Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

CthulhuBob Lovely

MisCon 33 MisCon Staff

I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen.
	I run games, primarily Call of Cthulhu, GURPS and other Steve Jackson Games products and various games from Cheapass Games.
	As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.

My name is CthulhuBob Lovely. (My Mom would say my name is Robert Lester Lovely.) Born 14 June 1962 in Abilene, Texas, I grew to adult age in Columbus, Ohio. Thankfully, I managed to avoid growing up. I currently live in Missoula, Montana with my beautiful wife. I have a son and two daughters.
In the mundane world, I served in the United States Air Force from 1986-1992 as a Chinese Mandarin cryptologist and ICBM Technical Order Librarian, chose to not meet the Pope so a little old Catholic lady could do so instead, met Justice Clarence Thomas in 2000, received my JD in 2001, and have a degree in History.
In terms of geekery, I help run MisCon, which occurs each year on Memorial Day Weekend in Missoula, Montana, thanks to the wonderful people who make it happen. I also help out at other shows.
I began playing Dungeons and Dragons at the age of 13. Prior to this, I had seen H.P. Lovecraft’s books in the collection of my older brother, Brian, who is also responsible for introducing me to Monty Python, Star Wars and many other things geek. In my younger years, my geek reading was more science fiction than fantasy, though that has largely reversed these days.
When Call of Cthulhu was first published, I played with my friend Warren as Keeper. I immediately fell in love with the game, and the system, and have been running Call of Cthulhu ever since. I am a Missionary for Chaosium, a MIB for Steve Jackson Games and a Monkey for Cheapass games.
As a semi-professional nerd, I believe geekery and gaming can have positive effects on math, reading and writing, and social interaction skills as well as family togetherness.

Web site: http://www.miscon.org/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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

(Tentative)

  • game Fri 2:00 - 3:50 PM, Cheapass/SJ Games Players Choice, Table: 2 Room: Montana Boardroom
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    Cheapass Games and Steve Jackson Games have been around for years. Both companies make tons of games of various complexities and time requirements. We're going to play some of the quicker and simpler ones.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • game Fri 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Operation Macallister, Table: 11 Room: Jefferson Room
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    This is a tutorial for how to play GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing System, by Steve Jackson Games. The PCs are sent to MacAllister Incorporated, based on the concern that James MacAllister is developing, or has developed, a weapon he intends to put on the international and criminal markets. MacAllister Incorporated is a high tech munitions company.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat Noon
  • game Sat Noon - 3:50 PM, Light and Truth, Table: 18 Room: Upstairs Gaming 210 (210)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    A student, Bernard Polk, died on campus late last night or very early this morning. His body was found lying on the University seal in the center of the green. Miskatonic University has long been rumored to be a place where occult and magical research is secretly performed. Supposedly, wizards and strange beings visit and/or inhabit the campus. The six of you gather in Professor Horst's office in the Mathematics building.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 4:00
  • game Sun 4:00 - 7:50 PM, From the Waves, Table: 20 Room: Upstairs Gaming 212 (212)
    GM(s): CthulhuBob Lovely

    A traumatized woman is found wandering the streets of Arkham, Massachusetts. There are rumors of a strange man muttering about God. Are these events connected? What can this mean?