Guests of Honor
- Abney Park
Abney Park is an American musical project, the life work of Robert Brown. Robert founded Abney Park over 20 years ago, and since then they’ve released 19 albums, three novels, a role playing gamed a board game, and a DVD. They've appeared on MTV, G4tv, in the New York Times, and the L.A. times, licensed music to HBO's Trueblood, and played all over the world, from Moscow, Russia, to Kalispell, Montana.
- Word Fire Press
WordFire Press, a publishing company owned by New York Times bestsellers Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, seeks to publish quality works of fiction and nonfiction, while pioneering new models of cooperation and profitability among authors, readers, booksellers, and the publisher.
- Dragon Dronet
Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars; the Old Republic.
Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).
- Robin Hobb
Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska where she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of five critically acclaimed fantasy series: The Rain Wilds Chronicles, the Soldier Son Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, and the Farseer Trilogy. Under the name Megan Lindholm she is the author of The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves.
- Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff is a northwest artist known for his award-winning paintings usually involving space in one form or another. He paints primarily with acrylics on either textured metal or canvas. His work has appeared on many book and magazine covers.
In a former life Jeff was a long time computer game artist/ art director most notably with Electronic Arts Seattle. He lives in the Cascade foothills of Washington with sons Corwin and Duncan.
- Chad Volpe
Composer, Technologist, Swordsman
(Keyboardist, IT Professional, Martial Artist)
About MisCon Guests, Pros, and Panelists
Biography information is only posted on the MisCon web site for individuals who are scheduled on one or more panels during the Con and where the Guest, Pro, or Panelist is listed in the same category as one or more of the panels they are on.
Attending pros are available to con attendees as a resource. These individuals are special guests of the con and are professionals in their industry or art. There expertise on panels and in sessions is valuable to many of MisCon attendees.
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Game Masters and Storytellers
GMs (also known as Game Masters, Story Tellers, Judges, Referees, Game Facilitators, or Dungeon Masters) are the people responsible for running the game. GMs referee the outcome of character conflicts (with other player characters or with non-player characters), run all (or most) of the non-player characters, describe the setting, and arbitrate die rolls.
Guest of Honor
Each year MisCon invites three professionals in the realm of speculative fiction to be our Guests of Honor (GoHs, Guests). These three individuals include at least one artist, at least one author, and one other professional each year. Guests generally participate in more panels than other individual pros or panelists. Learn more about the MisCon guests through the links above.
MisCon is run by a group of volunteers, ConCom, who work hard all year to put MisCon together. Many members of ConCom also help on panels and programs during the convention.
MisCon couldn't have the diversity in our programming without the many Panel Volunteers and Panelists that show up and agree to take time out of their schedule to help with a panel or two. These paying attendees help MisCon greatly each year!