Geeks love to toke, too. That was the premise behind Chromic Con, the only-in-Colorado gathering that brought together stoners, fans and geeky guests in Colorado Springs and Denver on November 22 and 23. Billed as the world's first-ever weed-friendly comic and fantasy convention, the event included a cosplay contest, exhibits by artists, and appearances by Carel Struycken (Lurch in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values) and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911 and Rocko's Modern Life). Pot, too. Lots of pot.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.