Starfest Fun in 2011

18 Apr 2011
Posted by jcfiala

So, this past weekend was Starfest, the media sf convention that is put on in Denver every Spring. It includes a HorrorFest and a ComicFest at the same time, which is nice, but unfortunately makes things a little crowded at the moment. I wasn't able to attend last time because Drupalcon in San Francisco was the same weekend, but this year we dropped by.

I was mainly interested in seeing Marc Gunn, a celtic singer and song writer who I've been following since he was half of the Brobdingnagian Bards, who I first met in person at an earlier convention where I managed to be the entire audience. It was great seeing him in person, although his short stint in the Atrium suffered from a terrible audio speaker. I also got some other CDs from a group called Pandora Celtica.

The dealer's room at Starfest wasn't really great - piles of bootleg DVDs and commemorative plates don't excite me, and I've got far too many tshirts to really want to get many more unless they're really good. But the author alley allowed me to get these neat CDs, and when I got over to the Comic Fest, I got a couple of sketches and a small art book from Benn Dunn, the creator of Ninja High School, a comic book I used to collect. I also got to pick up some lovely prints by Stephanie Kao.

So, not terribly deep, but lots of fun costumes and a nice afternoon hanging out with funky people. But, I do prefer MileHiCon generally.