Those of you who follow the antics of me and my hetero life mate, Kevin Dilmore, know that we’ve been regulars at Denver’s annual Starfest Convention for several years now.
Indeed, 2014 will mark our 12th consecutive year as guests of the convention, and I’m not lying when I say we seem to have more fun with each successive show. Sometimes, we even find ways to create a bit of our own fun along the way. Though we started out doing the usual assortment of panel discussions, we eventually began pitching in elsewhere around the con. At first it was to act as substitutes for someone else in a pinch, and later because we just decided doing those things was fun and another way for us to contribute to the show and “earn our keep,” so to speak. For the past few years, we’ve helped out by judging the big costume contest on Saturday night (best seats in the house!) and the Sunday talent show (ditto!), and pretty much wherever or whenever an extra body or set of hands might be needed.
For this year’s show, Kevin and I suggested something to fill some time in the hotel’s spacious main events room. What will we be doing? Well, it’s like this:
Galaxy Quest: The Quote-Along Adventure
By Grabthar’s Hammer, what a movie! 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the best Star Trek film ever made! Writer guys Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore present a special screening of this most epic of science fiction tales, and you’re invited to yuk it up right along with Commander Peter Quincy Taggart and the intrepid crew of the NSEA Protector as they match wits with the evil Sarris in a bid to save the hapless yet still rather adorable Thermians from total annihilation. That’s right, Questarians! Shout out all of the movie’s best lines* right along with the characters. Join the quest! Never give up, never surrender!
* = Bonus points to those who can quote the entire movie in native Thermian.
This year’s Starfest will be held the weekend of May 2-4 at the Marriott Hotel – Denver Technical Center. If you’re gonna be there, we hope you’ll join us for this little shin-dig, or at least come by our table to say “Howdy!” at some point during the weekend. Be there!