Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Robert Chenoweth (Bob)

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Bob joined the Army in 1966 and flew combat helicopter missions for a year before being shot down and captured during Tet 1968. He was released from captivity in 1973.

I come from Portland, Oregon. Attended Benson Polytechnic and entered the Army in 1966, trained as a helicopter crewchief. Went to Viet Nam in 1967 and flew over 1000 combat hours in UH-1"Huey" helicopters. Was shot down and captured in 1968 and released in 1973 following the Paris Agreements. Graduated with a BA in Anthropology in 1978 from American University in Wash. DC. Worked at National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum as a Museum Technician until 1983. I moved to Hawaii in 1983 and work at the US Army Museum of Hawaii and later for the National Park Service at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. I was the curator at Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, Montana. In 1995 I became the curator at Nez Perce National Historical Park and will retire in 2017. I studied Japanese archery (Kyudo) in Hawaii and began researching and studying Medieval Archery in 2005 thru Realms of Avalon and later the SCA. I collect bows, and make arrows from various periods and cultures based on archeological evidence and site visits to museums. I also research and make models of historical water craft with a special interest in pre-viking and Viking era ships, medieval coastal craft and cogs (Kogges).

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Realms-of-Avalon-112616592100559/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Heroes of Norse Mythology, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Realms of Avalon ; Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    A panel focused on the written word, and the ways in which later cultures have potentially altered, censored, and/or put their own spin on Norse Heroes.

  • moderator Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica European, Chinese repeater, and Vietnamese crossbows.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • moderator Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Asian Bows, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Join Realms of Avalon and learn about and try several Asian Bows!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 11:00
  • moderator Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Medieval Crossbows!, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Check out some replica medieval crossbows, bolts, and see how they function.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel 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.

  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Bows of the West/Ancient Bows, Medieval Demo Area (7)
    Moderator: Realms of Avalon ; Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Matt McAdoo

    Come learn about ancient bows from Viking Age, England, and Native American. The Realms of Avalon will have a lot of bows and arrows on hand for you to check out.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 10:00
  • moderator Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Ancient And Medieval Bows, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Robert Chenoweth (Bob); Panelists: Realms of Avalon , Robert Chenoweth (Bob), Ruth Frey, Rebekah Leib

    Discuss bows from the ancient world, Europe, and Asia.