MisCon 23 Schedule — Subject to Change
Date Time Board Room 400 (Large) 162 (Small) Fireside Picnic Area Joker's Wild
Friday 01:00 PM     Geek Current Events
  • CthulhuBob
     
  02:00 PM   MisCon Rummage Sale Gizmo Make and Take
  • Joe Taylor
  • Jim Johnson
     
  03:00 PM      
  04:00 PM   Writer's Workshop Meet & Greet
  • Justin Barba
  • critiquing authors at end
    Kid's Build - O - Rama
    • Joe Taylor
    • Jim Johnson
         
      05:00 PM Combat In Role Playing Games
    • Greg Schneider
    • Christine Morgan
    • Stephen Thompson
    • Justin Farrington
    Zombie Rising Boffer Making ($10)
    • Keefe-McDermot
           
        06:00 PM   Meet Author GoH Steven Brust        
        07:00 PM   Opening Ceremonies        
        08:00 PM   Meet Artist GoH John Kovalic and Special GOH Mike Stackpole        
        09:00 PM           Dark Dreams Dance
      • 9:00 pm to 1:30 am
      • 18+ with ID
      • Free for MisCon attendees
      • $5 for non-attendees
      DJs HAuLi, Ir8prim8, Erastaroth and Critical Bill Spinning EBM, synthpop, industrial, techno, fetish, powernoise, gothic
        10:00 PM   Anime Music Video
      • Ben Donnelly
      What is the Shape of Your Ship?
      • Cat Davenport
      "Open Mic" Fiction Reading  
        11:00 PM        
        12:00 AM        
      Saturday 9:00 AM           Gaming: Lego Pirates
      • 9 am - 2 pm
      • Edgar, AKA, Redishbeard Scourge of the INW Seas
        10:00 AM Steven Brust Reading Blending & Shading
      • John Kovalic
      • Alina Pete
      • Bill Warren
      • Parris ja Young
      Depicting Luck in Games
      • CthulhuBob
      • John Bromley
      • Greg Schneider
      • Joe Taylor
        SCA Fighting Demo Gaming: "Last Man Standing", Warhammer 40,000
      • 10 am - 6 pm
      • Chris Snell
        11:00 AM

      Science of Super Heroes

      • John Bromley

       

       

      Writer's Workshop
      • Justin Barba
      • Patty Briggs
      • Margaret Bonham
      • C. J. Cherryh
      • Cat Davenport
      • M. J. Engh
      • Jane Fancher
      • Jim Glass
      • Andrea Howe
      • Vicki Mitchell
      • Kevin Noel Olson
      • Mike Stackpole
      Zombie Rising Boffer Making ($10)
      • Keefe-McDermot
         
        12:00 PM Perspective & Depth
      • Alina Pete
      • Josh Wagner
      • Bill Warren
      • Parris ja Young
      Future of the Rifle
      • Tod Glenn
         
        01:00 PM Alpine Garrison of the 501st Legion of the Galactic Empire "Meet and Greet" What's the Innkeeper's Name Again?
      • CthulhuBob
      • Justin Farrington
      Beginning Chainmail
      • Lady Onora
         
        02:00 PM John Dalmas Reading Re-Writing & Polishing Your Manuscript
      • Steven Brust
      • David Boop
      • Jane Fancher
      Costume Creation
      • Cat Davenport
      • Gail Glass
      • Chris Blazer
      • Laura Hamilton
      The Perfect Pirate
      • Lord Diego de la Mar
         
        03:00 PM Michael Stackpole Reading Marketing Your Art in both Fannish and Mundane Markets
      • Tiffany Toland
      • Josh Wagner
      • Bill Warren
      Paradox Twins/Meeting Self in Time Travel
      • Jim Glass
      Beginning Rapier
      • Lord Antoine de Bueil
         
        04:00 PM Jane Fancher Reading Cartooning as Art
      • John Kovalic
      • Chuck Bordell
      Researching Your Fiction for Accuracy
      • David Boop
      • M. J. Engh
      • Vicki Mitchell
        Intro to Fencing
      • Tod Glenn
      Gaming: "Destroy UM", Battletech Classic
      • 4 pm - 10 pm
      • Ben Donnelly
        05:00 PM C. J. Cherryh Reading Composition in Art
      • Alina Pete
      • Tiffany Toland
      • Bill Warren
      Getting Started as a Writer
      • Maggie Bonham
      • Mike Stackpole
      • Justin Barba
           
        06:00 PM Patty Briggs Reading Game Art
      • Chuck Bordell
      • John Kovalic
      How NOT To Write
      • Andrea Howe
      • Kevin Noel Olson
           
        07:00 PM M. J. Engh Reading Costume Contest Preparation
      Judges & Participants Only
      Combustion in Zero Gravity
      • Jim Glass
      • Mike Briggs
           
        08:00 PM   Costume Contest
      Judges:
      • Cat Davenport
      • David Boop
      • Parris ja Young
      • John Kovalic
      Eben Brooks will provide Filk entertainment
      Anime Themes & Plotting
      • Michelle Brumley
      Ancient and Medieval Board Games
      • Realms of Avalon
         
        09:00 PM   "The Naughty Bits"
      • Steven Brust
      • C. J. Cherryh
           
        10:00 PM          
        11:00 PM            
      Sunday 10:00 AM Writing Short Stories
      • Justin Stanchfield
      Writing Game Rules vs. Literature
      • Michael Stackpole
      Chicks w/Dice — Female Gamers
      • Alina Pete
      • Christine Morgan
          Gaming: Warhammer Naval
      • 10 am - 1 pm
      • Nick Christen
        11:00 AM Parris ja Young Reading Writing Dialogue
      • Steven Brust
      • David Boop
      • M. J. Engh
      • Patty Briggs
      Belly Dancing Workshop
      • Sparky
           
        12:00 PM Artist's Workshop
      • Forrest Leder
      • John Kovalic
      What Still Counts as Fiction?
      • C. J. Cherryh
      • Jane Fancher
      • Michael Stackpole
      Eating For Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health
      • Gail Glass
      Meeting the Gaming Reps
      • Adrienne Keith
      • Tim Morgan
      • CthulhuBob
      • Illuminati Rob
      • Gilbert Rocamontes
      • Chris Snell
      • Al Beddow
      • Christine Morgan
         
        01:00 PM David Boop Reading Web Comics: The How & Why
      • John Kovalic
      • Alina Pete
      Show, Don't Tell
      • Steven Brust
      • John Dalmas
      Miniature Swap
      • Joe Taylor
         
        02:00 PM Justin Stanchfield Reading (BBQ Delivered) Police Procedure in Speculative Fiction
      • David Boop
      Science Fiction and Fantasy in Academia
      • Michael McClintock
      BBQ — Vegetarian Alternatives Are Available
      • Random Filking w/Eben Brooks
      • Medieval Lawn Games
      Gaming: "Assault the Drop Ship", MechWarrior Clix Tournament
      • 2 pm - 8 pm
      • Henry Edwards
        03:00 PM Michael Stackpole Reading World Building For Your Book
      • C. J. Cherryh
      • M. J. Engh
      • Vicki Mitchell
      Meet Your Fellow Online Gamers
      • Michelle Brumley
         
        04:00 PM Physical vs. Digital Art
      • Tiffany Toland
      • Josh Wagner
      • Chuck Bordell
      What Were You Thinking?
      • John Kovalic
      • Steven Brust
      • Michael Stackpole
          Gaming: "Delver Bash 4.0", D&D 4th Edition
      • 4 pm - 10 pm
      • The Vice Admiral
        05:00 PM Vicki Mitchell Reading Comic Books vs. Comic Strips
      • John Kovalic
      • Chuck Bordell
      • Josh Wagner
      • Alina Pete
      Buying Art: Show/Auction Online?
      • Forrest Leder
         
        06:00 PM James Glass Reading Art Auction Preparation History of the Battletech Universe
      • Michael Stackpole
           
        07:00 PM   Art Auction
      • CthulhuBob
      • Forrest Leder
      • Jessie (Princess)
      Gaming Resources
      • Joe Taylor
      • Michelle Brumley
           
        08:00 PM         Gaming: "Journey Through the Silver Caves", Level 5 D&D 4th Edition
      • 8 pm - Midnight
      • World wide D&D Game Day Event
      • Free mini for the players and the DM's running this event
        09:00 PM            
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        11:00 PM            
      Monday 10:00 AM Maggie Bonham Reading Art in the Digital Age
      • Tiffany Toland
      • Alina Pete
      Impossibly Large Secret Uber Organizations — Who The Heck Are Them?
      • CthulhuBob
           
        11:00 AM Patty Briggs Reading Getting Published as a Writer
      • Maggie Bonham
      • Steven Brust
             
        12:00 PM Words From The Grave: Reading H. P. Lovecraft Aloud
      • John Bromley
      Creating Plot in RPGs
      • CthulhuBob
      • Christine Morgan
      • Marc Johnson
      • Stephen Thompson
      Fan Fic: What is it? Is it Good/Bad for Genre? Is it "Real Writing"?
      • Vickie Mitchell
      • MJ Engh
           
        01:00 PM How to Plot Stories
      • Patty Briggs
      • Steven Brust
      • CJ Cherryh
      What's New in Science
      • James Glass
      Feeding Your Gamers Something Other Than Cheetos & Mt. Dew!
      • Michelle Brumley
      • CthulhuBob
      • Chris Snell
           
        02:00 PM            
        03:00 PM   Closing Ceremonies        

      Panel Descriptions

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      1 Meet Author GOH Steven Brust Meet Author Guest of Honor Steven Brust, see what he will be up to this weekend, and find out what books he has in store for us in the near future.
      2 Opening Ceremonies All subcreatures report to the indoctrination area for Help the MisCon kick off MisCon 23, find out what's planned for the weekend, listen to some music, watch some belly dancers, see CthulhuBob wearing shoes . . . or is it really CthulhuBob?
      3 Anime Music Video See your favorite anime set to music, with dubbed video. It's crazy, it's hillarious, it's fun! Some clips may have mature themes, so the kiddes should probably go elsewhere . . .  Subliminal messages included.
      4 Art Auction Come see CthulhuBob the auctioneer in action and bid on amazing artwork.
      5 Artist's Workshop Have your art critiqued by professional artists.
      6 Zombie Boffer Weapon Making Come make the safe weapons you will be using later to whack each other, as zombies, to death, or undeath. A $10 fee per participant will cover the cost of materials.
      7 Alpine Garrison of the 501st Legion of the Galactic Empire "Meet and Greet" Come and meet some guys in cool Star Wars gear.
      8 Combat in Role Playing Games Our panel of GM's will discuss how combat is depicted in RPG's
      9 Closing Ceremonies Come help us officially stick a fork in it, it's done!
      10 Kids Build O Rama Bring the kids and let them build random things out of random things!
      11 Meet Artist GoH John Kovalic and Special GOH Mike Stackpole In a somewhat unusual format, Guests of Honor Mike Stackpole and John Kovalic will interview each other while CthulhuBob stands nearby, glowing with self-satisfaction that he actually knows these guys.
      12 Dark Dreams Dance DJ’s HAuLi, Ir8prim8, Erastaroth and Critical Bill Spinning EBM, synthpop, industrial, techno, fetish, powernoise, gothic
      13 What is the Shape of Your Ship? Mature-themed discussion about your favorite tv shows
      14 Fiction Reading--Open Room If you're interested in reading your fiction aloud, show up and give it a shot. CthulhuBob and Justin Barba will likely be reading some of their own stuff, so come make fun of them and toss in your own work as well.
      15 C.J. Cherryh Reading C.J Cherryh will read from some of her works.
      16 Blending and Shading Proper blending and shading is essential part of making your art look realistic. Panelists will discuss various media.
      17 Depicting Luck in Games Whether you want to call it luck, chance, karma, or whatever, our panelists will discuss the pros and cons of allowing and depicting that moment when the universe gives you one more chance.
      18 Science of Super Heroes Just how do those super-powered humans in bright colored pajamas do all that crazy stuff like flying and runnging a thousand miles an hour? Why don't those costumes get torn off when they're rolling around in molten lava with Zoltar the Mighty?
      19 Perspective and Depth Learn about perspective and depth!
      20 Future of the Rifle Come learn about the next generation of basic infantry weapons.
      21 SCA Fighting Demo Come watch members of the Society For Creative Anachronism whack the holy **** out of each other in an historically appropriate manner.  It's fun!
      22 What's the Innkeeper's Name, Again? Our panelists will share their thoughts on how to create realistic/interesting places and personalities in your game in order to make your players' experience more memorable.
      23 Cartooning As Art John and Chuck will illustrate why art doesn't need to be the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in order to be . . . well, art.
      24 What Were You Thinking? Our Guests of Honor, John Kovalic, Steven Brust, and Michael Stackpole will answer your questions about their work. If you have a specific picture and/or piece of writing that intrigues you, bring a copy and ask what inspired it.
      25 Intro to Fencing If you've ever wanted to try fencing, this panel is for you. Tod Glenn, president of the Helena Fencing Club, will be giving a class on 'Introduction to Fencing'. This class will cover the basic concepts of foil fencing, movement, attack and defense. All equipment will be provided. Just wear comfortable pants and a light shirt. Due to limited equipment, the class will be restricted to 8-10 people.
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      28 Gizmo Make and Take Junkyard wars meets science fiction. We'll provide a bunch of bits and snips, as well as some general adhesives. You get to make something cool and take it home with you. '
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      34 Belly Dance Workshop A brief introduction to the art of belly dance, with practical, professional instruction.
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      40 MisCon Rummage Sale The annual fund raiser for MisCon. People give us really cool stuff, which we sell to you. Looking for a Yoda plushie, a series I phaser or a flux capacitor for your Delorian? This would be the place to look.
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      54 Video Festival A chance to sit down and enjoy the fantastic MisCon Video Festival. Vote for your favorites.
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      56 Getting Started as a Writer Learn what you need to know to become a writer.
      57 Writer's Workshop Our annual Writer's Workshop for those who submitted in April.
      58 Writer's Workshop Meet and Greet Open to the public, this gathering is a place for all aspiring writers (especially those participating in the Writer's Workshop) to get together and learn about the Workshop and writing-related events at MisCon.  Critiquing authors will come in at the end.
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