Beth Stoops

MisCon 30 MisCon Staff

Beth Stoops is "three feet tall and dresses kooky." There's mounting evidence she might not be human. Or even a she. But she's interesting to talk to, unintentionally funny, and can help your sewing go to the next level and beyond. If you are looking for her and don't see her, look down. If that doesn't work, carry around a cup of English Breakfast -- eventually she'll come out of hiding.

Beth Stoops is a journeyman costumer from the Pacific Northwest, recently transplanted to the bay area of California. She sews many of her own clothes and household items. Her theory about sewing is that clothing should be comfortable, allow a full range of motion, and have a generally high level of utility. She particularly focuses on strong, solid finish work sewn on strong, durable fibers. While she wears mostly loose tunics, in her ideal world, corsets, kilts, plus-fours and pantaloons would be an everyday occurrence. That said, her absolute favorite thing to make is pants.

As an author, Stoops is raunchy, yet refined, comedic, yet dark. Her stories have a local flavor and a running joke that all good things hail from, or end up in, Montana.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing

(Tentative)

  • 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.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 6:00
  • game Sat 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Clay O Rama, Tables: 9, 10, 11 Room: Ballroom A
    GM(s): Beth Stoops

    Forget dice, forget pencil, forget paper. All you need is a little artistic talent and a whole lot of destructive tendencies. Create a clay monster, duke it out with special abilities, and turn your opponents into unrecognizable mush. (Please note that your 'art project' will not survive the game and cannot be taken home.)

  • Break Sat 7:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Drafting Your Own Ideas 201, Madison
    Panelists: Beth Stoops

    Get some insights into drafting your own sewing patterns for props, toys, bags, and basic costuming pieces.


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