Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Klarissa Davis

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Klarissa ďThe Volcano LadyĒ Davis. Scientist, Gamer, Writer, Lunatic. A

Vital Stats
Age: Old enough to be your mom
Height: Canít reach the top shelf
Weight: More than a bread box
Degrees: Many (mostly involving rocks)
Favorite Author: Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Musician: Lindsay Sterling
Favorite Mineral: Labradorite
Favorite Bird: Blue Footed Boobie
Hobbies: Making things, blowing things up, lighting things on fire, sleeping
Job: Playing with rocks

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Engineering Our Way Out of Climate Disaster?, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Manny Frishberg; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, Manny Frishberg, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel

    Cloud seeding on a massive scale? Orbiting umbrellas? Sucking CO2 from the air to make fuel or carbon nanotubes? There are a number of technologically feasible approaches to geoengineering solutions to greenhouse gas pollution, causing runaway climate change. Which are the most likely? Are we ready to try terraforming on the only habitable planet we have?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Weaving, Patio Tent (1)
    Panelists: Klarissa Davis

    Wondering about weaving? Don't have an inkling about inkles? Confused about tablets (no, not like an iPad)? Come learn about weaving, an art form that has been around longer than the written word (and way longer than Apple)!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 5:00
  • moderator Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Evolution of Life on Earth, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Klarissa Davis; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel

    Science talk with fun slides regarding the Evolution of life on the 3rd rock from the sun.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Drafting your ideas, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Christine Barkl, Klarissa Davis, James Hayes, Katie Rhodes

    Unless you are very lucky, the average pattern doesnít provide a quick and easy fit, or that screen-accurate look. Most people find they need to fit the pattern more closely to their body for a polished look and itís almost always necessary to adjust patterns with custom pieces to get the right look for a character. Starting with measurements, this panel will teach you how to do basic fitting and modifications to a store-bought paper pattern.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What's New In Science, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 11:00
  • moderator Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Volcanoes & the End of the World, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Klarissa Davis; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, Manny Frishberg, James Glass

    Will volcanoes end the world? Why?!? What about our neighbor, the Yellowstone caldera? When Yellowstone erupts, what will happen, and how it affect human society and the natural world?