Justin Barba

MisCon 31 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:

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

(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Carol Berg, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, David Farland, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Randy Henderson, Michael Hodges, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • 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 , Darkon , Eekie and Snow Cosplay , Ministry of Magic , Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon , BJ Allen-Prudden, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Eric the Excellent, James Hayes, James Jones (Sir James), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Tundra Malamute, Lynn Martin, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Nikki Rossignol

    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 down Higgins Street to Broadway, cross the street, then head back along Higgins and through Caras Park back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Philo Barnhart, Aaron Douglas, Claire Eddy, David Farland, Amy Farrington

    Calling all Cylons, Replicants, and Teerminators! Come on in, grab a seat, and find out what's in store for you at MisCon 31. We'll meet our Guests of Honor, 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.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 10:00
  • moderator Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Aaron Douglas Signing, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Aaron Douglas

    Aaron Douglas will sign autographs. MisCon will provide a limited number of photos of the Chief, but you're welcome to bring your own items for signing too. This signing will be strictly moderated: he will only sign 3 items/person/trip through the line to ensure everyone gets a turn (unless you're a Cylon, in which case, you're all set).

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 8:00
  • panel Sat 8:00 - 9:50 PM, Scotch Tasting, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Todd Lockwood, Bill Singletary

    Peaty, smoky, fruity, sweet: Scotch whiskey has different flavors depending on which region and river it comes from. Join us in the Presidential Suite, room 436, for the MisCon 31 Scotch Tasting! $25 per person at the door unless you donate a bottle of scotch, in which case we’ll usher you right in at no charge. 21 and over, of course. Proceeds go toward funding MisCon Game Days, both making them happen and making them super fun.

  • Break Sat 9:50 - Sun 10:00
  • moderator Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Aaron Douglas Signing/Photo Op, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Aaron Douglas

    Aaron Douglas will sign photos and take pictures with attendees.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Pageant, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Becky Harouz

    MisCon's Costume Pageant! Participants will show off their costumes and awards will be given for the best as well as the winners in our new categories.

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 3:00
  • moderator Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Philo Barnhart, Claire Eddy, Amy Farrington

    Finish out MisCon 31 in style and catch a sneak peek at what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 32: Year of Lost Heroes, May 2018.


Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.


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