Welcome to year 4 of the Colorado Festival of Horror
Colorado Festival of Horror (COFOH) was built on a mutual love of horror by it’s founders. Embracing the genre and all its different styles, to share and celebrate with the fans and horror community over a fun event fueled weekend.Code of Conduct Volunteers - Check back for sign up
Meet Our Founders
Daniel Crosier is a graduate of RMCAD 2000, with an BFA in sculpture. He is a mixed media artist, and began a neo-kabuki performance group called ‘OFM: OdAm fEI mUd’ in 2003. Crosier came on to the comic book scene in 2006 writing and illustrating ‘Sons of Soil’, ‘The Exquisite Vanishteer’, ‘Distortions Unlimited’, ‘Vincent Price Presents’, as well as illustrating ‘Bartholomew of the Scissors’ & ‘Caustic Soda’. Crosier partnered with The Enigma and Serana Rose for ‘Show Devils’ comic book series and collaborating with several Denver-base illustrators. He has directed short films since 2005, releasing his first feature film, Isolation Man, a mockumentary about a superhero who accidentally vanishes the western hemisphere. He has also added mural artist to his repertoire in 2016. Daniel is also one of the co-founders of Dink Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo and COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror.
Crosier is currently producing his ‘Camp Crash', a Mad Max/Meatballs animation project, and producing 'When Baked Things Attack’ horror, comedy while illustrating kids comics ‘Stanley Kaiju and the Subterranean Bunny Defenders’ and writing the ‘Adventures of the Enigma, and ‘Stay Tombed’. Daniel Crosier is one of the co-founders of Dink: Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo and COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror.
Bret is a 34-year retired IBM program manager. He’s a life-long Star Trek fan, attending his first convention in Phoenix in the 80s. Since then his interests have expanded into all science fiction, sci-fi horror, comics, books, toys, and autographs. His love of horror began with seeing the classic The Creature From the Black Lagoon film and expanding to the Alien, Predator, and Terminator franchises. Bret has attended over 100 conventions including a 15-year-run at San Diego Comic-Con. Working with Hex Publishers, Bret and Jeanni brought the Amazon bestselling It Came From the Multiplex horror anthology to the first Colorado Festival of Horror in 2021. During the pandemic, they became copyeditors on numerous Hex publications including the recent “True Believers” comic book series. Bret Smith is a COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror co-founder and has enjoyed working special guest relations, financials, and social media for three successful COFOH conventions.
Jeanni is one of the co-founders of COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she also met and married Bret in 1986. She worked as a wedding and commercial photographer until the births of their two sons: Xander, a TV and film concept artist, and Cameron, a chef. Since 2011 she has been indulging her love of garage and estate sales as an antiques dealer. She and Bret share a love of pop culture and have traveled to conventions all over the country. When she is not helping plan the next COFOH or copyediting for Hex Publishers, you can find her with her three cats, either in the garden or cozied up with a good murder mystery.
Daniel 'Smurf' Sharner
Smurf> Collector, Adventurer, Timelord, Podcaster, Ghostbuster. He’s walked with angels, kept the company of kings, and has travelled the world, all in the quest for collectible items. It’s been a fun journey so far but he has come home to deliver what the fans and community have been screaming for. The horror festival that Colorado deserves! Using all of his skill and experience; teaming up with his fellow co-founders to do just that.Smurf's Linktree