John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.


When I was in third grade a Yo-Yo master (I assume that was his title, if not it should have been) came to our school. I don’t know why, other than maybe to sell Yo-yo’s. He was amazing. Imagine the most amazing exhibit of skill with a tool like a sword or baton, now replace the tool with a yo-yo. It was something like that. So we had this assembly, all of us were wow’ed by the yo-yo tricks the master and his lackeys performed. Then it ended with “You can buy a yo-yo in back” or something like that. I don’t recall the specifics, it was 3rd grade after all. The key takeaway is that I ended up with a yo-yo. Not the one pictured, that’s my new yo-yo….

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Want to see the cover of Space Rogues 4?

Even if you don’t, you’re here, so….. If you’ve been paying attention, the original working subtitle was “The Horror Story Job.” Turns out, it’s not as “horror-y as I thought, plus I realized I might be hemming myself in with titles if I started doing “the ____ Job” type subtitles. Plus I realized I like quippy-er more fun subtitles, so here we are, Space Rogues 4: Stay Warm, Don’t Die. Coming Soon.

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My City Trees Aren’t Dead!

I’m a big fan of growing things. The act and the things themselves. Last year I applied for free trees from the city of Denver. They have a program where they’ll come and plant a tree in a public right of way in front of your house. For whatever reason, the tree lawn in front of our new house had no trees. Part of the reason for the program is that Denver has a LOT of ash trees and it’s likely the emerald ash borer will eventually destroy them. I applied, I was approved, for TWO trees! I was assigned two bur oak trees. They planted them in September, like ninjas! I was home, never heard them arrive. At any rate, I had the trees. The compact you agree to…

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Meet the new Ghost

If you’ve been following along at home, you know I’ve been on the look out for a single unified look for the Ghost. I’ve found it, more or less :) I found an awesome designer on Deviant Art and after a little discussion and back and forth, the New Ghost was born! We came up with a bunch of angles for the ship, so not only do I have assets for the Cover of Space Rouges 4: Stay Warm, Don’t Die, but I’ve got assets to now update the covers of the previous 3 books to unify what the Ghost looks like. I’m excited! While I’ve loved every version and the artists who created them, it’ll be nice to have a completely my own design ship to show off. I…

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