Colorado Springs Comic Con
Courtesy Altered Reality Entertainment
Colorado Springs Comic Con, Aug. 24, 3-9 p.m., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chapel Hills Mall Event Center, cscomiccon.com.
is still a young event, but it has provided a few fun weekends for local comic/sci-fi/gaming geeks, and brought scores of celebrities to the area. Actors, writers, comic artists and more attend this annual celebration of all things nerdy, including some big names in 2018. Get autographs and photo ops with Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones
), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings
), Khary Payton (The Walking Dead
) and plenty more; browse vendor booths offering everything from art to collectibles and logo-emblazoned merchandise; attend panels hosted by your favorite stars; enter a cosplay contest to show off your favorite costume; find love at Geek Speed Dating; and bring the kids for plentiful family activities. Fandom has no age limit, after all (though the Saturday night after-party does. Party responsibly, nerds.)