Photos: The creepy crawlies of Repticon

It was a slithery scene over the weekend at the Repticon expo, where folks had a chance to get all touchy-feely with snakes, lizards, scorpions, tarantulas and other scaly, hairy, scary creatures on display at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Brave photographer Brandon Marshall brought back these shots from the creepy-crawly event.

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Diver City Fashion Show raises money for Clothes to Kids Denver

Fashions by Barrera International
The Forney Transportation Museum was the backdrop for the Diver City Fashion Show on Friday night, an event produced by students from Johnson and Wales University's Cat Walk Club as a fundraiser for Clothes to Kids Denver. Over a dozen local designers were featured in Diver City; keep reading for a look at the fashions on display.

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Photos: Fun and games on the Crawl to Sochi

Couldn't -- or wouldn't -- make it to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics? You're not alone. But Saturday night, a rowdy crew of locals took to the bars for the Crawl to Sochi, an Olympics-themed hop between four downtown watering holes, complete with its own bar-game competitions, from beer pong to a makeshift round of curling. Here are our photos, taken by Scott Lentz.

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Photos: What's new in winter sports gear at the SIA Snow Show

Only the insiders get inside at the the annual SIA Snow Show, where the latest ski gear and technology is on display in the Colorado Convention Center for retailers and the media to drool over, as they look ahead to next year's in-store winter sports season. But photographer Brandon Marshall had free range at the expo; keep reading for a look at what he saw in the Snow Show's endless aisles.

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Photos: Big Trouble in Little China at Reeewind and Roll

Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off early this past weekend when the monthly Reeewind and Roll roller disco took over the floor of the Exdo Event Center with a Big Trouble in Little Chinatown theme. Photographer Ken Hamblin caught the skaters in mid-roll and on the sidelines; continue reading for a peek at the action.

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Photos: SantaCon brought out the bowl full of jelly in everyone over the weekend

How do you like to celebrate the impending Christmas holiday? For lots of Denver bar-hoppers, it made lots of sense to don Santa suits -- and other Christmasy nonsense -- to hit the town's taverns en masse, as similar groups are known to do in cities like New York and San Francisco. Photographer Ken Hamblin III was there to capture every quaff, strand of tinsel and merry ho-ho-ho when SantaCon Denver went down over the weekend. A sample of his fun photos follows.

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Photos: Shivery sprinters in skivvies at the Denver Santa Speedo Dash

The holiday season brings all kinds of things out of the closet, from ugly sweaters to reindeer antlers. But at the Denver Santa Speedo Dash at Highland Square, little was left to the imagination as Speedo-clad runners in Santa hats raced through sub-zero temps to benefit the Life is Better Rescue pet rescue organization. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to catch the near-naked, along with other runners in a gamut of costumes ranging from tutus and strategically placed gift bows to pajamas and gorilla suits. Read on for a photo teaser from our slide show.

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Photos: CrAft & CrAfts at Avery Brewing

Over the weekend, Boulder's Avery Brewing celebrated everything Coloradan and crafty by throwing CrAft & CrAfts, an event that combined equal parts of shopping and quaffing. While shoppers browsed, Avery also tapped a special strawberry-infused Strawberry Wit Belgian-style white ale just for the occasion. Drink in these photos by Kenneth Hamblin III, and then check out the full slide show.

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Photos: Best mustaches at the Mustache Dache

It was a hairy morning for runners at Stapleton Central Park on Saturday, but not because of the cold: The crowds who showed up at the Mustache Dache to raise funds and awareness for the men's-health charity known as Movember donned facial hair both real and fake, and a good time was had by all. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to capture all the big smiles and big hair.

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Photos: Kong Off tournament at 1UP

Aaron Thackeray
This past weekend, fans and gamers alike met at 1Up for KongOff 3, the world Donkey Kong championships. Jeff Willms took his second consecutive win in the competition, with Ross Benziger and Hank Chien following behind. And we were there to catch the action; keep reading for a sampling of the photos by Aaron Thackeray.

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