Vendors – Authors

Fort Collins Comic Con Booth Map

A.J. Calvin

A.J. Calvin – Booth C8

A.J. Calvin is a science fiction/fantasy novelist from Loveland, Colorado, author of Hunted, The Relics of War series, and The Caein Legacy series.

By day, she works as a microbiologist, but in her free time she writes. She lives with her husband, their cat, and a salt water aquarium. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and playing video games.

Aaron Powers

Aaron Powers – Booth 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. After moving to Massachusetts following college, Aaron worked as a design and editorial assistant in Boston until 2010.

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. His first independent comic book, Barren Fragments, was published in 2020, along with a pulp short story in Airship 27’s Dan Fowler G-Man: Volume Three. He is currently employed as a Content Marketing Specialist for TimeXtender, a data management software company based in Denmark. He loves traveling, writing, watching movies, reading comic books, watching college football (Go Huskers!) playing video games, and drinking craft beer.

Ad Astra: Where Worlds Collide

Ad Astra: Where Worlds Collide – Booth C5

Dragons. Magic. Incubi. Fantasy.

Aliens. Space travel. Distant stars. Science Fiction.

Get them all in one place – Ad Astra: Where Worlds Collide!

Adam Gaffen created the Cassidyverse collection of books.

Airship 27

Airship 27 – Booth E6, E7

RON FORTIER – Comics and pulps writer/editor best known for his work on the Green Hornet comic series and Terminator – Burning Earth with Alex Ross. He won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for “Vengeance Is Mine,” which appeared in Moonstone’s The Avenger – Justice Inc. and in 2012 for “The Ghoul,” from the anthology Monster Aces. He was awarded Pulp Grand Master in 2017 by the Pulp Factory. He is the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a New Pulp Fiction publisher and writes the continuing adventures of both his own character, Brother Bones – the Undead Avenger and the classic pulp hero, Captain Hazzard – Champion of Justice. (

Alicia Wilder

Alicia Wilder – Booth A6

Alicia Wilder, author of COSPLAY CUPID, believes romance has the power to heal and “happily ever afters” are for everybody.

Awesome in Action

Awesome in Action – Booth S3

Awesome in Action is an ability awareness non-profit looking to spark a shift in the perception of the differently abled through demonstration and experiential learning. Nick is a man living with Cerebral Palsy who works to share his unique life experiences to spread a message of inclusivity.

Blue Fyre Press

Blue Fyre Press – Booth F3,F4

Books have been Kendra’s escape for as long as she can remember. She used to hide fantasy novels behind her government textbook in high school, and she wrote most of her first novel during a semester of college algebra.

Older and wiser now (but just as nerdy) she writes fantasy and science fiction with characters who have disabilities. If she’s not writing, she’s reading, and if she’s not reading, she’s playing video games.

She lives in Denver with her very tall spouse, their book loving progeny, and a lazy black monster masquerading as a service dog.

BMW the Author

BMW the Author – Booth D7

14er Climber

Rocket Scientist

Published Novelist

Movie Connoisseur

Stock Photographer

Benjamin M. Weilert is an award-winning multi-genre writer from Colorado who writes whatever stories pop into his head. He is on a mission to write something in every single genre…eventually.

Currently, he has written a Young Adult science fantasy trilogy (The Fluxion Trilogy), a memoir about climbing Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks with his father (Fourteener Father), a guidebook to movies (Cinema Connections), a children’s picture book (This is Not a Drill), a hard sci-fi about colonizing planets outside our solar system (Buried Colony) and many other short stories that have been published in anthologies—as well as his The Ascent of the Writer collection.

Every novel he has ever written has been during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). He has won the challenge over a dozen times in a row and plans to win for many more years to come. Currently, he is the Municipal Liaison for the Colorado Springs region: helping other novelists find their stories and write them down.

He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his supporting wife and daughter.

You can find him online on social media as “BMW the Author.”

Carol Van Natta, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Romance Author

Carol Van Natta, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Romance Author – Booth S12

Come meet science fiction and fantasy romance author Carol Van Natta and let’s talk about life, the universe, and books!

USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta (Fort Collins, CO) writes the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series and the Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series. She also edits the bestselling Pets in Space® limited-edition anthology series. She enjoys high tea with her mad-scientist cats, to whom she occasionally sings. Web:

Carol Van Natta, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Romance Author

Created by Clyde – Booth O2

Created by Clyde is the cartoonist behind the webcomic series Processing – a dark comedy exploring the question, “what if every afterlife exists?” Having believed in nothing in life, Clyde must navigate the department of Processing, a bureaucratic agency established to give non-believers another chance at finding eternal bliss. In addition to Processing, Clyde is currently writing a couple of unannounced projects collaborating with other artists.


EXTERUS – Booth M2

Pulp fantasy at its finest! NEW EXTERUS presents a wide range of speculative short fiction by both veteran and up-and-coming authors. Fans of contemporary fantasy and devotees of classic weird fiction will find something to enjoy in this re-imaged anthology series. Also novels.

Fantasy Author Troy A. Skog

Fantasy Author Troy A. Skog – Booth P5

I grew up a voracious reader and I’ve been writing fantasy books for over a dozen years now and I have published eight titles to date. I’m proud that I have created a fantasy series that is enjoyed by readers of all ages, they truly is an adventure in each one.

Harms Publications

Harms Publications – Booth D5

We are two brothers creating a new universe of Children’s Books and Illustrated Novels. Our goal is to create books that focus on love, kindness, excitement, and imagination. We hope to bring engaging and exciting stories to readers of every age!

Our book lineup includes our children’s picture book collection, with heartwarming and colorful stories for young readers. Our epic Illustrated sci-fi adventure novel series for young adults and up. These books offer action, drama, and comedy for all! As well as our line of gothic mystery novellas for older readers looking for a strange and exciting new journey.

Hayley Rae Johnson: Raw Magic Publishing

Hayley Rae Johnson: Raw Magic Publishing – Booth D2

Hayley Rae Johnson is a Colorado author and Fort Collins local. She writes high fantasy romance and has created her series by making a new type of tool for magic: Pebbles. When she’s not writing, you can find her fishing, golfing, camping, or hiking with her notebook and pen in tow.

Immortalis Comic Series

Immortalis Comic Series – Booth E2

Heaven and Hell, Old gods, end of the world… careers have been built on less.

Immortalis, the epic comic series, produced by Mosley and Lewis Comics.

JC's Universe

JC’s Universe – Booth L5

Jim Cronin is a retired science teacher and currently works as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. As an author, Jim has written five award-winning and critically acclaimed science fiction/Fantasy novels and is published by Solstice Publishing.

His novels include The Btrin Archives: an epic space opera trilogy, spanning several generations, filled with unique and powerful aliens determined to save not only their own civilization, but thousands of other worlds from a disaster created by a hostile entity.

Aeon Rises: The adventures of Jason Madrid, a kid from Aurora,Colorado who learns a group of evil alien librarians is planning to take over the earth, and only he has the ability to stop them.

The King of Gems: A scifi/fantasy mash-up where Star Trek meets Dungeons and Dragons meets Ready Player One. An astrophysicist, after being isolated on a distant moon in the Kuiper belt discovers an race of aliens has accidentally been trapped inside his favorite video game. He must use all of his skills, with the aid of his advanced android companion, to save the aliens, defeat the monsters, and get them all out of the game before they are exploited by his superiors.

Jon Gray Lang

Jon Gray Lang – Booth G2

Through his journey through life, Jon Gray Lang has written a handful of screenplays, shot a few films, and even acted. He’s still pretty handy with a sword, not too shabby on a pair of skis, and can bang out a tune on a ukulele.

With a lifelong love of science fiction, it was only a matter of time before he bit the writing bullet and published the science fiction novel, the Matilda, in 2018. The fifth and final one in the series, Waltzing Matilda was released into the wild in January 2023.

Julia Gao

Julia Gao – Booth F2

Meet Julia Gao, the 13-year-old local author of “Charlotte Lexington: Dungeon of Unknown Doom”, a coming-of-age fantasy adventure novel. This gripping tale takes place in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and is filled with action, magic, and mystery. Come say hi and grab a signed copy of her book!

Local Hero Press

Local Hero Press – Booth M7

Local Hero Press is a Denver based publisher of quality original superhero, fantasy, and science fiction books.

Rachel Rener - Booth B7

Rachel Rener – Booth B7

I’m an animal-loving, language-learning, picture-taking, mineral-collecting, videogame-playing, modern rock-listening, celery-hating, acrylic-painting kind of gal. I love contemporary fantasy books and am a sucker for powerful women with magical abilities. When I’m not hunched over my computer writing (while my cockatoo sits on my shoulder begging for head scratches), you can find me hiking, playing DnD on the thrilling new podcast, Of Dice and Friends, or hanging out at Indie Fantasy Addicts, the greatest group on the internet, where I chill with readers and generally stir up trouble.


Seselis – Booth N6

Seselis is the author and letterer of Beyond the Wall, a gothic horror comic with heavy magical realist influences. Inspired heavily by Sandman, 100 Years of Solitude, and 1Q84, Beyond the Wall has the reader walking into a bar, where an old man tells them how the world ended. In addition, Seselis is building a comedy/satire world centered on a cat bitten by a radioactive human, who now turns into a human on the full moons and steals from the rich. He also writes songs and paints pictures to supplement his written work.

Tales & Legends

Tales & Legends – Booth L7

I’m a lover of mythology, myths, legends, and tales from the ancient/medieval worlds, and how all of these have transcended time and space into our world today. The myths and legends don’t fade away. They are just repackaged for a new audience. One of my favorites, Star Wars, borrows several concepts from the Legend of King Arthur. The Star Trek series goes even further back into the mythology of ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt as well as others. I believe in magic & Unicorns! I write Arthurian Legend for young readers & teens. These stories exhibit the cornerstones of that Legend: Courage, Honor, Loyalty, & Friendship. My tales from Egypt & my new series Feathers of the Phoenix meld the ancient/medieval worlds with today. My Grandma/Grandpa’s Tales, short illustrated tales, help the youngest readers build their reading skills.

Todd Jones

Todd Jones – Booth J7

A freelance writer and editor, Todd Jones 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. He also both wrote and illustrated the ridiculous Classic Monsters as Sharks.  Todd is also the vendor coordinator for Fort Collins Comic Con and co-founder of Wicked West Comic Expo.