GalaxyFest, Feb. 1-3, times vary, The Antlers hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., free-$199, galaxyfest.org.
ach year, GalaxyFest
gathers the city’s geeks and hosts a jam-packed weekend of events. With authors, artists, celebrities, cosplay contests, mermaid demonstrations, panels, workshops and more, it’s well worth its ticket price and the inevitable emptiness you’re bound to feel once the convention doors close. This year, look forward to appearances by special guests Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story
) and Sainty Nelsen (The Bay
), as well as GalaxyFest alumni Tracee Lee Cocco (Star Trek
) and Michael Copon (Power Rangers Time Force
). Plus, for those over the age of 18, this year’s AfterDark party includes burlesque, kilt bowling and a special performance by Japanese rock band Kazha. Looking for something a little less adult? Sunday is family day, with activities and kid-friendly exhibitors, and kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult.