Fans of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres of movies, literature and games gathered to revel in the fantasy of their choice at SpoCon 2011, Spokane’s own sci-fi convention at the Doubletree Inn. Although the costumes display the artistry and depth of each participant’s chosen fantasy, everyone involved left the real world at the door and connected with fellow self-professed “geeks” without fear of judgement from outsiders.
Jessica Vowels, left, Ammie Hague, center, and Jennifer Baker display their elaborate hair and accessories of their cyberpunk, fairy and steam punk looks at SpoCon Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Spokane.
Alexandra Baxter, left, in an elaborate Star Wars costume, stages a mock fight with Dragon Dronet, center, while Liz Henderson, right, snaps a photo Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at SpoCon at the Doubletree Hotel. Dronet is a well-known prop master for many science fiction TV series and movies and was one of the celebrities available to sign autographs and talk about his work. SpoCon, for fans and artists of various sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres, drew hundreds, many in costumes, for games, classes, fashion shows, and socializing.
Dan Winters, an avid gamer from Spokane, examines an “army” of miniature warriors and machines displayed on a table at SpoCon Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 while judging the figurines on a variety of details. The miniatures are used to play the game Warhammer 40K.
From left, Joel Ware, Rob Hartnett and Chris Skinner play a card/board game called Game of Thrones in the game room of SpoCon 2011 Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at SpoCon at the Doubletree Hotel in Spokane.
From left, Lisa Landry, Alexandra Baxter, Alex Ybarra, Shannon Potratz and Liz Henderson pose in their mostly handmade costume they wore to SpoCon Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel. SpoCon, for fans and artists of various sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres, drew hundreds, many in costumes, for games, classes, fashion shows, and socializing.