Fans of movies, books, comics and design gathered once again at the Doubletree Inn in Spokane to revel in their love of fantasy, science fiction, superheroes and history, mostly by dressing in costume, playing card and board games and attending workshops. The centerpiece is the masquerade ball Saturday evening where everyone dresses up and awards are given for costumes and props.
Players sit at five touch-screen consoles and play “Artemis”, a popular sci-fi video game that has been turned into a multi-player experience for team competition and set up at SpoCon 2013 at the Doubletree Inn.
Jeff Siebrecht, right, helps his daughter Lily into a suit of futuristic armor they made at the annual SpoCon event Friday to the Doubletree Inn. Siebrecht is a writer of science fiction and was selling his books at the convention.
Scott Wrobel, left, and David Poole talk about their handmade chain mail clothing after meeting Friday at the Doubletree Inn, the site of the SpoCon 2013. Each said they had hundreds of hours invested in their mail garments.