3rd annual Comicfest Poker Night at I Want More Comics

Poker Night

Pre-con event

Hosted by I Want More Comics in Northglenn, Poker Night has become a Pre-Con tradition!  It’s a great night of fun with players of all skill levels and ages. Every $25 raffle ticket purchased is a winner of a great comic, media, or gaming related prize. Everyone leaves a winner, and whether you’re there for the prizes, cards, or just to talk with friends it’s always a great time. Make plans to join us on Saturday February 25th for all of the fun and prizes.  Call Jason Page at 303-506-4655 or the good folks at I Want More Comics at 303-460-7226 for more details.


Comicfest adds John Layman as a guest

John Layman
Writer/Letterer/multi-Eisner Award winner

John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of CHEW, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for nearly every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. CHEW was the 2011 Eisner winner for Best Continuing Series, and winner of both the Eisner and the Harvey in 2010 for Best New Series. He’s written Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff.  You can learn more about John at http://themightylayman.blogspot.com/.

John will be at Comicfest all weekend long.




Michael “Frick” Weber – Comic Book Storytellers

Cloud 9Living the Dream

Have you dreamed of making comics a career? Here’s a guy that’s making that dream come true by showing people how to do it. Join Michael “Frick” Weber as he interviews comic artists and authors. Together you’ll learn how they got started, what worked and what didn’t. It’s many paths down the yellow brick road to becoming a comic book professional. It’s fun.



Of everything I saw during this weekend I would have to say the Artist Alley over at ComicFest was my favorite. It’s very cool to be able to see that sort of talent live in motion.  It’s also a great way to get exposed to art that you might not have otherwise found.





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Drawn Together

The weekend is still in full swing. Have you been over to ComicFest yet? Artists are showing off their skills, writers are happy to talk with you, and there are still some great panels coming up today, including the Superhero Cinema News panel. Don’t miss out!

Today’s Workshops

Whew!  I got here at about 10am this morning and have been going ever since!  This is my first chance to really sit and write about all the great things that have been going on.  There’s a great energy at the convention this year.  Main events don’t get going until later in the day, so I spent the morning taking in some of the quality workshops going on this year.

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StarFest & ComicFest Tickets

Convention Tickets
There are still lots of ways to get your tickets

We’ve shut off the online ticketing here at Starland and by midnight tonight we should have emailed tickets to everyone that ordered them online. If, for some reason, you have not gotten your tickets, don’t worry, just come to Convention Registration at the Marriott and we’ll be able to look up your order tomorrow. We’ll be ready to help you after 4pm.

General Admission tickets are still available for StarFest or ComicFest tickets at all the Colorado King Soopers stores. There is a small ticket charge, but it’s a small price to pay for the convenience.

You can also buy General Admission StarFest tickets (no fees) at three other retail outlets:

  • Time Warp Comics, 3105 28th St., Boulder
  • I Want More Comic, 10343 Federal Blvd., Westminster
  • Atomic Records, 341 S Broadway, Denver

There is also the option of buying your tickets at the convention. They are a bit more (up to $5) the day of the show, but you’ll be buying them from some really nice people. 🙂

Just make sure you buy your tickets. The convention only comes around once a year – how could you possibly go another year without a weekend of entertainment overload?

Thor Balcony Contest – Video Game Prize

Command the lightning and the storm in the
Thor: God of Thunder video game from SEGA
Coming May 3!

As part of the Thor Balcony Contest at this year’s StarFest, contestants will be able to win a copy of the the forthcoming video game for participating. Contestants are urged to visit the Convention Information Booth for complete details.

The website for the game is at: www.thorvideogame.com

Thor, the Movie: © 2011 MVL Film Finance LLC. Marvel, Thor, all related character names and their distinctive likenesses: TM & © 2011 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA and the SEGA logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. © SEGA. All rights reserved. KINECT, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.

Ben Dunn Manga artist coming to Comicfest

Ben DunnBen Dunn
Creator, Ninja High School

Ben Dunn was born in Taiwan on April 17, 1964. In 1985 he started Antarctic Press with MANGAZINE. A manga inspired comic book where he introduced TIGER-X, MIGHTY TINY, THE MAGICIAN and MESSERSCHMITT. In 1986 he debuted NINJA HIGH SCHOOL at Baycon.

 Ninja High School just celebrated it 20th anniversary and Antarctic Press is currently celebrating its 25th year in publication. Currently he is working on BOXCAR CHILDREN for Magic Wagon as well as a NINJA HIGH SCHOOL reboot. He also has a line HOW TO DRAW books and STEAMPUNK PALIN comic #1. Currently his portfolio can be seen at http://dogsupreme.deviantart.com or you can drop a line at www.antarctic-press.com.