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Scenes from Galacticon/UFO Festival

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Above: Activity related to the annual UFO Festival wasn’t limited to downtown Roswell. The site of the alleged 1947 UFO crash, on the Bogle Ranch northwest of the city, was open to the public for the first time this year. Above, participants in the Crash Site Tours take in a bit of history. (Lauren Bogle Photo)

Below: USA TODAY and The New York Times bestselling author S.E. Smith talks with a fan on Friday at her booth at the Galacticon at the Roswell Mall. According to Smith she enjoys smaller Cons most because she has more time to meet fans and other authors. (Christina Stock Photo)

Award-winning cosplayer and special guest Jessie Arntz is showing her new variety of last year’s cyberpunk outfit. She adapted it to the desert climate and included new gloves, a new belt, headgear and the battle sword. Arntz is this year’s judge for the Human Alien Costume and Cosplay contest at Pearson Auditorium on North Main Street at New Mexico Military Institute at 3 p.m. (Christina Stock Photo)

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Local artist and member of the Pecos Valley Steam Society Tony Gage in his Necrofessor costume is going to hold today a goggle workshop at 11 a.m. at Galacticon in the Roswell Mall. The goggles are included in the cost of $30. (Christina Stock Photo)

Jessie Ramirez got transformed into a zombie at the zombie make-up tutorial workshop by Jessica Meyers on Friday at Galacticon at the Roswell Mall. The public could watch the process step-by-step and learn about Meyers tricks of the trade. Two of the secret ingredients are toilet paper and latex. (Christina Stock Photo)

Above: Jesca De Lima in her steampunk outfit is taking a break at the Galacticon in the Roswell Mall, while her parents are watching the booth for her. De Lima designs unique resin steampunk jewelry and is one of the youngest columnists of the Roswell Daily Record. (Christina Stock Photo)

Below: Pyramid Head, a character of the “Silent Head” video games and movie brought to life by Harun Williams of Roswell, stands guard at the portal of the Galaticon gathering in the Roswell Mall Friday morning. Galaticon, which typically runs concurrently with the UFO Festival each year. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)