The ten best geek events in Denver in January

Creepshow is one of January's geek joys
Creepshow is one of January's geek joys

Any new year that brings with it a slate of new geek activities is a happy new year, and this one does. In between trips to the gym to fulfill your resolutions, you won't lack for things to do. Even after you give up on the gym mid-month, you won't lack for things to do, despite that extra time on your hands. From beginning to end, the first month of 2014 is full of options for almost every flavor of geek, from Harry Potter to horror movies. Here are ten of January's best geek events.

See also: Geek resolutions for 2014

The ten best geek events in Denver in January

10) Harry Potter (for kids) The great thing about classic kids' books and films is that even when there aren't new entries in the series to enjoy, there are always new kids to enjoy the existing ones. Whether it's their first time or their tenth, the kids will love this chance to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, plus there's a full slate of wizard activities, including making wands, a sorting ceremony and a trivia quiz with prizes. Accio fun!

The pre-movie activities start at 3:30 p.m. January 4 at The Wildlife Experience, with the movie at 5:30. Tickets are $4-8 for members, $6-10 for nonmembers. For tickets and more information, visit Harry Potter event page on the Wildlife Experience website.

Not strictly relevant, but it should get you in the proper spirit

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9) Harry Potter (for adults) You're never too old for Harry Potter, really. Not if there's booze involved. The premiere of the Denver Film Society's new monthly Films on Tap series turns one of the Harry Potter films (to be determined by vote beforehand) into a drinking game, which has to be the best way to enjoy a kids' movie about wizards, right? Plus, the first fifty people there get a free drink from Breckenridge Brewery. Accio beer!

The magic happens at 9:30 p.m. January 10 at the Sie FilmCenter. Tickets are $7 for DFS members, $10 for nonmembers. 21 and up only, for obvious reasons. For tickets and additional info, visit the Films on Tap: Harry Potter event page.

8) Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch City of Lost Dreams

Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch work together under the name Magnus Flyte to write genre bending fantasy. Their first novel,

City of Dark Magic

was a

New York Times

bestseller, and the new

City of Lost Dreams

follows the further exploits of


's protagonist Sarah Weston in a time-traveling adventure that weaves magic and alchemy with art, science and history. The authors will be on hand to sign and discuss their work.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m., January 17, at the Tattered Cover Colfax. Admission is free; the book is $16. For additional info, visit the Tattered Cover website.

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