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MisCon 24

Discussion of game-related topics. Usually these panels deal with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, GURPS, Deadlands, Call of Cthulhu, Amber, and many others.

John Bromley
John Bromley

About John Bromley

Ben Donnelly
Ben Donnelly

My name is Benjamin Donnelly, and this will be my 22nd time at Miscon. I am currently an assistant professor of history at the University of Great Falls and Great Falls College-MSU, where I teach all kinds of historical subjects, mainly military history and including a course on anime and Japan. I was born in Georgia, but I've lived in Montana most of my life, and it's home. For the past decade or so, I've hosted the AMV Party at Miscon, as well as run the famous (or infamous) Destroy UM Battletech game. I'm also a longtime member of the Sandbaggers Game Club in Great Falls, and part of the ConCom for the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, as well as an avid--though amateur--cosplayer.

About Ben Donnelly

James Eckert

About James Eckert

Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards

About Henry Edwards

Justin Farrington
Justin Farrington

I enjoy facilitating fun for an entire group and encourage a cooperative storytelling style of play rather than an adversarial one. It's easy to kill characters. It's harder to keep a group coming back for more, week after week. I consider myself fortunate to have a group of players who want to help tell stories, and who keep coming back to find out what happens next.

About Justin Farrington

Stewart Fleming

About Stewart Fleming

Holly Frydenlund
Holly Frydenlund

HAuLi joined ir8prim8 as a partner in Auralfixation in 2007 and has honed her signature hybrid melodic power sound from acidic and basic elements of many harder electronic genres.

About Holly Frydenlund

Tod Glenn
Tod Glenn

Tod Glenn is a lifelong weapons enthusiast. He has been variously a competitive shooter, federal firearms licensee, firearms manufacturing consultant, knife maker, sword maker, fencing coach and HEMA instructor. He is currently the head coach for the Helena fencing club. He is a frequent contributor to the American Smallsword Symposium and has collaborated on several HEMA related publications.

About Tod Glenn

Ryan Goble

About Ryan Goble

John Goff
John Goff

John’s served as the line developer for the Deadlands and Conspiracy X roleplaying games, and written extensively for Steve Jackson Games, White Wolf, FASA, and other game companies.
His first full-length novel, Deluge, was a finalist for the 2010 Origins Award for Best Game-Related Book. His RPG setting, Deadlands Noir, won the 2014 Silver Ennie for Best Setting. In spite of publishing dozens of products, his first project, the dime novel Night Train for Pinnacle Entertainment’s Deadlands RPGremains to this day probably his best-known work.
In addition to his work in gaming, John has been an interrogator for the US Army, a firearms instructor, a bodyguard, and a private

About John Goff

Jason A. Holt
Jason A. Holt

Jason writes books and works in the board game industry. He helped design the English-language word list for Codenames, which won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres. He co-authored the rule book for Alchemists, which won the 2015 Essen Feather, a prize for best board game rule book. Jason has also worked on rule books for Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, and every other game ever published by Czech Games Edition. On the digital side of CGE, he writes and translates the character dialogues for the Galaxy Trucker app.

When he's not working on games, he writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels..com.

About Jason A. Holt

Sierra Holt

About Sierra Holt

Jim Johnson

About Jim Johnson

Marc Johnson
Marc Johnson

About Marc Johnson

Adrienne Keith
Adrienne Keith

EvilBob has been making jewelry of various sorts for over {Classified} years and is always playing with multiple craft forms.

About Adrienne Keith

CthulhuBob Lovely
CthulhuBob Lovely

I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen.
I run games, primarily Call of Cthulhu, GURPS and other Steve Jackson Games products and various games from Cheapass Games.
As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.

About CthulhuBob Lovely

Alina Pete
Alina Pete

Alina was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. To survive the harsh Canadian winters, she took to doodling funny animals on any available surface in her feeble attempts to stay warm. After high school, Alina took classical animation courses and went to the University of Saskatchewan in pursuit of her BFA (which remains uncompleted).

About Alina Pete

Jay Peters

About Jay Peters

CJ Ruby
CJ Ruby

I am the writer and designer of 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming first original Role Playing Game system, Exploding Aces.Exploding Aces is a modern genre cinematic RPG with a unique playing card mechanic instead of dice. I have also written a number of Pathfinder OGL products. I am currently creating items of curios, spells, and magical items for 4 Winds' Pathfinder book on Faerie, Fae Ways.

About CJ Ruby

Margaret Sandor
Margaret Sandor

Margaret Sandor is a retired scientist and a prolific artist of many mediums.

About Margaret Sandor

Greg Schneider
Greg Schneider

Greg had been coming to Miscon since he graduated college and has run a really large number of role-playing sessions. So many that he decided to get help in 2012, started Black Shield Productions and got paid to GameMaster so he could call himself a professional GM. Unfortunately, Black Shield Productions was really good at what it did, and has been spiraling out of control for three years, gathering up a bunch of awesome game masters and running unique events conventions throughout the northwest and bringing solid weekend of gaming to Miscon each year. Greg can be found running games or hanging out with his family during the convention.

About Greg Schneider

Keith Seyffarth
Keith Seyffarth

An experienced gamer and GM, having run long-term campaigns in multiple systems, I've been role-playing since 1983, and running games since 1986. Of course, those first games were pretty off the wall and unstructured - so nothing's really changed.

About Keith Seyffarth

Lee Shinabery

About Lee Shinabery

Brooke Stanley
Brooke Stanley

Brooke H. Stanley, RN is modern day Bard. Scrapping, skulking and schmoozing are reoccurring themes in his as yet never ending story. With Bachelor’s degrees in English and Nursing as well a fist full of apparently useless graduate work he is both over educated and very friendly. Stanley has been burned, shot and driven for spymasters and U. S. Presidents. In 2016, he was named Arctic Logistics Officer for Team Monkey, an international research organization devoted to the advancement of Anthropoid/Simian commensalism (for realsies!) He has a lovely singing voice and likes both cats and dogs equally.

About Brooke Stanley

Connie Thomson
Connie Thomson

Co-owner, editor, writer/designer, layout specialist, and booth babe for 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming. Also, maker of the World's Finest Dicebags.

About Connie Thomson

Robert Thomson
Robert Thomson

My professional competencies/interests include: I am president of Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, a new gaming-focused con in Great Falls, MT (going into our 4th year!) and a former president of the Sandbaggers Game Club, the oldest independent gaming club in the US. I am former owner of 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, current freelance roleplaying game designer/editor with credits with 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, Purple Duck Games, Fantastic Gallery, Third Eye Games, Expeditious Retreat Press, Kobold Press (blog), Paizo Fans United, and Green Ronin Publishing. Currently working on projects for Purple Duck, John Brazer Enterprises, and EN Publishing. I have also had one piece of non-fiction published in

About Robert Thomson

Mike Vaillancourt

About Mike Vaillancourt

John Wright
John Wright

About John Wright

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