- Carol Angel
- Catherine Asaro
- BMW the Author
- Rose Beetem
- William (Bill) Bell
- Lou J Berger
- David Boop
- Jonathan Brazee
- Eneasz Brodski
- Michael Carroll
- Robert P Chansky
- Craig W. Chrissinger
- Lyndsie Clark
- Ray Cober
- Jessica Coyle
- Kyle Crutcher
- Marie DesJardin
- Z.S. Diamanti
- Betsy Dornbusch
- Tycho Dwelis
- Win Scott Eckert
- Glen Engel-Cox
- Jill Engel-Cox
- Candy Fantastic
- Arlen Feldman
- Danyda Feldman
- Kyra Fontaine
- Erika Frensley
- Richard Friesen
- Markus H
- Mike Haspil
- Brad Heer
- Travis Heermann
- Jim Henderson
- Howard V. Hendrix
- Jim Humble
- Thea Hutcheson
- Gregory R. Hyde
- Kevin Ikenberry
- Levi Jacobs
- Lena M. Johnson
- Stace Johnson
- Karen Jordan
- A.L. Kessler
- Michael Kilman
- Kim Klimek
- Sam Knight
- Rachael Kuintzle
- Shannon Lawrence
- Steve Leininger
- Alastair Mayer
- Wil McCarthy
- Lee Moody
- Charles Orndorff
- Tauni Orndorff
- Robin D. Owens
- Laurey (L.F.) Patten
- R. Gary Raham
- Robert Rapplean
- Dr. Rob S. Rice
- Vennessa Robertson
- Becca S
- A.E. Santana
- Peter Sartucci
- Patrick F. Smythe
- Ryan Spear
- John E. Stith
- Lauren C. Teffeau
- Melanie Unruh
- Steve Wahl
- Connie Willis
- Courtney Willis
- Robert G. Williscroft
Ana Wood is an artist, costumer and chronic declutterer. And clutterer. And declutterer. She is also really good at demolition.
Carol Angel is a long-time Denver fan and creator of crafty things, especially for kids. Her work often relies on repurposed/recycled materials.
Hello, my name is Ari! I am a lazy artist, a role-player, a Sims player, and a coffee addict. I love ghost stories and spooky things. I quite like very cute things, as well. One of my friends describes me as Disney goes to the cemetery.
BMW the Author
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.
Rose Beetem is the last fan standing who has attended all 54 MileHiCons (including MiniCons and OctoCon). She is a founding member of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association (DASFA). Slightly addicted to con organizing, she’s been on the MHC con com most years since she was 16, recently chaired the 45th tiny, 100% participatory Karval Kon, and helps out with COSINE. She enjoys urban fantasy, most of the Star Wars and MCU canon, and thinks Strange New Worlds, The Orville and Lower Decks are all good Treks. A semi-universal auntie (got a spare kiddo?), Rose is passionate about curries.
William (Bill) Bell
I spent over 48 years working in and for the US Army in current and future high tec warfare. Full-time sci fi reader and part-time sci fi writer.
Lou J Berger
Lou J Berger lives in Denver, Colorado with his high-school crush, three kids, a rescued Sheltie dog and a brilliant rescue mutt with a nefarious agenda. A member of SFWA, he has been published in Clarkesworld, Galaxy’s Edge magazine, and a host of anthologies. He is STILL working on his first novel. His author website is www.LouJBerger.com. Follow him on the following social media platforms: Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/loujberger.bsky.social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLouJBerger/
David Boop is an author, editor, screenwriter and award-winning essayist. His debut novel was the sci-fi/noir, She Murdered Me with Science from WordFire Press. His follow-up, the weird western novel, The Drowned Horse Chronicle – Volume One is out from Wolfpack Book. David edited the bestselling weird western anthology trilogy beginning with Straight Outta Tombstone, and a series of space western anthologies starting with Gunfight on Europa Station. David writes short fiction including such characters as Predator, The Green Hornet, Kolchak, the Black Bat, and Veronica Mars. Find out more at Davidboop.com, Facebook.com/dboop.updates, Twitter @david_boop, or www.longshot-productions.net.
Jonathan is a retired Marine infantry colonel and now a fulltime hybrid writer of mostly military science fiction. He’s a USA Today bestseller, a two-time Nebula Award finalist, and a two-time Dragon Award finalist. He has over 80 novels and another 30 shorter works published. He currently lives in the Springs with his wife Kiwi and twin five year olds, Danika Dawn and Darika Marie. When he’s not writing, he’s in the gym, cooking, chasing eclipses, working in the yard, traveling, going to cons, and taking his daughters fishing.
Eneasz was brought to America as an infant by parents fleeing Soviet persecution. He now lives in a Denver suburb, and has a number of meaningful relationships of many varieties. He loves conversation, the goth aesthetic, and dancing. He produces a podcast on things of interest to the Rationalist community at TheBayesianConspiracy.com and blogs at DeathIsBad.substack.com. He has won multiple awards for his short fiction and his first novel is now available from all online sellers.
Journalist, lecturer and space artist Michael Carroll has over thirty books in print. His most recent non fiction book is Planet Earth, Past and Present (Springer), and his fourth science fiction novel is Plato’s Labyrinth: Dinosaurs, Ancient Greeks and Time Travel. Carroll is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts. He has explored Antarctica’s active volcano, Mt Erebus, to study analogs of ice moons there. One of his original paintings is on the surface of Mars—in digital form—aboard the Phoenix spacecraft. He voluntarily eats orange marshmallow circus peanuts.
Robert P Chansky
I worked in modelling and simulation for the Navy for 25 years, now Space Force. I’ve been writing 30 years, and published my one book, Hundred Ghost Soup, an urban fantasy set in modern China.
Craig W. Chrissinger
Craig W. Chrissinger is back to writing one piece a year for Locus Magazine, working some advance film screenings, and heading up in-person Bubonicons. Nothing is the same as before the modern-day plague, but we muddle through (and, yes, we had Covid October 2023). Craig has been in fandom since 1976, and lives in Albuquerque with the fabulous Jessica and a young cat named Gizmo. He works at a used bookstore, reads books, magazines and comics, and watches TV and movies. He would like to write more and really de-clutter the house.
Lyndsie Clark is a Boulder-born, Colorado-based writer, editor, linguist, and sword fighter. When she’s not crating dystopian sci-fi narratives that delve into the essence of friendship, love, and the human condition, she can be found cuddling one of her household’s six cats or digging in the dirt of her garden (or sometimes doing all three at the same time).
Ray Cober is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators and a professional editor. Also maybe a writer. Primarily a YA expert.
Jessica L. Coyle has attended conventions since she was a tween, and has participated in several costume contests. She has a Master’s in Museum Education from The George Washington University, and currently works for New Mexico’s historic sites division. She is Bubonicon’s Green Slime Mistress – annually recognizing wretched things – and also assistant con chair. In February 2023, she took first place in the Mary Jo Pehl Show Cult Robe contest. Hobbies include reading, various craft projects, yoga, and watching guilty-pleasure TV shows and British dramas/mysteries. She lives in Albuquerque with boyfriend Craig, and Gizmo, a cute & goofy cat.
Kyle Crutcher is a local Colorado Springs artist who has been making pottery since high school. Kyle earned his BFA in Studio Arts with an Emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His work runs the gamut from pieces inspired by English folk pottery with Celtic decoration to Retro Futuristic rocket ships. His work can be found in galleries and various shows throughout the year. When not making pottery in his studio, Kyle also teaches Ceramics at Pikes Peak State College.
Marie DesJardin writes both humorous and dramatic science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history, with works ranging from short stories to novels and screenplays. She is a Story Quest award winner and a finalist in the 2017 AnLab Readers’ Choice Awards for Analog magazine. Marie delights in exploring the outdoors, tending to animals, learning new things, and traveling our wonderful world (nearly thirty countries so far). She resides in Denver, Colorado, where she enjoys hiking in the mountains when they’re not on fire.
Z.S. Diamanti is an author, illustrator, and creator. The Stone & Sky series, is an epic fantasy adventure and the result of his great passion for fun and fantastical stories. He went to college forever and has too many pieces of paper on his wall. He is a USAF veteran of OEF and worked in ministry for over 10 years. He and his wife reside in Colorado with their four children where they enjoy hikes and tabletop games. You can get a FREE series of his stories at zsdiamanti.com Connect with him on social media: @zsdiamanti
Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy, and has dabbled in science fiction, thrillers, and erotica. Her short fiction has appeared in over twenty magazines and anthologies, and she’s the author of three novellas. Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy, Books of the Seven Eyes, wrapped up with Enemy in 2017. The Silver Scar, a standalone future fantasy novel, was called “a spellbinding saga” by Publisher’s Weekly. She likes writing, reading, snowboarding, punk rock, and the Denver Broncos. Betsy and her family split their time between Boulder and Grand Lake, Colorado.
I’m Tycho (I also use the pen name Cassidy), and I love storytelling! I’m incredibly passionate about writing, art, and anything that allows me to create my own worlds. My goal is to write dreamy fiction for all ages that is unique, inspiring, and imaginative. I like to write about themes that include coming of age, identity, relationships, and changing the world. My books are intended for readers ages eight to one hundred and eight, and are meant to connect the world of the fantastical to everyday life. I currently live in Colorado and have my MA in Publishing!
Win Scott Eckert
Win Scott Eckert is the authorized legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series (THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE, THE SCARLET JAGUAR), as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the Doc Caliban/Secrets of the Nine novel, THE MONSTER ON HOLD (2021). A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, Eckert wrote the authorized TARZAN: BATTLE FOR PELLUCIDAR (2020), and the forthcoming KORAK AT THE EARTH’S CORE (2023). His other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, the Lone Ranger, and the Green Hornet. He lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.
Glen Engel-Cox has lived and worked in Texas, California, Malaysia, Ohio, Saudi Arabia, and Washington (both state and District of Columbia) providing communication management to energy research and international development companies. He earned an MFA with honors from American University. Glen has published a novel, Darwin’s Daughter; a non-fiction compilation, First Impressions; and short fiction in LatineLit, Utopia, Nature, Triangulation, Factor Four Magazine, SFS Stories, and others.
Jill Engel-Cox is a senior engineer and scientist with expertise in energy, climate, technology, and the environment. Her first job was climbing smokestacks in Los Angeles, followed by leading industrial programs for small businesses and research laboratories. In the past 15 years, she has led international planning and technology assessments for renewable energy and environmental sustainability research programs, working extensively in Asia and the Middle East. She also teaches industrial processes and environmental communications courses at Johns Hopkins University and an energy course for University of Colorado Denver
Candy Fantastic lives in many worlds. As a visual artist and writer, she loves to spend her time creating odd and fantastical worlds for others to escape to. Candy feels that using the arts is an important way to work through trauma and endeavors to help others find their voices through different media. When not painting, drawing, or writing, she’s coming up with new designs for stickers. Candy is currently working on her first coloring book featuring her world of druids.
As well as writing fiction, Arlen Feldman is a software engineer, entrepreneur, maker, and computer book author—useful if that shelf is just a little too high. He has sold a couple of dozen short stories and has been bothering publishing people about a novel or two. He also co-chairs COSine.
Arlen’s long suffering sister, and daughter of the Dance-Dance revolution.
I could be working on code for my game or I could be brushing up on my number of tech skills. Perhaps I could be out creating something with my hands. Or I could drink some coffee and steal time from my future self. Nope I wrote a bio …. sigh.
Technical Writer and student of popular culture (especially comics and pulp magazines), history, science, and points between.
Richard Friesen is a master storyteller whose works include an epic fantasy series, the Dreaming King Saga where the one who has the prophetic dream is king. And a humorous superhero, Narcolepsy, whose power is falling asleep and taking you into his dreams with him. Last, there’s a space opera series, The Clark Family Legend about two star-pilots who change human space with daring and brains while trying to navigate the waters of fame and how to follow a legend. Come join the adventure!
Markus Harris is a writer, editor, and historical warfare consultant for fellow authors whose C.V. includes multimedia, independent film production as screenwriter, fight arranger, special make-up effects designer, and performer. He occasionally dons armor as a theatrical jouster at tiltyards and arenas throughout the country.
Michael F. Haspil is a science fiction and fantasy author and a USAF veteran. His novel from TOR, “Graveyard Shift”, an urban fantasy about an immortal pharaoh out to stop a vampire conspiracy in modern-day Miami, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He has written multiple Warhammer tie-in stories and the lore for the Season VIII battlepass for the “World of Tanks” videogame. Other short stories have made anthology appearances including in “Gunfight On Europa Station” and “No Game For Knights” from Baen. He hosts “Quantum Froth Dispatches” a podcast which examines storytelling through pop-culture classics.
Bradley Heer is the author of the Paladin Code series. He grew up in the wheat fields of Kansas and now resides among the mountains of Colorado. He is an author, artist, illustrator and publisher (FictionFun Publishing) He is a lover of wild places and chocolate.
Author, award-winning filmmaker, poet, biker, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of the Shinjuku Shadows series, Ronin Trilogy, and other novels. His more than thirty short stories appear in Amazing Monster Tales, Apex Magazine, Tales to Terrify, and others. In 2022, his film production company Bear Paw Films premiered its first project, the horror-comedy short Demon for Hire , which has won numerous laurels and awards at film festivals across North America.
Jim Henderson is a Colorado writer of fun, varied, and sound science fiction adventures and the author of the Mantis Saga — the story of the crew of the scout ship Mantis. Fun, adventure, aliens, space combat, robots, humor, and excitement abound, with deeper themes, character evolution, intrigue, mystery, and even romance. Jim is an Air Force veteran and cybersecurity professional. He is an aficionado of science fiction in almost every form. When not working or mentally exploring the universe, he lives with his wife, son, stepson, and dog and enjoys hiking, kayaking, gaming, and his 8 grandchildren.
Howard V. Hendrix
Howard V. Hendrix is the author of six near-future novels and four nonfiction books. His shorter fiction and essays appear regularly in Analog. His poetry has appeared in Scientific American. Taught at the college level for forty years. Home, neighborhood, and forest burned in Creek Fire (California, 2020). Recently moved to the Denver area. Most recent book is science poetry collection Living Fossils are the Happiest Kind (2023).
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Thea Hutcheson’s story in Realms of Fantasy’s 100th issue prompted Lois Tilton of Locus to call her work “sensual, fertile, with seed quickening on every page. Well done…” Publications include Hot Blood XI; Fatal Attractions; Baen’s Universe Issue 4, Vol. 1; several critically-acclaimed Fiction River anthologies; and High Noon on Proxima B from Baen Books. She lives in a house with 1000 books, four rescue cats, a goat-herding dog, and an understanding housemate in an unscenic, nearly historic small city in Colorado. When she’s not working diligently as a Planning Commissioner to change that, she writes. See more at www.theahutcheson.com
Gregory R. Hyde
Gregory R. Hyde is a two-time Writers of the Future finalist, one-time semi-finalist and five-time Writers of the Future Honorable Mention–including three Silvers. He also has seven honorable mentions in St. Martin’s Year’s Best Horror and Fantasy anthology. Other credits include Midnight Graffiti, the High Fantastic (Ocean View Books), Edward Bryant’s Sphere Of Influence (Mad Cow Press), and Christmas Magic (Tor Books), with Wil McCarthy.
Kevin Ikenberry is a retired Army space operations officer and science fiction novelist. His debut novel Sleeper Protocol was a Finalist for the Colorado Book Award and called “an emotionally powerful debut” by Publisher’s Weekly. Kevin’s novels include The Crossing, Vendetta Protocol, Runs In The Family, Super-Sync, Peacemaker, Honor The Threat, Stand Or Fall, and The Last Stand. Kevin lives in Colorado with his family and continues to work with space every day. He is an Active Member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the International Association of Science Fiction Authors, and International Thriller Writers.
Levi Jacobs is the author of the Empire of Resonance and Tidecaller Chronicles epic fantasy quartets, as well as an editor, podcaster, and teacher. He’s won the Colorado Gold and Zebulon Fiction contests, as well as finaled in Mark Lawrence’s SPFBO. Hailing from North Dakota, with much of his formative years spent in Japan and Uganda, he was bound to have a speculative take on modern life. When not writing, he sells fruit in the oil fields to make a living. Learn more at www.levijacobs.com
Lena M. Johnson
Lena M. Johnson is a science fiction author from Colorado who is obsessed with dinosaurs and cats. She has been published in various anthologies where she writes about badass women in futuristic worlds. Follow her online for news of her upcoming novel, cat pictures, and terrible puns.
By day, Stace Johnson is a mild-mannered IT manager, but at night he transforms into a poet, writer, and musician. He has appeared at numerous science fiction and fantasy conventions as a panelist and parody singer. His written work has appeared recently in Animal Magica 2, Modern Magic, and Drabbledark II anthologies, and he is currently writing a novel in the Steve Jackson Games Car Wars universe for publication with Three Ravens Publishing. Learn more at his Linktree, https://linktr.ee/lytspeed.
Karen Jordan tutors math through Calculus I at Colorado Springs Early Colleges. In her copious, non-existent spare time, she paints rocks with 719 Kindness Rocks, plays Pokemon Go with Team Mystic, supports the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and runs the Cosine Art Show. WOOT!
A.L. Kessler is best known for her Here Witchy Witchy Series. She resides in Colorado Springs with her family and many animals and is a self-proclaimed coffee addict. When she’s not writing she can be found reading or cross stitching.
Michael Kilman is an anthropologist who focuses on media and storytelling. He writes, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He is the author of Build Better Worlds: An Introduction to Anthropology for Game Designers, Fiction Writers, and Filmmakers and the Sci-Fi series, The Chronicles of the Great Migration. In 2021 he gave a Ted Talk called Anthropology, Our Imagination and How to Understand Difference. He has been featured on several podcasts, Youtube channels, and loves to read poetry at open mic sessions. When he isn’t working on a creative project you can find him cycling, studying eastern philosophy, and traveling to other worlds.
Kim Klimek is Professor of Medieval and Women’s history at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She specializes in the weird and wonderful aspects of the medieval past without shying away from a full look at its brutalities. Her most recent published work, Global Medieval Contexts, brought together aspects of medieval life across the world. She beta reads for science fiction/fantasy, mystery, and romance writers, providing historical information, editing, and story development as needed. She dabbles in writing poetry and short alternate historical fiction, and is always willing to chat about warcraft, women’s spaces, and expanding the understanding of what it means to Go Medieval.
Sam Knight is the owner/publisher of Knight Writing Press, author of six children’s books, five short story collections, four novels, and over 75 stories, including three co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson. Though Sam has written in many cool worlds, such as Planet of the Apes, Wayward Pines, and Jeff Sturgeon’s Last Cities of Earth, among his family and friends he is, and probably always will be, best known for writing Chunky Monkey Pupu.
Rachael Kuintzle (she/her)
Rachael Kuintzle, PhD is a Denver-based author, editor, and labor & tenant organizer. She received her PhD in biochemistry & molecular biophysics from Caltech in 2023, and has degrees in biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara (BS ’11) and biochemistry & biophysics from Oregon State University (MS ’16). She is the founder and co-chair of the Graduate Student Action Network, which led the Oct 6, 2022 National Day of Student Action for Reproductive Justice in collaboration with the Young Democratic Socialists of America. She is the founder of Caltech’s creative writing club, TechLit, and editor-in-chief of Caltech’s first science fiction anthology, Inner Space and Outer Thoughts: Speculative Fiction From Caltech and JPL Authors.
A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror, mystery, and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over fifty anthologies and magazines, and her short story collections and nonfiction title, The Business of Short Stories, are available now, with her urban fantasy novel releasing in March 2024. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.
Alastair Mayer is a near-ancient writer who has haunted COSine for years. He has been a pilot, scuba diver, astronaut candidate, space activist, computer geek, and probably other things he doesn’t remember. A SFWA member, he has written for Analog, Byte, High Frontier and Final Frontier magazines, appeared in multiple anthologies (most recently for Baen Books), and has a dozen novels in print. His T-Space series is mostly light-hearted action-adventure in the early days of interstellar exploration, with a dash of archeology, science, and aliens.
Aerospace engineer/startup founder Wil McCarthy, formerly of WIRED and the SyFy channel, has won the Prometheus award once and the AnLab award twice. He’s been nominated for the Nebula, Locus, Seiun, Sturgeon and Philip K. Dick awards, and Discover Magazine rated his world of “P2/Sorrow” one of the 10 best fictional planets of all time. He has appeared in Analog and Asimov’s, and his bestselling novels include New York Times Notable BLOOM, Amazon.com “Best of Y2K” THE COLLAPSIUM, and most recently, RICH MAN’S SKY. He has also written for TV and video games, and published copious nonfiction. McCarthy holds 31 issued U.S. patents.
Meg, aka Oh, THAT Meg is programming director for MileHiCon. A Scorpio of the Oregon Trail Generation, she’s also constitutionally incapable of saying no, which explains why she’s also a Girl Scout volunteer, costumer, and does ballet in her spare time – and why she agreed to take over programming. She has more WIPs than hands to count them on, and keeps taking on new crafting types. When not hanging out with her wife, kids, and four cats, Meg is Director of Product Engineering for a healthcare startup.
Colo. Native, been in costuming since 2000, master costumer, consider myself a good maker.
Colorado Springs Native who is a licensed massage therapist by trade. I enjoy Costuming with my husband, Charles. We are Master Costumers. We have a Custom T-shirt Design Business with a table in the Dealer’s room.
Robin D. Owens
Multi-Award Winning novelist Robin D. Owens writes: futuristic/fantasy stories with telepathic animal companions; Western paranormal ghost books; a series featuring average American women summoned to an alternate dimension to fight hideous evil; and a few paranormal/fae books set in Denver. She moved from a traditionally published author to indy and has attended Mile Hi Con for mumbledy-mumble years (decades).
Laurey (L.F.) Patten
L.F. (Laurey) Patten often characterizes her multitude of interests as “A.D.D of the right brain.” Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, tour guide at the Smithsonian, history teacher, herbalist, actress, singer, and pottery/jewelry instructor. (She also plays a mean set of spoons at Irish music sessions!) She has been writing/editing books, articles and short stories for the past 40 years. Her current novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, launched at World Fantasy Con in 2014, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere.
This is written by the artist David Martin for me, Peri Charlifu. Peri Charlifu is a master potter and extremely talented craftsman and artist. Years ago, I was a member of a family of potters who owned Marshall Pottery, a seventy-year old business distributing their products worldwide. I’ve seen the accumulated skills of potters who have perfected their craft over forty years or more, and in Peri, I recognized the same level of mastery and more. Peri knows his market. I’ve been a contributing artist at SF conventions for over forty years, and I recognize someone who not only knows what fantasy fans like, but is able to tailor to the craft show market as well. My personal favorite is his work based upon the writings of H. P. Lovecraft. I’ve purchased over thirty pieces for my home and always look to see if he’s done something new along these lines. Peri routinely shows more than a hundred pieces at SF conventions. It’s easy to see that not only is he talented, but is also fast and reliable. I’ve seen art show demonstrations in which Peri has constructed huge and beautiful creations in less than an hour. To me, there is no better mark of professionalism than an artist who can create something in front of a room full of spectators. David Martin
Stephanie GIllis is known across the interweb as a writer, reader, and dork extraordinaire. She is the author of several novels and short stories of varying genres and can be found on youtube and twitch as Qwordy making content for all things literary and hosting live productivity sprints to help other creatures get their stuff done.
R. Gary Raham
R. Gary Raham writes science fact and science fiction. He is a firm believer that the latter often excites a new generation of scientists to discover more of the former. Armed with degrees in biology from the University of Michigan, Raham taught high school science before pursuing careers in writing, illustration, and design. His work has garnered numerous awards. Raham’s writing has been known to make a reader laugh and think simultaneously with no known deleterious effects. His most recent SF title is Not Quite Dead Geniuses at Large on an Angry Planet. See https://rgaryraham.com.
Robert Rapplean fixes things and knows stuff. He’s been writing software since 1979, collects robots, and writes science fiction that is easily mistaken for fantasy. Between 2005 and 2008, he and his wife produced the science podcast “Intellectual Icebergs.” His current pet research project involves designing and building a memetic immune system.
Dr. Rob S. Rice
Rob S. Rice has long had a fascination with the histories of war, technology, and the sea. He has delivered papers before the APA, lectured at Annapolis and has taught subjects from Mythology to Roman History. Before all THAT, he won the 1st Del Rey ‘Writers of Tomorrow’ contest in 1983, the bug bit hard and early, and has never quite let him go. Dr. Rice is a published poet, also a street actor and historical consultant for the Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur. His works of Historical Fantasy are available from the Esterhazy Press.
Vennessa Robertson is an author and ex-educator and is active in the writing and historic reenactment communities. When she is not writing or homeschooling she is managing the family’s ever-growing large and small animal sanctuary ranch. She is the author of the Victorian Paranormal Arcane Adventuress series and the StarHawks futuristic military scifi series.
I am an eccentric, quirky oddball with a penchant for klutzyness and licking car batteries. COFfees
A.E. Santana is a lover of horror and fantasy, who’s works can be found in Crawling, The Mirror, Latinx Screams, and other speculative anthologies. She is the moderator for the horror book club, The Thing in the Labyrinth, the co-chair for Horror Writers Association, Colorado, and is on the steering committee for Denver Horror Collective. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of California, Riverside’s low-residency program.
Peter Sartucci is a writer of epic fantasy and science fiction who has been lurking around Front Range fandom since well before the end of the last century. He has a wife and two kids, one of them a special-needs daughter, and about a hundred relatives, some of whom are not Italian! He has a five book fantasy series and will shortly be producing a three-book apocalyptic SF series. He loves music and reading and writing and eating (especially chocolate!), but not necessarily in that order.
Patrick F. Smythe
Patrick lives in Aurora, CO, and, together with his wife, raised two successful, independent daughters. Beginning in 1978, he built a career as a scientific glassblower, and in the summer of 2022, semi-retired and shifted to part-time. Now, there is time to write and is working at finishing his first novel. Family time, hunting, fishing, avocational archaeology, and exploring Colorado fills the narrow gaps left after blowing glass, writing, and reading. He always thought as he got older, he would have more free time to do nothing. Thankfully, he’s wrong.
A former military broadcaster, part-time freelance writer and stand up comic, and an 80’s and 90’s toys, comics, and collectibles dealer, with a degree in cultural anthropology.
John E. Stith
John E. Stith is the author of nine novels, including REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, a Nebula Award nominee, and MANHATTAN TRANSFER, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works with Ace Books and Tor Books have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club, optioned for film, and translated into numerous languages. PUSHBACK, a thriller, is set in Colorado Springs and was a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. His MANHATTAN TRANSFER is in development for a TV pilot. Due out in 2024 are TINY TIME MACHINE: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY and DISAVOWED, a new SF novel from Amazing Stories.
Lauren C. Teffeau
Lauren C. Teffeau’s Implanted (Angry Robot), a cyberpunk/solarpunk adventure, was shortlisted for the 2019 Compton Crook award for best first SF/F/H novel and named a definitive work of climate fiction by Grist. Her climate fantasy novella A Hunger with No Name is forthcoming this fall from University of Tampa Press. She’s published over a dozen short stories in speculative fiction magazines and anthologies, including DreamForge Magazine, The Dread Machine, the Stoker Award-nominated Chromophobia: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women in Horror, and solarpunk anthologies from Android Press, World Weaver Press, and Zombies Need Brains. To learn more, please visit http://www.laurencteffeau.com.
Melanie is a full-time compulsive creative; a studio potter, a clothing and food historian, cook and dressmaker, and a maker of historic, science fiction, and fantasy sartorial creations. As one of the prime instigators of the Denver Victorian & Steampunk Society, she coordinates a variety of Excursions, Adventures, and even an occasional Tea Party for area Neo-Victorians. Her literary interests are primarily science fiction and fantasy, and her To-Be-Read list is perpetually longer than her capacity. She lives in the Denver area with her daughter and three cute furry sewing impediments.
Long time fan and progenitor of fans. My home has bookcases for interior walls and all are overflowing. Simply loving the newest in SFF books and media. Reading 4 novels concurrently at the moment. Have been a fan since late 60s. Also was scientific and systems software developer for 43 years after I came out of school as an archaeologist – from punch cards / punched paper tape to thumb typing and Alexa. Ended up accidentally with six patents. Finally happily retired with more time to read now!
Robert G. Williscroft
Dr. Robert G. Williscroft is a retired submarine officer, deep-sea & saturation diver, scientist, author, and lifelong adventurer. He spent 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic ice pack, and a year at the Geographic South Pole. He holds degrees in Marine Physics and Meteorology and a doctorate for developing a system to protect SCUBA divers in contaminated water. A prolific author of non-fiction, submarine technothrillers, and hard science fiction.