Beginning tonight and continuing for the next five days (through August 10), the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, will play host to a cultural event that traces its history back to before World War II. It hasnt been held here since 1981, so this is a rare opportunity to catch one of the best and oldest conventions in the world in our own back yard. All five days are packed with events, panels and opportunities to indulge in a love of speculative fiction with fellow fans. Highlights include a masquerade, a presentation by guest of honor Lois McMaster Bujold and the presentation of the Hugo awards, the most prestigious award in science fiction. Beyond that, there will be plenty of panels with other writers, opportunities for tabletop gaming, an art show and all the other usual convention standards. Tickets are $225 for the entire event for adults, $50 for kids twelve and under; single-day passes are $35 to $85, depending on which day you wish to attend. For information and tickets, visit www.denvention.org.
Aug. 6-10, 2008