Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 34: Carnival of Wonders, May 22 - 25, 2020 Missoula, Montana

MisCon

MisCon is a 4-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that takes over the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown 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.

Fall Game Day

MisCon Fall Game Day is just two weeks away!

Save the date: 10:00AM Nov 2, 2019

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MisCon 34 Guests of Honor

Charlaine Harris, Author GoH
Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has been a published writer for over thirty-five years. She has written conventional mysteries, hard-edged mysteries, urban fantasy, and science fiction.

Her Sookie Stackhouse books were adapted to the HBO series True Blood.

Her series "Midnight, Texas" was adapted to the NBC show of the same name. It follows the lives of the strange inhabitants of a small town in the middle of nowhere, where the concept of normal is relative. A haven for vampires, witches, psychics, hit men, and others with extraordinary backgrounds, Midnight gives outsiders a place to belong.

About Charlaine Harris

Jim Butcher, Super GoH
Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series. He is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, Gojo Shorei Ryu, and a sprinkling of Kung Fu. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions.

Jim enjoys fencing, singing, bad science fiction movies and live-action gaming. He lives in Missouri with his wife, son, and a vicious guard dog.

About Jim Butcher

Patricia Briggs, Special GoH
Patricia Briggs

Patty writes books. You can find a complete list of titles elsewhere. You probably don't really care where she was born [Butte, MT] or what her favorite animal is [horse]. The list of jobs she's held over the years doesn't tell you as much about Patty as it does about which jobs were available at various times in our past. I could fill pages with various facts and tallies that detail the events of her life. Instead, I'd like to tell you a bit about who she is.

About Patricia Briggs

Dan Dos Santos, Artist GoH
Dan Dos Santos

Well known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, film and video games.

He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Activision, Boeing Aircraft, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, UpperDeck, Hasbro, DC Comics, and many, many more.

Dan has been the recipient of many awards. He is a ‘Rhodes Family Scholarship’ winner, a five time ‘Hugo Award’ Nominee for Best Artist, and has received both Gold and Silver Medals from ‘Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art’. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New

About Dan Dos Santos

See our other attending professionals and panelist volunteers.

MisCon Theme

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 34: Carnival of Wonders

MisCon sweeps in once a year in the spring, lasts a few days, then vanishes on the day of remembrance, leaving no trace.

It's ephemeral as a rainstorm.

It's been plagued by zombies, became a ruined wasteland, ascended to the future, lost all its heroes, and leveled up. It's been filled with doors to many places and times. Once it became a fairy tale and attracted none other than George R.R. Martin, one of the greatest wizards of our age.

This year it's changing again . . .

If...

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