evil Brain Trust
Guy will be unable to attend MileHiCon. | | Guy Anthony De Marco is a speculative fiction author; a Graphic Novel Bram Stoker Award® finalist; winner of the HWA Silver Hammer Award; a prolific short story and flash fiction crafter; a novelist; an invisible man with superhero powers; a game writer (Sojourner Tales modules, Interface Zero 2.0 core team, D&D modules); and a coffee addict. One of these is false.  | | A writer... Read More →
avatar for John Jackson Miller

John Jackson Miller

Author
Best selling writer of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith. His e-book series has more than a million downloads. Additionally, he is famous as a Comic Book historian.
avatar for Mark Stone

Mark Stone

Author
Author of the award-winning BSI series. ForWord nominated and Publisher’s Weekly Starred Reviewwriter.


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 4

10:00am

Star Trek Outpost Live! Part 2
Part 2 from yesterday's panel -- hear the minisode that we produced yesterday

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 3

10:00am

Disney's Love Affair with Steampunk
Disney was Steampunk before Steampunk had a name! An examination of Walt’s love of innovation and how that is carrying through to the now.

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
DrWho_Steampunk

10:00am

Firefly: The Message
An old war comrade of Mal's and Zoe's, Tracey, mails his corpse to them. He also leaves a message asking them to deliver his body to his family. Some men claiming to be with the Alliance are on the trail of the body and catch up to them demanding the body. The crew can't find anything on Tracey's corpse, but as they prepare to cut it open, Tracey comes back to life. He explains he is smuggling super-organs in his own body. They flee to the planet with the men in hot pursuit and eventually/supposedly agree to give up Tracey. Tracey gets wind of the plan and makes a break for it with Kaylee as a hostage – they shoot him down and Mal reveals they were going to send the officer off since he's out of his jurisdiction and on a personal mission with no authority. Then Tracey dies and they deliver his body for real this time.

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Video

10:00am

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

Modeler University 101 - Getting Started

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Students will learn how to identify their skill level when selecting a kit and will be introduced to the basic tools needed to build a model.  
We will also expand on doing research on the subject kit and what steps we may need to include in the construction if we decide to light the model or build it flying as opposed to sitting on the ground.Modeler University

 


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Model Show

10:00am

Jason and the Argonauts

This is what Rotten Tomatoes says about Jason and the Argonauts.

Greek mythology is done up brown by the special-effects expertise of Ray Harryhausen in Jason and the Argonauts. Jason (Todd Armstrong), rightful heir to the throne of Thessaly, is spared from death through the intervention of the goddess Hera (Honor Blackman). The other celestial inhabitants of Mount Olympus watch in amusement as Hera surreptitiously aids Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece. Obstacles to this goal include a giant come-to-life statue named Talos, the screeching harpies plaguing blind prophet Phineas (Patrick Troughton), a set of huge clashing rocks, the seven-headed hydra, and an army of skeletons (this bravura climactic sequence assured Harryhausen's place in the hearts of 13-year-old boys of all ages). Supporting characters include Nancy Kovack as a pre-infanticide Medea and Nigel Green as a pacifistic Hercules. Bernard Herrmann's surging musical score was icing on the cake for this greatest of all Ray Harryhausen creations.


Moderators
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Main Events

10:00am

The Doge Ship
In this game players have to manage their five actions per round competing with other players on these available. Players can work on a part of the Doge Ship to gain VP, on Gondolas to make money, or on Barriers to protect Venice from High Water effects and save their shipyard. Manage money is fundamental as all materials costs something. The game ends when the Doge Ship is complete.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 3

10:00am

Carnival of Souls -- Q&A to follow

The Orphaned Entertainment Podcast invites you to come and watch the creepy, psychological horror film, Carnival of Souls! First released in 1962 by a group of independent filmmakers in Lawrence, Kansas, Carnival of Souls is recognized today as a cult classic and an influence on the films of David Lynch and George A. Romero. Join us for a screening, then stick around to discuss the making of Carnival of Souls with Matt Jacobson, filmmaker and professor at the University of Kansas (who works at the studio where Carnival of Souls was produced).


Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:25pm
Horror Video

10:00am

Tim Russ Autographs
Tim Russ will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
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Tim Russ

Actor/Director – Tuvok of Star Trek Voyager
Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager fame will be appearing at StarFest to discuss Star Trek: Renegades, which he is currently editing as a pilot presentation for CBS Entertainment. The project (which was launched as a successful Kickstarter) has completed shooting and Tim hopes will soon be the first in a planned series that picks up the Star Trek torch and continues the incredibly successful franchise. Mr. Russ will be available throughout the... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:30pm
Autographs

10:00am

Suzie Plakson Autographs
Suzie Plakson will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Plakson

Suzie Plakson

Incredibly Versatile Actor and Singer
Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer and artist. Born in Buffalo, New York, she grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania and went to college at Northwestern University. She began her career on the stage/theater, and played four characters opposite Anthony Newley in a revival tour of “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”. She also played “Marquise Theresa Du Parc” in the Broadway... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:45pm
Autographs

10:00am

Avistrum Doors Open
Come join us for some magic and fun!

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Avistrum

10:00am

StarFest and ComicFest Dealers Rooms Open
Come find those things you just have to have!

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:00am - 6:00pm
Dealers Rooms

10:30am

Sam Witwer Photo Session
Sam Witwer will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($40 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 10:45am
Photos

10:30am

Stubby Shillelaghs
The Stubbies acoustically perform both original compositions and traditional Celtic songs. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and their love for science fiction and fantasy, the Stubbies write and perform songs about their personal family history, their favorite super heroes, movies, television shows, comic books, and alcohol.


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 10:55am
Atrium

10:30am

Quarriors!
The frenetic excitement of a dice battle game, with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.Players take on the roles of Quarriors - mighty mystical warriors who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds!

Moderators
JF

John Ford

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mezzanine

10:30am

Euphoria
In Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, you lead a team of workers (dice) and recruits (cards) to claim ownership of the dystopian world. You will generate commodities, dig tunnels to infiltrate opposing areas, construct markets, collect artifacts, strengthen allegiances, and fulfill secret agendas.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mezzanine

10:30am

Amanda Tapping Autographs
Amanda Tapping will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($50 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Actor and Producer
Amanda is best known for her role of Captain / Major / Colonel Samantha Carter in the highly successful MGM television series Stargate SG-1 and her screen credits encompass many well known television series. Amanda is also a highly successful and respected director and executive producer from her work on the science fiction / fantasy seriesSanctuary, and directing episodes ofPrimeval:New World and Arctic Air. Amanda has... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:30am - 12:45pm
Autographs

10:45am

Nichelle Nichols Photo Session
Nichelle Nichols will be available for photos in our photo area located near Convention Registration. You will need to purchase a photo ticket ($25 each) to get a photo. A group may be in the photo, but each person must purchase a ticket (everyone will receive a photo).

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
Photos

10:45am

Sam Witwer Autographs
Sam Witwer will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($40 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Actor, Musician
Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, the U.S. adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama stars Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. His excellent work was noticed soon after the show’s premiere, as Sam received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing, Leading Dramatic Role in 2011. Sam has been a SyFy... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:45am - 3:00pm
Autographs

11:00am

Lightsaber Combat 101: How to Properly Use a Lighsaber, or Training That Won’t Cost You an Arm or a Leg
Witness a demonstration of saber-fighting skill by two talented Jedi. Learn techniques of swordplay and, for some, a chance to practice with the masters.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 1

11:00am

Glorious Klingon Ship Building
All young warriors will have fun building, gluing, and painting ships.

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
KlingonFest

11:00am

Geek and Gamer Girls
With the great conversations we had last year, we would like to invite you back to tackle a new set of topics that face women in the geek and gamer world. This year some of the issues we will discuss include how your avatar in the game has more clothing on when undressed than in full high-level armor and the silly unrealistic poses of female super heroes.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 2

11:00am

Is Short Still Sweet?
Does selling short fiction mean someone will buy your novel? How has e-publishing changed the way authors get noticed? Are the markets changing too quickly to make a difference in your career? Authors David Boop, Betsy Dornbusch, Sam Knight, Peter Wacks, Dayton Ward and John Jackson Miller.

Moderators
avatar for David Boop

David Boop

Author
David Boop is a bestselling Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. His novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, will return to print in 2016 from WordFire Press. David has had over fifty short stories published and two short films produced. While known for Weird Westerns, he’s published across several genres including media tie-ins for The Green Hornet, The Black Bat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Dornbusch

Betsy Dornbusch

author
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies, and she's the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017
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Sam Knight

Author
While doing research for a Western story, Sam Knight wasn’t too surprised to find out that, once upon a time, half of his family had been on the wrong side of the law. It stands to reason that when your great-great-grandfather was a marshal, someone in the family had to be a horse thief. He was, however, surprised to find the family name had originally been McKnight and that the thieves had taken the ‘Mc’ part of the name with... Read More →
avatar for John Jackson Miller

John Jackson Miller

Author
Best selling writer of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith. His e-book series has more than a million downloads. Additionally, he is famous as a Comic Book historian.
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Peter Wacks

Author
Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), he has designed—and written story-lines for—games (the best-selling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig at Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony... Read More →
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Dayton Ward

Freelance word-pusher
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. With Kevin and fellow author David Mack, he helped to develop Star Trek: Seekers, the "literary spin-off" to the critically acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard novel series. | | His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he's written for magazines such as Kansas City... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 3

11:00am

Steampunk THIS!
Just glue some gears on it… wait, what? How can you make THAT Steampunk? An audience-participation competition in which YOU draw random objects with a Steampunk twist!

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
DrWho_Steampunk

11:00am

Marc Gunn - Sci Fi Drinking Songs
Star Wars, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek. Join Marc Gunn for an hour of raucous fun drinking songs from long, long ago, in a convention near you!

Artists
avatar for Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn

Musician
Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans a like for it’s unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic. It’s Celtic music, the traditional and the twisted. Gunn was there at the beginning of the 90s... Read More →



Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
Atrium

11:00am

Star Trek Voyager: Meld
When Ensign Lon Suder kills a crewmate, Tuvok performs a mind meld to help repress Suder's violent tendencies. However, soon after, Tuvok begins showing violent tendencies himself

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Video

11:00am

Dixit
2010 Spiel des Jahres Winner - One player is the storyteller for the turn and looks at the images on the six cards in her hand. From one of these, she makes up a sentence and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence and gives the selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles her card with all the received cards. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller's.

Moderators
avatar for Hanna Taluy

Hanna Taluy

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Forbidden Island
Dare to discover Forbidden Island! Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding maneuvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson

DM, The Yellow King
Board Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Most other Sci Fi, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, Blood Bowl, Age of Sails

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

King of Tokyo
In King of Tokyo, you play mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens – all of whom are destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Exclusive this year to GameFest is the King of Tokyo National Championship 2014 Qualifier for Colorado. That means the winner of the three day tournament will win a place in the King of Tokyo 2014 National Championship to be held at GenCon, August 14-17 in Indianapolis. There are prizes for all participants, including some very hard to find exclusives from Iello including the highly coveted Space Penguin! 
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, and joyfully whack your opponents, rampage the city and become the one and only King of Tokyo!

Participants are split into equal size tables. If they don't divide evenly, get as close as you can to even. We will be running tables of 4-6 all weekend long.

• Participants should come prepared to know how to play. Don’t know the rules?

PDF: http://iellogames.com/download/KOT-US-Rules-low.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqBMTsO6T8Y

Or swing by the library at GameFest before a scheduled event and use the library copy to teach yourself or have a GameFest volunteer teach you.

• Grand Prize: The winner is qualified and registered for the 2014 King of Tokyo Nationals at GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana. They will also receive the highly coveted Space Penguin and a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards.

• All participants in the event will receive a promo pack of King of Tokyo cards (while supplies last).

• A GameFest representative will take photos of the players in mid-game action and upload them to Facebook/Twitter, tagging IELLO Games/@IELLOGames. Links to the Iello Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IelloGames and Twitter account:https://twitter.com/IelloGames

• All winners are qualified to return on Sunday for the final round. Players must have participated in earlier rounds to qualify for the final Sunday game. Once the final round is complete, we will award the winner a Space Penguin! Participants will be required to register an email address. The winner’s email address is required for registration for the Nationals tournament. 

Moderators
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donald thomas

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine

11:00am

Q&A and Autograph Session with James Ernest
Meet the mind behind such hits as Kill Doctor Lucky, Unexploded Cow and Lords of Vegas. Ask your questions concerning game play, design or the state of the gaming hobby.

Speakers
avatar for James Ernest

James Ernest

American Game Designer and Juggler
James Ernest is best known as the owner and lead designer of Cheapass Games. Prior to founding Cheapass, he worked as a juggler at various venues,including Camlann Medieval Village,  and as a freelancer with Wizards of the Coast. He also worked for Carbonated Games.  In 2005, Paizo Publishing created Titanic Games with Ernest and Mike Selinker. Ernest’s games include Unexploded Cow,Kill Doctor... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest 1

11:00am

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

Modeler University 102 - Construction Techniques

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

We will be teaching techniques that will improve the model’s appearance that are not mentioned in the kit’s instructions. Students will also be introduced to more advanced tools of the trade and how they work.  


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Model Show

11:00am

Horror Trivia

Once again our trivia host Peri Charlifu will help you embarrass yourself for fun and prizes!  Sign up your team of 2 in the Horror Extras Room.


Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:55pm
Horror Panel

11:00am

Make a Steampunk Leather Bracer
This will be a hands on demonstration on making a steampunk leather bracer. There will be a $15 fee to cover leather and material used, but you will walk away with a steampunk leather bracer. You will learn basic leather tooling! Tandy Leather of Sheridan is sponsoring and supplying materials for this panel. Limited to the first 25 participants in the room.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:55pm
SF Panel 4

11:15am

Nichelle Nichols Autographs
Nichelle Nichols will be signing autographs at the autograph tables located by Convention Registration. You will need to purchase an autograph ticket ($25 each) to get an autograph.

Speakers
avatar for Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Uhura
Nichelle Nichols is a rare American Icon. Playing the linguistically fluent communications officer on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, she blazed a trail for other black actors and actresses and broke stereotypes with her strong protrayal as a responsibly intelligent officer and integral member of the 60′s TV series. Nichelle started her performing career singing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. She went on to inspire... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 11:15am - 1:00pm
Autographs

11:30am

Dead Panic
Players work together to survive in a remote cabin, at the center of the board, against waves of the undead that close in from the edges of the board. If the players can hold out, survivors bring pieces of the radio needed to call for rescue. Once rescue arrives, it's up to each player to leave the safety of the cabin and make it out alive!

Moderators
SW

Shem Wong

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mezzanine

11:45am

Convention Orientation
Moderators
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Tech Support Manager, The Noerr Programs
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years. | Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 11:45am - 12:00pm
Main Events

12:00pm

Tribble Hockey
Come relax with a Klingon Sunday tradition of Tribble hockey. All species are welcome to participate! Qapla’

Moderators
avatar for Peter Pound

Peter Pound

Weapons/Security, House Vampyr / Klingon Assalult Group

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Atrium

12:00pm

Are Radio Plays the Future of Sci Fi?
Video may have killed the radio star, but it’s time for radio come crawling back out of the grave. Join Giant Gnome Productions with a discussion of how new technology is making radio plays like “Welcome to Nightvale” a very real future for science fiction and fantasy.

Moderators
Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 2

12:00pm

Become a Mad Scientist In Your Spare Time
Ever wanted to explore a galaxy far, far away? Visit Planets of Doom? Search out signals from ET? Help oceanographers explore the sea bottom? Want to track genetic mysteries? Then, Citizen Science is for you! Science video producer, astronomer and StarFest regular Carolyn Collins Petersen presents ways that just about anybody can “do” Big Science, including some tasty astronomy projects. It’s called “Citizen Science,” and it appeals to the Mad Scientist in all of us. Come hear and see what YOU can do with just a little training and instruction. Who knows? You might help a scientist make a momentous discovery. At the end of the talk, we’ll have time for the popular “Stump the Astronomer” Q&A session! Bring your astronomy and space science questions! Come early to get a good seat.

Speakers
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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Space Science Writer and Producer, Loch Ness Productions
Ms. Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company, specializing in cosmically creative content about astronomy and space science for domed theaters, science centers and Web sites. She is the author of The Spacewriter’s Ramblings (http://www.thespacewriter.com), and is part of the Parsec Award-winning Star Trek: Outpost cast, where she plays the renegade Klingon pirate Jenneth (of the house of K’Den... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 1

12:00pm

The Mounted Warrior
The Order of Epona, an equestrian performance group based in Ft Collins, CO, presents this panel on the mounted warrior. What was his role through the ages and his role in fantasy? We'll also discuss the resurgence of mounted skill at arms. Visit our website at <a href="http://orderofepona.wix.com/orderofepona">http://orderofepona.wix.com/orderofepona</a>.

Moderators
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Taylor Swanson

Owner, Order of Epona

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 3

12:00pm

Steampunk Music Roundtable
What IS Steampunk Music? How does a group get qualified as Steampunk? Is it their costumes, their lyrics? Join us for examples of some of our favorites.

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
DrWho_Steampunk

12:00pm

Stargate SG-1: Ascension
Carter finds romance from an alien who secretly followed her back from his planet

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Video

12:00pm

Muggle Studies
Don't miss this fun and inventive class which is returning to Avistrum after many years! Muggle Studies is being taught by a new professor, Desmond Cubrick. He is a high ranking agent in the Auror Deparment and specializes in a new division called "Wizard Gadgetry". Come see the marvelous things you can build when you apply magic to muggle objects!

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Avistrum

12:00pm

Kickstarter 101: Jump Into Crowdfunding
Don Lloyd of Knight Works has been seriously designing board games for the past 15 years. In early 2011 crowdfunding was fairly new. Out of 1,500+ successful projects in the tabletop game category Don had the 43rd successful project. Don will cover the top ten reasons why a Kickstarter project fails and how to avoid those mistakes.

Speakers

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
GameFest 1

12:00pm

Stephen Graham Jones -- book signing
Speakers
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Stephen Graham Jones

Author
This Bram Stoker Award Finalist is the author of over 20 novels, Most recently, The Gospel of Z and The Least of My Scars.


Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horror Extras

12:00pm

FREE Model Make & Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2014 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! Iwata-Medea joins Artool, Model Master and Excel in making the FREE Model Make-N-Take possible.  This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.

Presented by IPMS/CoMMiES and TAGTeam Hobbies.

Please sign up in the Model Show Room. We will seat attendees first-come first-serve. 

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

FREE Paper Model Make & Take
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in Compari’s and is free! Come check it out!

 

 


Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

Modeler University 103 - Painting

The Starfest Model Show is proud to announce it’s first Modeler University.  Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of  interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.

Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention.  Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

Nothing brings life to your model than a proper paint job. Students will learn the differences and advantages of the types of paint available to the modeler along with masking techniques as well as a discussion on paint booths and other tools.


Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Model Show

12:00pm

Fantasy Flight LCG Demos
Come learn a few of the great Living Card Game titles from Fantasy Flight Games

Moderators
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Matt Dawkins

GameFest

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mezzanine

12:00pm