This year at World Con mascots were given the opportunity to have their own badge for $5. This is my first World Con and I did not know about mascots. Mascots are stuffed animals that people carry and they are just that– they are mascots. Last night I had the opportunity to meet Buffalito.
This morning I was introduced to Riker Bear who is the mascot of U.S.S. Pioneer. He is the mascot of the Denver Science Fiction group who will be putting on the Mile HIgh Con in Denver in October and have been in existence since 1995. Riker Bear wears Build A Bear clothing, has his own car, and has been on a cruise. he travels extensively and has traveled without his owners. He is the bear pictured in the photo.