Carrie Vaughn is missing. It's a little after ten on a Sunday morning, and this year's MileHiCon -- Colorado's oldest science-fiction and fantasy convention -- is beginning its third and final day. In a Hyatt Regency Tech Center meeting room, a panel titled "Literary Genre or Marketing Label?" is f ... More >>
Art & Writing, one of Eric Matelski's favorite shows to curate, currenty fills the rooms of the historic Milheim House, a stately Denver Square from the turn of the last century, complete with a wraparound porch, that's now home to Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Conceived as a side trip of the annual ... More >>
With Cars, Cards and Carbines, author Travis Heermann is aiming to bring some fun back into the world of speculative fiction. The forthcoming anthology -- aiming for a December 2014 release and currently seeking funding via Kickstarter -- is primed to do just that with a series of action-packed stor ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book ... More >>
Erica Walker Adams is a singular talent with a fascinating hybrid of interests and opinions. Her book, The Mutation of Fortune, available from The Green Lantern Press, a series of related tales that infuse fairy tale ... More >>
In a comparatively short period of time, Troy Walker one of Denver most sought-after comedians, a designation he'd likely dismiss with a modest scoff despite its accuracy. A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has opened for some of the most prom ... More >>
Mario Acevedo is a local author whose 2007 debut novel The Nymphos of Rocky Flats introduced readers to Felix Gomez, an war veteran turned undead gumshoe, and was touted as one of the best ... More >>
In the year and change that followed noir has continued its literary renaissance, and anticipation for a second set of live authorial readings of red meat crime stories has grown. Sadly, the year also witnessed the passing of organizer Cortright McMeel, a promising writer whose career was cut tragic ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern owner Jim Norris had been dropping by Mutiny Now almost every week for seven years, trying to convince original owner Jack Jensen to sell it to him. On February 1, he finally sealed the deal. Norris, along with business partners Joe Ramirez and Matt Megyesi, really began negotiati ... More >>
Noir fiction is full of seedy bars where desperate people make bad decisions to do worse things to each other. So it makes sense that if you want to offer a place for noir writers to read their work and interact with the public, you'll skip the bookstore and go straight to the source: Noir at the Ba ... More >>
Forget Edward Cullen and his sparkly friends: If you want a modern take on vampires with a dash of romance and some real bite, check out Jeanne Stein's Anna Strong vampire series. Stein's heroine has starred in eight books since 2006, starting with The Becoming in 2006 through the brand-new Haunted, ... More >>
Maybe you finally finished a NaNoWriMo project, and now you're not sure what to do with the manuscript. Perhaps you've been hard at work at the Great American Zombie Novel, but you can't get the characters to gel. Or hell, possibly you're convinced you could write some ladyporn that would put Fifty ... More >>
Brain-dead ballerinas on the 2010 Zombie Crawl.This weekend is all about spooky running and walking, apparently -- with both Scream Scram and the Zombie Crawl lighting up the 16th Street Mall with masked, athletic nuts. If that's not really your thing, don't worry, because we've also got some ... More >>
Last year, Denver artepreneur Eric Matelski put together a themed Halloween gallery show riffing off Ouija boards. This year, his ode to the witching hour mines a global collection of bogeyman stories, including a few new ones that sprouted from the twisted imaginations of an artist or two. The Boge ... More >>
This gun shoots, if you know what I'm saying.We all know enough to expect the standard-issue turgid pectoral muscles and flowing locks from romance novels -- but what if the romance also involves vampires, war and action of the not-necessarily-hot-and-sweaty variety? It will tomorrow at Fresh ... More >>
Since the establishment of horror as a legit genre somewhere around the late '70s, it's always been almost a tradition to infuse the gore with a liberal amount of sex -- and in a literary sense, few have been as shameless about those twin preoccupations than Mario Acevedo, whose credits in ad ... More >>
John WilliamsFor years this space has been the repository of staff rants about the weird selections made by the city's One Book, One Denver program -- most of which have little or nothing to do with Colorado and seem to be, at best, a nod toward oh-so-PC mediocrity. The worst offender may be ... More >>
Woe is the unpublished author who doesnt ask for help.
The Denver Book Malls epilogue becomes a new beginning.
Sink Your Teeth Into the Anna Strong Series.
Starfest should be out of this world!
Jailbait Zombie leads Felix Gomez on a new undead adventure.
An Aurora Central Library program explores social deviance.
The Denver School of the Arts is all about community