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Denver’s annual gathering of all things nerd convened June 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Over the weekend, around 114,000 fans of all shapes, sizes, and species attended the weekend event, and we at Colorado Community Media, were some of them. We explored the realms of creativity, paused to meet some interesting characters and delved into the worlds of magic, science fiction, fantasy and gaming. Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite photos of the three-day event. more
Carmen Garcia is enjoying her second year as a caddie. “The opportunity was offered to me... and I thought it was interesting and different,” said Garcia, a sophomore-to-be at St. Mary’s Academy in Cherry Hills Village. “I never played … more
Hamberto Gardian, a San Isidro, Nicaragua 16-year-old, grinned as he tried on the full set of baseball catcher's gear that once belonged to a Highlands Ranch baseball player his age. “This equipment is special for me and for others who catch … more
They may look completely different, but a bearded dragon lizard reminds Dillon Lanigan of a dog. “It’s a pretty amazing bond people form with their reptiles and amphibians,” said Lanigan, manager of the Northglenn Scales ‘N Tails. … more
Jay Pathak takes the crease for batting practice at Cornerstone Park. He taps the ground with his bat to gain his rhythm and stares down the pitch. Pathak leans forward, drops to one knee and smacks the bouncing ball away with an elegant … more
Largely gone are the days when graduation parties consisted of backyard burgers and dogs — and if you were lucky, a keg of light beer for the adults. For starters, kids want, well, starters and other fancier fare — appetizers and additional … more
Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life - a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze. As she had done almost every day for two years, Wendy talked to her daughter, Madison, an exuberant 2-year-old who had died suddenly from an E. coli infection. more
Brahm Bechtold rides a Harley-Davidson cruiser, a bike he says is made for taking it easy and enjoying the scenery. He and his wife and passenger, Dagmar, say new motorcyclists should wear helmets, but they feel safe without them because they … more
For 40 years, Larkspur has transcended time and space, taking guests back centuries with its annual Colorado Renaissance Festival. “The atmosphere just exudes fun,” said Wayne Keller, who has been coming to the festival for the past 10 years. … more
There’s no shortage of fun summer activities in Colorado, from mountain hiking and camping to team and outdoor sports. But for a landlocked state, Rocky Mountain folks sure do love the water. “Water is magical. Nothing quite says summer … more
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