Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

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.

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.

He lives by the motto: "Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum," or "If you wish for peace, prepare for war."

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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

(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Ambushes, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    How to set up a military ambush and how to react to one.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Dermagraphics: The Living Graphic Novel, Demo Tent (8)
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Every tattoo has a story, and a meaning to the individual wearing it. Be it embarrassing or inspiriational, conforming, or empowering. Character development for gamers, writers, and those that just love or want to understand tattoos.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 6:00
  • moderator Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Sand Tables, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    Join Clay Cooper "Ol Scratch" to discuss sand tables.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 2:50 PM, Box Wars, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    The worldwide phenomenon originating has come to MisCon! Don your best cardboard armor and join us on the battlefield. Just remember, there are no winners in Boxwars, only losers.

  • moderator Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Veterans' Roundtable, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    A gathering of military veterans. Come discuss whatever you want without judgement. Veterans (including foreign military vets) only, please. No children or spouses. No exceptions.

  • Break Sun 3:50 - Mon Noon
  • moderator Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, D&D Monsters vs. Modern Weapons, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Matt McAdoo

    How well would modern weapons work against fantasy monsters?