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Friday, April 20
 

9:00am

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Autograph Tables

10:00am

Dealer's Room Setup
Dealers Only

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
StarFest Dealer's Room 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

12:00pm

Modeling 101
Interested in model building but don’t know where to start? This class will provide an overview of tools and techniques to point you in the right direction!

Friday April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Model Classroom

12:00pm

CosPlay R&R Room Open

Hosted by The Royal Manticoran Navy, this is a room where cosplayers can go to get away from the convention or have their costumes repaired. Here are the rules for the room: Hours of operation will be Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

Rest and Repair

Take the time to take a break. It’s hard to be “on” continuously. Your costume and props can wear you down a lot faster than you expect.

Emergency Costume Supplies

Cosplayers are welcome to use the CR&R room and its supplies for emergency repairs. We have experienced costumers available if you need additional help.

Lounge Area Time Limit

Please remember the lounge area is for rest and repair. You are welcome to take as long as you need to get yourself ready to entertain your fans again. Please be courteous and allow others to make use of the room and its facilities as well.

No Unattended Children

The CR&R room is a place for cosplayers to rest. It is not a day care center. For the safety of your children, please do not leave them unattended. Unattended children will be turned over to convention security.

No Photo Zone

No worries about taking off your helmet, wig, or prosthetics and grabbing a bite to eat. The Cosplay Rest and Repair Room is a safe place where you can be out of character without disappointing your fans.


Friday April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
CosplayRnR

12:00pm

Art Show Open
The Art Show is open to anyone attending Star Fest 2018 who enjoys viewing or wishes to purchase original science-fiction or fantasy artwork.
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All art entered into the art show is original work created by artists attending the convention.

Friday April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Show

12:00pm

ModelFest Registration Open

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 April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 10:00pm
ModelFest

1:00pm

Decals
Knowing how to apply decals can be the difference between a museum-quality and a toy-like appearance. Come and learn how to do it!

Friday April 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Model Classroom

2:00pm

Klingon Opening Ceremony
We will open the Feast by singing the Klingon anthem

Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

2:00pm

Lighting
Lighting your model can set it apart at a contest. Come and see how it is done!

Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Model Classroom

2:15pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Dr. Finn on The Orville, Actor
Penny Johnson Jerald is currently starring on The Orville as Dr. Claire Finn. But unlike Star Trek's Dr. McCoy, she can't claim she hasn't worn a lot of different hats. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including 24, The Larry Sanders Show, and Castle, but Star Trek fans will... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Autograph Tables

2:30pm

Star Stories: Real Disease Through the Lens of Science Fiction

Hear about infectious diseases so unbelievable they seem alien! Bacteria that joyride your cells, fungal cities entrenched in your squishy body, and that classic virus that makes you love aggression and hate water. Attendees will receive their very own infection! -- in the form of an evidence-based description. Understand your pathogen; become your pathogen. Then craft a fictional story around the science to teach the rest of us. We must learn about them, because they learn about us.


Friday April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 3:25pm
SF Panel 2

2:30pm

Klingon Naming Ceremony
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 April 20, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

3:00pm

Miniatures
Gaming miniatures are often painted to exacting standards. Come and see how it is done!

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Model Classroom

3:00pm

Creating Your Own Legacy: Owning Your Own Thing vs Working for Others
Matt Campbell from ActionLine Studios

Join Comic creator and CEO of Actionline Studios, Matt Campbell, as he offers tips on creating your own intellectual property to help you close the gap between where you are today and where you want to be.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 1

3:00pm

Bunny Kingdom
Drafting, Area Control, Knights and Castles, oh and Bunnies.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

Unlock!
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons
More details coming soon!

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

3:00pm

Play to Win
Check out a game from the library, play it, and then enter for a chance to win it!

3 Seeds - Chara Games
Am I The Traitor - Looney Labs
Ambyria - Paw Warrior
Batman Fluxx - Looney Labs
Beeeees! - Action Phase Games
Betabotz - B&B Games Studio
Bin'Fa - Bin'Fa
Biotix - Smirk & Dagger
Brutal Kingdom - Kosmos
Champion of Earth - Shades of Vengeance
Chemistry Fluxx - Looney Labs
Chrononauts - Looney Labs
Circular Reasoning - Breaking Games
Circus Flohcati - Grail Games
Conex - HABA
Coup - Indie Boards & Cards
Cytosis - Genius Games
Dabble - INI.llc
Dimensions - Kosmos
Doodle Rush - Brain Games
Dragon Island - R&R Games
Exoplanets - Greater Than Games
Explorers of the North Sea - Renegade Games
Fabled Fruit - Stronghold Games
Fate of the Elder Gods - Greater Than Games
Final War - Games Lab
Five Seals of Magic - Mayday Games
Get the Cheese - Stronghold Games
HIDE - Mayday Games
Hoard - Cheeky Parrot
Ice Cool - Brain Games
Joraku - TMG
Karuba - HABA
Karuba the card game - HABA
Lazer Riderz - Greater Than Games
Little Drop of Poison - Gorilla Games
Macroscope  - Mayday Games
Nefarious - USAopoly
New York Slice - Bezier Games
Okey Dokey - TMG
Paramedics Clear! - Smirk & Dagger
Pickle Letter - R&R Games
Pirate 21 - Indie Boards & Cards
Pit Crew - Stronghold Games
Pyramid Poker - R&R Games
Ragers - Galakta
Roller Deluxe - USAopoly
Salem - Facade Games
Samara - TMG
Sparkle Kitty - Breaking Games
Sundae Split - Renegade Game
Super Mario Level Up - USAopoly
The Refuge - B&B Games Studio
The Resistance - Indie Boards & Cards
Too many Cinderellas - Grail Games
Tortuga - Facade Games
Unauthorized - Chara Games
Viceroy - Mayday Games
Wanted Rich or Dead - Galakta
Werewords - Bezier Games
Witching Hour - Indie Boards & Cards
Word Slam - Kosmos
Wordsy - Formal Ferret Games
Worst Game Ever - Gorilla Games
Zombie Terror - Galakta

---plus more!

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

Space Hulk
An Imperial ship has come across a gigantic space hulk made up of an unknown number of wrecks. Most important however, a Blood Angel’s vessel has been identified that disappeared some 100 years ago. A boarding party is being organized to investigate the mystery...    If you have never played Space Hulk before or if you have played for years, this will be a new experience. A massive 18’x4’ model is waiting for you and your Marines. What’s more, this is a 3D set filled with plenty of surprises. Dozens of Marine and Tyranid miniatures will be available for any wishing to take part. Rules are fairly simple and will be explained for all players. You can sign on for one mission or as many as you wish. Missions will commence on Friday and continue through Saturday night so numerous opportunities await you. See you there.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

X-Wing Fighter
Come jump into an X-wing and fight against the evil Empire!  Jump into a TIE fighter and crush the Rebellion.  We will be running X-wing all weekend on.  Beginners wanted and welcome.  The more the merrier.  Rules taught.  Nothing needed but a desire to have a good time.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest VIP Room

3:30pm

Meet the Stormbringer
Battlestar Stormbringer, the Denver chapter of the Colonial Ministry of Defense, meets once again here at StarFest. Meet the officers and crew of of the Stormbringer as you learn about Battlestar Galactica fandom.

Friday April 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

"This Will Kill You"
Scale model building presents hazards that simply aren’t present in other hobbies. Find out how to build safely!

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Model Classroom

4:00pm

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse 101

Introduction to Colorado S.T.A.R.S., a Resident Evil cosplay group. Learn about all aspects of zombies: the history of the genre, origins of the virus and the anatomy of the zombie. How to survive – Blending In (cosplaying as a zombie) or Eradicating (cosplaying a zombie hunter). Q&A encouraged. Hosted by Steve Wallace (founder) and other members of Colorado S.T.A.R.S.


Presenters
avatar for Special Tactics and Rescue Squad

Special Tactics and Rescue Squad

Cosplay Group, Colorado Springs S.T.A.R.S
Colorado S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) is a Resident Evil themed and inspired cosplay group founded in 2011. Since attending our first event at Starfest 2012, we have made it our mission to engage in fun and safe cosplay around the Rocky Mountain range and keep our communities... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 1

4:00pm

Bully Awareness

Learn to handle bully situations and discuss positive ways to cope with the aftermath of bullying.


Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

Foam Weapons Creation
Come learn how to make a Klingon Mek'leth using floor mat Eva foam. If time permits we will do a Bat'leth as well.

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

4:00pm

Hellboy (PG-13)
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
SF Video

4:00pm

TORG
A group of tourists and workers are at the Pyramids of Giza when the Nile Empire’s maelstrom bridge descends from the sky, crushing the visitor’s center and unleashing a horde of goose-stepping invaders upon the site. The attackers eventually drive the heroes underground into a network of tunnels that shouldn’t exist. The tunnels lead back to the Great Pyramid of Khafre, but they are riddled with death traps, puzzles, and stone guardians animated by the magic of the place. At the center of the network a giant stone scorpion protects a golden scroll that  contains some answers to what’s happening—if anyone can read it! By the time the explorers emerge from the pyramid night is falling. The strange stone portal is gone, but some villains and troopers remain behind searching for the scroll and the Storm Knights. They are holding other tourists hostage, and it’s up to the heroes to escape to Cairo with the scroll and anyone they can rescue.

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

4:00pm

Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory
Play with the designer!  Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory is a roleplaying game set in the universe of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000. The setting is a dark, Gothic future where the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset by horrific threats and endless war. In Wrath & Glory, players join to tell stories of mystery, action, and terror amongst the bloodstained stars. You may take on the roles of characters fighting against the tide of corruption sweeping the galaxy, struggling to keep alive a glimmer of hope as others revel in the consuming flames.

Presenters
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Product Line Manager, Ulisses North America
Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer and author. He helped design games like Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Savage Rifts, and Torg: Eternity. Ross was the Senior RPG Developer supervising several game lines at FFG, including Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch. Ross also... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

5:00pm

Taming the Novel Series

Writing one book is REALLY hard. Writing several novels is even harder. Writing several novels in a coherent series with consistent characters and satisfying story arcs can make your brain explode. These series novelists will offer their best advice for how you can wrangle hundreds of thousands of words into a compelling story.


Moderators
avatar for Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann

Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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 and five novels. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017... Read More →
avatar for Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward

Novelist - Writer
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than 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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Author - Writer
As a journalist for more than 25 years, Kevin Dilmore has contributed to publications including the Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek Communicator magazines as well as web sites including Hallmark.com and Star Trek.com. His essays on popular culture topics... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 2

5:00pm

Doctor Who Writing Workshop

Do you have an idea for your own story of The Doctor but not sure where to begin? Well, wonder no more! Explore the Whoniverse, and learn the secrets behind writing a great Doctor Who story, while also having the opportunity to engage in character and world-building activities that will leave you ready to take on the literary universe. Alons-y!


Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 1

5:00pm

AEG Games Showcase
Come experience Space Base several other of the latest tiles from AEG, a leader in the gaming industry.

Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest

5:00pm

Sentinels of the Multiverse
A cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as a hero, all playing against a deck-controlled villain. Includes all of the canon expansions, plus the Cauldron and Cauldron: Experimental fan expansions.

Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest

5:00pm

Dealers Room Open
An incredible selection of entertainment collectibles. So much to see, so much to buy!

Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
StarFest Dealers' Room 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

6:00pm

Harry Potter House Feud

A Harry Potter twist on the old TV show Family Feud. Bring your House team, and be ready to win points for your Hourglass and prizes for the winners. Never tickle a sleeping dragon!

 


Friday April 20, 2018 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 2

6:00pm

Star Trek: TOS Menagerie Part 1 (TV-PG)
Spock kidnaps the crippled Capt. Pike, hijacks the Enterprise and then surrenders for court martial.

Friday April 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SF Video

6:00pm

Star Trek Klingon Gaming
Join us for some Star Trek gaming and videos.

Friday April 20, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

6:30pm

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 atwww.myquietcave.org.  Come spend some money for great prizes and a good cause!  

Friday April 20, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Atrium 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

7:00pm

3rd Rock From the Sun- Hotel Dick
Dick feels he has to tell Mary he's an alien. They all go to a sci-fi convention.

Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 7:30pm
SF Video

7:00pm

Distressing 101: Wasteland Fashion

A discussion of techniques and tools — as well as informative resources — on distressing garments and props for the wasteland, and a live demonstration of wearable destruction.


Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Panel 2

7:00pm

Fearsome Floors
The storyline in Friedemann Friese's Fearsome Floors (aka, Finstere Flure) continues the FFF-saga from Friese's earlier game, with players trying to escape from Fürst Fieso. Story aside, what we have is a wonderful race game in which the players must move through a dungeon as quickly as possible – or at least within 14 turns – before it crumbles over their heads.

Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest

7:00pm

StarFest 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. All our guests have been invited to come subject to flight arrivals and last minute schedule changes.

A convention membership (that includes Friday) is required to attend this event.

Order Meet and Greet tickets.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Master of Ceremonies
I'm presently employed as the lead Service Technician at the newest Apple Authorized Repair Center, Aim High!, Inc. My wife Carole and I love photography. We enjoy photographing everything! Pets, landscapes, animals, flowers but really love air shows.  I'm also an active model... Read More →
avatar for Robert Berg

Robert Berg

Producer/Director, Berg Imaging
Robert Berg, III (Bob) has been in the motion picture industry in Colorado since 1987, starting out as a 2nd Assistant Director on the independent horror film "Lone Wolf".  He has been an independent filmmaker since 2000 when he started creating his own narrative entertainment projects... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Hubble Space Telescope, NASA Scientist
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →
avatar for Sarah French

Sarah French

Ancestor • Booze, Broads and Blackjack, Actress
Sarah French is an actress well versed in horror, the genre she absolutely adores. She has been involved in over fifty productions, honing her craft and building a large indie fan-base. 2018 has been a break-out year for her as she has completed four features already. | | Branching... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr Erin Explains the Universe, Astrophysicist
Erin Macdonald has a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as a technical consultant both in engineering and for the entertainment industry. She is also currently the global education resources manager for the UN-directed World Space Week and hosts an online series on the science... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Science Writer - Documentarian, Loch Ness Productions
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future". She... Read More →

Authors/Artists
avatar for Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward

Novelist - Writer
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than 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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Author - Writer
As a journalist for more than 25 years, Kevin Dilmore has contributed to publications including the Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek Communicator magazines as well as web sites including Hallmark.com and Star Trek.com. His essays on popular culture topics... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

7:00pm

Stuffed Animal Creation
Come make a fun stuffed animal! We will make, stuff, finish and decorate a cuddly companion. You take your new friend with you! If you can tie a knot, you can make an animal! $15 materials fee per person or special StarFest rate of two participants for $20 (pay together).

Creators of handmade stuffed animals, Brenna and Jessica are proud to bring you fun and easy canvas painting & stuffed animal classes! See the Whimsical Whiskers table in the Dealers Room, and adopt your snuggly, treasured friend today!

Presenters
avatar for Whimsical Whiskers

Whimsical Whiskers

Adopt your snuggly friend today!, Vendors Room - 21
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Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:55pm
SF Panel 1

7:00pm

Friday Night Celebration
Come and spend a fun evening with Avistrum!
* “Open Pitch” to play Quidditch on the PS2! Train for the 13th Annual StarFest Quidditch Tournament!
*Arts and crafts in the 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 April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Avistrum

7:00pm

Star Trek RPG
Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

7:00pm

Freedom Squadron (Savage Worlds)
Based on the award-winning VENOM Assault board game from Spyglass Games, Freedom Squadron is a love letter to the great 80s and 90s action-adventure cartoons and comics featuring colorful, code-named heroes pitted against a malicious multi-national paramilitary organization bent on ruling the world. This is an officially-licensed Savage Worlds setting created by Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games, and he's the one who'll be running it for you as you choose a Vocation like Driver, Medic, Ninja, or Soldier and dive into the player-narrative oriented Plans & Operations rules. Ultimately, you'll face down the worst VENOM has to offer in a final battle. Join Freedom Squadron and fight FOR FREEDOM! 6 Players, Rules taught, characters provided

Authors/Artists
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Savage Worlds • Shaintar, Game Designer
Sean Patrick Fannon is a role-playing game designer and writer. He is best known for his work with the Savage Worlds game system, including his epic fantasy setting, Shaintar, and his conversion of the classic game Rifts. He has also worked as a designer in the video game industry... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

7:00pm

Karaoke Test of Bravery

Karaoke Singers at StarFest in Denver: For some reason, people are afraid of getting up and singing in front of their friends, especially friends they haven’t met yet or see once a year. The best way to confront your fears is just to jump in and face them! We are a supportive crowd of your friends, happy to clap and cheer for you, sing along when you forget the words or the melody and just be happy you are with us. Come see us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/264329743737860/about/ or just Star Fest Karaoke Test of Bravery…yes we know there shouldn’t be a space.


Friday April 20, 2018 7:00pm - 11:55pm
Model Classroom

7:30pm

The Avengers (PG-13)
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Friday April 20, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
SF Video

8:00pm

Sexy Cosplay: Is it Still Cosplay?
Where should the line be drawn? How much is too much? The “lewd” movement. Patreon accounts and what are members expecting? Do we have a responsibility to the next generation of cosplayers regarding sexy cosplay? A frank discussion with the audience (participation highly encouraged) as one cosplayer tries to navigate these controversial issues and figure out where she fits in with all of this. With Cosplay Tonya (Tonya L. De Marco).

Presenters
avatar for Tonya L. De Marco

Tonya L. De Marco

Model • Artist • Writer, Cosplay Artist
Tonya L. De Marco is a Costume Designer, published Cosplayer, Alternative Model, and Author. She lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. | | She’s been hooked on costumes and costuming since she was a preteen. Growing up reading about the wonderful characters and... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 8:00pm - 8:55pm
SF Panel 2

8:00pm

Mountains of Madness
1931: Your scientific expedition discovers a new and intriguing mountain range in the middle of the Antarctic polar circle. Under these challenging conditions, the survival of your team will depend on your ability to communicate with each other and to coordinate your efforts to overcome each obstacle, but your abilities will be tested.  

Friday April 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
GameFest

8:00pm

Doctor Who RPG
Ride the Tardis and find adventure in the Doctor Whoniverse. Nothing like a fun trip back in time to the Old West. Gunfights, Cowboys, Dinosaurs. Good thing you brought a Tardis. Now if you could just remember where you parked it.

Friday April 20, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

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!  Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm in the Model Show room.

Friday April 20, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
ModelFest

8:30pm

Klingon Karaoke
Join IKS Tiburon and House VamPyr for Karaoke until close.

Friday April 20, 2018 8:30pm - 11:59pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00pm

Magic -- How It Interacts with the Real World
Being able to cast spells seems pretty useful in fiction, games, comics and movies. Mrs. Weasley can wave a wand and bake a cake, but really how would magic work in the real world? Y’know…the everyday stuff, like food, shelter and love. Is it as simple as casting runes to make a bed, create light, or slay your enemies? How do writers create believable magic that isn’t too powerful and destroys everything? Explore magical power on a deeper level.

Moderators
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 and five novels. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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... Read More →
avatar for Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann

Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 9:00pm - 9:55pm
SF Panel 2

9:00pm

Ancestor Screening w/Robert Berg III
Come to this screening on Friday night and meet stalwart indie horror scream-queen (and Starfest alumni) Sarah French (Halflife Horror from Hell, Land Shark, Escape from Ensenada) and watch her grab the reins of a double-lead-role in Robert Berg's latest short horror film, Ancestor, now headed to festivals across the country.  Sarah will be at the screening and signing posters afterward!

In Ancestor, modern housewife and mom KATE (played by French), receives an evil 1800's-era relic from long-dead great-grandmother (and doppelganger) KATHERINE that will change her life forever.

Laden with visual effects by Jack Bertram of Motion Forge, Ancestor is a return to short horror for writer/director Berg, whose work includes the disturbing psychological thriller/slasher feature film Misogyny (2012), horror short finis (2010) and several award-winning science-fiction short films.
Calling French "irresistibly evil in any time and in any wardrobe," Berg said that working with her in Ancestor was a "dream come true”.
“Sarah is well-loved by the horror community. She is a superb actress and a real veteran of the genre. I loved seeing her step out of the scream-queen role into a pair of dramatic lead characters, then watch her eclipse the challenge; her performances are exquisite. As an actress she is a director's fantasy, solidly professional, a joy to work with, and my new hero! Privately, she is a kind, engaging, effervescent sweetheart; so unlike the many evil femme fatales on her resume." He added, "The icing on the cake for the film is the incredible score by award-winning composer Mark D'Errico. It still gives me chills every time."

Ancestor was shot in August in Colorado with a supporting cast including talented horror babe and sacrifice Lela Remley (Eye of Noor, Replicant Terminus) and adroit newcomers Natalie De Rosa and Charlie Padgett.

Ancestor was produced by Berg Imaging Inc.

Come to the screening and take home a free "Ancestor" poster! 

This film contains some nudity, therefore children not accompanied by parents or guardians will not be admitted to the screening.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Berg

Robert Berg

Producer/Director, Berg Imaging
Robert Berg, III (Bob) has been in the motion picture industry in Colorado since 1987, starting out as a 2nd Assistant Director on the independent horror film "Lone Wolf".  He has been an independent filmmaker since 2000 when he started creating his own narrative entertainment projects... Read More →
avatar for Sarah French

Sarah French

Ancestor • Booze, Broads and Blackjack, Actress
Sarah French is an actress well versed in horror, the genre she absolutely adores. She has been involved in over fifty productions, honing her craft and building a large indie fan-base. 2018 has been a break-out year for her as she has completed four features already. | | Branching... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
SF Panel 1

9:00pm

The Turing Test
In 1950, Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, meant to help distinguish between a person and a machine programmed to behave and respond like a person. Today a new, more sophisticated artificial intelligence has been developed. Its developer, the Programmer, has invited a number of people to participate in the ultimate test of their creation: a dinner party! By the end of the party, the guests attending must determine who among them are actually human and who are artificial intelligence posing as humans.

Authors/Artists
avatar for Jay Little

Jay Little

Instructor / Lecturer, Game Designer
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. | He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
GameFest

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 the Atrium. 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 awarded for those who reach the final table and for the tournament champion. We will have other random prizes throughout the game. Registration begins at 5:00 pm at the USS Pioneer check-in table near Main Registration and goes until 8:30 pm. We’ll also be selling the StarFest commemorative poker chips for charity, benefiting the Dumb Friends League and American Diabetes Association. Only $5 each. These chips will be available at the USS Pioneer check-in table Friday night, the poker tournament and at the Federation Ball Saturday night. Shuffle up and deal!!!

Friday April 20, 2018 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Atrium 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00pm

Cloverfield (PG-13)
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
SF Video

10:00pm

Planet of the Apes
It’s going to be a madhouse in Main Events on Friday night, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a true science fiction classic! Based on Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel and starring Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, and the great Roddy McDowall, 1968’s Planet of the Apes launched one of the most successful and enduring motion picture franchises. Its revolutionary and iconic makeup designs earned artist John Chambers a “Special Achievement” Academy Award. The film contains one of the most unforgettable endings in the history of cinema, and occupies an indelible place in popular culture. Get to Main Events, you maniacs, and join author guests Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore for a late-evening screening of this landmark film on the occasion of its gold anniversary!

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Author - Writer
As a journalist for more than 25 years, Kevin Dilmore has contributed to publications including the Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek Communicator magazines as well as web sites including Hallmark.com and Star Trek.com. His essays on popular culture topics... Read More →
avatar for Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward

Novelist - Writer
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than 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... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00pm

Werewolf
Players are villagers whose town has been met with werewolves, can the villagers find them before they devour everyone or will the werewolves be illusivly deceptive until their last dinner?

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00am
GameFest Panel Room
 
Saturday, April 21
 

8:00am

Silicone Molding

This discussion and demonstration will address a one-part easy silicone mold. We’ll provide tips and techniques for making a successful mold. Hosted by Charles and Tauni Orndorff.


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 2

8:00am

The Man in the High Castle
This panel will discuss The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick and Amazon seasons 1&2. Discuss "what if" the U.S. had not won WWII, review Amazon's treatment of this cold war sci-fi novel and look forward to what season three might yield.

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 1

8:00am

X-Men Phoenix Saga Parts 1-5 (NR)
A near-omnipotent force of nature and the ancient guardian of the all-powerful M'kraan crystal, Phoenix absorbs the identity of Jean when the X-Men travel into space to stop the evil emperor, D'Ken, from stealing the coveted precious stone. Unbeknownst to them, however, the mysterious empress, Lilandra, has secretly hidden the crystal to thwart D'Ken's evil plan. But the crystal, which Phoenix has been sworn to protect, ultimately falls into the evil hands of D'Ken, allowing him to create his own universe inside the all-powerful gem

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
SF Video

9:00am

Setting Sail: Achieving the Next Level of Space Exploration & Development

Why go to space? Where should we go? How should we get there? Let the Denver Space Society guide you to space!


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 2

9:00am

Superhero History 101 – Where Did All These Heroes Come From?

From Captain America in World War II to Spiderman in the Swinging Sixties, from the X-Men in the Eighties to Deadpool today, our Superheroes have always been who we want and need in our time. Join us in a fun and free-wheeling look at what makes certain superheroes our heroes, with videos, surprising information and class participation. Part 1 of the SHIELD Academy.


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00am

Outpost: Live!
Beam in to this two-part “panel”/hands-on experience. Learn what it takes to create an audio drama from the crew that produces the Parsec Award-winning fan audio drama, Outpost: A Star Trek Fan Production. Participants in this session will learn the ins and outs (including how easy it is!) of production – from script writing to the final mix — we cover it all! Audience members become the voices of characters in an audio “minisode” of Outpost! After recording the session during the Saturday session, the crew from Outpost will mix the “minisode” overnight and play it back for the audience and actors on Sunday. With the time remaining, the session will be a Q&A. The final production will be part of the Outpost podcast which airs monthly on www.startrekoutpost.com and www.giantgnome.com.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 1

9:00am

Klingon Kulture
Come and enjoy an hour with House K'ralvaj anf Lord K'ral as they teach earthers and other aliens about Klingon life and rituals. There are a number of Klingon foods and drinks to learn. As well as weapons and ships! There could be a live demonstration! That's if we can get them through customs in time. Learn of all the famous and infamous Klingons! Bring Yuch!(chocolate), Klingons love it!

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00am

Dixit
Players take turns being the storyteller, choosing and card and matching a word or phrase to it, then other players find a card that may follow the same story, the storyteller then reveals all played cards and other player guess which is the storyteller's card. Points are dealt based on correct and incorrect answers.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
GameFest

9:00am

Giant Jenga
Come play a giant version of Jenga. 

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Atrium Activities

9:00am

A’Kyria
A’Kyria is a complete tabletop role playing game system, not simply a story-based RPG, set in the infinite world of A’kyria. With a d100 based combat system, skill based character advancement that allows a player to advance their character without waiting to “level” up, and more, A’Kyria is a game system players love for its versatility and range of possibilities for game play. Coupled with story based digital adventures, A’Kyria is a unique voice in the tabletop RPG genre.

Mostly Dead: Welcome to the weird little town of Stonegrave, where dead relatives pop in for a visit and some afternoon tea. No one knows why, but here’s the catch…unless you find out and deal with the problem, you are stuck in Stonegrave with the mostly dead for the rest of your life!

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

9:00am

Beacon Road
Come play Beacon Road; a d20, dice-filled, action-adventure, heroic fantasy RPG suffused with player agency that incorporates tactical combat, jumping into the action, flashbacks, and minimal planning.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

9:00am

The Super Squad
Play with the Designer: Holy smokes! The bustling metropolis of Hapless City has been attacked by a horde of baddies—zombie robots, giant snails, alien pirates and more. It’s up to your brave band of superheroes, The Super Squad, to save the day. Create original superhero identities, gain special powers and battle strange villains to save Hapless City from destruction.

Presenters
PR

Peter Ridgeway

Owner, Samian Games

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
GameFest

9:00am

CosPlay R&R Room Open

Hosted by The Royal Manticoran Navy, this is a room where cosplayers can go to get away from the convention or have their costumes repaired. Here are the rules for the room: Hours of operation will be Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

Rest and Repair

Take the time to take a break. It’s hard to be “on” continuously. Your costume and props can wear you down a lot faster than you expect.

Emergency Costume Supplies

Cosplayers are welcome to use the CR&R room and its supplies for emergency repairs. We have experienced costumers available if you need additional help.

Lounge Area Time Limit

Please remember the lounge area is for rest and repair. You are welcome to take as long as you need to get yourself ready to entertain your fans again. Please be courteous and allow others to make use of the room and its facilities as well.

No Unattended Children

The CR&R room is a place for cosplayers to rest. It is not a day care center. For the safety of your children, please do not leave them unattended. Unattended children will be turned over to convention security.

No Photo Zone

No worries about taking off your helmet, wig, or prosthetics and grabbing a bite to eat. The Cosplay Rest and Repair Room is a safe place where you can be out of character without disappointing your fans.


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
CosplayRnR

9:00am

Play to Win
Check out a game from the library, play it, and then enter for a chance to win it!

3 Seeds - Chara Games
Am I The Traitor - Looney Labs
Ambyria - Paw Warrior
Batman Fluxx - Looney Labs
Beeeees! - Action Phase Games
Betabotz - B&B Games Studio
Bin'Fa - Bin'Fa
Biotix - Smirk & Dagger
Brutal Kingdom - Kosmos
Champion of Earth - Shades of Vengeance
Chemistry Fluxx - Looney Labs
Chrononauts - Looney Labs
Circular Reasoning - Breaking Games
Circus Flohcati - Grail Games
Conex - HABA
Coup - Indie Boards & Cards
Cytosis - Genius Games
Dabble - INI.llc
Dimensions - Kosmos
Doodle Rush - Brain Games
Dragon Island - R&R Games
Exoplanets - Greater Than Games
Explorers of the North Sea - Renegade Games
Fabled Fruit - Stronghold Games
Fate of the Elder Gods - Greater Than Games
Final War - Games Lab
Five Seals of Magic - Mayday Games
Get the Cheese - Stronghold Games
HIDE - Mayday Games
Hoard - Cheeky Parrot
Ice Cool - Brain Games
Joraku - TMG
Karuba - HABA
Karuba the card game - HABA
Lazer Riderz - Greater Than Games
Little Drop of Poison - Gorilla Games
Macroscope  - Mayday Games
Nefarious - USAopoly
New York Slice - Bezier Games
Okey Dokey - TMG
Paramedics Clear! - Smirk & Dagger
Pickle Letter - R&R Games
Pirate 21 - Indie Boards & Cards
Pit Crew - Stronghold Games
Pyramid Poker - R&R Games
Ragers - Galakta
Roller Deluxe - USAopoly
Salem - Facade Games
Samara - TMG
Sparkle Kitty - Breaking Games
Sundae Split - Renegade Game
Super Mario Level Up - USAopoly
The Refuge - B&B Games Studio
The Resistance - Indie Boards & Cards
Too many Cinderellas - Grail Games
Tortuga - Facade Games
Unauthorized - Chara Games
Viceroy - Mayday Games
Wanted Rich or Dead - Galakta
Werewords - Bezier Games
Witching Hour - Indie Boards & Cards
Word Slam - Kosmos
Wordsy - Formal Ferret Games
Worst Game Ever - Gorilla Games
Zombie Terror - Galakta

---plus more!

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 8:00pm
GameFest

9:00am

Battletech
Come Join us for Battletech. Were you fight in armored combat in the 31st century. Battlemechs are the  kings of the battlefield, are you good enough to survive? Well, come and test your skills with us Saturday and Sunday. Brought to you by GameFest.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:00pm
Model Classroom

9:30am

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →
avatar for Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Dr. Finn on The Orville, Actor
Penny Johnson Jerald is currently starring on The Orville as Dr. Claire Finn. But unlike Star Trek's Dr. McCoy, she can't claim she hasn't worn a lot of different hats. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including 24, The Larry Sanders Show, and Castle, but Star Trek fans will... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Autograph Tables

10:00am

Understanding our Trek through Space and Time: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Science
From the beginning, Art and Science have been inextricably intertwined, with one informing and motivating the other and improving our understanding and appreciation of both. Perhaps no other astronomical facility illustrates this better than NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST), whose images have appeared throughout modern culture. Its images appear in magazines and books, on the side of U-Haul trucks, on postage stamps, on greeting cards, in tattoos, in arts & crafts, on clothing, in movies and TV, in music videos and in fine art exhibits. Dr. Carpenter will explore all of these and highlight two on-going and forthcoming major Hubble Art and Science shows that seek to explore, as LA Fine Artist Simone Wright has said, this “intersection of Art and Science, where true discovery, creativity and innovation happen.”

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Hubble Space Telescope, NASA Scientist
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00am

Comic Book Journalism: How To Break In, Who's Hiring, And What To Expect As A Freelancer

In this spotlight presentation, entertainment journalist Hayden Mears will guide attendees through the process of getting hired and succeeding as a freelance writer. An in-depth Q and A will follow the presentation.


Authors/Artists
avatar for Hayden Mears

Hayden Mears

Journalist, Comic Book Resources
We are very excited to welcome CBR (ComicBookResources) Journalist, HAYDEN MEARS, to ComicFest 2018! | | Hayden is an award-winning, internationally published entertainment journalist. Formerly a film and television critic for Starburst Magazine, WeGotThisCovered, and PopMatters... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 2

10:00am

Make & Take Home Model Trees

Come join the staff and volunteers of the Colorado Model Train Museum as they teach you how to make your very own model trees, just likes the ones at the museum! In this panel you will learn how to make small trees and other plant life that can not only be used for model train set scenery, but also for other activities such as tabletop games, fairy gardens, and more!


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 1

10:00am

Zombie 15
Zombie Apocalypse, a 15 minute game timer, and your ammo is running out, can you escape before its too late...

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
GameFest

10:00am

Honor of Kahless
House K'ralvaj is here again to teach about Kahless the Unforgettable and the scrolls written about his life. You will learn about the man and the myth of Kahless. How Kahless the man, took a stand against a tyrant, saved a people, and helped create the Klingon culture to what it is today.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00am

Game Designer Panel
A GameFest tradition and favorite!  Hosted by Boardgame Corner of Dice Tower, come hear from all of our guests gathered together in one place as they tell stories and give advice from the other side of the table.

Authors/Artists
avatar for Jay Little

Jay Little

Instructor / Lecturer, Game Designer
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. | He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular... Read More →
avatar for Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Teraforming • Alien Uprising, Game Designer
Sean Brown started playing games at 5 with his Uncle Dave every day after school. He first played Chess and then moved on to Feudal and Thinking Man’s Golf. By the age of 7, his older brother Shad had caught the full bug for D&D and the two played role playing games with their close... Read More →
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Savage Worlds • Shaintar, Game Designer
Sean Patrick Fannon is a role-playing game designer and writer. He is best known for his work with the Savage Worlds game system, including his epic fantasy setting, Shaintar, and his conversion of the classic game Rifts. He has also worked as a designer in the video game industry... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Brown

Timothy Brown

Game Designer/Musician, Dragon Kings
Time Brown is a game designer best known for his work on the Dragon Kings RPG. He is also a musician, lyricist and singer.


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
GameFest Panel Room

10:00am

Dr Strange-Animated (PG-13)
Dr. Stephen Strange embarks on a wondrous journey to the heights of a Tibetan mountain, where he seeks healing at the feet of the mysterious Ancient One. But before his wounds can mend, Strange must first let go of his painful past and awaken a gift granted to very few. The gift of magic.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SF Video

10:00am

ModelFest Registration Open

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 April 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Airbrush Experience

Use an airbrush to create your own painting in this 2 hour hands-on class. All equipment, supplies and materials provided by Iwata-Medea and TAG Team Hobbies. Learn the basics or airbrush operation while experiencing the fun of airbrushing!

There is a $20 fee to cover supplies and the class is limited to 8 students. 


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Model Classroom

10:00am

Hermetica
Play with the designer: A two player, abstract strategy board game where clever combos and dynamic terrain create a battle of choice, tactics, and wits.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest

10:00am

Dungeons & Dragons
More details coming soon!

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

10:00am

13th 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 Assistant Quidditch Coach, Joleen Latrova
(Quidditch Pitch is closed during classes.)

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Avistrum

10:00am

Avistrum Doors Open
10:00AM: Doors to Avistrum Open
10:00AM-4:00PM: 13th 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 Assistant Quidditch Coach, Joleen Latrova
(Quidditch Pitch is closed during classes.)
11:30AM-12:30PM: Charms Magic w/ Shadow Wiseacre
Avistrum’s previous Professor of Charms, Elizabeth Dowling, was beloved by all. Ms. Wiseacre looks to take the reins of the class. This is not only to honor the legacy of her fallen mentor, but Charms class is calling to Shadow as a new purpose. Join us and see how the former Head Girl of Avistrum begins this new path.
12:45PM – 1:45PM: Divination w/ Lobostro Prefect Elizabeth Bumble
A Bumble and Teen Titan member, the Lobostro Prefect is continuing her studies in the field of Divination to rave reviews of Professor Akworth! Don’t miss this new class as she shares more knowledge from the realm of divination.
2:00PM-3:00PM: Short Films of Avistrum
Did you know that the Tales From Avistrum show integrates film with the live show to tell the story? Come and view the short films being featured this weekend.
3:30PM: 13th Annual Starfest Quidditch Finals and Championship Match
The finalists shall compete to see who takes home the certificate and coveted title of Starfest Quidditch Champion 2018! 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 April 21, 2018 10:00am - 4:30pm
Avistrum

10:00am

Paper Model Make-N-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 the Model Show room and is free! Come check it out!

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Plastic Model Make-N-Take

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

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Art Show Open
The Art Show is open to anyone attending Star Fest 2018 who enjoys viewing or wishes to purchase original science-fiction or fantasy artwork.
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All art entered into the art show is original work created by artists attending the convention.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
Art Show

10:00am

Dealers Room Open
An incredible selection of entertainment collectibles. So much to see, so much to buy!

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
StarFest Dealers' Room 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00am

Space Hulk
An Imperial ship has come across a gigantic space hulk made up of an unknown number of wrecks. Most important however, a Blood Angel’s vessel has been identified that disappeared some 100 years ago. A boarding party is being organized to investigate the mystery...    If you have never played Space Hulk before or if you have played for years, this will be a new experience. A massive 18’x4’ model is waiting for you and your Marines. What’s more, this is a 3D set filled with plenty of surprises. Dozens of Marine and Tyranid miniatures will be available for any wishing to take part. Rules are fairly simple and will be explained for all players. You can sign on for one mission or as many as you wish. Missions will commence on Friday and continue through Saturday night so numerous opportunities await you. See you there.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
GameFest

10:00am

X-Wing Fighter
Come jump into an X-wing and fight against the evil Empire!  Jump into a TIE fighter and crush the Rebellion.  We will be running X-wing all weekend on.  Beginners wanted and welcome.  The more the merrier.  Rules taught.  Nothing needed but a desire to have a good time.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
GameFest VIP Room

10:30am

Roger Cross Photo Session
Located in the Atrium adjacent to the Autograph Tables

Speakers
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

11:00am

LeVar Burton Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

11:00am

Planetary Exploration Briefing: Deep Space Communications
Go on a fun- and fact-filled journey through NASA's Deep Space Network, used to communicate with all NASA missions beyond geosynchronous orbit. Includes a real-time rendered flight through the solar system to visit several of our favorite spacecraft.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Christopher Grasso

Dr. Christopher Grasso

Spitzer Space Telescope, Engineer Blue Sun Enterprises
Dr. Christopher Grasso is the principal engineer for Blue Sun Enterprises, Inc. He has developed software and sequences for a variety of deep space missions, including Spitzer Space Telescope, Mars Odyssey, MRO, Dawn, and Resource Prospector. He developed the Virtual Machine Language... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

NASA design and operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems here in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he's been involved in the design and operations of NASA missions for over 28 years. He's currently the System Design Lead for the InSight Mars Lander, set forlaunch in... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

11:00am

Star Trek IQ Test

Test your Star Trek IQ to determine whether you are a Star Trek Cadet 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, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Discovery 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 trophy 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.


Presenters

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 1

11:00am

Bellydance Workshop

Build on your basic Middle Eastern dance skills by adding this dramatic and often temperamental prop; the veil. Join Apsara, and learn a short veil choreography that will bring out your cheeky side.


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 2

11:00am

Unlock!
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc.

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest

11:00am

Fluxx
One of the modern day classics, Fluxx lets players change the rules as they play the game. Come try a selection of the MANY variations. Anyone attending this special event will receive a specail promo card!

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest

11:30am

Penny Johnson Jerald Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Dr. Finn on The Orville, Actor
Penny Johnson Jerald is currently starring on The Orville as Dr. Claire Finn. But unlike Star Trek's Dr. McCoy, she can't claim she hasn't worn a lot of different hats. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including 24, The Larry Sanders Show, and Castle, but Star Trek fans will... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

11:30am

Charms Magic w/ Shadow Wiseacre
Avistrum’s previous Professor of Charms, Elizabeth Dowling, was beloved by all. Ms. Wiseacre looks to take the reins of the class. This is not only to honor the legacy of her fallen mentor, but Charms class is calling to Shadow as a new purpose. Join us and see how the former Head Girl of Avistrum begins this new path.

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Avistrum

11:30am

Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein (NR)
Abbott and Costello, as railroad baggage clerks, receive a strange shipment - the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. But this deadly duo is still very much alive. So when the shipment arrives at the House of Horrors, the Monsters are not in their crates but have disappeared to a secret hideaway island. Blamed for the disappearance, Abbott and Costello follow their trail to the island, where not only do they meet up with Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and the Monster (Glenn Strange), but a Mad Scientist (Charles Bradstreet) who wants to switch Costello's brain with that of the Monster. With everyone chasing each other, the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) shows up to scare them all. In the end everything works out: Costello finds romance and the Monsters find their final resting places...or do they?

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
SF Video

11:30am

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.

Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 2:00pm
Atrium Activities

12:00pm

Robots in Comics
Authors/Artists
avatar for Bob Hall

Bob Hall

Spiderman • The Avengers, Comics Artist
Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, where at one time or another he drew most of the major books and characters such as The Champions, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers and The New Mutants... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Purcell

Gordon Purcell

Star Trek • The X-Files, Comics Artist
Gordon Purcell  is a comics artist, perhaps best known for his Star Trek work, in particular his realistic renditions of the actors who play that franchise’s characters, as well as those of similarly licensed books, such as The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, Lost in Space, Godzilla,and... Read More →
avatar for Ron Fortier

Ron Fortier

Green Hornet • Brother Bones, Writer • Editor
Ron is a Comics and pulps writer/editor best known for his work on the Green Hornet comic series and Terminator – Burning Earth with Alex Ross. | | He won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for “Vengeance Is Mine,” which appeared in Moonstone’s The Avenger... Read More →
avatar for Tone Rodriguez

Tone Rodriguez

Green Hornet • Terminator • Futurama • Transformers, Illustrator • Artist
TONE RODRIGUEZ, is a graphic artist and L.A. native now residing in Phoenix, Arizona. He started drawing comic books in 1999 with Violent Messiahs for Image Comics, other books followed for Cross-Gen, DarkHorse & Platinum Ent; drawing Snake Plisskin, Conan & KISS4K respectively... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 2

12:00pm

Puppetry 101
Creature Creator and Puppet Fabricator Kristin Dalleske shares her experiences developing unique characters for film. Join her production team to discuss the intricacies of designing, fabricating and performing puppets for stage, film and fun! 

Authors/Artists
avatar for Kristin Dalleske

Kristin Dalleske

Kristin Dalleske is a freelance artist specializing in creature and puppet fabrication. She is the grand prize winner of the Jim Henson Company’s official Dark Crystal fan film competition. Her film has been featured at the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, the New York Museum of... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 1

12:00pm

Magic the Gathering: Casual and Learn-to-Play
Bring your deck or learn to play. If you don't have your own cards yet, we'll provide them!

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
GameFest

12:00pm

Sentinels of the Multiverse
A cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as a hero, all playing against a deck-controlled villain. Includes all of the canon expansions, plus the Cauldron and Cauldron: Experimental fan expansions.

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest

12:00pm

Freedom Squadron (Savage Worlds)
Based on the award-winning VENOM Assault board game from Spyglass Games, Freedom Squadron is a love letter to the great 80s and 90s action-adventure cartoons and comics featuring colorful, code-named heroes pitted against a malicious multi-national paramilitary organization bent on ruling the world. This is an officially-licensed Savage Worlds setting created by Sean Patrick Fannon of Evil Beagle Games, and he's the one who'll be running it for you as you choose a Vocation like Driver, Medic, Ninja, or Soldier and dive into the player-narrative oriented Plans & Operations rules. Ultimately, you'll face down the worst VENOM has to offer in a final battle. Join Freedom Squadron and fight FOR FREEDOM! 6 Players, Rules taught, characters provided

Authors/Artists
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Savage Worlds • Shaintar, Game Designer
Sean Patrick Fannon is a role-playing game designer and writer. He is best known for his work with the Savage Worlds game system, including his epic fantasy setting, Shaintar, and his conversion of the classic game Rifts. He has also worked as a designer in the video game industry... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

12:00pm

People's Choice Balloting
Come on by and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award!

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
ModelFest

12:00pm

Tiny Dungeon

Escape with your life or die trying…

Some say its insanity…Others say its boredom…and yet some believe it is something far more sinister.  Every year around this time, common folk like yourselves are whisked away from their homes into the deep abyss of Pryzaax’s Lair.  It is in this magical place that they scrounge to survive and hope that their wits are enough to see them through.  Although legend has it that a few have made it out; most are never seen from again.  On this day you have been summoned.  What started as a normal day may end in triumph or your agonizing defeat.  Will you conquer your challenges through superior might, overcome each challenge on wits and skill, or will you never be heard from again?  The choice is yours…find out if you have what it takes at Gamefest 2018.

 Pryzaax’s Lair is a dynamic role playing event that is simple enough for new players and challenging enough for veteran Gamers.  Every entry into Starfest will be given a character they can use to fight their way through.  You can play the whole event or play a few rooms based on how much time you have.  Jump in and jump out as much as you’d like as long as you can survive.  The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday in the Gamefest area.


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00pm - 7:00pm
GameFest Panel Room

12:15pm

Wolf 359 and Beyond: Searching the Federation for Planets around Nearby Stars

NASA's Dr. Ken Carpenter will describe the revolution that has occurred in the last 25 years in our search for planets around other stars. He will also give a special inside look at the new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and how it will expand our knowledge of such systems. Of particular interest to us, the mission will focus on Earth-sized planets around nearby stars, which will certainly become the best candidates for future members of the Federation!


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Hubble Space Telescope, NASA Scientist
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

12:30pm

Malcolm Barrett Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

12:30pm

Airbrush Experience

Use an airbrush to create your own painting in this 2 hour hands-on class. All equipment, supplies and materials provided by Iwata-Medea and TAG Team Hobbies. Learn the basics or airbrush operation while experiencing the fun of airbrushing!

There is a $20 fee to cover supplies and the class is limited to 8 students. 


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Model Classroom

12:45pm

Divination w/ Lobostro Prefect Elizabeth Bumble
A Bumble and Teen Titan member, the Lobostro Prefect is continuing her studies in the field of Divination to rave reviews of Professor Akworth! Don’t miss this new class as she shares more knowledge from the realm of divination.

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Avistrum

1:00pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Autograph Tables

1:00pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Autograph Tables

1:00pm

Gigi Edgley Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

1:00pm

How to Be a Professional Cosplayer
Learn what you need to know to get started, the real business behind cosplay, ins and outs of safety, the legalities involved in becoming/being a professional cosplayer and more! Presented by AZ Power Girl, Cara Nicole.

Presenters
avatar for Cara Nicole

Cara Nicole

AZ Powergirl • Costume Design, Cosplay Artist
Az Powergirl/Cara Nicole is more than a pretty face. Yes, she is a world-wide cosplay sensation. Yes, she has pushed the limits of cosplay as an art form by creating books, appearing on national television, radio and print ads. Yes, Cara has worked for Marvel and Big City Comics at... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 1

1:00pm

Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo?
Disclosure of alien life: the truth is stranger than fiction! Proof that Star Wars and Star Trek are fact, not fiction. Learn about the real life Star Wars program covered up for 70+ years. Learn about the aliens, intraterrestrials and interdimensional beings who share our planet, are based “inside” the Earth and inside our Solar System. Learn about the prophesies concerning them at the end of this age, and how the presence of recently discovered exoplanets and a pass from Nibiru is changing our world as we know it. Welcome to the Space Age! :)

Authors/Artists
avatar for Ella LeBain

Ella LeBain

ET Experiencer, UFO Researcher, Ella LeBain is the author of a five-book series, Who’s Who in The Cosmic Zoo? An End Times Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods & Angels. Ella LeBain lives in Westminster, Colorado with her husband, daughter and three cats.  Ella is originally from New York... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 2

1:00pm

Star Trek TNG- Mind's Eye (TV-PG)
Geordi is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon governor.

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SF Video

1:00pm

Speed Pitch: Pitch Your Game
Guests Sean Brown and Jay Little will listen to your prepared pitch. Show, describe and explain your gaming ideas and get input from two of these great industry insiders!

Authors/Artists
avatar for Jay Little

Jay Little

Instructor / Lecturer, Game Designer
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. | He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular... Read More →
avatar for Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Teraforming • Alien Uprising, Game Designer
Sean Brown started playing games at 5 with his Uncle Dave every day after school. He first played Chess and then moved on to Feudal and Thinking Man’s Golf. By the age of 7, his older brother Shad had caught the full bug for D&D and the two played role playing games with their close... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
GameFest VIP Room

1:00pm

Mysterium
In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary séance, and they have seven hours to contact the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery.

Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost communicates with the mediums through visions, which are represented in the game by illustrated cards. The mediums must decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered: Who did the crime? Where did it take place? Which weapon caused the death? The more the mediums cooperate and guess well, the easier it is to catch the right culprit.

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
GameFest

1:00pm

Ask A Scientist Table
The “Ask a Scientist” table is THE place where you can talk to our science guest speakers and ask your questions about astronomy and space exploration. It will be open after the morning science talks, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day in the Atrium, and is the perfect place to chat with a scientist after their talks. See you there!

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Atrium 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

1:00pm

A’Kyria
A’Kyria is a complete tabletop role playing game system, not simply a story-based RPG, set in the infinite world of A’kyria. With a d100 based combat system, skill based character advancement that allows a player to advance their character without waiting to “level” up, and more, A’Kyria is a game system players love for its versatility and range of possibilities for game play. Coupled with story based digital adventures, A’Kyria is a unique voice in the tabletop RPG genre.

Crown Jewels: Welcome to the weird little town of Stonegrave, where dead relatives pop in for a visit and some afternoon tea. No one knows why, but here’s the catch…unless you find out and deal with the problem, you are stuck in Stonegrave with the mostly dead for the rest of your life!

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

1:00pm

Beacon Road
Come play Beacon Road; a d20, dice-filled, action-adventure, heroic fantasy RPG suffused with player agency that incorporates tactical combat, jumping into the action, flashbacks, and minimal planning.

Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

1:30pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Tables

1:30pm

Penny Johnson Jerald
*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 Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Dr. Finn on The Orville, Actor
Penny Johnson Jerald is currently starring on The Orville as Dr. Claire Finn. But unlike Star Trek's Dr. McCoy, she can't claim she hasn't worn a lot of different hats. She has appeared on numerous TV shows including 24, The Larry Sanders Show, and Castle, but Star Trek fans will... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

2:00pm

Young Writers
This panel is designed for youth writers who aren’t really sure where to start. Learn some basic skills to get started.

Moderators
avatar for Shelly Wright

Shelly Wright

Author/Creative Writing Instructor
Desperate to find clean romance/suspense novels with a Christian twist, Shelly Wright wrote her first full length novel in the spring of 2010. In 2011, she signed A Light into the Darkness (Twisted Roots #1) which listed in the top 25 for the Puddly Awards in 2013. In 2015, the... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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 and five novels. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017... Read More →
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... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 2

2:00pm

Artificial Gravity and Faster Than Light Travel in Science Fiction

Dr Erin Macdonald (proclaimed at StarFest 2017 as a “Warp Drive Expert”) will be discussing the science behind gravity and spacetime, and the ways different science fiction universes solve the issue of artificial gravity and traveling faster than the speed of light. We will explore the feasibility of these methods and which ones are the most accurate — in theory, of course!


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr Erin Explains the Universe, Astrophysicist
Erin Macdonald has a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as a technical consultant both in engineering and for the entertainment industry. She is also currently the global education resources manager for the UN-directed World Space Week and hosts an online series on the science... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 1

2:00pm

Short Films of Avistrum
Did you know that the Tales From Avistrum show integrates film with the live show to tell the story? Come and view the short films being featured this weekend.

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avistrum

2:00pm

Klingon Language
Join QoroQ and veqa as they return to teach you how to speak Klingon.

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

2:00pm

Star Trek: TOS Menagerie Part 2 (TV-PG)
At Spock's court martial, he explains himself with mysterious footage about when Capt. Pike was kidnapped by powerful illusion casting aliens.

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SF Video

2:00pm

TORG
A group of tourists and workers are at the Pyramids of Giza when the Nile Empire’s maelstrom bridge descends from the sky, crushing the visitor’s center and unleashing a horde of goose-stepping invaders upon the site. The attackers eventually drive the heroes underground into a network of tunnels that shouldn’t exist. The tunnels lead back to the Great Pyramid of Khafre, but they are riddled with death traps, puzzles, and stone guardians animated by the magic of the place. At the center of the network a giant stone scorpion protects a golden scroll that  contains some answers to what’s happening—if anyone can read it! By the time the explorers emerge from the pyramid night is falling. The strange stone portal is gone, but some villains and troopers remain behind searching for the scroll and the Storm Knights. They are holding other tourists hostage, and it’s up to the heroes to escape to Cairo with the scroll and anyone they can rescue.

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

2:30pm

May the Force (of Static Electricity) Be with You

Enjoy a Star Wars-themed science exploration where we’ll learn to use The Force (of static electricity) to levitate and repel objects, power light tubes, propel spacecraft, and more! We’ll have lots of opportunities for participants to perform Jedi tricks themselves with SHO-K3R, a 600,000 volt Van de Graaff generator. Presented by Richard Blake.



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Atrium Activities

2:30pm

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.

Movie Producer and Director Dean Devlin will be presenting a special trailer from his new movie Bad Samaritan and follow with an onstage Q&A.

*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 Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Master of Ceremonies
I'm presently employed as the lead Service Technician at the newest Apple Authorized Repair Center, Aim High!, Inc. My wife Carole and I love photography. We enjoy photographing everything! Pets, landscapes, animals, flowers but really love air shows.  I'm also an active model... Read More →
avatar for Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin

Bad Samaritan • Independence Day, Producer • Director • Actor
We are so happy to welcome Dean Devlin back to Denver! Dean first came to StarFest back in 1994 to promote his movie Stargate. He returned in 1996 with Independence Day and in 2002 with Eight Legged Freaks. This year, Dean is bringing his latest film Bad Samaritan, which he directed... Read More →
avatar for Phil Watson

Phil Watson

Sharon's Husband, Super Collector • Historian
Phil Watson is our resident expert and historian. Phil will be presenting two events at StarFest this year. The Collectibles Auction and Trailer Park. Trailer Park is our long-running preview of this year's upcoming movies and brief, but informed commentary by Phil.Phil, with his... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

3:00pm

Mary Chieffo Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

3:00pm

Game and VR Development
Game and virtual reality (VR) developers will discuss game and VR development. Some of the top emerging technologies in the entertainment industry today will be discussed, including VR, eSports and more. This panel will present current projects being worked on and will include an extended Q&A session. Meet seasoned game and VR developers. Play games, ask questions, win prizes and more!!

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 2

3:00pm

Building a Space-faring Civilization

The history of space exploration began well over a thousand years ago in ancient China. Today, more than 75 nations around the world are involved in space exploration, including China. Carolyn takes you on a whirlwind tour of space exploration and the contributions of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, entertainment, law and education to our modern space-faring society.


Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Science Writer - Documentarian, Loch Ness Productions
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future". She... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 1

3:00pm

Affordable Cosplay for Beginners
Join DuKath as he give you Helpful Hints on cosplay costumes, makeup, and more.

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

3:00pm

Airbrush Experience

Use an airbrush to create your own painting in this 2 hour hands-on class. All equipment, supplies and materials provided by Iwata-Medea and TAG Team Hobbies. Learn the basics or airbrush operation while experiencing the fun of airbrushing!

There is a $20 fee to cover supplies and the class is limited to 8 students. 


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Model Classroom

3:00pm

Stargate Atlantis -Rising Part 1-Part 2 (TV-PG)
Dr. Elizabeth Weir leads an expedition to find the Ancient's lost city of Atlantis, a journey that brings her and a carefully selected crew of Earth's best and brightest to the Pegasus galaxy, where they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and awaken among the stars an enemy none of them could have predicted, endangering themselves and the native people of Pegasus alike

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SF Video

3:00pm

Aviation Tycoon
Play with the Publisher! Mr. B Games will show you how to play their newest hit and some lucky participants will walk away with a copy of the game! In Aviation Tycoon, players buy stock in four airline companies as they fly passengers across various airline routes. When an airline route is used, that airline gets paid. When dividends are paid, those with stock get paid — and keep getting paid until the airline has no money left (assuming the funds can be easily divided among the shareholders).

Authors/Artists
avatar for Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Teraforming • Alien Uprising, Game Designer
Sean Brown started playing games at 5 with his Uncle Dave every day after school. He first played Chess and then moved on to Feudal and Thinking Man’s Golf. By the age of 7, his older brother Shad had caught the full bug for D&D and the two played role playing games with their close... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

Hermetica
Play with the designer: A two player, abstract strategy board game where clever combos and dynamic terrain create a battle of choice, tactics, and wits.

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest

3:00pm

Zombicide: Green Horde
Green Horde is the sequel to the smash hit Zombicide: Black Plague will bring players back into a world of deadly medieval fantasy, this time filled with infected orcs and goblins who will put survivors to the ultimate test. This green menace is not only stronger than their human counterparts, but they also tend to gather into massive hordes that ambush the survivors when they least expect it. Uncover the many surprises the Green Horde has in store for you!

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest

3:30pm

LeVar Burton Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

3:30pm

13th Annual StarFest Quidditch Finals and Championship Match
The finalists shall compete to see who takes home the certificate and coveted title of StarFest Quidditch Champion 2018! Not playing in the Tournament? Come and cheer on the players in this fun and lively event!

Saturday April 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Avistrum

4:00pm

Gundam Building
A panel dedicated to the love of all things Gundam. Jason will be discussing some tips and tricks in regards to building Gundam kits geared toward the beginner to intermediate skill level. There will also be open discussion of all the Gundam Anime series and some Gundam Trivia with prizes for participants.

If you're a fan of Gundam or Giant Robots in general, this is you chance to meet up with other fans and revel in all the Robot Radness.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Chlebus

Jason Chlebus

Supreme Overload of lulz, ihatepeacocks
There are billions of pages on the Facebooks, ihatepeacocks is one of them and I run it. I am a semi-professional Comic Con addict. I have been attending StarFest/StarCon since 1990. I love Giant Robots, inappropriate jokes, all things Sci Fi. My favorite topics to rant about are... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

Klingon Minions
Join Kauch Notqa and J'Tark has he teaches you to draw Klingon Minions!

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

4:00pm

Skin Wars, Netflix & Bodypainting

This panel is an 18 + event.

Mythica will be talking about being on the TV show Skin Wars as well as talking about how her life is changed since the show went on Netflix. During the course of her talk, she will be demonstrating body painting live while speaking. There will be Q&A during the event. This event has been packed full for the last 2 years so make sure you come early.


Authors/Artists
avatar for Mythica Von Griffin

Mythica Von Griffin

Mythica Von Griffyn was on the hit TV show Skin Wars which is now available on Netflix. She is a season one contestant for the body painting reality TV show. She also has a new television show currently in production called Possesed: Final Destination which is the next in the series... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:45pm
SF Panel 1

4:00pm

Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must escape (yes...) from a temple (yes...) which is cursed (yes...) before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose.

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
GameFest

4:00pm

Play games with Boardgame Corner and guest Jay Little
Play games with a member of the Boardgame Corner team and guest Jay Little

Authors/Artists
avatar for Jay Little

Jay Little

Instructor / Lecturer, Game Designer
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. | He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular... Read More →

Presenters
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Dice Tower's Boardgame Corner

The Dice Tower, started in 2005, is a network of video and audio podcasts dedicated to promoting board and card games.   Using video reviews, podcasts, and more, Tom Vasel is joined by a host of gaming enthusiasts whose goal is not just to promote the hobby, but the people who are... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
GameFest VIP Room

4:00pm

Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory
Play with the designer!  Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory is a roleplaying game set in the universe of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000. The setting is a dark, Gothic future where the galaxy-spanning Imperium of Man is beset by horrific threats and endless war. In Wrath & Glory, players join to tell stories of mystery, action, and terror amongst the bloodstained stars. You may take on the roles of characters fighting against the tide of corruption sweeping the galaxy, struggling to keep alive a glimmer of hope as others revel in the consuming flames.

Presenters
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Product Line Manager, Ulisses North America
Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer and author. He helped design games like Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Savage Rifts, and Torg: Eternity. Ross was the Senior RPG Developer supervising several game lines at FFG, including Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch. Ross also... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

4:30pm

Castle Panic
A Cooperative Tower Defense game, fight off the Monstrous Horde before they bring your castle to ruin, with you still in it...

Saturday April 21, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
GameFest

5:00pm

LeVar Burton Q&A
*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 LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

5:00pm

Battlestar Trivia
Think you know Battlestar Galactica? Join the Officers of Battlestar Stormbringer in this exciting and challenging trivia game! The game covers Galactica from 1978 to present, including the spin-offs and movies. Fun prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 2

5:00pm

Klingon Props Via 3D printing.
Learn some details on 3D Printing of Klingon Props.

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

5:00pm

Star Trek TNG: 11001001 (TV-PG)
The Enterprise docks at a starbase for repairs where it is commandeered by a race of technologically-linked aliens intent on using the vessel for their own purposes.

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SF Video

5:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons
More details coming soon!

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

5:00pm

Starfinder RPG
Following the disastrous Scoured Stars Incident, the Starfinder Society fights to remain relevant as the rest of the galaxy moves on. With surviving agents stretched to the limit, the First Seeker launches a desperate bid to search the false moon of Salvation's End. Will the mission reveal a discovery that can stabilize the Society long enough for a new generation of Starfinders to come to the fore?

Claim to Salvation, a Starfinder Society special by Larry Wilhelm for 4th-level pregenerated characters, debuted at Gen Con 50 on August 17, 2017.

Saturday April 21, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

6:00pm

Malcolm Barrett Q&A
*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 Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

6:00pm

Electronics in Cosplay

From basic faerie and Christmas lights to computer-programmed speakers, motors and LEDs, we’ll advise you on where to get started, what to do and what to avoid when powering up props and costumes, and what the next steps are in making your costume shine…. literally!


Saturday April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 2

6:00pm

Other Worlds 201 – The Distinguished Competition

Although SHIELD exists in our world (sometimes called the Marvel Universe), there are many alternative dimensions out there. This class will focus on the most well-known of these other universes – one that has a man who’s super, a man like a bat, and a woman who’s a wonder, as well as many other heroes. Join us for a different kind of look at a world you may have heard of – the DC Universe. Part 2 of the SHIELD Academy.


Saturday April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 6:55pm
SF Panel 1

6:00pm

Firefly - Jaynestown (TV-14)
Mal and the crew of Serenity land to pick up some contraband In Canton, a township on Higgins' Moon, where labor is provided under servitude run by the local magistrate.

Saturday April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SF Video

6:00pm

House VamPyr Meeting
All Hands House VamPyr members 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 April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

6:00pm

Fallout
Fallout is a post-nuclear adventure board game for one to four players. Based on the hit video game series by Bethesda Softworks, each Fallout scenario is inspired by a familiar story from the franchise. Survivors begin the game on the edge of an unexplored landscape, uncertain of what awaits them in this unfamiliar world. With just one objective to guide them from the very beginning, each player must explore the hidden map, fight ferocious enemies, and build the skills of their survivor as they attempt to complete challenging quests and balance feuding factions within the game.

Saturday April 21, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
GameFest

7:00pm

Sci-Fi Improv Trek-o-Rama Wars Show

Come leap to a galaxy far, far away and experience science fiction manifesting in the moment with Improv Leap. We will be slinging lasers, falling for beautiful aliens and saying cornball lines that would fill William Shatner with pride. If you love sci-fi and comedy, this show is for you.


Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

7:00pm

Dean Devlin and Legion M partner with Fans to Reshape the Future of Hollywood

Writer/director/producer Dean Devlin has helped create some of the biggest hits in Hollywood, generating billions of dollars of box office around the globe. For his newest film starring David Tennant, Bad Samaritan (opening nationwide May 4th), Dean partnered with fan-owned Legion M to get his most important audience--fans--in on the action. Dean joins Legion M co-founder Paul Scanlan for an inside look at Bad Samaritan plus a candid discussion about the evolution of the studio system, and how the future of Hollywood is indeed fans.


Moderators
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin

Bad Samaritan • Independence Day, Producer • Director • Actor
We are so happy to welcome Dean Devlin back to Denver! Dean first came to StarFest back in 1994 to promote his movie Stargate. He returned in 1996 with Independence Day and in 2002 with Eight Legged Freaks. This year, Dean is bringing his latest film Bad Samaritan, which he directed... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Paul Scanlan

Paul Scanlan

Cofounder and CEO, Legion M Entertainment, Inc.
Legion M is the world's first FAN-OWNED entertainment company! We launched two years ago with the goal to unite passionate fans of entertainment into a vibrant, engaged community to reshape the industry. Today, we have over 35,000 members and 7,000 fan-investors and have already backed... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Panel 1

7:00pm

The Galaxies We’ve Seen

A look at the vast, fertile ground SF has covered, from dime novels, to pulps, Golden Age, cyberpunk and beyond. Most SF scholars agree that Mary Shelley invented science fiction when she wrote FRANKENSTEIN. In the two centuries since, SF has been as fluid as it has been ambitious. This panel will discuss the places we’ve been, the eras and movements that have come and gone, with looks at the great works of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.


Moderators
avatar for Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann

Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm
SF Panel 2

7:00pm

Battlestar Galactica-Razor (Unrated Extended Version) (NR)
On the eve of a devastating Cylon attack, officer Kendra Shaw reports for duty on the battlestar Pegasus. When mankind's future is forever changed on that fateful day, Kendra is reshaped into a "razor""a tool of war"under the ruthless guidance of her commander, Admiral Cain

Saturday April 21, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SF Video

8:00pm

Michael Bay's TMNT Pandering to the Masses
The Ninja Turtles have gone through several incarnations since their inception in 1984 and have established a rich history. With so much great content, backstory and characters to draw from, why have the more recent TMNT flicks been dumbed-down so considerably? How could these movies be done better to service the fans without insulting our intelligence?

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00pm - 8:55pm
SF Panel 2

8:00pm

Intro to Starfleet the International Star Trek Fan Association
Join Starfleet Region 17 Meet and Greet. Come learn about activities of the local chapter of Starfleet.

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

8:00pm

Costume Contest
Costume Contest registration will take place at the Info Table starting on Friday at 5:00pm and run until 10:00pm. On Saturday you can register from 10:00AM until 5:30PM (or until the categories are filled up). Make sure you don't delay and get yourself registered right away if you'd like to be onstage and have the best view possible of the incredible costumes at the show.

Moderators
avatar for Kevin Atkins

Kevin Atkins

Master of Ceremonies
I'm presently employed as the lead Service Technician at the newest Apple Authorized Repair Center, Aim High!, Inc. My wife Carole and I love photography. We enjoy photographing everything! Pets, landscapes, animals, flowers but really love air shows.  I'm also an active model... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

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!  Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm in the Model Show room.

Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00pm - 11:59pm
ModelFest

9:00pm

Klingon Music Jam by Qapla'!
Klingon Music Jam by Qapla'! If you can play and would like to join us please do.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00pm

The Mummy (1932) (NR)
The legendary Boris Karloff stars as the mummy Im-Ho-Tep, a high priest who is revived by British archaeologists 3,700 years after being embalmed alive for trying to save the woman he loved.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - 10:30pm
SF Video

9:00pm

Magic the Gathering: Rivals Sealed
$25 Entry and all participants receive a Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease pack that they keep after the event. 2 packs per player put into the prize pool. Limited to 16 entrants.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - 11:30pm
GameFest

9:00pm

Federation Ball
Come join us for THE event of the weekend and bring your dancing shoes!!! The Federation Ball starts at 9 pm and runs until Midnight. It’s not limited to just the Federation; all species are welcome (including the occasional Celebrity)! We’ll have door prizes (must be present to win), a dance contest-the audience gets to help with the judging- and tons of great songs, so you can dance the night away (almost). It’s a family friendly event, and kids are welcome.

Cost is only $4 per person (under 6 is free) and ALL proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, Dumb Friend’s League Furry Scurry and OMEGAResponders. Music is provided by ACES and the Ball is presented by the USS Pioneer and O.M.E.G.A. And don’t forget to purchase your special 2018 StarFest poker chip at this event (again, all proceeds go to charity) for only $5 each. 

Tickets to the Ball can be purchased online through the Starfest ticket site, at registration at StarFest as well as at the door of the Federation Ball (Cash only at the door, please).

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - 11:55pm
Atrium 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00pm

Firefly RPG
Join the crew of Serenity on a wild adventure in the Firefly verse.  Will you be able to keep everything shiny or will things not go smooth.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00am
GameFest RPG Room

9:00pm

Starfinder RPG
All Starfinders complete their training by conferring with Guidance—a network of uploaded personalities embodying paragons from the Starfinder Society's history. Before receiving the blessing of Guidance, the PCs must meet with and assist critical missions on behalf of key leaders of the Society's leading factions. With the events of the Scoured Stars Incident still fresh in everyone's memory, there's plenty that needs doing to set the Society back on track. The Commencement is a replayable scenario designed to help introduce players to the factions of the Starfinder Society and areas of importance on Absalom Station.

The Commencement, a Starfinder Society replayable scenario by Eleanor Ferron for Tier 1-2, was released on August 17, 2017.

Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00am
GameFest RPG Room

10:00pm

Werewolf
Players are villagers whose town has been met with werewolves, can the villagers find them before they devour everyone or will the werewolves be illusivly deceptive until their last dinner?

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00am
GameFest Panel Room

10:30pm

Sharknado (TV-14)
When a freak tornado swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace, and nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air.

Saturday April 21, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00am
SF Video

10:30pm

Deadpool
Did we leave the stove on? You’ve got an eHarmony date with destiny! Oh, and author guests Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore as they defy all standards of good Starfest behavior and taste with our late-evening screening of DEADPOOL, the best superhero movie ever that’s not BLACK PANTHER, last year’s WONDER WOMAN, 1978’s SUPERMAN, or even 2011’s GREEN LANTERN. If you’re looking for something to round out your Saturday at the con that doesn’t involve dancing, come on in to Main Events and hang for a bit with Kevin, Dayton, and the Merc With A Mouth. Just remember that this flick is rated “R,” as in “It’s REALLY REALLY RATED R,” so be aware. If you give us grief about this, Kevin and Dayton will find you and boom-box "Careless Whisper" outside your hotel room. WHAM! #DriveBy

Authors/Artists
avatar for Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward

Novelist - Writer
Dayton Ward is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than 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... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Author - Writer
As a journalist for more than 25 years, Kevin Dilmore has contributed to publications including the Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek Communicator magazines as well as web sites including Hallmark.com and Star Trek.com. His essays on popular culture topics... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
 
Sunday, April 22
 

8:00am

A Wrinkle In Time

Come on a journey in a wrinkle in time. We will explore the book and movie. Also food and games.


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 1

8:00am

Resin Casting

This discussion and demonstration will show you how to use a silicone mold to cast resin. We’ll also provide techniques for adding color and decoration to the finished product. Hosted by Charles and Tauni Orndorff.


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
SF Panel 2

8:00am

Power Rangers (PG-13)
Five ordinary teenagers must team together to become something extraordinary in order to save the world from being obliterated by an alien threat.

Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
SF Video

9:00am

Talent Show
Do you have a song you need to sing? A skit you need to perform? Main Events  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.

Warm up those pipes, practice that guitar, or put the finishing touches on your skit!! You could win fabulous prizes

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

9:00am

Superhero Science 301 – Radioactive Spiders, Pym Particles and Unstable Molecules

J. Jonah Jameson once said, “Sometimes I wish I’d been bitten by a radioactive water buffalo!” Would that really have been a good idea? Find out as we discuss topics like radioactive spiders, gamma rays, cosmic rays and other ways to get powers. We’ll look at the work of Tony Stark, Hank Pym and Reed Richards, and discuss the most impressive school science lab of all time!  Warning: Kids, don’t try any of this at home! Part 3 of the SHIELD Academy.


Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 1

9:00am

Outpost: Live! Part 2
Beam in to this two-part “panel”/hands-on experience. Learn what it takes to create an audio drama from the crew that produces the Parsec Award-winning fan audio drama, Outpost: A Star Trek Fan Production. Participants in this session will learn the ins and outs (including how easy it is!) of production – from script writing to the final mix — we cover it all! Audience members become the voices of characters in an audio “minisode” of Outpost! After recording the session during the Saturday session, the crew from Outpost will mix the “minisode” overnight and play it back for the audience and actors on Sunday. With the time remaining, the session will be a Q&A. The final production will be part of the Outpost podcast which airs monthly on www.startrekoutpost.com and www.giantgnome.com.

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
SF Panel 2

9:00am

Giant Jenga
Come play a giant version of Jenga. 

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Atrium Activities

9:00am

Survive
Survive is a cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up, while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score.

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
GameFest

9:00am

Guest Spotlight: Gaming with Jay Little
Come participate in open gaming with designer Jay Little. He'll be bringing three prototypes: "The Three Years of War", "Zero Hour", and "The Turing Test".

Authors/Artists
avatar for Jay Little

Jay Little

Instructor / Lecturer, Game Designer
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. | He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
GameFest Panel Room

9:00am

Firefly Adventures
"I do the Job, and then I get paid" Take the role of the shiny crew of Serenity with the help of your shipmates, do the job, and get paid. Firefly: Adventures is a cooperative, mission based, skirmish-level game where the players use the different skills and abilities of Malcolm, Zoë, Jayne, Kaylee and Wash to succeed.

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest

9:00am

Star Trek RPG
Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

9:00am

CosPlay R&R Room Open

Hosted by The Royal Manticoran Navy, this is a room where cosplayers can go to get away from the convention or have their costumes repaired. Here are the rules for the room: Hours of operation will be Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

Rest and Repair

Take the time to take a break. It’s hard to be “on” continuously. Your costume and props can wear you down a lot faster than you expect.

Emergency Costume Supplies

Cosplayers are welcome to use the CR&R room and its supplies for emergency repairs. We have experienced costumers available if you need additional help.

Lounge Area Time Limit

Please remember the lounge area is for rest and repair. You are welcome to take as long as you need to get yourself ready to entertain your fans again. Please be courteous and allow others to make use of the room and its facilities as well.

No Unattended Children

The CR&R room is a place for cosplayers to rest. It is not a day care center. For the safety of your children, please do not leave them unattended. Unattended children will be turned over to convention security.

No Photo Zone

No worries about taking off your helmet, wig, or prosthetics and grabbing a bite to eat. The Cosplay Rest and Repair Room is a safe place where you can be out of character without disappointing your fans.


Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
CosplayRnR

9:00am

A’Kyria
A’Kyria is a complete tabletop role playing game system, not simply a story-based RPG, set in the infinite world of A’kyria. With a d100 based combat system, skill based character advancement that allows a player to advance their character without waiting to “level” up, and more, A’Kyria is a game system players love for its versatility and range of possibilities for game play. Coupled with story based digital adventures, A’Kyria is a unique voice in the tabletop RPG genre.

Mostly Dead: Welcome to the weird little town of Stonegrave, where dead relatives pop in for a visit and some afternoon tea. No one knows why, but here’s the catch…unless you find out and deal with the problem, you are stuck in Stonegrave with the mostly dead for the rest of your life!

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

9:00am

Battletech
Come Join us for Battletech. Were you fight in armored combat in the 31st century. Battlemechs are the  kings of the battlefield, are you good enough to survive? Well, come and test your skills with us Saturday and Sunday. Brought to you by GameFest.

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Model Classroom

9:00am

Heroscape
We're bringing in one of the classic holy-grail games that you can drop in and out of all day on Sunday! Heroscape is an expandable turn-based miniature wargaming system. At its essence, Heroscape is an epic battle between and among characters from multiple cultures, periods, and genres, taking place on a three-dimensional gaming surface of various elevations and terrain types made from interlocking hexagonal tiles.  

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
GameFest

9:00am

Play to Win
Check out a game from the library, play it, and then enter for a chance to win it!

3 Seeds - Chara Games
Am I The Traitor - Looney Labs
Ambyria - Paw Warrior
Batman Fluxx - Looney Labs
Beeeees! - Action Phase Games
Betabotz - B&B Games Studio
Bin'Fa - Bin'Fa
Biotix - Smirk & Dagger
Brutal Kingdom - Kosmos
Champion of Earth - Shades of Vengeance
Chemistry Fluxx - Looney Labs
Chrononauts - Looney Labs
Circular Reasoning - Breaking Games
Circus Flohcati - Grail Games
Conex - HABA
Coup - Indie Boards & Cards
Cytosis - Genius Games
Dabble - INI.llc
Dimensions - Kosmos
Doodle Rush - Brain Games
Dragon Island - R&R Games
Exoplanets - Greater Than Games
Explorers of the North Sea - Renegade Games
Fabled Fruit - Stronghold Games
Fate of the Elder Gods - Greater Than Games
Final War - Games Lab
Five Seals of Magic - Mayday Games
Get the Cheese - Stronghold Games
HIDE - Mayday Games
Hoard - Cheeky Parrot
Ice Cool - Brain Games
Joraku - TMG
Karuba - HABA
Karuba the card game - HABA
Lazer Riderz - Greater Than Games
Little Drop of Poison - Gorilla Games
Macroscope  - Mayday Games
Nefarious - USAopoly
New York Slice - Bezier Games
Okey Dokey - TMG
Paramedics Clear! - Smirk & Dagger
Pickle Letter - R&R Games
Pirate 21 - Indie Boards & Cards
Pit Crew - Stronghold Games
Pyramid Poker - R&R Games
Ragers - Galakta
Roller Deluxe - USAopoly
Salem - Facade Games
Samara - TMG
Sparkle Kitty - Breaking Games
Sundae Split - Renegade Game
Super Mario Level Up - USAopoly
The Refuge - B&B Games Studio
The Resistance - Indie Boards & Cards
Too many Cinderellas - Grail Games
Tortuga - Facade Games
Unauthorized - Chara Games
Viceroy - Mayday Games
Wanted Rich or Dead - Galakta
Werewords - Bezier Games
Witching Hour - Indie Boards & Cards
Word Slam - Kosmos
Wordsy - Formal Ferret Games
Worst Game Ever - Gorilla Games
Zombie Terror - Galakta

---plus more!

Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
GameFest

10:00am

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Autograph Tables

10:00am

Planetary Exploration Update: An Inside Look at InSight, the Next Mars Mission
Next month NASA will be launching the InSight Mars Lander from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on a seven-month mission to Mars. It will land near the Martian equator in November, and deploy two instruments onto the surface: a seismometer to measure the subtle vibrations of the crust, and a heat flow probe that will burrow below ground to measure sub-surface heat distribution. The lander will also use precision radio signals from Earth tracking stations to measure the motion of the Martian spin axis to high precision. These measurements will provide data for planetary scientists to understand the nature of the crust and core of Mars, and answer fundamental questions on how the inner planets formed. Pieter Kallemeyn is the leader of the spacecraft team that will monitor the mission from the company’s Mission Support Area in Littleton. He will give us an exclusive inside look at this exciting mission that will unlock the secrets beneath the surface of Mars.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

NASA design and operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems here in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he's been involved in the design and operations of NASA missions for over 28 years. He's currently the System Design Lead for the InSight Mars Lander, set forlaunch in... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00am

Drawing Transformers
Artem Shukaev, Chaz Kemp, and JJ McFarland

Authors/Artists
avatar for Artem Shukaev

Artem Shukaev

ComicFest Banner Art, Artist
Artem is this year’s CF banner artwork winner. We are glad to have him back as he crushed it with an amazing Jaeger piece! | Artem Shukaev is a software developer and artist out of Nebraska interested in the intersection of technology and emerging media. Working with companies like... Read More →
avatar for Chaz Kemp

Chaz Kemp

ComicFest T-shirt, Art Designer
Chaz is this year’s CF t-shirt artwork winner. His submission is going to look fantastic on this year’s red shirts. Make sure you pick yours up and have him sign it too! | | Bram Stoker Award finalist Chaz Kemp embraces an Art Nouveau style that incorporates vibrancy and color... Read More →
avatar for J. James McFarland

J. James McFarland

ComicFest Badges, Artist
McFarland is this year’s CF badge artwork winner. His robot mash-up is going to look fantastic on this year’s badges! Make sure you swing by his booth and have him sign your badge! | | This self-employed Boulder illustrator has made his home in lots of places over the years... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 1

10:00am

How Much History Should There Be in Historical Fiction?

Creators love to mine the past for fun, especially with time travel, alternate realities and secret histories. Black SailsOutlander (both books and TV), Vikings and Timeless have successfully rewritten history; however, many others were cancelled quickly. And yet, AltHist still is very successful in fiction. What is sacred to the period piece purveyors, and what is fair game? How much research goes into creating a believable world of the past?


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... Read More →

Authors/Artists
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 and five novels. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, BOOKS OF THE SEVEN EYES, wraps up with ENEMY in 2017... Read More →
avatar for Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann

Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind, plus short... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
SF Panel 2

10:00am

King of Tokyo
Mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens and only Tokyo is between you and ultimate victory. Will you survive to be the King?

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
GameFest

10:00am

Meet and Greet Join The Klingons for light breakfast!
Join The Klingons as we provide light breakfast foods to start your recovery from the Con so far. See how klingons enjoy donuts and cereal!

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:00am

Dr Who- Tom Baker Pyramid of Mars (NR)
As the Doctor and Sarah attempt to return to UNIT HQ, the TARDIS is thrown off course and materializes in 1911 at an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. While excavating a tomb, the archaeologist became possessed by the spirit of Sutekh, the last survivor of the godlike Osirans. The Doctor and Sarah witness strange and deadly events as Sutekh, who has lain imprisoned in a pyramid for thousands of years, employs Scarman and a legion of robotic mummies in an elaborate scheme that may bring about the destruction of the world.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
SF Video

10:00am

Hermetica
Play with the designer: A two player, abstract strategy board game where clever combos and dynamic terrain create a battle of choice, tactics, and wits.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest

10:00am

Avistrum Doors Open
10:00AM: The Doors to Avistrum Open
11:00AM-12:00PM: More Short Films of Avistrum
Here’s another chance to view some of the films from the world of Avistrum throughout the years and ask questions in between the films.
12:30PM-2:00PM Avistrum Cast & Crew – Q&A
The cast has not had an open panel in years! Come join us for this rare chance to ask questions and hear stories from the cast of Avistrum completely out of character! Bring your questions!
2:00PM: The Doors to Avistrum Close for the Weekend
Thank you for joining us! Make sure to register for the Fall Show at MileHiCon 50, Oct. 19th-21st. Special discounted rates for StarFest attendees will expire soon! Ask an Avistrum cast member for the discount code!
Register at www.avistrum.org
The room may be closed, but we are not done yet! Don’t miss Wizard Jeopardy!
Come and get a raffle ticket and YOU might get to play Jeopardy and WIN a full weekend pass to Starfest next year AND to our show at MileHiCon 50!
5:00PM: Wizard Jeopardy! (not in the Avistrum Room. This is located in Panel Room 1)
Even if you’re not competing, attend the event and hold onto your raffle ticket in order to win one of our fantastic Door Prizes! The prizes are brought to you by Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Cave of the Winds, The Geekly Planet and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But in order to win, you have to be there! This event is always a cauldron of laughs!

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Avistrum

10:00am

TORG
A group of tourists and workers are at the Pyramids of Giza when the Nile Empire’s maelstrom bridge descends from the sky, crushing the visitor’s center and unleashing a horde of goose-stepping invaders upon the site. The attackers eventually drive the heroes underground into a network of tunnels that shouldn’t exist. The tunnels lead back to the Great Pyramid of Khafre, but they are riddled with death traps, puzzles, and stone guardians animated by the magic of the place. At the center of the network a giant stone scorpion protects a golden scroll that  contains some answers to what’s happening—if anyone can read it! By the time the explorers emerge from the pyramid night is falling. The strange stone portal is gone, but some villains and troopers remain behind searching for the scroll and the Storm Knights. They are holding other tourists hostage, and it’s up to the heroes to escape to Cairo with the scroll and anyone they can rescue.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

10:00am

Space Hulk
An Imperial ship has come across a gigantic space hulk made up of an unknown number of wrecks. Most important however, a Blood Angel’s vessel has been identified that disappeared some 100 years ago. A boarding party is being organized to investigate the mystery...    If you have never played Space Hulk before or if you have played for years, this will be a new experience. A massive 18’x4’ model is waiting for you and your Marines. What’s more, this is a 3D set filled with plenty of surprises. Dozens of Marine and Tyranid miniatures will be available for any wishing to take part. Rules are fairly simple and will be explained for all players. You can sign on for one mission or as many as you wish. Missions will commence on Friday and continue through Saturday night so numerous opportunities await you. See you there.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
GameFest

10:00am

X-Wing Fighter
Come jump into an X-wing and fight against the evil Empire!  Jump into a TIE fighter and crush the Rebellion.  We will be running X-wing all weekend on.  Beginners wanted and welcome.  The more the merrier.  Rules taught.  Nothing needed but a desire to have a good time.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
GameFest VIP Room

10:00am

Paper Model Make-N-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 the Model Show room and is free! Come check it out!

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Plastic Model Make-N-Take

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

Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Model Show Open
Come check out what everyone is working on!

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
ModelFest

10:00am

Art Show Open
The Art Show is open to anyone attending Star Fest 2018 who enjoys viewing or wishes to purchase original science-fiction or fantasy artwork.
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All art entered into the art show is original work created by artists attending the convention.
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Bidding ends at 3pm on Sunday

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Art Show

10:00am

Dealers Room Open
An incredible selection of entertainment collectibles. So much to see, so much to buy!

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
StarFest Dealers' Room 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

10:30am

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Autograph Tables

10:30am

Malcolm Barrett Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

10:30am

Studio Scale Ships 101
This panel will discuss how a studio scale model is made from 3d printing, kit bashing, casting parts, lighting and painting.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:25am
Model Classroom

10:30am

Unexploded Cow
Two problems and a common solution mad cows and England and unexploded bombs from forgotten wars in France, send your cows out to be rid your troubles and make some money before some stops you.

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
GameFest

11:00am

Mary Chieffo Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

11:00am

The Future of Space Exploration
Our panel of science speakers shares thoughts and insights about where space exploration is going in the next few decades. With the launch of Falcon Heavy, plus plans for human missions to the Moon and Mars by NASA as well as other countries, are things heating up? 

Moderators
avatar for Carolyn Collins Petersen

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Science Writer - Documentarian, Loch Ness Productions
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future". She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Hubble Space Telescope, NASA Scientist
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Christopher Grasso

Dr. Christopher Grasso

Spitzer Space Telescope, Engineer Blue Sun Enterprises
Dr. Christopher Grasso is the principal engineer for Blue Sun Enterprises, Inc. He has developed software and sequences for a variety of deep space missions, including Spitzer Space Telescope, Mars Odyssey, MRO, Dawn, and Resource Prospector. He developed the Virtual Machine Language... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

Dr. Pieter Kallemeyn

NASA design and operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn works for Lockheed Martin Space Systems here in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he's been involved in the design and operations of NASA missions for over 28 years. He's currently the System Design Lead for the InSight Mars Lander, set forlaunch in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr Erin Explains the Universe, Astrophysicist
Erin Macdonald has a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as a technical consultant both in engineering and for the entertainment industry. She is also currently the global education resources manager for the UN-directed World Space Week and hosts an online series on the science... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

11:00am

Apsara Bellydance Performance
Come watch Apsara in a mesmerizing bellydance performance.

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Atrium Activities

11:00am

3D Printing in Cosplay

Come find out about one of the fastest-growing technologies available to cosplayers! We’ll cover where to find ready-made 3D models of your favorite props, how to get good print results, and how to finish the prints so that they’re photoshoot ready!


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 2

11:00am

MileHiCon Challenge Panel – Worst Page to Screen (Big or Small) Adaptation

It’s a Battle Royale to determine which book/graphic novel/comic/toy to screen (movie or TV) adaptation is the worst. Anything goes, as long as it’s fantasy, sci-fi or horror. Four starting panelists declare their choices and you can step forward to challenge them and take their place on the panel–in this game, your idea wins or your idea dies by audience acclaim.




Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
SF Panel 1

11:00am

More Short Films of Avistrum
Here’s another chance to view some of the films from the world of Avistrum throughout the years and ask questions in between the films.

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Avistrum

11:00am

Unlock!
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc.

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
GameFest

11:00am

Looney Labs Games
Come learn several games from our sponsor Looney Labs.

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
GameFest

11:00am

Kids Coloring/Galactic Slime/Rainbow Crayon Maker
Kids Coloring/Galactic Slime/Rainbow Crayon Maker

Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

11:00am

Mr. B Games' Showcase
Play with the Publisher! Come see the latest titles from Mr B Games. Aviation Tycoon, Helionox, and Railroad Rivals will all be on hand as you get taught how to play from Mr B himself!

Authors/Artists
avatar for Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Teraforming • Alien Uprising, Game Designer
Sean Brown started playing games at 5 with his Uncle Dave every day after school. He first played Chess and then moved on to Feudal and Thinking Man’s Golf. By the age of 7, his older brother Shad had caught the full bug for D&D and the two played role playing games with their close... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
GameFest VIP Room

11:30am

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Malcolm Barrett

Malcolm Barrett

Rufus Carlin of Timeless, Actor • Rapper
Malcolm is best known for his current role on the NBC TV series Timeless as the time-travelling scientist Rufus Carlin. | | Mr. Barrett was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and dabbles in poetry, improvisation and stand-up comedy. He won the Yough Playwright competition at the... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Autograph Tables

11:30am

Gigi Edgley Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

12:00pm

Modeling 101
Interested in model building but don’t know where to start? This class will provide an overview of tools and techniques to point you in the right direction!

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Model Classroom

12:00pm

The Ins-and-Outs of Entertainment Journalism

Award-winning entertainment journalist Hayden Mears walks attendees through the media industry, outlines the process of establishing oneself as an authority in the field, and offers advice on how to break in and stay in. A Q and A will follow.


Authors/Artists
avatar for Hayden Mears

Hayden Mears

Journalist, Comic Book Resources
We are very excited to welcome CBR (ComicBookResources) Journalist, HAYDEN MEARS, to ComicFest 2018! | | Hayden is an award-winning, internationally published entertainment journalist. Formerly a film and television critic for Starburst Magazine, WeGotThisCovered, and PopMatters... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 2

12:00pm

Meet the Featured Cosplayers
Find out why we love cosplay and how we got started. We’ll share some of our biggest tips, most embarrassing moments and what some of our best purchases are. Come ready with questions, because after the introductions, we’re all yours! Presented by Az Power Girl Cara Nicole, Kristin Killtastic, Steve Wallace of Colorado S.T.A.R.S. and Cosplay Tonya (Tonya L. De Marco).

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Killtastic

Kristin Killtastic

Cosplay Artist
Kristin Killtastic is a cosplayer based out of Denver, Colorado. She first learned about cosplay when she went home to Alabama for a visit in 2013. She immediately fell in love with it. When she arrived back to Colorado, she jumped right into the hobby. Kristin had no experience with... Read More →
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Tonya L. De Marco

Model • Artist • Writer, Cosplay Artist
Tonya L. De Marco is a Costume Designer, published Cosplayer, Alternative Model, and Author. She lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. | | She’s been hooked on costumes and costuming since she was a preteen. Growing up reading about the wonderful characters and... Read More →
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Cara Nicole

AZ Powergirl • Costume Design, Cosplay Artist
Az Powergirl/Cara Nicole is more than a pretty face. Yes, she is a world-wide cosplay sensation. Yes, she has pushed the limits of cosplay as an art form by creating books, appearing on national television, radio and print ads. Yes, Cara has worked for Marvel and Big City Comics at... Read More →
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Special Tactics and Rescue Squad

Cosplay Group, Colorado Springs S.T.A.R.S
Colorado S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) is a Resident Evil themed and inspired cosplay group founded in 2011. Since attending our first event at Starfest 2012, we have made it our mission to engage in fun and safe cosplay around the Rocky Mountain range and keep our communities... Read More →

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
SF Panel 1

12:00pm

How to Run a Successful RPG
Join seasoned GM's as they use their many years of successes and failures in both story telling and number crunching situations. Dealing with heavy rules, disgruntled players, and other hurdles all while aiming for role playing joys and successes.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
GameFest Panel Room

12:00pm

Science in Video Games
Erin Macdonald discusses her favorite examples of good and bad science in video games, from infrared cameras, to energy crystals and much more. Come with your best science questions… we may not have played your favorite game, but we’re happy to “Science It” to the ground!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr Erin Explains the Universe, Astrophysicist
Erin Macdonald has a PhD in astrophysics and currently works as a technical consultant both in engineering and for the entertainment industry. She is also currently the global education resources manager for the UN-directed World Space Week and hosts an online series on the science... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

12:00pm

Wonder Woman 1975 Fausta : The Nazi Wonder Woman (TV-G)
Wonder Woman must use all her cunning and prowess when confronted by her evil Nazi counterpart.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SF Video

12:00pm

AEG Games Showcase
Come experience Space Base several other of the latest tiles from AEG, a leader in the gaming industry.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest

12:00pm

Battlestar Galactica
The exciting game of mistrust, intrigue and survival where you play one of your favorite characters from Battlestar Galactica.

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest

12:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons
More details coming soon!

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest RPG Room

12:30pm

LeVar Burton Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

12:30pm

Avistrum Cast & Crew -- Q&A
The cast has not had an open panel in years! Come join us for this rare chance to ask questions and hear stories from the cast of Avistrum completely out of character! Bring your questions!

Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Avistrum

1:00pm

Roger Cross Photo Session
Speakers
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Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

1:00pm

Decals
Knowing how to apply decals can be the difference between a museum-quality and a toy-like appearance. Come and learn how to do it!

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Model Classroom

1:00pm

Intergalactic Love
From Star Trek’s first interracial kiss to Battlestar’s human-Cylon romances, sci-fi gives us so many universes to examine the meaning and nature of the very human emotion of love.

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 2

1:00pm

To Boldly See What No One Has Seen Before: Imaging the Surfaces of Distant Stars

While we are working to develop the technologies that will bring us to the nearest star systems and beyond, astronomers continue to probe those distant solar systems to understand better what we might find during those first visits. We often talk of the search for exoplanets, but equally important is our need to understand the central stars in those systems. Dr. Carpenter will describe the progress that has been made so far in resolving the surfaces of stars beyond the Sun, using both ground and space-based observatories, and then describe our vision of the ultimate space observatory for obtaining photographs of the surfaces of distant stars. Such a mission will consist of multiple mirrors spread out in huge, sparse arrays, such as the UV-optical Stellar Imager (SI) Vision Mission, with 30 mirrors precision formation flying with a beam-combining hub many kilometers distant.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Hubble Space Telescope, NASA Scientist
Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground Systems Project Scientist for the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and a member of Goddard's “Exoplanets... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
SF Panel 1

1:00pm

RPG War Stories
Ever had that story happen during a role playing game that is worth telling again and again? Bring your experiences and hear others recount their most hilarious & horrific moments during role playing games.

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
GameFest Panel Room

1:00pm

Tasty Tasty Tribbles
Come learn a new Klingon Game. All species are welcome to participate! In this game where young warriors are taught the skills of cooperation. Cheer, laugh, and yell as the young warriors battle it out with tribbles.. Qapla'!

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Atrium Activities

1:00pm

All Ages Showcase
We've assembled some of the best titles for both kids and adults to enjoy together. Titles will include: Qwirkle, Amazing Labyrinth, Animal Upon Animal, Cat Lady, Dice Heist, The Fox in the Forest, Biblios, and Exploding Kittens

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest

1:00pm

Farscape -Peace Keeper Wars (TV-PG13)
The cult-favorite science fiction series Farscape comes to a close with this 2 part miniseries. The bloodthirsty Scarran Empire unexpectedly declares war against the Peacekeeper Alliance, and the Peacekeepers are forced to strike back with all they have. The Peacekeepers' last, best hope lies in astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder), an earthling who joined them when he was drawn into a wormhole in space. Can Crichton find a way to lead the Peacekeepers back through the same wormhole before they're destroyed by the Scarrans?

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SF Video

1:00pm

Ask A Scientist Table
The “Ask a Scientist” table is THE place where you can talk to our science guest speakers and ask your questions about astronomy and space exploration. It will be open after the morning science talks, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day in the Atrium, and is the perfect place to chat with a scientist after their talks. See you there!

Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Atrium 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

1:30pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Tables

1:30pm

Mary Chieffo Q&A
*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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Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

2:00pm

Autograph Session
This is the scheduled start time. Individual guests will post their signing times at their autograph table.

Speakers
avatar for LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

La Forge of Star Trek: TNG, Actor • Director
LeVar Burton was cast in the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1986 by Gene Roddenberry. Through some sort of cosmic irony, La Forge was the blind pilot of the ship, who was able to “see” through the use of a prosthetic device that gave him... Read More →
avatar for Mary Chieffo

Mary Chieffo

Star Trek: Discovery, Actress
Mary Chieffo, who portrays L'Rell, the battle deck commander of the Klingon ship, on Star Trek: Discovery, has acting in her blood. She is the daughter of actors Beth Grant and Michael Chieffo, and, as her father did, graduated from Juilliard. Chieffo's stage resume includes a 2015... Read More →
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Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Tables

2:00pm

Introduction to Resin Figures
Resin figures offer a means to model unusual or hard to find subjects. Come learn the skills to build them!

Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Model Classroom

2:00pm

History of Comics
Kevin Robinette-Comic Book Historian

Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 2

2:00pm

Exploring the Kuiper Belt

What’s happening with New Horizons now that it passed Pluto? What did we learn from that mission? Come on a journey to Pluto and beyond to find out what scientists have learned and are expecting to find out as the New Horizons mission probes the outer solar system.


Speakers
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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Science Writer - Documentarian, Loch Ness Productions
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions (www.lochnessproductions.com), a fulldome production company. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future". She... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
SF Panel 1

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.

Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
GameFest

2:30pm

Gigi Edgley
*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 Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Farscape • Face Off, Actress
Gigi Edgley is an internationally-renowned actress, originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii, Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

2:30pm

Tiny Dungeon

Escape with your life or die trying…

Some say its insanity…Others say its boredom…and yet some believe it is something far more sinister.  Every year around this time, common folk like yourselves are whisked away from their homes into the deep abyss of Pryzaax’s Lair.  It is in this magical place that they scrounge to survive and hope that their wits are enough to see them through.  Although legend has it that a few have made it out; most are never seen from again.  On this day you have been summoned.  What started as a normal day may end in triumph or your agonizing defeat.  Will you conquer your challenges through superior might, overcome each challenge on wits and skill, or will you never be heard from again?  The choice is yours…find out if you have what it takes at Gamefest 2018.

 Pryzaax’s Lair is a dynamic role playing event that is simple enough for new players and challenging enough for veteran Gamers.  Every entry into Starfest will be given a character they can use to fight their way through.  You can play the whole event or play a few rooms based on how much time you have.  Jump in and jump out as much as you’d like as long as you can survive.  The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday in the Gamefest area.


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
GameFest Panel Room

2:45pm

Sarah French Photo Session
Speakers
avatar for Sarah French

Sarah French

Ancestor • Booze, Broads and Blackjack, Actress
Sarah French is an actress well versed in horror, the genre she absolutely adores. She has been involved in over fifty productions, honing her craft and building a large indie fan-base. 2018 has been a break-out year for her as she has completed four features already. | | Branching... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Photo Booth Located next to the Autograph Tables in the Atrium

3:00pm

Small Scale Busts
Busts are a popular genre in scale modeling. Come see how to paint them!

Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Model Classroom

3:00pm

Stargate Atlantis Trivia with a Twist!

Stargate trivia returns, to Atlantis! Prizes awarded, free entry, and anyone who wishes to play can play! All skill levels encouraged. See us at the table by the Stargate for more information. Come join the fun!


Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 1

3:00pm

Star Wars Movies
This panel will discuss and celebrate the greatest movie franchise ever. We will also talk about the eight Star Wars movies that have come out and discuss topics such as their story lines, special effects, music, costumes, villains, trivia, gadgets, most profitable, etc. We will see how the films have affected us socially and culturally. We will also have a Star Wars costume contest. Then we will have a final vote on which the best three Star Wars movies were ever made. Then we will end it with a “Yoda” singalong. May the Force be with you!

Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
SF Panel 2

3:00pm

Klingon Kreations - Glorious Klingon Ship Building
All young warriors will have fun building, gluing, and painting ships. Conducted by Ki'mI

Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

3:00pm

Art Show Auction Ends
Anyone who has bid on artwork will have their bids secured at 3pm and you can pick up your art anytime between 3:00 and 5:00.

Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Show

3:30pm

Star Trek Collectibles Auction
StarFest’s font of information - the guy with the largest Star Trek collection ever seen in 30+ years of Star Trek collecting -- is selling it off. Let’s just call it what it is, the “Phil Watson almost completely everything ever made for Star Trek” collection. Make a trip over to the information tables in the Atrium to take a peek at some of the rare stuff that Phil is taking out of the vault to sell at StarFest. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our convention charity - The Dumb Friends League of Denver.

Make a trip over to the information tables to take a peek at some of the rare stuff that Phil is taking out of the vault to sell at StarFest. 

Phil is going to bring down enough stuff for the auction that there are bound to be some great deals to be had. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our convention charity - The Dumb Friends League of Denver.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Watson

Phil Watson

Sharon's Husband, Super Collector • Historian
Phil Watson is our resident expert and historian. Phil will be presenting two events at StarFest this year. The Collectibles Auction and Trailer Park. Trailer Park is our long-running preview of this year's upcoming movies and brief, but informed commentary by Phil.Phil, with his... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

4:00pm

Confessions of a Modeler's Widow(er)
Your significant other has taken up the hobby. Now what? Our panel discussion might be able to help!

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Model Classroom

4:00pm

Wizard Jeopardy
Even if you’re not competing, attend the event and hold onto your raffle ticket in order to win one of our fantastic Door Prizes! The prizes are brought to you by Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Cave of the Winds, The Geekly Planet and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But in order to win, you have to be there! This event is always a cauldron of laughs!

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 1

4:00pm

The Pink Avengers
Crime is running rampant in StarFest City. The citizens are living in fear, villainy has taken over the streets. Who would protect them? Look no more, the Pink Avengers are here! You are invited to a secret meeting -- help the Pink Avengers take the city back.

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Come tell your stories of con. Come wish us farewell.

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
KlingonFest 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

4:00pm

Stargate Atlantis -Enemy at the Gate (Extended Version) (TV-PG)
A hive ship turbo-charged with a ZPM has received the Wraith's message from an alternate universe containing the location of Earth. The ship is now heading for Earth.

Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SF Video

4:30pm

Roger Cross Q&A
*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 Roger Cross

Roger Cross

The X-Files • Dark Matter • The Strain, Actor
Roger currently appears in the TV series The X-Files as Officer Wentworth, but has starred in an unbelievable number of popular TV series and movies recently, including as Six (aka Griffin Jones) on Dark Matter, Reggie Fitzwilliam on The Strain, Travis Verta on Continuum and appearing... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

5:00pm

Little Heroes: GETTING INVOLVED!

Learn what makes your kids excited about cosplay and what their favorite characters mean to them. Kristin shows you how to make cosplay a family project with neat DIY that you and your little superhero can do together.


Presenters
avatar for Kristin Killtastic

Kristin Killtastic

Cosplay Artist
Kristin Killtastic is a cosplayer based out of Denver, Colorado. She first learned about cosplay when she went home to Alabama for a visit in 2013. She immediately fell in love with it. When she arrived back to Colorado, she jumped right into the hobby. Kristin had no experience with... Read More →

Sunday April 22, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 2

5:00pm

Other Worlds 401 – How Many Spiderman’s Are There?

They say that everyone has a double. With alternative dimensions and timelines, superheroes can have dozens of doubles. We’ll look at some of the amazing variety of variations of some of our favorite superheroes, and students will have the chance to come up with their own. This session will also include our SHIELD Academy Graduation Ceremony. Part 4 of the SHIELD Academy.


Sunday April 22, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
SF Panel 1

5:30pm

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
avatar for Phil Watson

Phil Watson

Sharon's Husband, Super Collector • Historian
Phil Watson is our resident expert and historian. Phil will be presenting two events at StarFest this year. The Collectibles Auction and Trailer Park. Trailer Park is our long-running preview of this year's upcoming movies and brief, but informed commentary by Phil.Phil, with his... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Main Events 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237