Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 34: Carnival of Wonders, May 22 - 25, 2020 Missoula, Montana

Guests of Honor

MisCon 34

Charlaine Harris, Author GoH
Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris has been a published writer for over thirty-five years. She has written conventional mysteries, hard-edged mysteries, urban fantasy, and science fiction.

Her Sookie Stackhouse books were adapted to the HBO series True Blood.

Her series "Midnight, Texas" was adapted to the NBC show of the same name. It follows the lives of the strange inhabitants of a small town in the middle of nowhere, where the concept of normal is relative. A haven for vampires, witches, psychics, hit men, and others with extraordinary backgrounds, Midnight gives outsiders a place to belong.

About Charlaine Harris

Jim Butcher, Super GoH
Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series. He is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, Gojo Shorei Ryu, and a sprinkling of Kung Fu. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions.

Jim enjoys fencing, singing, bad science fiction movies and live-action gaming. He lives in Missouri with his wife, son, and a vicious guard dog.

About Jim Butcher

Patricia Briggs, Special GoH
Patricia Briggs

Patty writes books. You can find a complete list of titles elsewhere. You probably don't really care where she was born [Butte, MT] or what her favorite animal is [horse]. The list of jobs she's held over the years doesn't tell you as much about Patty as it does about which jobs were available at various times in our past. I could fill pages with various facts and tallies that detail the events of her life. Instead, I'd like to tell you a bit about who she is.

About Patricia Briggs

Dan Dos Santos, Artist GoH
Dan Dos Santos

Well known for his colorful oil paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan dos Santos' work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, film and video games.

He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Activision, Boeing Aircraft, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, UpperDeck, Hasbro, DC Comics, and many, many more.

Dan has been the recipient of many awards. He is a ‘Rhodes Family Scholarship’ winner, a five time ‘Hugo Award’ Nominee for Best Artist, and has received both Gold and Silver Medals from ‘Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art’. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New

About Dan Dos Santos

Professionals and Speakers

Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 34, or look up pros by category using the site navigation.

About MisCon Pros, Panelists, GMs:

Attending Professional

Attending pros are available to con attendees as a resource. These individuals are special guests of the con and are professionals in their industry or art. There expertise on panels and in sessions is valuable to many of MisCon attendees.

Featured Publisher

MisCon's Featured Publisher

Game Masters and Storytellers

GMs (also known as Game Masters, Story Tellers, Judges, Referees, Game Facilitators, or Dungeon Masters) are the people responsible for running the game. GMs referee the outcome of character conflicts (with other player characters or with non-player characters), run all (or most) of the non-player characters, describe the setting, and arbitrate die rolls.

Guest of Honor

Each year MisCon invites three professionals in the realm of speculative fiction to be our Guests of Honor (GoHs, Guests). These three individuals include at least one artist, at least one author, and one other professional each year. Guests generally participate in more panels than other individual pros or panelists. Learn more about the MisCon guests through the links above.

MisCon Staff

MisCon is run by a group of volunteers, ConCom, who work hard all year to put MisCon together. Many members of ConCom also help on panels and programs during the convention.

Panel Volunteer

MisCon couldn't have the diversity in our programming without the many Panel Volunteers and Panelists that show up and agree to take time out of their schedule to help with a panel or two. These paying attendees help MisCon greatly each year!

Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 34.