Dates: October 21 through October 23
Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center
Read any good books lately?
That’s the central question posed by MileHiCon, which will hold its 54th iteration Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Advance tickets are already sold out, but any lover of the literary — especially sci-fi and fantasy — can get tickets at the door for either the day or full-weekend event.
MileHiCon was created in 1969 by the Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA). Inspired by other national conventions, the members decided to create their own for the Denver area. It was first dubbed Minicon, but there was already a convention under that name. It was then changed to Octocon, since it was generally held in October, but after a couple of years under that title, the group found that there was already one of those, as well. They finally landed on MileHiCon, which they figured had to be unique. And they were right: It’s been MileHiCon ever since.
It’s not just books that are the draw for MileHiCon, though that’s certainly the focus in its guest list, panel offerings and general outlook. The convention also boasts one of the largest art auctions in the state, a vendors’ room, the Critter Crunch gladiatorial robot events, tables upon tables of gaming, plus comic books, cosplay and more. There’s kid-friendly stuff like the Avistrum Academy of Sorcery, video and anime rooms, and even a Star Trek bat’leth tournament. One would be hard-pressed to find a nerd-related passion that goes unrepresented at MileHiCon