Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 31

Butte Magic
Butte Magic

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the chance of a lifetime! Watch, as Eric the Excellent and Sir James of Butte Magic take the stage, to amaze, puzzle, and awe!

Fire eating, sword swallowing, magic, and more! Sideshow? Hardly! This is the main event!

About Butte Magic

Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville

A collaboration of talent and performance including dancers, vocalists, actors and performance artists all paying homage to their favorite films, television shows, video games, comic books, Manga and Japanese Animation.

Creative Directors - Jessa Hinther & Erika Noble
Media Director - Lily Oliver
Tech Director - Alex Saint

About Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville

Darkon

About Darkon

Eekie and Snow Cosplay

Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 6 years and a costumer for 10 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP as well as thermoplastics and EVA foam armor. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 4 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 6 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.

About Eekie and Snow Cosplay

Ministry of Magic

About Ministry of Magic

Missoula Fencing Association
Missoula Fencing Association

Our mission: To promote the Olympic sport of fencing in Western Montana by offering a safe environment where members can learn from qualified teachers using current USFA (United States Fencing Association) rules.

About Missoula Fencing Association

Montana Melee

About Montana Melee

Realm of Stygia
Realm of Stygia

Stygia is the Montana chapter of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society.

Belegarth is a medieval sword fighting sport where foam padding is used on the weapons to prevent serious physical injury to participants.

There are different levels of play, there are gatherings were a lot of people play at once, and there are small groups and teams that intermingle with other groups. But most importantly Belegarth is a semi-competitive sport where participants can strive to just enjoy playing with others or work at being physically and mentally the best fighter they can be.

About Realm of Stygia

Realms of Avalon
Realms of Avalon

Realms of Avalon is a medieval re-enactment group. We actively study historical subjects and skills. This means instead of just reading about activities and skills used in the past, we actually do them.

About Realms of Avalon

Summit Gaming

About Summit Gaming

Valhalla's Workbench

As an artisan and small business owner, teaching and learning is hisprimary focus. He has taught blacksmithing and other artisanal crafts for several years and graduated with honors in psychology program.

About Valhalla's Workbench

Christian Ackerman
Christian Ackerman

Christian Ackerman is an Indy Feature Filmmaker and owner of FastCoast Productions. He specializes in low-budget-no-budget movies and special effects. His works have been seen worldwide on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and on Television. He teaches media classes at Corvallis High School and is a production trainer at the local MCAT television station. He's a professional mime that has performed in First Night Missoula for over 25 years. He's Produced, Written, Directed, and Starred in his personal motion pictures, "Wisconsin Project X", "Terror Vortex", "Zombies of the Living Dead", and currently in production "Grid Street" that can and will be seen on many platforms and TV.

About Christian Ackerman

BJ Allen-Prudden

About BJ Allen-Prudden

Josh Aronoff

Josh is a full time therapist in Madison Wisconsin. He has led a life of adventure, most of which occurs inside his own head, but some of which occurred IRL. He has a lifetime of gaming experience on both sides of the screen and three lifetimes of useless trivial knowledge.

About Josh Aronoff

Justin Barba
Justin Barba

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.

About Justin Barba

Christine Barkl

About Christine Barkl

Philo Barnhart
Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart is a professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

For tv and video games, he's worked on The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can find his artwork being used on toys, books, home electronics, apparel, and posters.

His latest comic title, with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc., is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.

About Philo Barnhart

Josie Beaudoin

About Josie Beaudoin

Daniel Bensen

Dan writes stories across the spectrum of fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history, but all deal with the theme of clashing cultures, usually with romance and humor. He is represented by Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary Agency. Dan’s novella PETROLEA is available from Alban Lake Publishing. Other works of his have been published in the Tales from the Universe, Tales from Alternate Earths, and Domesticated Velociraptor anthologies, Alternate History Fiction

About Daniel Bensen

Carol Berg
Carol Berg

Carol Berg’s fifteen epic fantasy novels have won the Prism Award, the Geffen Award, and multiple Colorado Book Awards. Her duology, Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Carol is a regular panelist/presenter at writers conferences and science fiction conventions and is a two-time Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year. All amazing to one who majored in math at Rice University and computer science at the University of Colorado to avoid writing papers. Her latest novel is Ash and Silver from Penguin Random House. A former software engineer, she calls writing “the hobby that ate my life.” She lives in Colorado.

About Carol Berg

Pete Berg

About Pete Berg

Black Shield Productions

About Black Shield Productions

Miss Haley Bombshell Boutique

Owner of Miss Haley Bombshell Boutique

About Miss Haley Bombshell Boutique

Larry Bonham
Larry Bonham

LJ Bonham is an author, historian, and former commercial pilot whose novels include Shield of Honor, The Debt, Wolves of Valhalla, and the exciting new thriller, Sector 21, also the non-fiction book, Prepper Blades. Short fiction: Sancho in Tales from the Front Lines, Blood Allies in No Horns on These Helmets, A Horse Fit for a King in Hoof Beats—Flying With Magical Horses, Retread in Disharmony of the Spheres, and A Very Public Hanging in Kepler's Cowboys. Current projects: follow up books in the Shields of Honor and Sector 21 series, plus three other novels. Numerous non-fiction articles and web content.
An avid mountaineer with a congenital weakness for fast cars and airplanes, LJ

About Larry Bonham

M. H. Bonham
M. H. Bonham

Maggie (MH) Bonham is a multiple award-winning author and editor with more than 35 books and thousands of short pieces published. She is the author of the bestsellers Prophecy of Swords, Howling Dead, and Lachlei as well as the publisher of Sky Warrior Books. Visit her website at www.skywarriorbooks.com.

About M. H. Bonham

David Boop
David Boop

David Boop is a Denver-based speculative fiction author. He’s also an award-winning essayist, and screenwriter. Before turning to fiction, David worked as a DJ, film critic, journalist, and actor. As Editor-in-Chief at IntraDenver.net, David’s team was on the ground at Columbine making them the first internet only newspaper to cover such an event. That year, they won an award for excellence from the Colorado Press Association for their design and coverage.
His debut novel, the sci-fi/noir She Murdered Me with Science, is back in print from WordFire Press after a six-year hiatus. Additionally, Dave is prolific in short fiction with over fifty short stories and two short films

About David Boop

Chuck Bordell
Chuck Bordell

Writer/artist Chuck Bordell. Source of comic art, pin-ups, fantasy/sci-fi illustrations and various caustic ramblings on whatever Chuck has on his mind at the moment. If you are easily offended, you might want to back up now and save yourself from a seizure.

About Chuck Bordell

Brian Campbell

BRIAN CAMPBELL has been in the game industry for over twenty years. After working at White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast, he's contributed to over eighty books for roleplaying games, including Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, and Changeling. He's also worked as a writer and editor for online RPGs, such as Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, and WildStar. On a good night, he lurks in the shadows of a goth club, reading from his Kindle. His favorite color is fire.

About Brian Campbell

Jean Carlos

About Jean Carlos

Rob Carlos
Rob Carlos

Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.
For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Recently, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.

About Rob Carlos

Robert Chenoweth
Robert Chenoweth

Bob joined the Army in 1966 and flew combat helicopter missions for a year before being shot down and captured during Tet 1968. He was released from captivity in 1973.

About Robert Chenoweth

C.J. Cherryh
C.J. Cherryh

Jane Fancher and I are more than sharing ideas on upcoming novel Alliance Rising, an Alliance-Union novel---we are sharing writing: we pass it back and forth and have arrived at a modus operandi that lets each of us work at our best.
We hope this will be an ongoing set of stories in a universe many of you have asked for---not that we're stopping Foreigner; but with two of us going at it, there's time.

About C.J. Cherryh

Clay Cooper
Clay Cooper

An Army brat, Clay Cooper earned his Eagle Scout at 16 and graduated high school in Frankfurt, Germany.

He did a 4 year stint in the US Air Force as a mechanic on F-117 Stealth Bombers, then joined the US Army. He retired as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant First Class. He served on various combat deployments and peacekeeping missions on 4 continents.

He studied energy technology at the University of Montana. His interests include urban gardening, re-purposing things, and firearms. He gives panels at conventions as a modern armed combat advisor, specializing in helping writers and GMs make their stories more realistic.

About Clay Cooper

Ben Donnelly
Ben Donnelly

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.

About Ben Donnelly

Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica. Before joining the Battlestar cast Aaron had roles on many Films and TV shows including: X-Men 2, iRobot, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Outer Limits and many many more. Since Battlestar Galactica we have found Aaron in his own show The Bridge as well as Series Leads in Hellcats, Hemlock Grove, The Killing and The Returned. Besides Guest Star Appearances in Falling Skies, The Strain, Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, iZombie, The X-Files, The Flash, Once Upon A Time, and more, Aaron is currently filming his new shows Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and My So Called Wife.

About Aaron Douglas

Claire Eddy
Claire Eddy

Claire Eddy is a senior editor at Tor Books and has edited such authors as Jacqueline Carey, Sara Douglass and Juliet Marillier (among many others).

About Claire Eddy

Amber Edwards
Amber Edwards

Geeky gamer girl who is 99.9% certain that she is a Disney princess.

About Amber Edwards

Kyle Elliott
Kyle Elliott

Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.

Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.

About Kyle Elliott

Spencer G. Ellsworth

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. His short fiction has been published at Lightspeed Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com and many other places. He is the author of the Starfire Trilogy, a series of short space opera novels from Tor.com. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and three children.

About Spencer G. Ellsworth

Erik Evjen
Erik Evjen

Erik Evjen is the Fest Hall Coordinator for AetherCon Online RPG Convention, and the Schedule Head Manager for the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous. He has been playing RPGs for 5 years, and has seen or played just about every ruleset under the sun. He is proud to have his work with Ophelia's Shop of Roleplay Specialties published in June, and also has contributed articles to the 23rd Stage web blog. Currently, Erik is working on finishing the Sword Land Role Playing Game he created, and will be starting a publishing business named IGRE in order to publish his own work and the work of other authors.

About Erik Evjen

Eric the Excellent
Eric the Excellent

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the chance of a lifetime! Watch, as Eric the Excellent and Sir James of Butte Magic take the stage, to amaze, puzzle, and awe!

Fire eating, sword swallowing, magic, and more! Sideshow? Hardly! This is the main event!

About Eric the Excellent

Jane Fancher
Jane Fancher

CJ Cherryh and I are more than sharing ideas on upcoming novel Alliance Rising, an Alliance-Union novel---we are sharing writing: we pass it back and forth and have arrived at a modus operandi that lets each of us work at our best.
We hope this will be an ongoing set of stories in a universe many of you have asked for---not that we're stopping Foreigner; but with two of us going at it, there's time.

About Jane Fancher

David Farland
David Farland

David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his SF novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards—including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize—for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords.

He has written for major franchises like Star Wars and The Mummy and worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts.

About David Farland

Amy Farrington
Amy Farrington

Amy works as a writer and freelance graphic designer. Her nerd-core activities include knitting, reading nonfiction, gaming, singing loudly in the car, and watching scifi and fantasy movies.

About Amy Farrington

Justin Farrington
Justin Farrington

I enjoy facilitating fun for an entire group and encourage a cooperative storytelling style of play rather than an adversarial one. It's easy to kill characters. It's harder to keep a group coming back for more, week after week. I consider myself fortunate to have a group of players who want to help tell stories, and who keep coming back to find out what happens next.

About Justin Farrington

Eric Scott Fischl

Eric Scott Fischl writes novels of speculative historical fiction and the supernatural, including DR. POTTER'S MEDICINE SHOW and THE TRIALS OF SOLOMON PARKER. He lives in the Bitterroot mountains.

About Eric Scott Fischl

Deby Fredericks
Deby Fredericks

Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but considered it just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. Her first sale, a children's poem, was in 2000. Fredericks has six fantasy novels in print through two small presses. The latest is the Grimhold Wolf, from Sky Warrior Books. Her web site is www.debyfredericks.com, and her blog is wyrmflight.wordpress.com.

About Deby Fredericks

Ruth Frey

Ruth Frey, also known as Dame Ruth, has a wide range of interests. Professionally, she works as a technician in a University biology lab, but in her free time she enjoys studying Medieval and Renaissance history as part of Realms of Avalon.

About Ruth Frey

Manny Frishberg

Manny Frishberg was born in the shadow of New York City and has lived up and down the West Coast for more than 40 years. He spent the first half of his life learning to write stories and the second half learning what to write. He is spending the third half of his life getting it done.
His stories have been appearing in anthologies and magazines since 2010. Before that he held jobs shaping wood, sheet metal and words (not all at once).
He is a contract editor, for two small presses and independent authors. His first anthology, “Horseshoes, Hand Grenades and Magic” was published by Knotted Road Press in 2016. He and his partner have make their home near Seattle.

About Manny Frishberg

Julie Frost

Julie Frost writes every shade of speculative fiction and lives in Utah with her family--which consists of five guinea pigs, three humans, a tripod calico cat, and a kitten who thinks she's a warrior princess--and a collection of anteaters and Oaxacan carvings, some of which intersect. Her short fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future, StarShipSofa, Cosmos, Unlikely Story, Plasma Frequency, Stupefying Stories, and many other venues. Her first novel, "Pack Dynamics," was released in 2015 by WordFire Press. She whines about writing, a lot, at http://agilebrit.livejournal.com/

About Julie Frost

Ann Gimpel
Ann Gimpel

Ann Gimpel is a national bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over forty books to date, with several more planned for 2017 and beyond. Keep up with her at www.anngimpel.com or http://anngimpel.blogspot.com

About Ann Gimpel

James Glass
James Glass

Jim won the golden pen award of writers of the future in 1991, has published nine novels and over sixty stories in magazines such as Analog. A new novel is now circulating. He is also an artist, painting desert and mountain scenes in oils, pastels and watercolors. He divides his time with wife Gail in Spokane and Desert Hot Springs.

About James Glass

Tod Glenn
Tod Glenn

Tod Glenn is a lifelong weapons enthusiast. He has been variously a competitive shooter, federal firearms licensee, firearms manufacturing consultant, knife maker, sword maker, fencing coach and HEMA instructor. He is currently the head coach for the Helena fencing club. He is a frequent contributor to the American Smallsword Symposium and has collaborated on several HEMA related publications.

About Tod Glenn

John Goff
John Goff

John’s served as the line developer for the Deadlands and Conspiracy X roleplaying games, and written extensively for Steve Jackson Games, White Wolf, FASA, and other game companies.
His first full-length novel, Deluge, was a finalist for the 2010 Origins Award for Best Game-Related Book. His RPG setting, Deadlands Noir, won the 2014 Silver Ennie for Best Setting. In spite of publishing dozens of products, his first project, the dime novel Night Train for Pinnacle Entertainment’s Deadlands RPGremains to this day probably his best-known work.
In addition to his work in gaming, John has been an interrogator for the US Army, a firearms instructor, a bodyguard, and a private

About John Goff

Tony Gregori
Tony Gregori

Professional illustrator and cartoonist, published in Image comics, IDW, 215 Ink, and Vault. Also done spot illustrations for various RPG manuals, was a courtroom sketch artist for the local Fox affiliate, assists children w learning disabilities w their reading issues through comics (Camp Chronicle).

About Tony Gregori

Hugh S. Gregory
Hugh S. Gregory

Hugh S. Gregory: A cancer survivor who is professionally an avid Spaceflight Historian based in Vancouver, Canada, he has produced and sold videos on spaceflight history since 1989. His latest research includes the conceptual theory for the ELDSRR space reactor, Project MOSS for the Musk Observatory and co-authored a paper in Cartographica about mapping on Mars. Hugh’s slide/video shows have been appearing at Conventions across North America and also overseas for over 29 years, including 11 world cons and 8 Dragon Cons. On weekend's he's an amateur astronomer, vertical wind tunnel Bodyflyer and skydiver. This will be Hugh’s 6th appearance at MisCon.

About Hugh S. Gregory

Vandy Hall
Vandy Hall

Vandy H. Hall is a multi media artist and glass blower from Wilsonville, Oregon.collages /drawings /paintings, & coloring books. Vandy went to school for art history and sculpture, has interned at the Smithsonian Institution, been a teaching assistant at the Corning Museum of Glass, and has traveled North America and Europe to blow glass and participate in viking and medieval reenactments and museum demonstrations. Vandy lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon, with her family, cats, goats, and chickens. Vandy also enjoys hiking to waterfalls, rock climbing, juggling, & aerial circus arts.

About Vandy Hall

Becky Harouz
Becky Harouz

About Becky Harouz

James Hayes
James Hayes

GMy name is James Hayes and I will once again be doing Cordials, Liqueurs and Potions for Miscon. This will be the forth instalment of this panel. I am skilled in many areas and have run panels and classes for over twenty years. Hope to see you all at some of them .

About James Hayes

Randy Henderson

Randy Henderson is an author, milkshake connoisseur, Writers of the Future grand prize winner, relapsed sarcasm addict, and Clarion West graduate.
His "dark and quirky" contemporary fantasy series from TOR (US) and Titan (UK) includes Finn Fancy Necromancy, Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free, and Smells Like Finn Spirit. http://www.randy-henderson.com

About Randy Henderson

Lane Heymont

As Literary Assistant at the Seymour Agency, Lane led the marketing efforts for their authors and enjoyed connecting clients with readers. As a lover of literature since childhood, and at the prodding of his mentor Nicole Resciniti, he decided to pursue his passion as a literary agent. He went on to help found The Tobias Literary Agency. He strives to bring incredible and thought-provoking books to the masses, culminating in reaching the Top Ten on Publishers Marketplace for agents in the romance genre. With a bachelor's degree in Psychology, business and literature, Lane continued his education in Creative Writing and English at Harvard. Lane represents a broad range of commercial fiction

About Lane Heymont

Josh Hiday

Josh Hiday teaches Special Education in Missoula, Montana. He's an origami enthusiast and loves working with kids.

About Josh Hiday

J.K. Hinther
J.K. Hinther

Jessa Hinther, AKA Ruby Riddle, is on a mission to empower the masses through corsetry.

About J.K. Hinther

Michael Hodges
Michael Hodges

Michael Hodges is an American speculative fiction writer. His debut novel, The Puller, was optioned by Hollywood. Foreign publishing rights were purchased by Luzifer Verlag, and The Puller was translated and released in Germany. In addition, over twenty of his short stories have been published in various magazines.

Michael is represented by Lane Heymont of Tobias Literary, NYC.
He also taught a writing panel with Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell.
Michael is also a verified public figure on Facebook and nature photographer, with work appearing in places like Outside Magazine.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelHodgesAuthor/

About Michael Hodges

Jason A. Holt
Jason A. Holt

Jason writes books and works in the board game industry. He helped design the English-language word list for Codenames, which won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres. He co-authored the rule book for Alchemists, which won the 2015 Essen Feather, a prize for best board game rule book. Jason has also worked on rule books for Galaxy Trucker, Space Alert, Dungeon Lords, and every other game ever published by Czech Games Edition. On the digital side of CGE, he writes and translates the character dialogues for the Galaxy Trucker app.

When he's not working on games, he writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels..com.

About Jason A. Holt

Meradeth Houston
Meradeth Houston

Meradeth's never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

She's a Northern California girl. And now is braving the cold winters in Montana.

When she's not writing, she's sequencing dead people's DNA.

She's also an anthropology professor and loves getting people interested in studying humans.

If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she's terrified of heights.

About Meradeth Houston

Andrea Howe
Andrea Howe

Andrea Howe has been adeptly wrangling the written word for two decades. As a freelancer, she has edited books for such notable publishers as Wizards of the Coast, McGraw-Hill, and Random House as well as for individual authors. She has been called a "natural" and truly enjoys her work. She offers tips and tools for writers on her Web site and posts fun tidbits about language and grammar on her Facebook page. More information can be found at www.bluefalconediting.com and www.facebook.com/bluefalconediting.

About Andrea Howe

Jeff Howe
Jeff Howe

Jeff spent most of his writing career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, focusing on diverse topics as aviation, aerospace, sports, automotive, and outdoor activities. After leaving daily journalism writing, he moved into his other passion, that of travel, and continues to this day. Not one to leave writing behind, though, he is now working on short and long fantasy, realizing that this writing stuff is hard!

About Jeff Howe

Fiona Jallings
Fiona Jallings

Author of "A Fan's Guide to Neo-Sindarin," linguist Fiona Jallings has been teaching, translating, and obsessing over Tolkien's Elven languages for the past 16 years.

About Fiona Jallings

Caille Jensen

About Caille Jensen

Esther Jones

Esther Jones began life as a strange, fey child who always made up her own bedtime stories– and sometimes– even managed to scare her parents with them. At some point during her childhood, she decided she would grow up to be a world-famous illustrator of fairies or a poet. She became an author instead. She writes with her husband and co-author Frog Jones. Together they have published three novels in the Gift of Grace series, many short stories, and are currently working on "super secret stuff" that she looks forward to sharing in the future.

About Esther Jones

Frog Jones
Frog Jones

Raised by jackalopes in the hills of the Palouse, Frog Jones managed to obtain a law degree through combination of trickery and the use of 500 cocktail umbrellas. He now runs the legendary Office of Public Defense in Mason County, Washington. On the side, he has conspired with his wife to write many books, including the Gift of Grace urban-fantasy series, in which he has planted subliminal messages that his alien masters can more readily control the minds of humanity.

About Frog Jones

James Jones
James Jones

Butte Magic provides magic shows, side-shows, and variety style entertainment to all of Montana and the surrounding area.

Together with our sister company, Sound Geeks DJ and Sound, the Butte Magic team is dedicated to providing top quality shows and jaw dropping feats! We perform at private parties, corporate events, fundraisers, and just about anywhere our talents are appreciated.

Check us out online, at www.buttemagic.com or drop us a like on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/buttemagic

Web site: http://www.buttemagic.comhotmail.com

About James Jones

MaryAlice Jones

About MaryAlice Jones

Sanan Kolva

Sanan Kolva is a native of eastern Washington. A technical editor by day, and writer of epic fantasy by night, break, and whenever else she makes free time, she has short stories in several anthologies. Her epic fantasy novel Shrouded Sky is the first book in the Chosen of the Spears series. She can be found at http://sanankolva.com.

About Sanan Kolva

Cheyenna Krone

Cheyenna Krone is a student in engineering and fine arts. For her, conventions have been a relief from academia and a huge creative influence.

About Cheyenna Krone

Josh Kyle
Josh Kyle

Red Jackal Photography is a side project of Engeln Photography that is geared towards local photography, conventions, and contemporary photography.

About Josh Kyle

Rebekah Leib
Rebekah Leib

Rebekah Leib is a medievalist & historical re-creationist specializing in the Norse Viking era & Bronze Age Scythian cultures.

About Rebekah Leib

Todd Lockwood
Todd Lockwood

Todd is a world-renowned illustrator of the fantastic, seen on book and game covers, in art competition catalogs and art shows internationally. He is best known for his work on the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and for his covers for the books of R.A. Salvatore. His art has also appeared in books from Tor Books, DAW Books, and on magazine covers, including Satellite Orbit magazine in 1984-1985, Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, Realms of Fantasy, Dragon Magazine, and Dungeon Magazine.

About Todd Lockwood

John Logan

About John Logan

Tundra Malamute

Tundra Malamute builds "fursuits" (animal costumes) with his wife, Koyuk, through their Montana-based business, Dr. Moot's Fursuits, LLC. Their primary focus is on building realistic canine costumes using resin masks with high-quality, realistic faux fur. We both have been active members of the furry community for several years now.

About Tundra Malamute

Lynn Martin

About Lynn Martin

Matt McAdoo

About Matt McAdoo

Tod McCoy
Tod McCoy

Tod McCoy is a Seattle writer whose work has appeared in Starward Tales II, Asimov’s, The People’s Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, and The Gloaming. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

About Tod McCoy

Rob McDonell
Rob McDonell

I am the Chief Executive Officer of FanNexus, and Vice-President of nerDNA LLC, a Fannish convention and convention/event management corporation, respectively. Mega gaming enthusiast, retired infantryman from the U.S. Army, husband and father. I love my life, and I
love how fandom has been an integral part of making me who I am today! I feel that fandom contributes to our growth as a society in a meaningful and profound way, and this is why I live a significant part of my life as a member of fandom. I believe in fandom so much so, I went so far as to get married to my lovely wife here at MisCon, in 2014 at her request, and happily so!

About Rob McDonell

Cassie Lee McElhaney

About Cassie Lee McElhaney

Charles D. Moisant

Charles D. Moisant, a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment. Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like "Myth Told Tales" by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, Mystery Manor Haunted Theatre, and Whispers from the Void. Charles is also known for his Roller Derby Drama, based on the "Chicago Outfit"Team.
Current productions include "Zombie Annihilation", "Danni and Dayna in Dino World", and 'Thunder World' a story about giant robots and a giant monster learning to work together, written by him and Doug Rice

About Charles D. Moisant

John D. Nilles
John D. Nilles

About John D. Nilles

Erika Noble
Erika Noble

Slightly eccentric computer tech with a love of costuming and dance.

About Erika Noble

Tim Nydell

Tim Nydell is the creator and host of the Saturday Morning Rewind Cartoon Podcast. He interviews many of the greats in the world of animation and voice-over. Over the last 5 years he has interviewed: Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck), Michael Bell (GI Joe / Smurfs), Lisa Henson (Jim Henson's daughter), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Dave Coulier (Full House), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Christopher Sabat (Dragon Ball Z), Caroll Spinney (Big Bird), Marc Summers (Double Dare), and many others. Find him online at: www.SaturdayMorningRewind.com (The podcast is available wherever you find podcasts. All of the links can be found on his website)

About Tim Nydell

Lily Oliver

About Lily Oliver

Guy Pace
Guy Pace

Guy L. Pace, born in Great Falls, MT, grew up throughout the Northwest. He served in the US Navy, and on the USS Newport News (CA-148), including combat operations in Vietnam in 1972.

A Navy journalist, as a civilian he worked primarily in community newspapers as a reporter, photographer, editor, and managing editor. He changed careers, getting into computer support, training, networking and systems, and information security. He retired in 2011 after more than 20 years working in higher education.

He lives with his wife, Connie, in Spokane, where he gets to spend time with children and grandchildren, and ride his Harley-Davidson.

About Guy Pace

L.F. Patten
L.F. Patten

L.F. Patten has often characterized her multitude of interests as “A.D.D of the right brain.” Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, a tour guide at the Smithsonian, a history teacher, herbalist, book editor, actress, jewelry designer, and pottery/jewelry instructor. She has also been a writer
for more than 30 years, publishing both articles and short stories. Her debut novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, launched at World Fantasy Con in 2014, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere. .

About L.F. Patten

Alyson Peterson

Alyson Peterson lives in a mountainside gully—of all places—in northern Utah with her neurotic, shed-tastic dog, two ninja kids, and superhero husband. She spends her time studying martial arts, weapons and reads...a LOT. She teaches Story Structure and Character Development to teens across the country and was an adjunct professor at BYU. She has three traditionally published books and feels she's just begun her writing journey!

About Alyson Peterson

J.A. Pitts
J.A. Pitts

John (JA) Pitts is an award winning author of both novels and short fiction. Selected as one of the nicest people in the business at two different conventions. Dreams of being a full time writer if for no other reason than chucking his alarm clock into the bin.

About J.A. Pitts

Nick Plantz

Zero2Nick currently lives in Seattle where he spends most of his time working, at the gym, and looking forward to board game nights. After attending Wasteland Weekend for the first time in 2016, there is also now an entire year of costuming and planning for that amazing experience again! Once in a while he also has a DJ night spinning Industrial, or bangs on drums in a band.

About Nick Plantz

Carter Reid

Carter Reid is a noted Book Cover Illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic artist. He graduated Weber State University with a Bachelor's degree. Carter writes and illustrates the comic “The Zombie Nation” and is a frequent panelist at conventions.

When not working like a madman he is busy telling tall tales to his kids and embarrassing his in-laws.

About Carter Reid

Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer who splits her time between Enterprise and Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have appeared in Children of a Different Sky, Steam. And Dragons, Tales from an Alien Campfire, River, How Beer Saved the World 1, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Trust and Treachery among others. Her books include Netwalk: Expanded Edition, Netwalker Uprising, Life in the Shadows: Diana and Will, Alien Savvy, Seeking Shelter at the End of the World, Netwalking Space, and Challenges of Honor. Besides writing, Joyce enjoys reading, quilting, horses, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

About Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Jason Rocheleau

About Jason Rocheleau

Nikki Rossignol
Nikki Rossignol

Nikki Rossignol is an illustrator and ballerina from Montana. She is currently illustrating a mythology-based brand for Down The Road Brewing Company in Boston, MA. Previously, Rossignol worked as a court-room sketch artist for Dateline NBC, concept artist for Peach Pit films, and dancer in multiple companies including Donlavey and Mimoda of Los Angeles, and Chicago Light Opera Works. Rossignol currently lives in a wooded glen with her husband Jordan, daughter Elke, and dingo.

About Nikki Rossignol

Ira Sather-Olsen

Ira Sather-Olson works as the Senior MakerSpace Associate for the Missoula Public Library's MakerSpace. Since taking over the position in August 2016, he's learned the ins and outs of 3D printing using the library's trusty MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer, and he's excited to share his knowledge with Miscon attendees about how they can use this public service to their benefit.

About Ira Sather-Olsen

The SCA

About The SCA

Greg Schneider
Greg Schneider

Greg is the founder and "person vaguely in charge" of Black Shield Productions an professional interactive storytelling and entertainment group in the pacific northwest. He claims (without evidence) that he has run more hours of gaming events at Miscon than anyone else. When acting like a responsible adult, he is attempting to solve the nation's political money problems as the IT Director for followthemoney.org

About Greg Schneider

Bill Singletary
Bill Singletary

About Bill Singletary

D.L Solum
D.L Solum

D.L. Solum is an author currently living in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including - medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games. This latest obsession of writing Urban Fantasy is only made possible via the tough encouragement and impatient tolerance of Kate.

About D.L Solum

Brooke Stanley
Brooke Stanley

Brooke H. Stanley, RN is modern day Bard. Scrapping, skulking and schmoozing are reoccurring themes in his as yet never ending story. With Bachelor’s degrees in English and Nursing as well a fist full of apparently useless graduate work he is both over educated and very friendly. Stanley has been burned, shot and driven for spymasters and U. S. Presidents. In 2016, he was named Arctic Logistics Officer for Team Monkey, an international research organization devoted to the advancement of Anthropoid/Simian commensalism (for realsies!) He has a lovely singing voice and likes both cats and dogs equally.

About Brooke Stanley

Jeff Sturgeon
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.

About Jeff Sturgeon

Patrick Swenson
Patrick Swenson

Patrick Swenson edited Talebones magazine for 14 years, and he still runs Fairwood Press, a book line, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, his first novel The Ultra Thin Man appeared from Tor in 2014. The sequel, The Ultra Big Sleep, appeared last summer. He has sold stories to the anthology Like Water for Quarks, and magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, and others. He runs the Rainforest Writers Village retreat every spring at Lake Quinault, Washington. He is a high school teacher and lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his sixteen-year-old son Orion.

About Patrick Swenson

Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson is a local artist and body painter.

About Melissa Thompson

Tex Thompson

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is the author of the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country. Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com!

About Tex Thompson

Peter Wacks
Peter Wacks

Peter J Wacks has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.

About Peter Wacks

Krista Wallace

Krista writes mostly Fantasy, in novel-length and short fiction. She has been a finalist in several contests (SiWC, PNWA, Colorado Gold), and won a couple of them (Pulp Literature, Fraser Valley Writers). Her work is published in Pulp Literature magazine and Electric Spec, with another one coming out in the 49th Parallels anthology later this year. Her passion for reading aloud has recently taken her into the realm of audiobook narration. She is an actor, and sings jazz in both a big band and a duo. Besides writing, a favourite pastime is working as Musical Director for high school shows (In the Heights, Les Mis, Anything Goes, etc). She writes in a closet in Port Coquitlam, BC.

About Krista Wallace

Dean Wells
Dean Wells

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing Clockwork Millennials story cycle published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Other works have appeared in Ideomancers, 10Flash Quarterly, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4. He has also written for the performing arts in various capacities. Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

About Dean Wells

Danica Winters

About Danica Winters

Emmett Worthey

Medieval combat & history enthusiast, gamer, amateur experimental archaeologist.

About Emmett Worthey

John Wright
John Wright

Freelance illustrator living in Missoula.

About John Wright

Ecco Wyrd

About Ecco Wyrd

David Yake

As a young man growing up in the Rocky Mountains, David Yake has always had a firm connection to the wild. He now works for the Department of the Interior as a Park Ranger and Wildlife Biologist, strutting his expertise while educating the public about our natural wonders. His love of theater, fantasy and gaming have also helped in professional pursuits.acting at an early age, and though his professional passions have skewed him more towards wildlife work, his second love will always be theater.

About David Yake


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