Justin Barba

MisCon 30 MisCon Staff

Justin Barba came to his first MisCon as a freshman in high school in 1990 (it was MisCon 5!). It was held at what is now the Days Inn, just a block from MisCon 30. Little did he know that years later he would end up agreeing to help work the hospitality room for MisCon 20. Then he took on managing the writer's workshop. Then MisCon Operations. Then Vice Chair, then Chair. Now he spends all his time planning MisCon, trying to be a good husband, and raising his funny daughter.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Book Signing: General Session, Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Carol Berg, Jim Butcher, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Robin Hobb, Todd Lockwood

    This signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the lines moving, Robin and Jim can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - 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 - Sat 10:00
  • moderator Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Book Signing: Robin Hobb, Elks Stage 112
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Robin Hobb

    This signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the line moving, Robin can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.

  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Todd Lockwood: From Artist to Author, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Todd Lockwood

    Artist/author Todd Lockwood has a new book, The Summer Dragon, now out from DAW! Join him as he describes what itís like to make the jump from artist to author and how the creative process and promotion differs from illustration. Will include an audience Q&A session.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sun Noon
  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Abney Park Q and A, Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Abney Park

    Legendary post apocalyptic steampunk band Abney Park will discuss their world, music, stories, and art. We'll take audience questions if there's time. Don't miss their concert at 7pm at the Wilma!

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Mon 9:00
  • moderator Mon 9:00 - 9:50 AM, Book Signing Line-Up: Pat Rothfuss, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Justin Barba

    Line up at the front of the room to get things signed by author Patrick Rothfuss. The signing starts at 10:00am and will be limited by time.

  • moderator Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Book Signing: Pat Rothfuss, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Patrick Rothfuss

    Author Pat Rothfuss will sign books and things. This signing will be heavily moderated with a limit of 3 signed items/trip through the signing line. We do NOT guarantee that you will get things signed.

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, PLOT, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Steve Diamond, Robin Hobb, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), Patrick Rothfuss

    Replacing Butcher & Rothfuss Q&A
    Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter Orullian, Steve Diamond

  • Break Mon 1:50 - Mon 3:00
  • panel Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Jeff Sturgeon, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Finish out MisCon 30 in style and catch a sneak peek at whatís in store for you next year at MisCon 31, May 2017.


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