Fort Collins Comic Con Returns August 27 & 28

Calling all Grogus and baby Groots, Lady Thors and Wanda Maximoffs!

It’s time for Fort Collins Comic Con. The family-friendly Con returns to the Aztlan Community Center on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 for two days filled with special guests, panel discussions, geeky gaming, the always-amazing Vendor Hall, and the coolest cosplay in NoCo!

Badge Sales Benefit the Library

After two years without an in-person Con, we’re anticipating a big crowd, so grab your badges early (and save some money). FoCo Comic Con donates proceeds from the badge sales to the Library to support children’s literacy and geek-friendly programs. Purchase your badge(s) online at

Early Bird Prices

Ages 13+                              $20

Ages 6-12                             $10

Ages 5 and under             Free, but they still need a badge.

Badges (aka your ticket, admission) are good for the entire weekend and also includes TWO games of laser tag at Chipper’s Lanes!

Confirmed Special Guests

As of mid-July, the following special guests were confirmed for the Con. More guests are added every week, so check for updates and announcements.

John Rosengrant

Legacy Effects, Former Co-Owner

Legacy Effects is the visual effects house that’s worked on everything from Avatar to Ironman to Mandalorian. John created and puppeted Grogu (aka “Baby Yoda”) in Mandalorian and played three characters in The Mandalorian, Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Pieter Kallemeyn

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Design and Operations Engineer

Pieter Kallemeyn is the leader of the InSight Spacecraft Team, which operates the lander from Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Pieter has been involved in the operation of interplanetary missions for 30 years. Past missions include Galileo (1989), Mars Pathfinder lander (1997), Mars Odyssey orbiter (2001), and Mars Phoenix Lander (2018). The InSight mission is the fourth Mars mission that Pieter has been involved with during his career.

Dr. Ben Cromey

Ball Aerospace, Optical Engineer

Ben Cromey is an optical engineer at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado, where he designs imaging systems and sensors for NASA missions. He received his PhD in optical sciences and engineering from The University of Arizona (not Starfleet Academy unfortunately; they’re not accepting applications for a few years). He has presented about the cool science of optics to all ages for many years and loves to make science concepts accessible to the public.

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Loch Ness Productions, Science Writer

Carolyn is a local science writer and producer of science educational content for museums, science centers, and planetarium facilities. She writes her own blog and is a contributor to You can read more about her at and

The 2022 Fort Collins Comic Con is sponsored by City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Poudre River Public Library , District, WTF Marketing, Ward Orthodontics, Hanning Law LTD, Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, and ColorPro Printing. Full info about the Con is available online, See you there!