Denver Comic Con Adventures and Future Possibilities

Today at my youngest daughter’s invitation I had the opportunity to attend the Denver Comic Con! Totally new experience. Observed everything, talked a little, listened a lot. There was even a weapons check-in area where all kinds of weapons were okayed to be carried (or not) in the convention center. I found that I wondered how people would dress up if they wanted to “be” one or more of the characters from The Stone’s Blade series. My daughter and I speculated by picking out costumed people. I decided that dressing up as one of the Stones would be the most difficult, though of course, you could carry them around. The interesting thing is the juxtaposition of space travel technology and the weapons being mainly swords and knives (Renloret hints that lasers are considered illegal as weapons). Oh, one positive is that I may have to get another dog to take around representing Kela (I would actually love that!).

In all the following my daughter around I got the chance to talk to a couple of authors who had booths. Again, I wondered whether, someday, I might have my own booth at a Comic Con. I have always thought I had no delusions of grandeur or extreme success, that I am well grounded in reality – except that I write fantasy and science fiction ;), that all I really hope for is to break even on the expenditures of this venture and have fun doing it. Now, I wonder.

I did have an informative discussion about the publishing world with David Farland (author of “Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing” self-published, a large number of fantasy books from Tor Publishers, and several series’ from WordFire Press in Colorado Springs). After finding out I had just published my first full length novel, he encouraged me to sign up for one of his workshops and perhaps even attending his writing seminar in February 2015. I purchased “Book 1 of The Serpent Catch Series, Spirit Walker” and the “. . . Power of Resonance in Writing”. I think I have checked out several of his fantasy offerings from the library but am not sure. This “Spirit Walker” has an interesting premise and I look forward to reading it. Mr. Farland signed both books – one: “Dare to dream!”, the other: “May all your writing adventures reach a fantastic conclusion!”

Again, do I dare wonder and dream about possibilities – even though I’m a realist who writes fantasy?

Proof of attendance and having fun with Devin and 75,000 other characters.
Proof of attendance and having fun with Devin and 75,000 other characters.

Author: TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I also love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, and created and hand quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. I have two award winning novels. "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner, placing third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 EVVY Awards, from Colorado Independent Publishers Association and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance", was published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 EVVY Awards. Both books are available on Amazon and in the young adult fiction shelves at The Tattered Cover Book Store in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Book three of the series, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact me at or on my Facebook page:

One thought on “Denver Comic Con Adventures and Future Possibilities”

  1. Reblogged this on TimberDarkWriter and commented:

    Seeking creative energy today pointed me to revisit past blogs. This in particular was posted just after “The Blood” was released two years ago. I wonder, again, about possibilities as “The Balance” closes in on release.


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