Above: Charlie Ward, city of Roswell Recreation Department employee, counts down the start of the 25th annual Alien Chase Saturday morning at the Roswell Adult & Recreation Center on North Missouri Avenue.
Below: Tom Chase of Utah is beamed up by his UFO hat Saturday morning prior to the start of the Alien Chase run and walk at the Roswell Adult & Recreation Center on North Missouri Avenue. Journalist Mary Wilke of Minnesota with the Wayward Nerd website was one of the many out-of-state participants in the walk and run. (Lisa Dunlap Photos)
Above: Cinderella’s owner Paul has his hands full trying to keep his puppy’s cap out of her eyes at Saturday’s Alien Pet Contest. (Christina Stock Photo)
Above: At this year’s Steampunk Ball on Friday night, everybody was invited whether they had appropriate Steampunk costume, cosplay outfit or just regular jeans.
Below: Jessica Meyers was one of the first at Friday night’s Steampunk Ball. She is seen here proudly displaying her ticket, No. 1 — there were close to 100 attendees at this year’s ball, which took place for the first time at the new Roswell Convention & Civic Center. (Christina Stock Photo)