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?

60th Anniversary of Day The Earth Stood Still

Day the Earth Stood Still

Day The Earth Stood Still Screening and Behind the Scenes
Kevin Atkins presents a special 60th Anniversary Tribute to the film

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the few science fiction films are as universally respected as “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Robert Wise, film editor on “Citizen Kane” and director of, “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Andromeda Strain” and of course, “Star Trek, The Motion Picture,” expanded the short story “farewell to the Master” by Harry Bates and gave us Klaatu, the most distinguished alien visitor in film history. Played by the unknown, at the time, British actor Michael Rennie.

Klaatu’s spaceship lands on a baseball diamond in the nation’s capitol. The Army arrives, and as soon as the alien leaves his ship, he’s shot. Taken to a hospital, Klaatu is visited by and aide to the President. The alien demands that the newcomer arrange a meeting, in Washington, with all the leaders of the world. The aide tells him that it’s not possible and leaves. Klaatu decides to sneak off from the hospital and contact Professor Barnhart (Sam Jaffe).

The spaceman asks that his host assemble the world’s top scientists by the saucer. There, Klaatu will address them on a matter of considerable urgency. To emphasize the serious nature of his visit, the alien shuts down all of the Earth’s electrical power for thirty minutes.

Sufficiently impressed, the scientists gather. Before the meeting can be held, however, Klaatu is shot dead by the military. Gort retrieves the body, restores life to his master, and Klaatu offers a warning to the scientists: all atomic tests must cease, “or this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder.” Klaatu’s people, aware that the Earthmen will soon reach for the stars, cannot allow them to do so and still bear arms that might disrupt the peace of the galaxy. With that as food for thought, the alien departs.

Join Kevin Atkins, Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore in Main Events on Saturday morning as we present  the 1951 version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

We’ll have a brief introduction by the three musketeers and a short Q&A with Kevin, Dayton and Kevin. On Sunday morning, also in Main Events, Kevin will present a behind-the-scenes look at the film. He’ll deconstruct the special effects behind the saucer landing, the first appearance of Klaatu and of course, Gort. There will be time for Q&A after the Sunday presentation as well.