School's back in session -- bad news for the young, great news for parents -- and fall is almost here. The end of summer is always a little heartbreaking, but even as the weather cools, the geek scene is just heating up. September is full of great geeky things for Denverites to do, from classic geek ... More >>
The people have spoken, and I have listened. Last week, I implored you, the readers, to help me set my path for the immediate future. I offered up a menu of four well-liked and respected science-fiction series -- Doctor Who, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Farscape and Battlestar Galactica -- and asked ... More >>
It's time for something new. At the close of last year, I made a series of geek resolutions to guide me through the majesty of 2014. I've been slowly chipping away at most of them, but I've yet to touch one of the big ones: my resolution to take on a brand-new (to me) geek franchise in 2014. Frankly ... More >>
This is your last chance before Labor Day weekend to enjoy the unofficial end of summer -- and to keep those tans alive as long as possible. Most of the events going on this weekend are free, so there's no excuse not to shoot some hoops, tell a secret or groove to some bluegrass music. The Westword ... More >>
There's a cosplay convention for everyone, it seems, from those obsessed with the world of anime to furry folk who dress up in shaggy animal suits. And then there's the Myths and Legends Con, which changes its overriding themes each year to include different sectors of mythology old and new. This pa ... More >>
If you're ready to get out of this unseasonal rain and have some good, clean (and dry) geek fun indoors, August will make you a very happy nerd. Two cons, one weird county fair and more movies than you can shake are just some of the highlights of a month packed full of great geek fun. Here are Augus ... More >>
Psst, hey kid -- want to go on an adventure? Fight some fearsome beasts, save the day, take home some loot? Maybe collect a shitload of polyhedral dice and a stack of arcane rulebooks as tall as you are? Sound fun? Then step into the world of pen-and-paper roleplaying -- so-called to distinguish the ... More >>
A Doctor Who chats with the Queen of Dragons while Finn from Adventure Time peruses the art on the table behind them. This is Denver Comic Con 2014. This ever growing convention just keeps getting better. So what made this year so great? Here are the five best things about the 2014 Denver Comic Con. ... More >>
Daniel Pujol is a rock and roll songwriter from Nashville playing tonight at Larimer Lounge, and he would like to communicate with you. He's at several disadvantages there, especially if he sticks to the methods we mostly rely on these days. He could send you a text message, but they are short and ... More >>
AnomalyCon (running March 28 to 30 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center) started as a steam punk and alternate history-themed convention but has since expanded to cover science fiction generally. In its fourth year, the convention is featuring guest speakers, artists, writers and performers that have ... More >>
Like any subculture, geek culture has its own terminology. A lot of it is self-explanatory, but some of it requires some foreknowledge or insight to really understand. Naturally, most geeks reading this will have that terminology on lockdown, but for the merely geek-curious, it can all be a bit conf ... More >>
The clock is ticking on 2013. In less than a week, we'll be closing the door on yet another trip around the sun, and embracing the greatest of all arbitrary calendar events, the new year. That means it's time for that greatest of arbitrary life events: resolutions! No new year is complete without a ... More >>
Happy Thanksgiving, fellow geeks. Yes, it's a day early, but you'd rather read this while you wait for work to end today than tomorrow while you could be eating, watching football or MST3K, or whatever it is you do on Thanksgiving. Still, day early or not, I'm going to do my best to get you in the h ... More >>
Whovians are desperately loyal, and they have been for fifty years, ever since William Hartnell first hit the BBC as the original Doctor Who. Ten doctors later, with British actor Peter Capaldi set to become the twelfth Doctor beginning with this year's Christmas special, the push to the future bega ... More >>
In October I was booked for a one-night performance gig showcasing a Weeping Angel costume for multimedia artist Jenny Shumaker at a Denver RAW Artists event, dedicated to supporting emerging local artists. Based on an award-winning 2007 Doctor Who episode, "Blink," the costume came with a fan base ... More >>
Don't let the snow keep you inside this weekend. There are plenty of great events to lure you out of the cozy comfort of your home, from a comedy show with free pizza to a Doctor Who dance party. And get this: All of these events are under $10, and six are totally free. Did we overlook some bargains ... More >>
The Day of the Doctor is upon us, and it has been fifty years in the making. The longest-running sci-fi series in television history, Doctor Who is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a
Denver native Austin Wintory says attending frequent Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts and nerding out on video games and comic books inspired him just about equally as a kid, so Saturday's special concert "The Hero's Journey: A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con" at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Ha ... More >>
SUN | OF MONTREAL at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/3/13 Among the most popular and successful of the bands associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal started off as a sort of indie pop band with an experimental edge. The band evolved dramatically across several records, fearlessly exploring lyric ... More >>
The leaves have turned and the weather's gone cold, but we geeks aren't concerned -- all of our favorite activities take place indoors, anyway. And this November will give Denver geeks plenty to be thankful for between now and Thanksgiving. In addition to the usual buffet of turkey and pumpkin pie, ... More >>
September is here and school is back in session. Okay, now that you're all bummed out, here's the good news: September is also chock full of great geek events. As summer fades into autumn, Denver's geeks get to enjoy two great cons, lots of fantastic genre film and even a little geek-themed improv. ... More >>
A three-day weekend means an extra day of sleeping in, an extra day of fun -- but also a lot of opportunities to spend too much money. Still, this holiday weekend is also filled with lots of bargain events and entertainments, everything from outdoor festivals to an Arrested Development brunch to a c ... More >>
A young woman with a supernatural talent for finding things goes looking for trouble and gets it in the form of a monstrous man who uses children for his own dark ends in Joe Hill's new novel NOS4A2. The book delves into a world where certain special people can make dreams real, then explores what h ... More >>
There are certain snacks and sips that were just too good to last forever -- but they damn well should have! Some really great ideas didn't last much past their initial hype; the companies responsible hurled them almost as quickly as they'd unfurled them. And while discontinued items do, on occasion ... More >>
Fuck Fox. Not for FoxNews or American Idol or any of the other questionable shit the network has thrown out there in the name of entertainment over the years. People like what people like, however inexplicable that may be, so I couldn't care less about any of that. No, Fox earned my everlasting ire ... More >>
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Yesterday, Doctor Who fans in Boulder reportedly hacked a highway sign, changing its message to "WARNING DALECKS AHEAD." These sci-fi fanatics are hardly the first pranksters to pull off such a stunt. Here's a collection of ten more examples of road-sign hackery. Count down to the best ones below.
Scott Ian of AnthraxAnthrax (due Wednesday, October 19, at Summit Music Hall) is one of the Big Four thrash bands from the '80s and the only one originally based on the East Coast. More than most metal bands, Anthrax seemed willing to smile and display a wicked yet playful sense of humor -- e ... More >>
While doing science last week, probably in an attempt to fit more tools into their army's knives, the Swiss broke the Universe. They recorded Neutrinos, a shape-shifting subatomic particle known for sounding like an awesome breakfast cereal, moving faster than light. Now their hills are aliv ... More >>
Spoiler alert: This is one of them.We generally try not to let our hipster cynicism and pessimism override us here at Show and Tell, but there's no way around the truth of hindsight. Now that it's September, and the official Summer movie season is over, we know: The tentpole Summer movies of ... More >>
Tonight at the Denver Botanical Gardens, writer Amy Stewart will be presenting a history of killer plants of the very real variety. While that's all well and good, we prefer to keep our deadly botanical assassins in the realm of the fiction so we can still sleep through the night. Killer plan ... More >>
Well, the deadline for the big television conversion to digital is only a month away and I missed my shot at getting the government vouchers for the converter box. Last week, the Commerce Department announced they had hit the $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress for the coupon program, which ... More >>
There are few organizations In the history of electronic music that loom larger than the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.They helped develop techniques and technologies that went on to become the mainstay of electronic musicians to this day, not to mention helped condition the masses to accept, even love, ... More >>
"What? No talking cats?" The annual Denvention has landed in Denver, and Jason Sheehan is there. Click here to read his first report from the science fiction convention. Many years ago -- long before I had this gig, long before I even really had a career to call my own -- I gave some thought to b ... More >>
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