Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders, May 27 - 30, 2022 Missoula, Montana

MisCon Announcements

MisCon 36

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MisCon 36 Announcements:

Come one, come all!
Come one, come all!

Calling all potential MisCarnies! The convention is NEXT week and we are still looking for MisCarnies to help us throw an amazing Carnival of Wonders! Never volunteered before? No problem! We will teach you the MisCarny ways of MisCon. Fill out an application today!

Sign up now...

... For the Costume Contest! Judging this year will be Chris Blazer, Lynn Martyn, and Cosplay Guest of Honor Cosplaimee!

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering at MisCon? Thinking about it and want to know more? Check out our online Volunteer Orientation!

You know you want to!
You know you want to!

You know you want to, so what are you waiting for?!

Gaming Submissions Closed

Submissions for scheduled games are now closed.

Last Day For Early Birds

This is it, today is the last day for Early Bird Registration. Don't miss out on all the perks that come with getting registered now!

Buttons, buttons, and more buttons!
Buttons, buttons, and more buttons!

How many buttons have you earned over the last two conventions? Are you excited to earn one more? Allow me to be announce the button you’ll earn for being a MisCarny this year at MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders!

One Week Remaining!

As the night falls, and the torch and lamplight cast shadows over everything, you begin to see what appears to be people moving behind the tents but every time you try to take a closer look one of the game masters or employees always seems to block you from seeing further... GM's what stories are hiding here at the carnival. Last week to get your submissions in!!! Gaming Submissions will close on May 1st!!!.

Don't miss out!

Early Bird registration is closing soon - April 30th is the last day to get your professionally printed keepsake badge!

MisCarny!!

Have you always wanted to run away and join a traveling carnival? Would you perform a daring act or would you be a beloved carny? For those with the carny life in mind, look no further than your own Holiday Inn Downtown! This year we’re changing things up a bit and calling our volunteers by another name… MisCarnies! 

Hotel Close to Full

The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown is very nearly full - but it's not there yet! Don't miss your chance to get a room where it happens.

Volunteer Compensation

A few weeks ago we mentioned earning Cthulhu Cash when you volunteer. Did you know that there are tons of other perks and benefits to volunteering? You’ll earn a themed button, nerdy swag, and so much more! Check out our Volunteer Compensation page for more information!

COVID 19 FAQ - update

The Hotel has updated their mask policy to recommended but not required. Check out our COVID FAQ for more on how things are being handled.

Get your games on the schedule

May 1st is the last day to get your game on the schedule for MisCon! Sign up now!

Writer's Workshop Closed

The Writer's Workshop for MisCon 36 is now closed.

National Encourage a Young Writer Day

Celebrate National Encourage a Young Writer Day by reminding your friends that today is the last day for submissions to the MisCon 36 Writer's Workshop!

Writer's Workshop Closes Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your manuscript for the MisCon 36 Writer's Workshop.

Who will help her?

A young girl about the age of 13 approached you. "Please can you help me?" She asks. "My mother is missing, please can you help me find my mother?" Gm's who is this young girl? Why is her mother missing? Is it something innocent or a trap? You decide!!! Game Submissions are open till May 1st and that is fast approaching!!!

Volunteer!

Have you signed up to volunteer at MisCon yet? 

4 weeks remaining!

Only 4 weeks left for Early Bird registration. Don't miss out on exclusive perks like the keepsake color program and plastic badge!

April Fools!

Tomorrow is April Fools Day, what’s the best joke you’ve heard or the best prank you’ve seen? I would tell you a chemistry joke, but all the good ones argon. The best non-joke I’ve heard is that MisCon is looking for awesome Volunteers! Be sure to fill out an application today!

9 weeks from today...

...we will be packing up and saying goodbye! That's right, in 9 short weeks MisCon 36 is over. You've been waiting for this for literal years, don't miss out, register now!

9 weeks from today...

...we will be packing up and saying goodbye! That's right, in 9 short weeks MisCon 36 is over. You've been waiting for this for literal years, don't miss out, register now!

Will you take the challenge?

The sound of music, laughter, and merriment fill the air around you!! There seems to be an undertone of something hidden, something secret around you but you soon forget about it as the game in front of you catches your eye and the Game Master promises you riches and prizes if you can beat him at his own game!! GM's What games do you have for our fine players to try their hands at??? Submit them now before the cutoff date of May 1st!!!.

There's Still Time!

The deadline is approaching, but there's still time to submit your manuscript for the Writer's Workshop. Check out the details here.

Cthulhu Cash
Cthulhu Cash

Did you know that you’ll earn Cthulhu Cash for every hour you volunteer? You can hoard it like a dragon or Cthulhu Cash can be spent at merchant tables, registration, in the art room, and during the art auction. How much do you plan to earn?

Holiday Inn Almost Full!

While the room block does not officially close for several weeks, we are getting close to running out of rooms! Make sure you snag yours before it's too late!

Early Bird Perks

Did you know there are a bunch of perks to registering early? My favorite is the keepsake plastic badge, but check out the registration page for the other reasons you shouldn't put it off any longer!

10 weeks until MisCon!
10 weeks until MisCon!

10 weeks until MisCon 36: The Carnival of Wonders takes the stage! Are you registered? Do you have your cosplay(s) picked out? Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer and represent the convention as your favorite characters!

Coming Up Faster Than You Think!
Coming Up Faster Than You Think!

It's cold and blustery and deserted today, but before you know it this place will be overrun with MisCon activity! Get your hotel reservation in now before it's too late!

What Wonders Await?

"Come on down, join us. Win a prize!" The man standing infront of you in colorful clothing seems excited to see you however his eyes betray that he is hiding something... Gm's what is he hiding, will your players find out? Submit your games now before the cutoff date of May 1st to ensure your table is reserved!!!

Register before it's too late!

It can happen! Attendance at MisCon is limited so make sure you register now before it's too late!

One Month Left!

The Writer's Workshop closes in one month! Make sure you get your submissions on before it's too late.

Are you MAD?!

At MisCon we’re all MAD*. Sign up to volunteer to and earn your MAD status!

Short Stories and Novel Excerpts

Did you know the Writer's Workshop accepts short stories and excerpts from manuscripts? Check out the webpage to learn more!

Another Guest of Honor!
Another Guest of Honor!

Today we get to announce the return of MisCon Special Media Guest of Honor, Dragon Dronet! Learn more about Dragon here.

Adventure Awaits!

A mysterious carnival is coming to town, drawing adventurers from far and wide. Game submissions are open for you to put these fine adventurers to the test!!!

Introducing Guest of Honor Number 3!

We are excited to announce our 3rd Guest of Honor for MisCon 36 - Cosplaimee!

Women's History Month

You probably know March is Women's History Month, but did you know every year there is a specific theme? Check it out here:

A Case of FOMO

Make sure you don't find yourself with a case of FOMO at Con this year. Register at the Hotel now and stay where the action is!

Tickets, get your tickets!

Can you believe MisCon is less than 90 days away? Register now before time runs out!

Writer's Workshop is Open!

The MisCon Writer's Workshop is taking submissions! For details check out the website m

Writer's Workshop is Open!

The MisCon Writer's Workshop is taking submissions! For details check out the website m

Tax Refund

For you eager beavers who have already done your taxes, don’t forget to register for MisCon 36. Fill out a volunteer application while you’re at it so you can get the most bang for your buck and earn some Cthulhu Cash!

Costume Contest Open!

Check out the rules and sign up for the Costume Contest here! Please Note: if you signed up for MisCon 34 (or 35) you will need to sign up again.

GM sign up

Gaming is now taking submissions to run games at Miscon 36!

GM sign up

Gaming is now taking submissions to run games at Miscon 36!

Cosplay is Not Consent

Remember that behind each costume is a human being.

Did you know?

Did your know MisCon is run completely by Volunteers? Go to the Volunteers Page to learn more and to sign up.

Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day

From everyone here at MisCon just a friendly reminder -

It's not too late!

Forget to get that special someone a gift for tomorrow? Buy them a weekend they'll never forget, Full Weekend passes only $60!

Book your room now

Why pick the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown? Location, location, location! Stay close to the action, near gorgeous Downtown Missoula, and by tons of great food!

Something Special for Someone Special

Muse is a long time Merchant, sponsor, and fan of MisCon. If you're looking for a nerdy gift for someone special (including yourself) this Valentine's Day shop local and show Muse some love!

Something for Everybody

MisCon has something for everyone, including an International Short Film Festival. Check it out here!

Interesting in being a GM?

Did you have so much fun at Game Day that you want to do it again? Sign up to run a game at MisCon!

Tomorrow: Winter Game Day

MisCon Winter Game Day is tomorrow: February 5. Have you made your travel plans to get to the game room in the University Center? We'll open doors at 10am for your friends and family.

Stay where the action is!

Rooms are filling up fast, but it isn't too late yet!

Winter Game Day is so Close!

MisCon Winter Game Day is this Saturday, February 5, in the game room at the University Center. Come join your MisCon family and have some great fun!

Safety and Respect

Keeping MisCon a fun and safe event for everyone!

Registration FAQs

Can't remember if you already registered?

Another GoH

Another GoH for MisCon 36 is confirmed - the return of Patricia Briggs!

MisCon Winter Game Day Next Week

MisCon Winter Game Day at the University Center is coming up next week - Saturday February 5, 2022. join us in the Game Room and show your true nerd!

Have you registered?

Registration for 4-day (Full Weekend) passes for MisCon 36 is open!

Have you registered?

Registration for 4-day (Full Weekend) passes for MisCon 36 is open!

COVID 19 FAQ Update

Please see the updated information highlighted in yellow.

Art Show Full

The Art Show for MisCon 36 has been fully booked.

Merchants Update

What's going on with Merchants for MisCon 36?

MisCon 36 GoH

Over the next few weeks we will be announcing our Guests of Honor for MisCon 36. To kick things off we'd like to introduce Author GoH Charlaine Harris.

MisCon Winter Game Day

MisCon Winter Game Day is just 2 weeks away!

COVID Safety Precautions

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for MisCon 36 (2022)

Hotel Room Block Open

MisCon is thrilled to announce the room block at the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown is open!

MisCon Winter Game Day 2021

MisCon Winter Game Day is February 5, 2021. Come to the Game Room in the University Center for a fun day of geekery starting at 10am.

Thanks for joining us!

Thanks to everyone that came out for Fall Game Day!

Fall Game Day Tomorrow

Doors for the MisCon Fall Game day open at 10am November 5 at the UC Game Room. Come join your MisCon family and friends for a great day of gaming.

This Saturday is Game Day

Sick of costumes? Didn't think so. Come to the MisCon Fall Game Day 2021 is November 6 in the University Center. Join us in the Game Room for gaming and nerding galore. Doors open at 10am.

Fall Game Day: Next Week

MisCon Fall Game Day 2021 is November 6 in the University Center. Come join us in the Game Room for family fun and games. Doors open at 10am.

Fall Game Day is Coming

MisCon Fall Game Day is November 6, 2021 at the University Center. Come join us in the Game Room for a geeky gaming time!

We had a great time...

And we hope you did too at MisCon Summer Game Day!

Summer Game Day Tomorrow

MisCon Summer Game Day is tomorrow, Saturday, August 7. Come join us in the Game Room in the University Center for a delightfully nerdy time.

Summer Game Day this Saturday

August 7, 2021 is MisCon Summer Game Day. (That's this Saturday, if you're keeping score.) Come join us in the Game Room in the University Center.

Summer Game Day Next Week

MisCon Summer Game Day 2021 is Saturday, August 7! That's just a week out! Come join us in the Game Room in the University Center game and geek out!

Summer Game Day in One Month

MisCon Summer Game Day 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, August 7! Come join us in the Game Room in the University Center for a day of nerding and gaming!

Thanks for Joining Us!
Thanks for Joining Us!

Thanks to everyone that braved the heat and joined us at the MisCon Social. It was good to see everyone!

Social Tomorrow

Come to the MisCon Summer Social on Saturday, June 26, 2021 (that's tomorrow). We'll be at McCormick Park between noon and nine pm. Great geeking to be had by all!

MisCon Summer Social

MisCon is having a social next Saturday, June 26, 2021. Join us at McCormick Park between noon and nine pm. Bring a picnic and come geek out with some MisCon folks!

Is August Too Far Away?

Can't wait until the game day in August to hang out with your MisCon friends? Join us at McCormick Park on June 26th. Bring a picnic and come hang out with all your MisCon peeps!

Well, Well, Well...

Guess what's back... MisCon Game Days! We have three scheduled already. August 7, 2021, November 6, 2021, and February 5, 2022. Come to the game room in the University Center to hang out with your MisCon friends and family. We look forward to seeing you!