Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 33: Level Up!, May 24 - 27, 2019 Missoula, Montana

Justin Barba

MisCon 33 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 the Holiday Inn. 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 person, and raising his funny daughter.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Dragon Dronet, Jeff Fennel, David Gerrold, Jeff Grubb, Becky Harouz, Chad Volpe (The Fin)

    Finish him! It's dangerous to go alone, so grab a fireflower and the Master Sword, hop aboard the airship, and help save the princess. With all the villains running around these days, we can all use a few more levels.

    What's the best way to level up? Join our GoHs at MisCon 33's Opening Ceremonies and unlock some achievements. Put on a costume, attend discussion panels, hit the art show, and play a few games.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Mary Beth Horvath; Panelists: Justin Barba, Mary Beth Horvath, Esther Jones, Lee Stahl

    Yip yip! A discussion of the hit cartoon, the terrible movie, & maybe even the follow-up books. Why do we love this show? Let's talk about what works, what doesn't, & our thoughts on the upcoming Netflix life-action show.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Mon 3:00
  • moderator Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Dragon Dronet, Jeff Fennel, David Gerrold, Becky Harouz

    Finish out MisCon 33 in style, and catch a sneak peek at what's in store for you next year at MisCon 34.