Chad Volpe (The Fin)

MisCon 30 Guest of Honor

Composer, Technologist, Swordsman
(Keyboardist, IT Professional, Martial Artist)

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Armor 101 (Real and Cosplay), Ballroom C
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Learn tips and techniques on building your own armor in a variety of mediums - Thermoplasitcs, fiber glass, and more - with special effects prop masters Dragon Dronet and Chad Volpe

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville , Lord & Lady Towers (Will Brown & Ashley McGehee), Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Jim Butcher, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Tundra Malamute, Nikki Rossignol, Beth Stoops, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk to the Elks, the Wilma, the Roxy Theater, and through Caras Park back to the hotel.

  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Word Fire Press , Kevin J Anderson, Justin Barba, Carol Berg, Jim Butcher, C.J. Cherryh, Dragon Dronet, Robin Hobb, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Sturgeon, Chad Volpe (The Fin), Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Of all the gin joints in the city, you had to wander into this one. Well, come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 30. We'll meet our GoHs, hand out some Golden Squid Awards, and have a little fun. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the forces of chaos make us go longer. If the weather doesn't allow, we'll move into Ballrooms B&C in the hotel.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Fri 9:00
  • panel Fri 9:00 - 9:50 PM, Dragon and Chad Live in Concert, Elks Stage 112
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Join us for a party at Stage 112 at the Elks. Dragon and Chad will play music for at least an hour.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, Hollywood Prop Molding Demo, Demo Tent (5)
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Dragon will give a live prop-molding demo, highlighting techniques he has learned during his time in the movie industry.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Making Waraji (Japanese Sandals), Demo Tent (5)
    Panelists: Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Learn how to make your own Waraji - straw rope footwear worn by the samurai class and foot soldiers during the feudal era of Japan.

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 6:50 PM, The Art of Dragon Dronet, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Dragon's presentation on his body of work includes a photo/video slideshow and a prop-molding demonstration. He'll also pass around famous movie props. Last time, he made copies of a crew badge from Star Trek Into Darkness, a police badge from Terminator 2, and a batarang, among other things. Dragon is awesome, so do NOT miss this show. Last time this went for over 3 hours.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Fight Demo with Dragon and Chad, Field of Wonder (6)
    Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Guests of Honor Dragon and Chad Volpe will beat the snot out of each other for your amusement.

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 30.

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