MisCon

MisCon is a 4-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that takes over our hotel every Memorial Day Weekend.

Through discussion panels, hangouts, games, readings, craft demos, and workshops, we bring fans together with authors, artists, game designers, actors, costumers, and other professionals in the world of speculative fiction.

View and buy art from our Art Show, watch our film festival submissions, participate in our Costume Pageant, play RPGs, board games, and Magic the Gathering, and check out Merchants' Row. Whatever your interests, MisCon has something to fascinate, educate and entertain you.


MisCon 31 Guests of Honor

Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica. Before joining the Battlestar cast Aaron had roles on many Films and TV shows including: X-Men 2, iRobot, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Outer Limits and many many more. Since Battlestar Galactica we have found Aaron in his own show The Bridge as well as Series Leads in Hellcats, Hemlock Grove, The Killing and The Returned. Besides Guest Star Appearances in Falling Skies, The Strain, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, iZombie, The X-Files, The Flash, Once Upon A Time, and more, Aaron is currently filming his new shows Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and My So Called Wife.

About Aaron Douglas

Claire Eddy
Claire Eddy

Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor Books and has edited such authors as Jacqueline Carey, Sara Douglass and Juliet Marillier (among many others).

About Claire Eddy

Philo Barnhart
Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

For tv and video games, he's worked on The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can find his artwork being used on toys, books, home electronics, apparel, and posters.

His latest comic title, with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc., is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.

About Philo Barnhart

See our other attending professionals and panelist volunteers.

MisCon 31 Theme

The Ascension

Our cities grow tall and glitzy and cars take to the smoky skies. The post-apocalyptic era of mobsters and airships gives way to generations of scientists and solarpunks determined to advance the technology of their ancestors.

Pretty soon, we take to the stars again and rebuild New Hong Kong Orbital University, teaching about replicants, the Three Laws of Robotics, and all five elements.

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.