Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 37: Monster Mash-up, May 26 - 29, 2023 Missoula, Montana


MisCon is a 4-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that takes over the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown every Memorial Day Weekend.

Through discussion panels, hangouts, games, readings, craft demos, and workshops, we bring fans together with authors, artists, game designers, actors, costumers, and other professionals in the world of speculative fiction.

View and buy art from our Art Show, watch our film festival submissions, participate in our Costume Pageant, play RPGs, board games, and Magic the Gathering, and check out Merchants' Row. Whatever your interests, MisCon has something to fascinate, educate and entertain you.


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MisCon 37 Guests of Honor

Robert J. Sawyer, Author Guest of Honor
Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer has won the best-novel Hugo Award (for Hominids), the best-novel Nebula Award (for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for Mindscan), as well as the Robert A. Heinlein Award, the Hal Clement Award, the Skylark Award, and more Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards (“Auroras”) than anyone else in history. Rob is a member of The Order of Canada, the highest honor bestowed by the Canadian government, and he will be an Author Guest of Honor at this year’s Worldcon in Chengdu. The ABC TV series FlashForward is based on his novel of the same; his latest novel is Oppenheimer Alternative. Website: https:sfwriter.com.

About Robert J. Sawyer

Jim Wright, Special Guest of Honor
Jim Wright

Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lives in Floridaa where he watches American politics in a perpetual state of amused disgust. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers the title: Satan's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle, or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle. Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.

About Jim Wright

Sarah Clemens, Artist Guest of Honor
Sarah Clemens

Sarah’s early love of science fiction and fantasy art came even before she could read,
from looking at the covers of science fiction magazines. She has been attending
science fiction conventions since the late seventies. The artwork she most enjoys
creating are those connected with the fantastic and she is gratified at the response of
con-goers to her award-winning paintings of Magnus & Loki, the cat and dragon
companions, which have been the most fun of all her fantastic creations.
After a twenty year career as a medical illustrator, she feels herself truly lucky to be able to be a full time fantasy artist.

About Sarah Clemens

Dragon Dronet, Special Guest of Honor
Dragon Dronet

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars the Old Republic.

Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Spiderman No Way Home, Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

About Dragon Dronet

Tobias McCurry, Cosplay Guest of Honor
Tobias McCurry

Tobias McCurry is the founder of Spring Heeled Studios, a Seattle-based company specializing in prop making, entertainment, and event production. With a background in a range of genres, including Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic, Tobias is known for his attention to detail and immersive approach to storytelling. He gained fame through his appearance on the TV show Steampunk'd, and continues to create memorable experiences for fans of all things geek.

About Tobias McCurry

MisCon 37 Featured Professionals

Carol Berg, Author
Carol Berg

Former software engineer Carol Berg (aka Cate Glass) never expected to become an award-winning author. But her seventeen epic fantasy novels have won national and international awards, including multiple Colorado Book Awards and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. She’s taught writing in the US and Canada and received reader mail from the slopes of Denali and beneath the Mediterranean. All amazing for one who majored in math and computer science to avoid writing papers. Her newest novels are Cate Glass’s fantasy adventure Chimera novels from Tor Books, most recently A Conjuring of Assassins. Carol/Cate lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, and on the internet at www.carolberg.com.

About Carol Berg

Rob Carlos, Artist
Rob Carlos

Rob Carlos started his art career working as a digital graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, illustrating the D&D games he ran with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that company folded, he started selling prints on his website (the worldwide web was a brand new thing at that point) and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his official professional work as a fantasy artist.

About Rob Carlos

Jeff Sturgeon, Artist
Jeff Sturgeon

Jeff is a nationally knows award winning artist and creator. He has a 30 year career as a professional artist and was MisCon 30 Artist Guest of Honor.

About Jeff Sturgeon

Todd Lockwood, Artist/Author
Todd Lockwood

Todd Lockwood is an illustrator and author, whose work has appeared on NY Times best-selling novels, magazines, video games, collectible card games, and fantasy role-playing games. It has been honored with multiple appearances in Spectrum and the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and with numerous industry awards. Always known for the narrative power of his paintings, Todd's debut novel, "The Summer Dragon" was released by DAW Books to rave reviews, named by B&N and Amazon both on their shortlist of "Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels of the Year." View his art at http://www.toddlockwood.com or get chummy at https://www.facebook.com/artoftoddlockwood

About Todd Lockwood

David Gerrold, Author
David Gerrold

David Gerrold is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes. He is a classic sci-fi writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books, and short stories in the genre.

TV credits include episodes from Star Trek ("The Trouble With Tribbles" and "The Cloud Minders"), Star Trek Animated ("More Tribbles, More Troubles" and "Bem"), Babylon 5, Twilight Zone, Land Of The Lost, and Logan's Run.

He has won both Hugo and Nebula awards for his fiction.

About David Gerrold

See our other attending professionals and panelist volunteers.

MisCon Theme

Our theme changes every year. The yearly theme influences panel topics, invited guests, decoration, and sometimes convention-wide events. We encourage guests, members, and attendees to take each year's theme to heart, and let it influence your thoughts of, and preparation for, MisCon each year.

MisCon 37: Monster Mash-up

Looks like we might need a few more monster hunters around here, just to be on the safe side.

Over the years, MisCon has been plagued by zombies, became a ruined wasteland, ascended to the future, lost all its heroes, and levelled up. It’s been filled with doors to many places and times. Once it became a fairy tale that attracted none other than George R.R. Martin, one of the greatest wizards of our age.

This year the monsters are coming.

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