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Growing up, I never imagined that someday I could be standing a mere few feet away and talking to Darth Vader himself – David Prowse, or that I would meet Jonathan Frakes (Commander William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation), but on Saturday it’s exactly what happened.
I’ve been going to StarFest since 2003 and I still can’t help being overwhelmed by how awesome that event is, and how great it is to be surrounded by thousands of people who love science fiction as much as I do. It’s always amazing to meet iconic characters, movie and TV actors in the flesh, to see the ingenuity and craftsmanship of all the costumes, to check out movie props, models, toys and other geekdom objects of desire, and to mingle with like-minded people who come from all over, united by their love of imaginative science fiction and fantasy worlds. One of these years, I’ll have to make my pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic-Con, the holy Mecca of sci-fi entertainment, but Denver’s StarFest will always have a special place in my heart.
Some of the other guests at StarFest this year included John Noble (Walter Bishop on Fringe and Lord Denethor in Lord of the Rings), Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling, Critters) and Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity). Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to see Jewel, as her flight arrived late and by the time she got to the fest on Saturday, my friends and I had missed her.
Still, there was plenty to see and do, so much that it was impossible to go see something without missing another cool panel or event in the other part of the building. And, with the recent additions of Comic Fest and DigiFest, things have gotten even more complicated! I guess it’s all part of the fun of attending an entertainment convention.
You can see the entire set of photos that I took at StarFest on Saturday in my Flickr gallery, or check out some of the highlights below.