Photos: Homegrown Comix and Cartoonists at the Cowtown Comics Fest

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The local comics community set up tables last Sunday at Morey Middle School for the Cowtown Comics Festival, an all-Colorado artist expo that featured everything from hand-stapled zines to hardback graphic novels. Photographer Nicki Lamson was there, and brought back these images and more from the low-key fest.

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Photos: Roll Goes Retro with a Roller Rave Skate Party

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Roller skating is even more fun when it glows in the dark. And that's what happened last Friday night at the Exdo Event Center, where the November edition of Roll! turned on the black lights while skaters spun around the rink in their best retro-rave wear. Photographer Ken Hamblin caught all the action in the following images.

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Photos: Art and Fashion at ArtDenver

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The Cherry Creek Arts Festival decided to bring the summer event's tried-and-true formula indoors this past weekend for the inaugural ArtDenver at the Colorado Convention Center. For extra glitz, fashion took center-stage at the first night of ArtDenver, which mixed runway shows and designer vendors with artist booths. Photographer Brandon brought back these images from the fest.

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Photos: Crash 45 Party Fans the Flames for the Telluride Fire Festival

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The spirit of Burning Man and Apogaea will rise in the Rockies when the Telluride Fire Festival debuts in that town in January. On Friday night, Denver burners and other pyromaniacs got a taste of things to come at Crash 45, where the crowds, some in fire-inspired costumes, beat the cold with fire-spinning demonstrations and more. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to catch the action for Westword; keep reading for some of the evening's hottest faces and flames.

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Photos: The Art District on Santa Fe Celebrates Denver Arts Week on First Friday

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The crowds came out to Santa Fe Drive and other Denver arts districts on the first Friday of November, just as they do on every first Friday of the year. But because it was also the kickoff for Denver Arts Week, there may have been a few people experiencing it all for the first time -- and vowing to return. Photographer Danielle Lirette brought back these images and more from Denver's most popular art crawl.

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Photos: How Did Your Costume Compare to Those at Coloween and Lipgloss?

Categories: Holidaze, Photos

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Halloween fell on a Friday this year, which meant double the fun for anyone with a good costume and a desire to party. And dancing trick-or-treaters pulled out all the stops at a couple of events around town. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall captured the action at City Hall, where Riff Raff and a host of costumed revelers gathered for Coloween, while fellow photographer Ken Hamblin got into the groove at Beauty Bar, where Cold Cave and Lipgloss were holding court. Take a look at the photos on the next page and then click on the clicks to our full slide shows from both events.

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Photos: Sci-Fi and Steampunk Cosplay at MileHiCon 46

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Costumed geeks roamed the city as MileHiCon blasted off at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center for its 42nd year this past weekend. Cosplay specialist and photographer Danielle Lirette was there to document some of the sci-fi con's best-dressed; keep reading for a sampler.

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Photos: A Zombie Apocalypse Descends on Exdo for the Roll Skate Party

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Zombies -- and other random costumed skaters -- took to the rink Friday at the Exdo Event Center for a Halloween edition of the monthly Roll skate-dancing party. Photographer Scott Lenz dared to shoot these Zombie Apocalypse photos; keep reading for a sneak peek at the slide show.

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Photos: Ghouls and Goblins at the Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs

Categories: Halloween, Photos

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In Denver, we've got the Zombie Crawl, but in Manitou Springs, the Emma Crawford Coffin Races have been a time-honored Halloween-season tradition for nearly twenty years. Over the weekend, fifty costumed teams took to the streets of Manitou, pushing hand-built caskets on wheels and causing a general ruckus. Brandon Marshall caught all the best ghouls and boos in pictures; read on for a sampler.

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Photos: The Best of the Undead at Zombie Crawl 2014

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It was that time of year again on Saturday, when thousands of zombies crawled out of their tombs for Denver's annual Zombie Crawl on the 16th Street Mall. Photographer Aaron Thackeray braved a downtown stroll among the walking dead to bring back these images. Keep reading for a peek at the creepshow -- if you dare.

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