“It’s not just Star Wars. You can do whatever you want within this huge genre, from steampunk to Star Wars,” Landes says. “There’s a whole generation of us, and new generations coming up, that are really identifying with comic books and sci-fi and Star Wars as part of their culture and part of their mythological makeup.”
Three days of nerdvana kick off tonight with a show headlined by In the Company of Serpents at 3 Kings. Saturday brings another concert, featuring Itchy-O and Men in Burka, paired with a science-fiction- and fantasy-themed costume contest emceed by Andrew Novick. Sunday starts with a bottomless-mimosa brunch and finishes with Mile High Sci-Fi’s take on Dreamscape. Costumes and general nerdery will be strongly encouraged at all times.
The fun starts at 8 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway, and continues at a variety of venues; tickets for the whole weekend are $35 in advance, or you can pay for individual events. For details, including a full schedule, visit maythefourthdenver.com.
May 2-4, 2014