Sci-fi author, comic creator to headline convention

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson
Mike Baron
Mike Baron

A best-selling science fiction author and the co-creator of a superhero comic are scheduled to appear at a comic convention coming to Grand Junction in October.

Kevin Anderson, the author of more than 140 books, will participate in the Mesa County Libraries Comic Con. He’ll be joined by Mike Baron, a comic book writer and co-creator of “Nexus.”

Comic Con is set for 9 am. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Two Rivers Convention Center,
159 Main St. The event is open at no charge to anyone with a Mesa County Libraries card. Library cards are available free of charge. Those without cards will be asked for a $5 donation.

Comic Con will include speakers, panel discussions, an exhibition, cosplay and costume contests. The event attracted more than 5,000 people last year, and attendance is expected to increase this year.

Anderson has written novels for the “Dune,” “Star Wars” and “X-Files” universes as well as the “Clockwork Angels” and “Clockwork Lives” steampunk fantasy novels. His works also include the “Saga of the Seven Suns” series and “Terra Incognita” and “Saga of Shadows” trilogies as well as the “Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.” humorous horror series. A total of 23 million copies of his books appear in print in 30 languages.

In addition to creating “Nexus” and “Badger,” Baron has written for “Deadman,” “Flash,” “Star Wars” and “The Punisher.” He’s also authored seven novels as well as written for a variety of newspapers and magazines.

At Comic Con, Anderson and Baron will speak, answer questions and be available for autographs and book signings.