Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Beth Stoops

MisCon 32 MisCon Staff

Beth Stoops is "three feet tall and dresses kooky." There's mounting evidence she might not be human. Or even a she. But she's interesting to talk to, unintentionally funny, and can help your sewing go to the next level and beyond. If you are looking for her and don't see her, look down. If that doesn't work, carry around a cup of English Breakfast -- eventually she'll come out of hiding.

Beth Stoops is a journeyman costumer from the Pacific Northwest, recently transplanted to the bay area of California. She sews many of her own clothes and household items. Her theory about sewing is that clothing should be comfortable, allow a full range of motion, and have a generally high level of utility. She particularly focuses on strong, solid finish work sewn on strong, durable fibers. While she wears mostly loose tunics, in her ideal world, corsets, kilts, plus-fours and pantaloons would be an everyday occurrence. That said, her absolute favorite thing to make is pants.

As an author, Stoops is raunchy, yet refined, comedic, yet dark. Her stories have a local flavor and a running joke that all good things hail from, or end up in, Montana.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Building Metropolis in Your Living Room, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Logan Nickel, Beth Stoops

    Comic books are slick; lightning fast, action-packed, and witty. Bringing their unique flavor home to your favorite gaming squad demands as much on the players as it does on the game master. But if you can pull it off, itís going a campaign for the ages.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Dungeons and Dragons IN SPACE!, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Beth Stoops, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Actually, we think any RPG can go to space, if you think it through and consider the setting changes carefully. Letís talk about how to convert your favorite setting into a space-age adventure, replete with aliens, ranks, and super cool tech.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat Noon
  • moderator Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Adventuring with Pre-teen and Teen Gamers, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Beth Stoops; Panelists: Gabe Marmin, Beth Stoops

    Everyoneís favorite thing: shiny new geeks, learning the nuances of tabletop gaming. Games with pre-teens and teens open the door to more plot and more roleplaying than games with kids, but there are still effective techniques for keeping the game fun and engaging. Letís discuss whatís worked, what can work, and what just never turns out right.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sun 7:00
  • moderator Sun 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Birth of a Game, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Beth Stoops; Panelists: Erik Evjen, Jason A. Holt, Beth Stoops

    How does an idea become a game? How does the game get published? Get tips developing a game from the concept to publishing and selling.