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.

Film Festival Submissions Closing Soon

Film Festival entry submission will be closing soon! Don't miss your opportunity to submit your sci-fi, horror, or fantasy short film to the MisCon International Short Film Festival. All entries must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 28.

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MisCon 29 Theme

The Wasteland

Last May a mysterious plague raged through MisCon 28, destroying the convention as we know it.

Nearly a year later, the zombies are mostly dead and the hotel still stands, its windows boarded up, emergency generators drowned out by the howling of the crowded Thunderdome. Our surviving scientists, seers, and sages assure us the plague has run its course and it’s safe to emerge from your bunkers and repopulate the wasteland.

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 29 Guests of Honor

Anne Groell
Anne Groell

Editor and author Anne Lesley Groell is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side. She received a B.A. in Biology from Yale University and a M.S. in Developmental Biology from the University of California at Irvine, specializing in limb regeneration in salamanders. Eventually, missing seasons, she returned to the Upper West Side, where she still resides, to become an editor and writer. She worked for two and a half years at Avon Books, then moved on to Bantam, where she is a SF/Fantasy editor for Bantam Spectra , editing such authors as Terry Brooks, George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Connie Willis, Lynn Flewelling, Mark Anthony, Catherine Asaro, Kay Kenyon and John Marco.

About Anne Groell

John Picacio
John Picacio

JOHN PICACIO is a two-time Hugo Award-winning illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His artwork is noted for its diversity and range, often combining traditional drawing and painting with digital finishes, as well as exploring methods such as hand-made assemblages. His works have illustrated the covers of books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Dan Simmons, Joe R. Lansdale, Jeffrey Ford, Frederik Pohl, James Tiptree Jr., Mark Chadbourn, and many more. He has produced cover artwork for franchises such as STAR TREK and the X-MEN, as well as the 2012 calendar for George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.

About John Picacio

Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks is an American fantasy writer widely known for his Shannara, Landover, and Word and the Void series. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written movie novelizations for Star Wars Episode 1: the Phantom Menace and the film Hook).

He has written 23 New York Times bestsellers during his writing career, and has over 21 million copies of his books in print. He is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy writers.

About Terry Brooks

See our other attending professionals and panelist volunteers.