I consider myself a science fiction nerd but a couple a weeks ago I knew that I was so far removed from it when I went to Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs hosted at the Antler Hilton. Galaxy Fest is a convention for science fiction, steampunk, anime, fantasy, horror, and more. It's a venue to cosplay a favorite character or make up one in a safe fun environment. Galaxy Fest is also a family friendly con with events for the everyone. The reason I was going was that this is the Dr. Who's 50th anniversary and my grandson, Aidan who is a classic Dr. Who fanatic.
We were only going to be there over night but it was a four day event that started the preceding Thursday. Arriving early Saturday morning, we were privileged to have met at the registration station, Frazer Hines, who was a companion of the 2nd Dr. Who, and two other English personalities, character actor Colin Spaull, and Peter J. Wacks who is editorial director for Telos Publishing in the UK. My grandson has watch the 2nd Dr. Who DVDs many times over and was thrilled to be able to have his picture taken along side Frazer Hines.
Like I said before, this con was very small but with the popularity of science fiction genre, Galaxy Fest will grow. I'll catch you at Galaxy Fest 2014 in Colorado Springs.