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Prepare for a total nerdgasm when Starfest brings Battlestar Galactica super-hottie Katee Sackhoff, aka Starbuck, to town this weekend. But everyone’s favorite Cylon-killing sexpot is just the start of the awesome action, since this year’s Starfest is really four cons in one. Horrorfest, Gamefest and Comicfest join the usual cast of such sci-fi suspects as Klingons, Stormtroopers and other creatures from points beyond. The result is three days of total geek heaven, with studio presentations, Q&A panel discussions, film showings, autograph sessions, costume contests, video-game tournaments, a dealers’ room, an art show and more. Other notable guests include actors Brent Spiner (aka Data from Star Trek: TNG) and William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), authors Kevin J. Anderson and Mario Acevedo and comic-book artist Amy Reeder Hadley. Starfest starts today at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday night at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 South Syracuse Street. Tickets are $49 for the whole weekend, $29 for a single day; children ten and under get in for half price. You can also opt to skip the main fest and go straight for the gaming and comics for only $15 for the weekend or $10 for a single day. For tickets and a complete schedule, go to or call 303-777-6800.
April 17-19, 2009


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