What is the StarFest Science Fiction Entertainment Convention? Since 1977, StarFest has been Denver’s homegrown celebration of multi-media science fiction entertainment. StarFest is a combination of several unique conventions rolled into one big event that takes place over three days. StarFest is more than a Comic Con. StarFest won’t just occupy your attention for a couple of hours – it’s an entire weekend of Science Fiction Entertainment overload.
What is StarFest?
What is the StarFest Science Fiction Entertainment Convention? Since 1977, StarFest has been Denver’s homegrown celebration of multi-media science fiction entertainment. StarFest is a combination of several unique conventions rolled into one big event that takes place over three days. StarFest is more than a Comic Con. StarFest won’t just occupy your attention for a couple of hours – it’s an entire weekend of Science Fiction Entertainment overload. This is where you can meet friends-old and new, see great costumes, browse through thousands of collectible items, attend and participate in live performances & panels and – most importantly – talk face-to-face with Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, Illustrators, Scientists, Special Effects Artists – people just like you! Everything talks place at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Convention Complex and includes: Studio Presentations, Onstage Q&A Sessions (with actors producers & directors), Autograph and Photo Sessions, Costume and Talent Contests (if you can sing, play or do something entertaining – bring it to StarFest!), Film Festivals, Model and Art Shows, Collectible Vendors room, Educational Seminars, Discussion Panels, The Federation Ball, Kids Events, Fan Club presentations. At StarFest you can learn to fight like a Klingon or Jedi, Play table-top games with Game Designers, Speak to and learn from actual Astrophysicists about where we live, what’s out there and what is happening now in space. There is an entire section of the convention devoted to Comics. Here you can meet Comic Artists, Designers and Creators and even add to your own Comic Collection at the Comic Marketplace. Learn from stunt coordinators, writers, producers and directors. Speak with popular Authors about writing stories that will sell in today’s market. Enter the Costume Contest or just enjoy the CosPlayers who will dazzle you with their detailed creations. There are hundreds of activities that make up a StarFest Weekend. The only thing missing is you!
These events require an additional ticket for entry at the show, in addition to your convention membership.
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. This is a causal get together for both the actors and convention attendees. No autograph or photographs. All the guests are invited to attend, but their presence is not guaranteed. Tickets to the Meet & Greet are $50.00 each. You must have a convention membership that includes Friday to come to the Meet & Greet.
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 $5.00 per person (under 6 are 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 2022 StarFest poker chip at this event (again, all proceeds go to charity) for only $5.00 each.
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! 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.
Info on getting there, eating and sleeping during the weekend.
Getting to StarFest
StarFest is located in the Denver Tech Center right off of I-25 at Belleview Blvd. There is a light-rail station located on the West side of I-25 with a bridge that will get you right to the convention. Parking is available for free at the Hyatt. Valet parking is available too.
Sleeping At StarFest
The Hyatt Regency DTC is the official convention hotel for StarFest. We have negotiated special room rates at the hotel for the convention. Since activities are scheduled pretty-much around the clock, you'll appreciate having a place at the convention where you can occasionally take a nap or visit a room party. It also helps to have a place to store all the stuff you'll accumulate.
There are lots of dining options at the Hyatt and within walking distance you'll find dozens of places to eat.
The convention is very handicap accessible. If you have any special needs requiring special consideration, please contact us so we can help. We provide ASL interpreters for the deaf. Please contact us well in advance of the event so we can schedule them for you.
There are lots of ticket options for StarFest. We want you to be well informed about your tickets choices. If you can’t find the information you are looking for here, don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. We can be reached at 303.777.6800 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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