Montana's Premier Science Fiction Convention
What is MisCon?
MisCon is a four-day celebration of literacy and the arts within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Held each Memorial Day weekend (Friday through Monday), MisCon has something to fascinate, educate, and entertain you at all times.
Register now to meet authors, artists, actors, and other professionals in the world of speculative fiction and science. Sign up for our Writer's or Art workshops. Enjoy discussion panels on art, writing, films, gaming, and other topics of interest. Play roleplaying, board, and card games in the gaming rooms. Participate in the costume pageant, bid on artwork at our auction, browse our merchants' room, or just come to meet others who share your fandom of books, art, gaming, and crafts.
Thursday, April 17:
The deadline for this year's Writers' Workshop is tomorrow! This is your opportunity to have your manuscript or short story read and critiqued by professional authors, including a chance to have it read by the Guest of Honor himself Steven Erikson. Entry to the Writer's Workshop is free, but you must be a paid attendee of the con - preregistration for MisCon is recommended. Don't wait!
MisCon 28 Theme
The Resistance and the Illuminati have been battling in the shadows since before MisCon 1, and even though the Resistance fought valiantly at MisCon 27, the Illuminati still managed to unleash an experimental virus upon the convention. After consulting with scientists, seers, and sages, we've learned the virus has a one year incubation time and will reach outbreak levels in May 2014.
Put on your biohazard combat suit and get ready for MisCon: 28 Years Later.
Our theme changes every year. The yearly theme influences panel topics, invited guests, decoration, and sometimes convention-wide events. We encourage guests, members, and attendees to take each year's theme to heart, and let it influence your thoughts of, and preparation for, MisCon each year.
MisCon 28 Guests of Honor
- DAW Books
DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher, founded by Donald A. Wollheim and his wife Elsie B Wollheim. The company published numerous books by many well respected authors, including Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Roger Zelazny, and many more. 40 years and well over a thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry. Despite its high profile, DAW is still a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. Betsy and Sheila are strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent.
- Peter Kent
Stuntman, actor, producer, writer, and director, Peter Kent worked as Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double in 14 films, including Terminators 1 and 2, Predator, Total Recall, Last Action Hero, True Lies, Twins, Running Man, Commando, Raw Deal, Jingle All the Way, and Kindergarten Cop.
Peter has also appeared in many tv series, including Smallville, Andromeda, the A Team, Tales From the Crypt, Baywatch, Lois and Clark, Earthsea, Stargate SG-1, Hardcastle and McKormick, Simon and Simon, and many others. He also operates Peter Kent's School of Hard Knocks, a stunt school in Vancouver, BC, and is working on writing, producing, and directing his own projects.
- Steven Erikson
NY Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series--Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bonehunters, Reaper's Gale, Toll the Hounds, Dust of Dreams, and the Crippled God--have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. He lives in Canada.
- Todd Lockwood
Todd is a world-renowned illustrator of the fantastic, seen on book and game covers, in art competition catalogs and art shows internationally. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon Magazine.
See our other attending professionals and panelist volunteers.