Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Lynn Martyn

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 4:50 PM, Intro to Sewing, Patio Tent (1)
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Lynn Martyn

    Tips, tricks, and basics to help you get started on those sewing projects you have always wanted to do but didn't know where to start.

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Return of Cosplay Photography, Ballroom B
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn, Lily Oliver

    If you have the perfect costume, perfect
    hair, and perfect makeup, and need some help in capturing your perfect picture, we’ve got you covered. This panel will cover ways to put your
    best foot forward to get irrefutable evidence of your magic cosplay moment. Learn how to get the perfect picture from experienced Cosplayers and Photographers.

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Butte Magic , Realms of Avalon , The Troupe , BJ Allen-Prudden, Justin Barba, Christine Barkl, Chris Blazer, Max Franicevich, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), James Hayes, Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Katie Rhodes, The SCA, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    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 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Cosplay 101 - A Primer, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver

    Back by popular demand, the Ladies of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville are returning with their Beginning Cosplay panel. Come and join us for a Q&A on cosplay, community, and getting started on your first big costume.

  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Cosplay 201 - The Next Level, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver

    Finished your first costume? Now ready to get better? Let us help you explore fabric choices, basic lighting and electrical additions to your costumes, simple wings, easy props and accessories. We’ll spotlight basic armor techniques and touch on altering store-bought shoes to suit your needs.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Cosplay Meet and Greet, Ballroom C
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Christine Barkl, Chris Blazer, Max Franicevich, Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Gail Glass, Lynn Martyn, Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Katie Rhodes, Meagan Scruggs

    Don your costume and then come on down to meet everybody. Our panelists and pros (both current and past) will be rubbing shoulders with our one-of-a-kind cosplay community. This is a great time to get a preview of what’s planned for cosplayers this year, or get help with any last minute fixes or snafus with your costume.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Cosplay and Stage Makeup, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: Lynn Martyn

    Cosplay and Theatre share many things, and the five-foot rule is one of them. Learn how adjust your costume for stage distances, and then update your makeup routine so that even the back row can admire your skills.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Corsets and Foundations, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn

    Vintage fashion and modern costuming all depend on foundation layers to have that perfect look. While we all know about corsets and spanx, we don’t talk to much about padding or men’s waspies. Let’s talk about how a the little ways to adjust underneath a costume that can help men and women achieve the right look for a character, era, or their own creation.

  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Historical Influence in Modern Fashion, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Jessa Fuerst-Hinther (Ruby Riddle), Lynn Martyn

    Popular media loves to pilfer from the iconic fashions of the past to create dazzling costumes. Corsets, panniers, drover’s oilcloth coats and ‘britches’ have been reimagined, rebuilt and repurposed over and over to feed the voracious desire for ‘cool’ in entertainment. Let’s dissect a couple of costumes, and talk about why some elements never stray too far from the limelight.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Lolita!, Ballroom C
    Panelists: BJ Allen-Prudden, Lynn Martyn

    The lolita subculture has been spreading across the globe and taking hold of hearts on every continent with doll-like charm and endless variation. Let’s talk about how to start getting dolled up while respecting the history and culture surrounding this unique fashion trend.