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Friday, May 1
 

10:00am

Dealer's Room Setup
Dealers only


Friday May 1, 2020 10:00am - 5:00pm
StarFest Dealer's Room 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

12:00pm

CosPlay R&R Room Opens
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 May 1, 2020 12:00pm - 6:00pm
CosPlay R&R 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver CO 80237

12:00pm

Art Show Open
ArtFest is open to anyone attending StarFest who enjoys viewing or wishes to purchase original science-fiction or fantasy art creations.
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All art entered into the art show is original work created by artists attending the convention.

Friday May 1, 2020 12:00pm - 9:00pm
ArtFest

3:00pm

ComicFest Activities & Dealer Rooms Open
ComicFest includes three rooms and 2 hallways packed with Special Guests, Vendors, Artists, Podcast, Photo Ops, and so much more.  This year we hope you join us for a very special film premier on Friday at 4:30pm in the Aspen Panel Room, Monster Force Zero.


Friday May 1, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
ComicFest Dealers

5:00pm

Monster Force Zero Movie Premiere
What if you were granted the abilities of your cosplay character?
In a last ditch effort to gain exposure for his failing comic book "Monster Force Zero" (MF0), Calvin Cashill (aka, A.I.) and his team of cosplayers enter an underground exhibition cosplay battle against the infamous "Destroyers of Destruction" (D.O.D.). But cosmic forces are at work, and this battle is just the beginning of an interstellar monstrous ride for the team.

Monster Force Zero is a sci-fi fantasy film that embraces the cosplay culture – from superheroes to steampunk and from furries to kaiju. The story captures the excitement of the con circuit while exploring the lengths makers will go to show their original art.

Our heroes are thrust from the (somewhat) ordinary world of cosplay into a world of ancient aliens, conspiracies and monsters. It’s a wild ride that will inspire to dress up as your own original character in hopes that you too will be chosen for your own grand adventure!

Actors:
PATRICK TANAKA, is an American professional wrestler best known for his work in the American Wrestling Association as one half of Badd Company and the World Wrestling Federation as one half of The Orient Express. He is the son of Duke Keomuka.
In his career, which has spanned almost three decades, Tanaka worked for the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
In Monster Force Zero, Pat plays the mysterious and wise Janitor who guides a cos-play team along in their journey to become the ultimate cos-play champions.

GARRETT WANG: Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV miniseries Into The West, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He played the part of Garan in the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, saying, "it’s always more challenging for an actor to play the bad guy.

Production Team:
Director & Writer: Nathan Letteer
Producer: Megan MacGrath 
Executive Producer & Writer: Michele (Mike) Pacitto


Friday May 1, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
SF Panel 1

5:00pm

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

Friday May 1, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm
StarFest Dealer's Room 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

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.

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 and organizer of ScienceFest. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "The Discovery of the Universe: A History of Astronomy and Observatories". She has written or co-written... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
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 →

Authors/Artists
avatar for Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward

Author
Dayton Ward is a science fiction author primarily known for his Star Trek novels and short stories, which began with publication in the Strange New Worlds anthology series. Long time member of the StarFest family.
avatar for Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Author, Author - Writer
Kevin Dilmore was a newspaper reporter and long-time contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator Magazine before breaking into fiction writing. In addition to novels and short stories, both solo and with writing partner Dayton Ward, Kevin also contributed the author interviews in 2003's "Star Trek: Signature Collection" releases. Kevin is a long time member of the StarFest Family... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Events

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 Classroom.

Friday May 1, 2020 8:00pm - 11:59pm
ModelFest
 
Saturday, May 2
 

9:00am

ComicFest Dealers Room Open
The ComicFest Dealer's room has tons of comic creations and memorabilia. Everything being sold in the ComicFest Dealer's room is related to comics.


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm
ComicFest Dealers

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 May 2, 2020 9:00am - 6:00pm
CosPlay R&R 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver CO 80237

10:00am

ComicFest Panel TBD
TBD

Saturday May 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
SF Panel 1

10:00am

The Chris and Pieter Show
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Christopher Grasso

Dr. Christopher Grasso

Principal 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 Pieter Kallemeyn

Pieter Kallemeyn

Design and Operations Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn is the leader of the InSight Spacecraft Team which operates the lander from Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he’s been involved in the operation of interplanetary missions for 30 years. Past missions include... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Events

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 May 2, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm
ArtFest

10:00am

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

Saturday May 2, 2020 10:00am - 7:00pm
StarFest Dealer's Room 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

11:00am

Ken Carpenter (talk #1)
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
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 May 2, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Events

12:00pm

ComicFest Panel TBD
TBD

Saturday May 2, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm
SF Panel 2

12:00pm

Dr Erin Macdonald
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Star Trek Science Consultant
Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series "Dr Erin Explains the Universe". Her specialty is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Main Events

1:00pm

Magicians Meetup
Let's say goodbye to our beloved show. Bring your cosplays and your love for the show! #filloriansforcolorado #goodbyemagicians. We need to make this big!!

Saturday May 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Front of the Hotel

1:00pm

Dan Durda talk
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dan Durda

Dr. Dan Durda

Scientist, Space Artist, Southwest Research Institute
Daniel D. Durda of Southwest Research Institute (Boulder) He is scientist and a renowned space artist, the 2015 recipient of the AAS/DPS Carl Sagan Medal “for excellence in public communication in planetary science”. Dan is a Fellow and former member of the Board of Directors... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
SF Panel 1

2:00pm

National Space Society Panel
TBD

Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
SF Panel 1

3:00pm

ComicFest Panel TBD
TBD

Saturday May 2, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm
SF Panel 2

4:00pm

Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner Q&A Session

Speakers
avatar for Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner is an actor, comedian and singer. He created on of Star Trek’s favorite characters, Lt. Commander Data in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent films. After Star Trek, he played Dr. Brackish Okun in the film Independence Day, which he reprised... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Events

5:00pm

Jonathan Frakes
Jonathan Frakes Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Actor and director Jonathan Scott Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He additionally appeared as Riker on episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and in four Star Trek films... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Events

7:00pm

Heaven's Gap - A Film by Bob Berg
When his beautiful young wife Lita disappears, Tyler Jefferson musters the courage and the faith to wait for her...and wait for her...and wait for her. Fifty years later, his dedication might be answered when she mysteriously returns without having aged a single day.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Berg

Robert Berg

Producer/Director, Berg Imaging
Robert Berg, III (Bob) has been in the Colorado motion picture industry since 1987, and an independent filmmaker since 2000 when he started creating his own narrative entertainment projects in the science fiction and horror genres.Working as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer... Read More →



Saturday May 2, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Events

8:00pm

Costume Contest
*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.

Costume Contest registration will take place at the Info Table starting on Friday at 5:00pm and run until 9:00pm. On Saturday you can register from 10:00AM until 5:00PM (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.

Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Events

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 Classroom.

Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00pm - 11:59pm
ModelFest

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 $5 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 2019 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 May 2, 2020 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Atrium
 
Sunday, May 3
 

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 May 3, 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm
CosPlay R&R 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver CO 80237

10:00am

Ken Carpenter (talk #2)
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
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 May 3, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Events

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 May 3, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm
ArtFest

10:00am

ComicFest Dealers Room Open
The ComicFest Dealer's room has tons of comic creations and memorabilia. Everything being sold in the ComicFest Dealer's room is related to comics.


Sunday May 3, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
ComicFest Dealers

10:00am

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

Sunday May 3, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm
StarFest Dealer's Room 4900 S Syracuse St., Denver CO 80237

11:00am

ComicFest Panel TBD
TBD

Sunday May 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
SF Panel 2

11:00am

Claire Raftery talk
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Claire Raftery

Claire Raftery

National Solar Observatory


Sunday May 3, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Events

12:00pm

Dr. Erin Macdonald talk
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald

Star Trek Science Consultant
Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, science fiction consultant, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series "Dr Erin Explains the Universe". Her specialty is in general relativity, having previously worked in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration searching for gravitational... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Main Events

1:00pm

Pieter K. Talk
TBD

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Kallemeyn

Pieter Kallemeyn

Design and Operations Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Pieter Kallemeyn is the leader of the InSight Spacecraft Team which operates the lander from Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he’s been involved in the operation of interplanetary missions for 30 years. Past missions include... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
SF Panel 1

2:00pm

ComicFest Panel TBD
TBD

Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
SF Panel 2

2:00pm

Carolyn C. Petersen talk
TBD

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 and organizer of ScienceFest. She is an award-winning science writer, with more than three dozen documentaries to her credit. Her latest book is "The Discovery of the Universe: A History of Astronomy and Observatories". She has written or co-written... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
SF Panel 1

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 May 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ArtFest