Ben Donnelly

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

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.

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.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, The Pony Panel!, Glacier
    Panelists: Ben Donnelly

    The Pony panel is back for its third year! It doesn't matter if you're a fan or not--come hang out and find out what all the fuss is about over animated horses. Talk about the show, the characters, the fandom, whatever!

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 10:00
  • game Sat 10:00 - 3:50 PM, Classic Battletech, Tables: 2, 3 Room: Ballroom A
    GM(s): Ben Donnelly

    It's Miscon. Do you know where your favorite characters are? They're all killing each other. Over ice cream. Come play Classic Battletech: We All Scream for Ice Cream, for as many players as the table can stand. No experience or conscience necessary. You can't spell slaughter without laughter.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Superhero Characters., Gallatin
    Moderator: John Goff; Panelists: Ben Donnelly, Erik Evjen, John Goff

    You can fly and have super-strength now. Your city is being threatened by villains. Do you defend the city or join the villains? Come discuss superhero characters in RPGs.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • game Sun Noon - 5:50 PM, Battletech Alpha Strike, Tables: 5, 6 Room: Ballroom A
    GM(s): Ben Donnelly

    At Miscon 30, the convention's not the only thing to rise from the ashes. Battletech Alpha Strike is back, with a return to A Bridge Too Far. Can the Word of Blake reach the north shore of the Clark Fork River? Can the Sentinels stop them at the bridge? Only one side is walking away from this one.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Sun 8:00
  • panel Sun 8:00 - 9:50 PM, Anime Music Videos, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Ben Donnelly

    By the old anime and the new, it's the 12th anniversary of MisCon's Anime Music Video Party! Come up and see what wild and weird stuff Ben has on tap for this year. Laugh at Gendo's audition, cry at the Miyazaki tribute, hurl at the Trotting Dead.


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


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