Vendor Hall Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Over 150 artists, illustrators, animators, authors, and creators will join us in 2019, most are listed below!
|2nd and Charles||S17|
|A Little Bit of Linda||F1, F2|
|Amanda Schroeder Comics and Illustration||G3|
|American Oni – Silent Hero Studio||C6|
|Art by Jim Rinehart||Q2|
|Art of Jon Bon||H5|
|Art of Noah Eisenman||I3|
|Art of Zan||O6|
|Ask a Scientist||LOBBY|
|Avio Publishing, LLC||N3|
|Awesome in Action||S1|
|áyA Studios, LLC||A9, A10|
|Barnes and Noble||A3|
|Better Than Toast Cosplay and Friends||COSPLAYGROUND|
|Blind Dog Custom Creations||F6|
|Bree Skye Art||L3|
|C.G. Harris Author||C3|
|Carol Van Natta, LLC||H7|
|Casey with a Laser Engraver||S18|
|Cheyenne Gaming Convention||S11|
|CheyFy Comic Expo||G1|
|Crazy Idea Photography||A1,C9|
|Daniel Ibanez||A11, A12|
|Define the Line||LEVEL 2|
|DINK & COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror||L4|
|Dragon Wyck Embroidery||C2|
|Dragon’s Eye Designs||M1|
|EXTERUS: Pulp Fantasy, Horror, and the Bizarre||N5|
|Fern and Foil by Crystal McDowell||K5|
|Flat Track Furies||D7|
|Fort Collins Creator Hub||A5|
|Geek Girl Brunch||LEVEL 2|
|Grumpy Cactus , Joltte||P6|
|Gryphon Games & Comics||A13, A14|
|HEROES AND HORRORS GAMES||E1, E2|
|It’s Just So You||S16|
|It’s Raining Color||A6|
|J. James’ Design & Illustration||H6|
|Jason Score Illustarions||A2|
|Jeff Slemons Illustration||G6|
|Kai frawg fine art||R1|
|KEN KOKOSZKA ILLUSTRATION||R2|
|Kimbark Cemetery Productions||L1|
|Kosmo Screen Printing||A17|
|Krystyna Lynn Kreations||COSPLAYGROUND|
|Lair of Abraxas||H3|
|Life For the Innocent||M3|
|Life of the Party||COSPLAYGROUND|
|Local Hero Press||Q5|
|Lunch Bag Lab||N4|
|Mando Mercs/Cerar Clan||LEVEL 2|
|Marsh and Mellow||N6|
|Matthew Angelo Creative||F3|
|Miles & Christina’s Beasts and Babes||M5|
|Monkeyface Boutique/ Sentient Squirrel||S6|
|Near 2 Now Publications||E7|
|Nerdy Needles Studio||P1|
|Netherhavyn Game Works||R3|
|Old Firehouse Books||Q4|
|Order of Epona||LEVEL 2|
|Our Own Game Company, LLC||S7|
|Paradise Mtn Soap||K1|
|Pinkie’s Pretty Pieces||O7|
|Pulp Fission Publishing||F5|
|Rio Burton Illustration||P7|
|Ron Ruelle Comics||J2|
|Root & Branch||P2|
|Roy T. Cook||A18|
|Seeking Heroes||S12, S13|
|Starry Knight STudios||S5|
|Stew Ped’s Chronic Malpractice||R5|
|Sugar Pop Blossom Arts||J5|
|SunRose Art Collective||L2|
|The Imaginary King||R4|
|The Art of Thomas Estrada||B7|
|The Eye of the Sphinx||M4|
|The Loopy Llama||D1, D2|
|The Sith Dynasty Dathomir Temple of Colorado||LEVEL 2|
|The Starving Nerdists||H2|
|Totally 80’s Pizza||C1|
|Tumbleweed Dice||8-BIT LOUNGE|
|Two Fish and a Lion||S2|
|UNC Japan||LEVEL 2|
|Who Gives A Scrap||STARJAMMER|
|WolfSinger Publications||C4, C5|
Amanda Schroeder Comics and Illustration – G3
Amanda Schroeder is a current student attending the Minneapolis College of Design with goals in earning a BFA in Comic Art. Her passion lies in character design, world building and creating stories with influences from mythology, magic, and medieval themes.
American Oni – Silent Hero Studio – C6
Silent Hero Studio’s break out comic American Oni hits the web! Meet creator, Carl Flynn, to get a look into the truth behind the dark forces in our world and get a custom drawing of yourself as one of the Lion’s Eye Ninja with your awakened Spirit Animal Battle Mask!
Anansidragon – S8
A spider with a five cent pencil, here to show that heroes are universal. I’ll be selling traditionally made art pieces and prints. I’ll be available for sketch commissions and D&D character commissions throughout the convention!
Art by Jim Rinehart – Q2
Jim Rinehart was born in Newton, Kansas in 1978 and he grew up in Walton, a small rural Kansas town. He comes from an artistic family and was introduced to art at an early age. His grandmother was an oil painter and taught Jim how to paint.
He attended college in Emporia, Kansas and majored in Art. He studied a variety of artistic disciplines including Printmaking, Glassblowing, Life Drawing, Painting and Graphic Design. He resided in Wichita, Kansas for 11 years and then moved to Aurora, Colorado to pursue his career as a professional Artist. His artistic focus was mainly on illustration.
After moving to Colorado, Jim decided to try a new medium that was different from traditional painting or drawing. This new medium consisted of cutting designs out of paper using an Exacto knife and gluing them together. He enjoys comedy immensely and humor plays a large theme in his artwork. His artistic influences include Jeremy Fish, Jim Lee, Akira Toriyama, Robert L. Williams and Milton Glaser.
Art of Jon Bon – H5
Comics, paintings, illustrations, stories, and screenplays from the questionable sanity of Jon Bonjour…and his imaginary ghost friend, Gary.
Art of Noah Eisenman – I3
Noah Eisenman is a Colorado artist/illustrator located in Boulder specializing in character design and visual development.
Art of Zan – O6
Art of Zan is a geek who likes making geeky things! She showcases her love of different fandoms through her digital art, stickers, pins, and custom tea blends!
Atomic Pixies – Q7
Art Nouveau inspired original and fan inspired prints
áyA Studios, LLC – A9, A10
A local, Denver-based, Comic Book Publishing Media Company.
We tell stories, ones that have been overlooked, that need to be told.
Blind Dog Custom Creations – F6
Blind Dog Creations offers custom made one of a kind action figures, illustrations, crochet blankets, hats, and other crafts.
Bree Skye Art – L3
Self-taught Freelance artist. Primarily works with watercolor, acrylic, and copic markers but dables with digital on the side. With imagination only the “SKYE’s” the limit!
Brushstroke80 – LOBBY
Hello, greeting from Brushstroke80! Come visit our booth for some cute knick-knacks and comic book crafts and art. Based of classical characters like, She-Ra, Teen Titans Ninjago, and with some original new works!
Bryan Pedersen – M2
Bryan is a comic book cover artist and horror/pinup illustrator. He has worked on titles such as Lady Death as well as other independent comic books.
CiloBlakeArt – LOBBY
Art with a unique perspective!
Colorpockit – C7
Take your creativity wherever you go! Light, compact coloring for adults or kids.
Colorpockit is the NEW portable coloring system. Everything you need is in one compact, sturdy kit, available in wood or food-grade plastic. Each Colorpockit comes with a pencil sharpener, 12 dual-sided colored pencils (24 colors) and 12 coloring postcards that can be shared with friends or family. We also have a wide variety of refill card decks so our colorists have lots of coloring subjects to choose from.
Crayon Comics – I4
I am a self published comic creator, of the webcomic Gloomverse. I am a full time artist, who focuses on my comics, charms, and posters!
Curious Origins – I1
Melinda Bosen of Curious Origins creates watercolor illustrations of the strange and hilariously ludicrous for the enjoyment of herself and others. It’s all in good fun. 🙂 As someone with a poor sense of humor, the illustrations tend towards the macabre and ridiculous. She’s also working on an original comic, called, “Daddy Death.”
Dan Conner – B1
Dan Conner is an award winning cartoonist of comics including Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey, My Gal, the Zombie, and many others. He is approved by Nickelodeon as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist, with one cover published thus far, and draws many original TMNT sketch covers.
Daniel Ibanez – A11, A12
Local painter and illustrator working in traditional and digital mediums.
DragonCrest Studios – D4
DragonCrest Studios creates fantasy and sci-fi art ranging from the inanely cute to the slightly deranged!
Ender Sketch Illustrations is centered around the fandom side of all things geek, nerdy and popular. We have everything a fan wants, from characters to comics. Chloe is the head artist who does most of the Illustrations. She loved drawing and talking about youtubers. Forrest is a graphics specialist, who does most of the final touches of the arts. They both work together to make the best art they can, for fans like you.
Felipe Echevarria – J7
Felipe Echevarria is an American artist working in triple arenas of fine art, illustration, and comics & graphic novels.
Fern and Foil by Crystal McDowell – K5
Crystal McDowell, a Colorado native, has been illustrating for most of her life. She enjoys connecting with others through her art showcasing a love of fantasy, role-playing games, plants, and themes from her favorite video games. Find her @fernandfoil on Twitter and Instagram for wips, illustrations, and more!
Flaminggeekart – J6
Flaminggeekart specializes in geeky art ranging from acrylic galaxies to pop culture watercolors to digital art designs.
Flat Track Furies – D7
Join the Nuclear City Furies as they play roller derby, fight monsters, and learn about teamwork and friendship. Follow along as The Unblinkable Molly Brown as captain, Dora the Destroyer, Paloma del Infierno, Sidney Vicious, and Volupciraptor fight for their city on and off the track!
Flesh-Eating Comics – E6
Years ago, Abrahm Akin (under the name Kill-Or), fought with Keldor against the tyranny of King Randor. At the battle of Grayskull, Keldor was horribly disfigured and Abe was exiled to a forgotten dimension. As the years of his exile pass, Abe works tirelessly to harness the powers of transdimensional magic so that he can return to Eternia to avenge his fallen commander. However, harnessing the powers of transdimensional magic is a long and tedious process so he bides his time by writing and illustrating comic books.
Foxden Creative – N2
Amy Heyse is a fine artist specializing in watercolors and traditional media. She sells fine art prints, cards, and jewelry reproduced from her original paintings.
G.Kaaihue – L5
Hawaiian Artist living in Colorado, creating original manga-influenced art and comics.
Ideal Comics – D3
“From the comedic to the epic, and everywhere in between, Ideal Comics is a small press, independent comic publisher based in Scottsbluff, Ne. Since 2006, we have been making web and print comics all set within our single shared universe.”
Idess Art – I2
Idess is an animal artist from Fort Collins who specializes in cute and funny original and fan artwork featuring animals of all kinds!
Illustrator Jimmy – S14
I create things, doodle stuff, and draw an assemblage of lines that seemingly become something. Maybe one day I’ll get a grown up job. Until then, I’ll draw on.
I’ve always been a lover of stories, and most of the artsy-fartsy things I do involve some type of continuity from already existing stories, or ones I create myself. I do other things, of course, but I focus a lot of artistic efforts on characters, their stories, and seeing how far I can take those characters until they’re story is done.
I’m also a HUGE NERD! I grew up with comic books and still surround myself with them, so much of what I do is centered around what’s called line art – very define inked lines, with a cartoony side to what the lines make up. Nothing I do is “normal,” and is quite fantastical. In other words, most of my art is odd and bizarre while being fun and unique. If you really want to know more about me, just look at my art and you’ll have a pretty good idea.
Inksplotch – M6
I am a Colorado artist who likes to write and draw fantasy webcomics.
Inktwist Studio – P5
Ever looked for a drag queen version of your favorite character? Done. Love seeing cute, beefy pastel monster boys? Here you go! Ever needed your waifu or husbando’s butt? Inktwist specializes in that! Come have a chat and take a look around!
It’s Raining Color – A6
60% Otaku/Nerd/Gamer/ Fangirl/Bookhead, 40% artist, kind of. We have original and fanart for everyone from genres ranging from sci fi to video games to anime and beyond!
J. James’ Design & Illustration – H6
J. James McFarland has lived all over. He is a commercial illustrator, fine artist, and graphic designer with over a decade of experience. He studied Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Mechanical Engineering, and Drafting. J. James LOVES zines, using storytelling to create an emotional reaction from his readers. His oldest self-published zines were specifically intended to bridge the gap between many people and to create a social world of tolerance and understanding. He believes in the principle of attraction rather than promotion. J. James is known to smile in the face of deadlines.
Jason Meents – M7
Jason Meents is a pop culture artist working out of Colorado Springs. He is known for his family friendly “tykes” style. His first published piece appeared in Spawn issue 250. He has gone on to work on a Red Sonya Funko variant cover, a number of Marvel sketch card series for Upper Deck and DC Comics Action Bendables line was based on his character designs.
Jason Score Illustarions – A2
Jason Score is a self taught Colorado Based Artist who’s work in inspired by western and eastern comics. She loves working with clients to bring their characters to life.
Jeff Slemons Illustration – G6
Jeff Slemons loves to draw and has been an illustrator for 30+ years. He has illustrated images for all types of clients over the years. Of those jobs, many have been of the comic book/graphic novel variety (which would make sense because he loves comic books so much). He is currently working on several graphic novel projects and recently just finished working on a children’s book called “Bentley Goes to School”.
JimmyAdamsArt – Q6
Celebration of the female form with minimalist backgrounds
Jolyon Yates – K7
Joseph Arnold – L6
Joseph Arnold is a freelance artist from northern Colorado. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Colorado and has illustrated for numerous comic and animation projects.While a fan of martial arts practicing jujitsu and competing in kickboxing fights, he appreciates his heroes without spandex and reality based problems.
Kai frawg fine art – R1
Kai is a conceptual fine art photographer who creates photographic art with a digital art flare.
Kaitlin Krage – J3
Kayla Wilson – I5
From cute to creative, you can find a bunch of items for yourself and your friends.
KEN KOKOSZKA ILLUSTRATION – R2
Ken Kokoszka is an artist who specializes in mythology, fantasy, science fiction and gothic horror. Ken works in a variety of media including digital, oil painting, watercolor, and drawing.
Laurissa Hughes – K6
Laurissa Hughes grew up in Colorado and has been
drawing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper. A love of
storytelling became a passion for Storyboarding and Comics,
and she received a degree in Animation. She currently
works as a freelance artist in Colorado, doing
comics, storyboards, illustration, and animation.
Laurissa also enjoys snowboarding, playing the clarinet,
learning foreign languages, and watching lots of British
Life For the Innocent – M3
Long time art enthusiast with a big heart for kids. Keith will be selling originals and prints of Marvel & DC Characters for Life For The Innocent. 100% of proceeds go to this organization that rescues kids out of traffic-ing situations.
For more information please visit lifefortheinnocent.org.
Lunch Bag Lab – N4
Making Lunchtime Fun!
What simply started as a dad drawing pictures on his son’s school lunches has turned into an explosion of pop culture fun on brown paper bags.
Marachi Studios – O4
Virginia Paton is a comic book artist and writer native to New Zealand and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They travel to conventions across North America and draw a large amount of graphics and fan works as well as original comics such as the graphic novel series Year of the Marachi. Their partner, Nicholas, writes comics for her from time to time.
Virginia writes concert band music and teaches music when they aren’t drawing comics and pictures or playing video games. They have a husky named Balto.
Marsh and Mellow – N6
We are a local artist duo who loves to share creative characters from original comics to fan made merchandise!
Matthew Angelo Creative – F3
I’m a local author of urban fantasy/thrillers and digital artist of Space Art.
Miles & Christina’s Beasts and Babes – M5
Welcome to Beasts and Babes! We do prints, cards and pins of everything from fantasy creatures to characters from anime, video games and pop culture. There’s a little bit for everyone here, so come stop to say hello!
Mocha Galaxy – N1
☆ I’m an alien being made up of star dust who comes from a distant planet, I collect cool mugs, and draw cute girls ☆ Commissions are open ☆
Near 2 Now Publications – R6
Denver-based Indy/Amateur comics publishers since 1980, and we intend to keep doing it until we get it right.
Nerdy Needles Studio – P1
Nerdy Needles Studio was founded in 2012 by Emma Ann. The studio was created to showcase Emma’s crafts have turned into products and she is showing them at local Colorado Conventions. Every product that comes out of the studio is handmade with tons of love and care. At Nerdy Needles, we believe that everyone’s art is beautiful no matter the level of skill, and that every artist should strive to be the best they can be. As three queer people, we infuse our diverse perpectives of the world in our art. We are constantly striving to be the best artists we can be, while exploring new mediums and styles. The studio collaborates Nerdy Needles, Sleepy Bird, and Bottlecap Baublez.
NightmaricSpirit – C8
NightmaricSpirit is a combination of spirituality and fantasy. Making anything a possiblity, even if it’s crazy.
Oi Bob – I7
Local Colorado artist, has a blast interacting with people while drawing for them. If you’re a kid you get a free sketch!
Petrichroma – K4
Nami is that type of artist who likes to draw Narwhals, is obsessed with space and enjoys some good coffee.
Phil Spaulding – E5
Denver born and raised, creating madness and surreal imagery. I am a traditional artist working in many styles and mediums to explore the haunting beauty of the darkness. I am always pushing myself to create work that evokes an emotional response.
PixelFace Pins – H4
Anime, video game, and pop culture apparel and accessories
Primordial Pals – K2
Primordial Pals is all about bringing life and color to the fauna of ancient Earth, from the dinosaurs of the land to the reptiles of the skies and sea. People of all ages can enjoy and learn about the creatures that once walked where we walk now.
Pulp Fission Publishing – F5
Zane and Olivia DeGaine own and operate DeGaine Designs, LLC, a commercial art studio based in Fort Collins, CO and publish creator-owned comics and graphic novels through Pulp Fission Publishing.
Zane and Olivia are both graduates of The Kubert School where they studied under Joe, Adam, and Andy Kubert, Kim DeMulder, Rowena, and Fernando Ruiz.
DeGaine Designs is celebrating 15 years in business in 2019!
Rio Burton Illustration – P7
Rio Burton is a freelance illustrator. She studied and lived in the UK for 6 years, earning a BA Degree in Illustration in 2011. She travelled the world before settling down in Colorado, USA. Rio is passionate about creating art for fantastical stories and characters for books, comics, games and other various illustration projects. Rio is the sole creator for her comic Lucid Dreaming.
Robert Elrod – G5
Robert Elrod draws and paints. Mostly monsters. He loves monsters.
His artwork has appeared on the covers and interiors of several novels and anthologies from small-press authors and publishers. He has contributed art to publications by ArtOrder, Printed in Blood, Ragnarok Publications, British Fantasy Society, Lovecraft eZine, This Is Horror, Permuted Press and ZED Presents. He has published his own artbooks and comics and has contributed to anthologies from Books of the Dead Press, Bluewater Comics, Creephouse Comics, Red Team Go, Creator’s Edge Press, Abandoned Comics, and Angry Dog Press.
Ron Ruelle Comics – J2
Ron Ruelle is a cartoonist who lives in Boulder Colorado. His Grandmother worked for a comic book publsher, so he had lots of good reading material as a kid. He’s been drawing since including daily syndicated strips, editorial cartoons, and graphic novels.
Root & Branch – P2
Pink Pitcher is the author and artist of Root & Branch, an ongoing fantasy, adventure, graphic novel series. She is also a textile historian, RPG enthusiast, and cosplayer.
Scare Care – S15
Scare Care’s premise – a band of elementary school kids have established a temp service (Scare Care) for misunderstood monsters to help integrate the monsters into regular society by finding activities and services they can do among humans, as well as helping humans to understand they don’t need to fear the monsters. ￼ Scare Care is full of puns and silly jokes, but the comic is gradually moving towards educating people about the negative effects of bullying. These monsters just wanting to be loved and cared about!
Scribblescrab – G2
I’m a small artist based out of Colorado specializing in cartoons! I like all things cute, sparkly, and inclusive.
Shae-C Illustrations – F7
I’m a local freelance artist who works in a variety of traditional and digital mediums. I’ve been attending the Fort Collins Comic Con since it began and I love seeing familiar faces, meeting new people and getting to talk about the things we love. I always have new pieces and items, and often debut them at the FoCo ComicCon! Stop by, say hello and see what’s new.
Shiba Matsuri – O5
Shiba Matsuri is a Collaboration of Two Denver Local Artists! We Specialize in A Vast Variety of Handmade Crafts, Which Include: Jewelry, Keychains, Buttons, Stickers, and More!
SpiritofthwWolf Studios – A4
Local Colorado artist selling digital and traditional art work, including posters, wallscrolls, and playmats, as well as stained glass pieces (depending upon inventory at time of convention).
Starberriicake – O3
Serving up cute watercolor and gouache paintings! I dabble in the whimsical and fantastical and hope to put a smile on your face with a zine or maybe even a sticker!
Starry Knight Studios is a small, local entertainment company that produces the comics Brandy de Hex: Certified Sorceress and Polarnoids, as well as videos on the B Things YouTube Channel.
Stew Ped’s Chronic Malpractice – R5
Chronic Malpractice makes comics guaranteed to deliver gags. Traditional ink and watercolor are used to make comics that your parents probably wouldn’t want you laughing at
Sugar Pop Blossom Arts – J5
Based in Denver, Colorado Sugar Pop Blossom Arts is a media company specializing in printed entertainment and merchandise. Author, Artist, Creator and CEO Corinne Lorell brings beauty and enjoyment to each of her self published titles and works all of which utilize Japanese Illustrative styles. Sugar Pop Blossom Arts is committed to bringing anime enthusiasts the highest quality manga, art-books, novels and other related merchandise it has to offer. So come on over and discover your new favorite manga title at the Sugar Pop Blossom Booth!!!
SunRose Art Collective – L2
A collective of aspiring inspiring artists that showcase their world through a variety of mediums. Fine Art brought into the Fantasy realm, Sci-Fi Collages, Comic Pop Art, Handmade DND Dice bags and more!
TDub’s Art – I6
I am a freelance creature and comic artist living in the Denver Area. Stop by my booth and I’ll give you a one of a kind piece of original artwork.
The Imaginary King – R4
Hello! My name is Beth, otherwise known as the Imaginary King!
I’m a Colorado Native who very much enjoys being creative.
Art is something I’ve been passionate about since I was very young. Drawing much of my inspirations from 80s, 90s, and 2000s anime, cartoons and horror movies! I also love to play with colors, and various mediums like inking and painting. Hope you enjoy it!
The Eye of the Sphinx – M4
Anna Pieruccini is an artist working with multiple mediums. Her Bohemian Gypsy style has influences from around the globe including dark fantasy, folklore, and otherworldy creations featuring skull art. In addition to creating her wares for sale, she is also working on a graphic novel and a SPIRITHOUSE (dollhouse).
Todd Jones – L7
When your first word is “Batman”, it’s either a sign you should be working in comics or become a superhero. Having no superpowers or wealth to afford crime-fighting gadgets, Todd Jones decided to be a comic writer instead. He has worked on Pandemonium Spotlight for Twilight Star Studios, All-Star Pulp for Airship 27/ Redbud Studios, as well as Wicked Awesome Tales and STAKES for Wicked Awesome Comics. Todd also both wrote and illustrated the ridiculous Classic Monsters as Sharks.
Vanilla Latte – F4
Vanilla Latte’s passions in art currently revolve around digital & traditional styles. Her current focus is recreating fan art in her unique style as well as designing original art from her personal characters. Imagination has no limit with Vanilla Latte! Come by her booth and say, “Hello!” It’s always a wonderful opportunity to meet new people!
Wayward Studios – E3
Wayward Studios is a creative partnership between Crystal M Rollins & Emily R. Gillis. Together, they write and draw a variety of comics including ongoing titles such as Jikoshia and Skyborne as well as minicomics like A Day in the Life of My Cats, Cranky Cthulhu, and Tikoloshe. Though they tackle many different genres, the team has a fondness for fantasy and female-driven stories.
Wicked Red – A7
We are a co-op business, working in game design and art. We have been professional for 5 years and love what we do. As the team artist I work on my own fan arts and original art and been at it for 12 years.
Aaron Powers – E4
Aaron Powers was born and raised in central Nebraska. He graduated from Holdrege High School in 2003, and received his Bachelor’s degree in English: Writing and Literature from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE in 2007. He and his wife Abbie moved to Massachusetts in 2007, and Aaron worked as a design and editorial assistant in Boston until 2010.
After moving to Loveland, Colorado in 2010, Aaron worked as a freelance writer and editor, and published his first novel, Children of Light: Book One: The Silver-Haired Boy, in 2014. His first comic book story was featured in Front Range Tales, Volume 1 in 2018. He is currently employed as a Lead SEO Specialist at Madwire in Fort Collins. He loves traveling, writing, watching movies, reading comic books, playing video games, and drinking craft beer.
Avio Publishing, LLC – N3
IA Mullin is a native Colorado author. She attended Colorado State University and Front Range Community College, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves working with all kinds of animals, especially birds. In addition to reading and writing, her favorite pastimes include crochet, needle work, camping, and bird watching. In 2010, she left the veterinary field to raise her family. She began to write in earnest and in 2016 finished her first manuscript, which she started in high school, 19 years earlier. She has since founded Avio Publishing, LLC and is excited to have entered the ranks of independent publishers and authors.
Awesome in Action – S1
Awesome in Action provides inspiration and ability awareness through presentations and experiential learning. Nick shows people that challenges can be overcome, and disabled does not mean Unable. Nick is a children’s book author, with one published book: Helping in Action, and a second on the way. Nick uses his unique skills to help others achieve their best, and works to promote disability awareness and advocacy.
Barbara Tyner – Q3
Rhyaden is a middle-grade fantasy novel, set in world where trees talk and the last living dragon mentors a young man who may be his kingdom’s only hope for freedom from a tyrannical invasion. A parable about how the choices we make define ourselves and our future, as well as a rousing adventure, Rhyaden is a page-turner to the very end.
Carol Van Natta and Melisse Aires – H7
Come say hello two friendly authors and tell us what you like to read.
Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling author from Fort Collins. She writes the award-winning Central Galactic Concordance space opera series and the Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series. Find her on the web at https://Author.CarolVanNatta.com and https://facebook.com/CarolVanNattaAuthor
Melisse Aires from Casper, WY is the author of the bestselling Her Cyborg Awakes and the Diaspora science fiction romance series, and the new Realms of Glister fantasy romance series. Find her on the web at https://facebook.com/melisseaires and https://www.melisseairesbooks.com.
C.G. Harris Author – C3
C.G. Harris: Author of gritty modern fantasy and apocalyptic YA sci-fi. If Dresden Files wit and Sandman Slim mettle are your things, come check out, THE NINE, book one in the Judas Files series. If YA Sci-Fi is more your speed, then there is THE RAX. It’s everything Maze Runner could be but with Alien Drug Lords thrown in the mix. Stop by our table to say hello to learn more about our books, enter giveaways for fun prizes and pick up some freebies while they last! www.cgharris.net
EXTERUS: Pulp Fantasy, Horror, and the Bizarre – N5
Unabashed genre fiction in the grand pulp tradition! Exterus is an expose of both stand-alone and serialized fantasy short stories with an added twist of the epic and the macabre.
Harms Publications – S10
Harms Publications consists of two brothers, Writer Nathan Harms, and Illustrator Caleb Harms. We Create and self publish our own series of children’s books that teach kids Love, imagination, kindness, and just plan fun. We are the creators of such stories as, The Colorless Monster, The Adventures of Sammy the Hamster, and Friend of the Wind.
Come say Hello! We can’t wait to meet you!
Local Hero Press – Q5
Local Hero Press is a Denver-based publisher of quality superhero, fantasy, and science fiction, and the home of Ian Thomas Healy’s popular superhero series the Just Cause Universe.
Origins United – K3
Origins United explores ancient legends, the supernatural and connections to science.
P.J. MacLayne – D6
Author Bio: Born and raised among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, P.J. MacLayne still finds inspiration for her books in that landscape. She is a computer geek by day and a writer by night who currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not in front of a computer screen, she might be found exploring the back roads of the nearby national forests and parks. She writes the Harmony Duprie Mysteries (not-quite-cozy) and the Free Wolves Adventures. (urban fantasy/paranormal)
Ron Fortier – G7
Ron Fortier is a professional writer with 48 yrs of experience in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pulps.
Stephanie Gillis – O2
Stephanie Gillis is the author of the urban fantasy series: The Ashport Archives. The series follows Leaven Connolly as she navigates the secret magical world around us while protecting the legendary Phoenix from the grasp of evil at her doorstep. Along with a half-demon, exiled fae, new vampire, a warlock in love with a ghost, and a young, feisty werewolf, they will band together to stop an ancient evil from rising.
WDD:PS – D5
WDD:PS is a future Earth apocalypse story where the audience decides how the World Ends. The year is 2076, and it is sure to be humanity’s last.
WDD:PS today is a sci fi story told through comics, games, and puzzles. WDD tomorrow is a story spanning all of the genres and mediums its audience cares about. But be careful! The choices you make and the story you desire directly shapes how we poor, poor humans will inevitably expire. And yet! If you were to help us fight…help us overcome the A.I. AND the aliens…our angels and our demons…as desperate as the future seems, the world won’t end without good reason.
WolfSinger Publications – C4, C5
Small Press Publisher
A Little Bit of Linda – F1, F2
A fun and geeky store with handmade jewelry and paintings made with technology.
Better Than Toast Cosplay and Friends – COSPLAYGROUND
Better than Toast Cosplay is a team of award-winning cosplayers and seamstresses from Fort Collins. We sell gently used costumes and wigs, costume accessories, quilts, pillow-cases, dice bags, and other geeky fabric-crafts. Commissions are still open for 2019 Fall/Halloween! Come by and chat!
Casey with a Laser Engraver – S18
Casey has had a laser at Fort Collins Comic Con since the first year it has opened. He is passionate about laser engravers and shows up just to show off what they can do. This is a hobby for him and not a business.
Cat’s Critters – G4
I am a crafter specializing in fantastic and unique creatures, both as cuddly companions and wearable statements.
Collective Geekery – S9
A hodgepodge troupe of artful messmakers sharing with the world whatever happened to strike our fancy at the moment. Handcrafted art and gifts with a geeky flair, most made from reclaimed and upcycled materials.
Dragon Wyck Embroidery – C2
Dragon Wyck Embroidery would like to turn a image from your favorite show or movie into a embroidered art work. So stop by and lets see what Dragon Wyck Embroidery can do for you.
Dragon’s Eye Designs – M1
My hobby and passion, making wearable art and cuddly, squishy plush. Currently working on expanding my inventory, making themed small crafts and accessories and creating original clothing designs. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living” Dr.S.
Eclectic Endearments – J1
Eclectic Endearments specializes in creating unique Steampunk, Victorian & Fantasy inspired creations. We work with a variety of mediums including leather, fabric, buckram and polymer clay. All our miniature top-hats are completely handmade from start to finish. We also specialize in handmade leather top-hat bands, Steampunk goggles, and Leather Apothecary cuffs.
Flutterby Crochet – H1
I hand craft all my products from inspired pokemon and inspired anime plushies. I make bags tote bags. and boutique bows
Fort Collins Creator Hub – A5
We are the Fort Collins Creator Hub – a a member-based non-profit maker space in Fort Collins. We have a 4800 sq ft space filled with tools and equipment. We are a community of maker, creator, artists and teachers that want to enjoy and share our love of creating.
Grumpy Cactus , Joltte – P6
The Grumpy Cactus and Joltte are a tag team creative force. if you’re looking for a unique plush, jewelry piece, or other crafty item Grumpy Cactus may have everything you’re looking for. If you’re looking for the perfect fan-art piece of a cute charm of a character you admire, Joltte has many prints and charms to choose from.
ID Fabrications – P4
Costume accessories, supplies, and props
It’s Just So You – S16
Boring jewelry ends here! Find your perfect accessory that makes people say – It’s Just So You!
Kimbark Cemetery Productions – L1
For Haunters by Haunters
Custom Masks and Props
Josh and Jen are a local husband and wife independent mask and prop making team, specializing in products designed for the diehard scare actor. Before starting Kimbark Cemetery Productions, they spent nearly 20 years designing sets, making props, and working as scare actors for local home haunts, charity haunts, and small comercial haunts. Now they are taking all that experience to craft high quality, comfortable masks and gear for haunting enthusiasts.
KokoTbone Artworks – P3
Kokotbone Artworks – Pop culture sculpture from the 80s, 90s and Beyond.
Kosmo Screen Printing – A17
Kosmo Screen Printing is a local screen printing/embroidery shop specializing in making your life easier!
Krystyna Lynn Kreations – COSPLAYGROUND
We sell all you need for your Steampunk costume. Add to an existing costume or complete a costume from start to finish. Custom made costumes also available.
MixFits – COSPLAYGROUND
MiXFits is high-performing, customizable, simple makeup designed to be all makeup with endless possibility. MiXFits products intermix to make a plethora of applications like foundation or lip color, eye shades, blush, and more. Choose your color, your finish, your ingredients. Be vegan or not. Sensitive? Employ the process of elimination. MiXFits is a makeup asking you: What do you want?
Monkeyface Boutique/ Sentient Squirrel – S6
Monkeyface Boutique was founded out of an obsession for the unconventional and the bizarre; also an unhealthy knowledge and love of comics, movies,and pop culture in general. Specializing in resin art and jewelry, with a current obsession in the world of Badge ID Reels, Monkeyface Boutique is sure to have that unique accessory you are looking for.
Paradise Mtn Soap – K1
We specialize in unique, one-of-a-kind novelty soaps, art felted soaps, and felted gnomes and figures including fairy tale and comic book characters.
Pinkie’s Pretty Pieces – O7
Resin artist with an eye for horror, geek, kawaii and nature.
Rebel Skulls – COSPLAYGROUND
Rebel Skulls is a homegrown small business focusing on all things horror. If you celebrate halloween all year round, we have handmade bags, clothing, pillows, and home decor to express your unique style.
Starlit Creations – Q1
Two crazy ladies who love to craft an cosplay. If you can dream it, we can try and make it for you!
The Loopy Llama – D1, D2
Hello, here at It’s the Loopy Llama you will find many unique high quality crochet hats, toys and more. You will also find a variety of other one of a kind art, small things like buttons, stickers, and magnets and that’s not even all! To be honest you never know what you might find at one of my booths! I’m an autistic artist that likes to make all kinds of things and am always learning new skills! One thing you can be sure of is that everything I make is made quality over quantity. I care about the quality of every piece I make and the end results matter to me greatly. I want to sell only the best and create happy customers who want to come back!
The Starving Nerdists – H2
We handcraft nerdy metal wall decor and illustrate digital prints.
Thrifty Gryphon – O1
Creator of bracelets, handmade gifts, and more from repurposed materials and the creativity of the mind!
Two Fish and a Lion – S2
Made with Love! Providing you with accessories to make your journey through life warmer, cuter and cuddlier!
UNC Japan – LEVEL 2
Every other year, faculty and staff from UNC’s World Languages and Cultures Department take a group of students to Japan. Through home-stays and hands on activities, the students gain insight into Japanese culture and language.
501st – LEVEL 2
The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
Cheyenne Gaming Convention – S11
The Cheyenne Gaming Convention is a yearly convention/fundraiser for the Wyoming Gaming Library. Badges, shirts, dice, and prints will be for sale!
CheyFy Comic Expo – G1
Celebrating our 2nd year with Chey-Fy Comic Expo brought to you by the Small Business Hub. Held at the Historic Plains Hotel 1600 Central Ave. We are a small group with the hopes of support and growth in and around Cheyenne. We are currently underway for this years event which will be held Sept. 13-15th. We will be packed with vendors, panels, night life, and special Special Guest or two. Hope to see you there!
Define the Line – LEVEL 2
Define the Line is harassment training in the form of a comic book! Its purpose is to educate, train, and empower employees to create workplaces that are harassment-free.
DINK & COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror – L4
DiNK continues providing a platform for indie comic book creators and artists with their annual event. Follow them at http://www.dinkdenver.com
Colorado Festival of Horror is working toward providing a terrifying fan experience to everyone that loves horror. Follow them at http://www.cofohorror.com
Geek Girl Brunch – LEVEL 2
Gemini Comics – S4
Ozzy Longoria is an International Comic book artist and Graphic Novelist for over 20 years he has produced many quality comic books and graphic novels, he will be presenting his new project “Monsters and Gods Anthology”.
Ghostbusters – LEVEL 2
Lair of Abraxas – H3
North Denver’s Geek lounge and Viking mead hall. All are welcome to come and enjoy our over 450 board games, sip tea or coffee, or have a mead or cider by our fireplace.
Mando Mercs/Cerar Clan – LEVEL 2
Cerar Clan is the Colorado/Wyoming chapter of The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas.
SPLASH – LEVEL 2
SPLASH Youth Groups are youth-led and consist of weekly meetups and special events that give LGBTQIA+ youth a safe space to join together for learning about the LGBTQIA+ community. Adding in some fun, we aim to connect with other teens in socially supportive and appropriate settings.
We have additional programming for younger and older youth and families too. New this year, SPLASH brings you Drag Queen Story Hour!
STARFEST – A15, A16
StarFest is an annual Denver convention encompassing all aspects of popular media, film and television. Started in 1977, it attracts several thousand fans of popular culture for a weekend of social interaction, games and fun.
The Sith Dynasty Dathomir Temple of Colorado – LEVEL 2
Founded in 2016 and Lucasfilm Limited acknowledged in 2018, The Sith Dynasty took their love of Star Wars and Dark Side characters to build a worldwide costuming group that raises charity, entertains fans, and promotes inclusion, goodwill, and Star Wars. In allowing custom characters as well as film Sith Lords, we hope to spark people’s creativity and love of the greatest franchise in this galaxy and beyond. Our Dathomir Temple of Colorado serves the state along the entire front range.
We are a Denver/Colorado Front Range, Star Trek fan group. Our goal is to spread awareness of the Star Trek franchise, meet others with the same interests, and help worthy charities in the process while having fun along the way.
VINCON – R7
Vincon features vendors selling current and retro games, comics and collectibles, free to play arcade and retro gaming stations, Special Guests, tournaments and more!
Beware Theater – S3
Come visit Fort Collins” local horror hostess Arachna of the Spider People on Beware Theater – classic horror movies from the golden age of black and white. You can see Beware Theater Friday nites on Fort Collin’s public access TV station FC Public Media, Comcast Channel 97, on Denver Community media, on various channels on ROKU, and YouTube on demand. It’s lots of creepy fun.
Moontower Sliders (GF available)
Taco Stop (GF, DF, Vegan available) – Saturday Only
Kona Ice (GF, DF, Vegan)
Totally ’80’s Pizza
Purple Cup Cafe
Netherhavyn Game Works – R3
We are a small but mighty Colorado-based game design company forging great works daily. Games by design – family by nature.
Our Own Game Company, LLC – S7
Our Own Game Company is an independent game company established in Loveland, Colorado by a bunch of geeks who wanted to add their own unique voice to the game industry.
Their flagship product, A’Kyria, is a rigorously play tested and versatile tabletop role playing game system. A’Kyria can be played as a traditional pen and paper TRPG or it can be coupled with story driven referee software adventures called “Pods”. Each Adventure Pod contains everything a referee needs to run an A’Kyria campaign: the story, creatures, maps, treasure, a battle screen and more! Plus, OOGC provides free apps for players to help create characters, calculate points or track weapon stats.
Our Own Game Company continues to expand their gaming products. Stop by their booth and see what’s new!
Our Own Game Company…playing for the fun of it.
Seeking Heroes – S12, S13
Publishing company behind Oathen, an esports inspired battle arena tabletop game featuring 30 unique heroes, player skill focused card combat, and a randomized arena.
Tumbleweed Dice – 8-BIT LOUNGE
A student run, one man dice maker that creates tabletop game dice by hand that are glow in the dark, filled with real flowers, or just normal dice. Normal dice are cool, we all love normal dice.
2nd and Charles – S17
Barnes and Noble – A3
Crazy Idea Photography – A1,C9
Crazy Idea Photography was born out of a love of photography and a passion for students. Founded by two teachers who believed senior photographs were a rite of passage every graduating senior should have – without having to spend the equivalent of a year’s worth of college tuition..Finding joy in taking photographs of students quickly turned into taking photos for friends and family…and before you know it, we had…get this…a Crazy Idea…to make photography affordable and accessible for everyone!
Ward Orthodontics – A8
Gryphon Games & Comics – A13, A14
HEROES AND HORRORS GAMES – E1, E2
Heroes and Horrors Games is Windsor’s destination store for board games, card games, Warhammer, role-playing games, comic books, graphic novels and manga. We host weekly and special events including open board game night, D&D, Friday Night Magic and more.
Old Firehouse Books – Q4
Old Firehouse Books is a full service bookstore carrying both new and used books. Can’t find a book you want? We can probably order it! Not sure what your next read should be? Our booksellers make recommendations like no one’s business. From fiction to non-fiction, sci-fi & fantasy to romance, kids books for all ages, and lots of other fun goodies, Old Firehouse Books is sure to have what you need and lots you didn’t even know you wanted. Stop by and say hi to your friendly neighborhood bookseller!