Travel Back in Time at Geek Fair 2015!

We have met some delightful people in the process of organizing Geek Fair 2015 at the Longmont Museum. Some of these people even seemed to be appearing to us from across vast distances of time but that is what the Society for Creative Anachronism is all about. Who would have guessed that. right here in Longmont, Colorado, we would have the chance to be in the presence of royalty from the Barony of Caer Galen?

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They may be royal but they are also very approachable and love to show off all their amazing artifacts from the past. Even we don’t know what they will bring to Geek Fair, except for adventure, of course. Wherever they go, adventure follows!

There is adventure for all ages at Geek Fair!

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The Barony of Caer Galen is a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the study and re-creation of the best aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Caer Galen is located mainly in Boulder, Broomfield, and Weld Counties in Colorado.

Hurry! We must call a truce in time for Geek Fair!

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Just a quick group photo then we’re off to the Fair!

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We hope Mistresses Anne and Matilda will be there to welcome us!

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All photos by Lady Bree of Caer Galen

Geek Fair is happening at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road on September 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.. It is a great opportunity for teachers to gather resources and ideas for their classrooms and for the whole family to have an amazing afternoon at the museum! Read more about other special guests here, here and here!

Make Your Own Fantasy Art at Geek Fair 2015!

So far, you have been introduced to the creativity of two of our guests at the Upcoming Geek Fair 2015, part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair, but now we are here to announce an opportunity to tap into your own creativity! The talented and personable Nate Doyle of the Colorado Miniature Painters Alliance will be hosting a Make-and-Take Miniatures Table! You can create a vivid work of art like this and the best thing is that it will be yours to keep forever!

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The CMPA is a group of miniature painting enthusiasts from around the state of Colorado. They run painting workshops at some of the local conventions and have regular meetups where they paint and learn from each other. They love to paint, they love to teach, and they love new people. They can be found on Facebook and their website.

All of the beautifully detailed miniatures in this post are the work of Nate Doyle. What will you create at Geek Fair? Arrive early to get your chance to paint. Thanks to the generosity of our artist and his organization, the miniatures will be free but lines to create them could be long.

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Geek Fair takes place at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road

Sunday, September 20

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Read more about it here!

Read about some of our other guests here and here.

Come along, Colorado!

The Art of Geekiness: Geek Fair 2015

This post is going to be full of fabulous photos of art and of the art of cosplay but, trust us, seeing the art and meeting the artist for yourself will be much better! When we began organizing Geek Fair 2015 as part of the Longmont Museum’s Cultural Resources Fair, we knew that we would get a chance to meet some very talented geeks, even geeks who live and work in our own community, but we weren’t truly prepared for the depth and diversity we would find. There is much geek power along the Front Range!

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All hail the geeks of Colorado!

We are very proud to announce that one of our remarkable guests at Geek Fair 2015 will be professional artist and cosplayer Heather Martin. Heather attended her first convention in 1996 dressed as Devil Hunter Yohko, and loved it!  Since then she has won several awards for her costume work. Heather attained Master rank in 1998, and has been a cosplay panelist, guest and judge at conventions throughout the country. In 2000 she was hired as the official spokesmodel of the comic book and anime distribution company SyCoNet. Currently Heather creates artwork together with her husband Jason as his colorist, and is an artist in her own right. She has worked for Sony Entertainment’s videogame department, Marvel, Image, Google, and her color work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide.

Here are more photos of Heather’s inspired cosplay:

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How will Heather Martin appear to us at Geek Fair 2015? She is a very versatile cosplayer so we can’t know for sure but she has promised to display some of her artwork. If you love fandom art as much as we do, you will want to stop by Heather’s exhibit. Heather and her work represent everything that Geek Fair is about–imagination, creativity and confidence.

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Don’t miss the chance to meet Heather Martin without having to fight your way through the crowds at a con and don’t forget that cosplay is encouraged for everyone at Geek Fair 2015! Allons-y!

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Boufallant Gijinka, Team Magma, Melisandre and Eva photos courtesy of Jason P. Martin:

Geek Fair is happening on Sunday, September 20 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Longmont Museum Cultural Resources Fair, 400 Quail Road in Longmont. Read more about it here! Come along and invite your geeky friends!