Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

MisCon 34 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 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Eekie and Snow Cosplay , John Barba, Jim Butcher, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Cale Patenaude

    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.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, How to Lose Your Tail, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    Are sneaky bad guys following you around the carnival? If they are, come here and learn how to get rid of them.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 6:00
  • moderator Sat 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Family Feud: MisCon Edition, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    We'll play some Family Feud, hosted by none other than Clay Cooper. More details to come.

  • Break Sat 7:50 - Mon 3:00
  • panel Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Dan Dos Santos, Becky Harouz, Charlaine Harris

    Finish out MisCon 34 in style, and catch a sneak peek at what's in store for you next year at MisCon 35.