February 24-26, 2017
GalaxyFest at The Antlers…
…in its 6th year of drawing numerous fans, cosplayers, independent film artists, and gamers from across Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and more to The Antlers in Colorado Springs, CO. At GalaxyFest there are over 100 vendors, artists and authors who travel from across the country.
GalaxyFest is a celebration of the eclectic arts and pop culture, bringing our community together. Dedicated to Supporting STEM, Literacy and the Arts, with the support of Space Foundation. GalaxyFest supports small business and the Colorado Springs downtown as a signature event in 2017.
One aspect of our unique orientation is our split personality. There is so much to do regardless of your age. Children/Kid programming, activities, events, and open crafts. Teen and All-Age programming.
We take a little bit from all the Genres (SciFi, Fantasy, Anime, SteamPunk, Horror, and more) and interweave artists, authors, actors, behind-the-scenes, vendors, and YOU! Give it a great big shake to mix-it all up into a solid 3 day fun-filled weekend!
We resemble what most call a con
…but we are so much different. In fact, as you’ll notice, we don’t even have “Con” in our name.
It’s time to break into something NEW! While supporting today’s pop culture and multiple genres, from Anime to Zombies, we are creating community partnerships and relationships with local businesses. This means better events, more venues, more local discounts and more reasons to support the causes. All in the beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, at the base of world renowned Pikes Peak.
We are about the entire family. We are about supporting S.T.E.M., Literature and the Arts. There are things for the kids to do and learn. Whether it’s building a 3D object or learning First Aid for Superheros in the GalaxyFleet Academy.
Feeling Special? Do you want to celebrate GalaxyFest in the same way as the Celebrity Guests? Make sure you get your VIP tickets. Friday and Saturday night’s meet and greets will be held at a local venue outside the hotel. And don’t forget, you’ll have VIP seating at most stage events throughout the weekend.
Adult programming is at night (we recommend making your reservations at the hotel). This year we are covering everything from Burlesque to a Rave. All to celebrate the Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 41st anniversary. Or you could just stay up all night and game in our 24 hour gaming rooms.
Your CosPlay is the most important thing for an event like this. GalaxyFest has brought in professional costume judges for the Adult and Kids costume contests. Need to fix it up with a simple safety pin? Look for the cosplay repair booth. And then there’s the media. We have created the Paparazzi Guild just for GalaxyFest. You’ll just never know when you’ll be seen through the eyes of the camera and be represented in our live social media blitz (or heck, event the local newspaper).
Schedule of events*:
Friday – Charity event, Dealer’s Room, Opening Ceremonies, Gaming Room, and AfterDark programming, VIP meet and greet
Saturday – Dealer’s Room, Kids programming and hands-on, Adult CosPlay contest, Gaming Room, various Panels, and AfterDark programming, VIP meet and greet
Sunday – Kidz Day – 12 and under admitted FREE with valid adult badge. Kids CosPlay contest and more, Closing Ceremonies.
*Schedule subject to change. Details to develop throughout the year.
For information on vending, artist & author tables, volunteering, or tickets, Please use the contact us form.
Gaming | Films | Costumes | Masquerade | Contests | Dance | Music | CosPlay | Panels | Workshops | Kids Activities | Fashion Shows
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