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MisCon 39: Hive of Scum and Villainy, May 23 - 26, 2025 Missoula, Montana

MisCon 37: Monster Mash-up (May 26 - 29, 2023)

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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.

We didn't know what to make of it at first, but they've been reserving rooms, signing up to run games, sit on panels, and want to join the Costume Parade.

Jinkies!

We're talking mummies, werewolves, homunculi, goblins, insurance adjusters, beholders, ogres, you name it.

Monsters of every kind.

A number of them seem to think we're opening some kind of bath house for spirits, and one especially creepy doctor offered to run a panel on the psychology of evil. He even said he'd share some fava beans and a nice chianti with the audience.

I know that sounds great and all, but you're probably asking yourself the same question we did: why would a bunch of monsters want to attend MisCon?

As usual, our seers, scientists, and sages scoured the multiverse for answers. It turns out it's simple:

Guillermo, a vampire's familiar from Staten Island, invited them.

He heard MisCon is filled with a bunch of fun humans, including LARPers, who accept all kinds of weirdos as long as they behave themselves and follow the code of conduct.

So he sent invitations to monsters everywhere, telling them MisCon 37 would be just like Hotel Transylvania but in Montana.

I won't bore you with the details of THE CONTRACT, but we've all agreed to treat each other with respect. There will be no beguiling, bloodsucking, enchanting, maiming, dismembering, etc of other attendees.

Even the Tokyo Ghouls promised not to eat anyone, and Skeletor swears he'll be on his best behavior, although he also insists he's not a monster.

This year, let's talk about all types of monsters, from the tentacled-cat who lives under your bed, to those pesky blue bokoblins, to everyone's favorite monster, King Joffrey.

While you work on costumes, panel ideas, and game scenarios, try to avoid Colin Robinson and the other energy vampires. Think about monstrous acts, things that lurk in the shadows, and ponder why monsters, even the human variety, fascinate us. What makes a monster a monster?

Come to MisCon 37: Monster Mash-Up and maybe you’ll find out.

Will you be an elven vampire or a gelatinous cube? How about Cousin It? How about Shaggy or Velma? The Witcher? Bela Lugosi's Dracula? Nosferatu?

Watch Monsters Inc, What We Do in the Shadows, Dracula, Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood, of course), Stranger Things, American Horror Story, Demon Slayer, Game of Thrones, Lost Boys, and read some horror to get in the mood. There are monsters in just about every story, so it shouldn't be hard.

Even though we’re going monster-themed this year, you can still put on Mandalorian armor, become a paladin, a cyberpunk, or the Staypuft Marshmallow man. Or don't wear any costume at all (I mean, wear clothes, but regardless of what you look like, let your geek flag fly).

Oh, and please leave your Death Note at home.

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MisCon 37 Guests of Honor

  • Robert J. Sawyer
    Author Guest of Honor
    Robert J. Sawyer
  • Sarah Clemens
    Artist Guest of Honor
    Sarah Clemens
  • Jim Wright
    Special Guest of Honor
    Jim Wright
  • Dragon Dronet
    Special Guest of Honor
    Dragon Dronet
  • Tobias McCurry
    Cosplay Guest of Honor
    Tobias McCurry

MisCon 37 Featured Professionals

  • Carol Berg
    Author
    Carol Berg
  • Rob Carlos
    Artist
    Rob Carlos
  • C.J. Cherryh
    Author
    C.J. Cherryh
  • Jeff Sturgeon
    Artist
    Jeff Sturgeon
  • Todd Lockwood
    Artist/Author
    Todd Lockwood
  • David Gerrold
    Author
    David Gerrold
  • Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
    Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Attending Professionals and Panelists

  • Bitterroot FabLab
  • Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville
  • Dark Moon Fusion
  • Diz
  • Dystopia Rising
  • Eekie and Snow Cosplay
  • Jones Family Magic
  • Kid's Activities Staff
  • Kinnikinnik Creations
  • Realm of Stygia
  • Valhalla's Workbench
  • Elies Adams
  • Brian Alterowitz
  • Lynn Bailey
  • John Barba
  • Justin Barba
  • Mary Beth Barba
  • Carol Berg
  • Chris Blazer
  • Andrea BoguschPerkins
  • LJ Bonham
  • M. H. Bonham
  • Jessica Brannum
  • Michael Brugger
  • Rob Carlos
  • Brenda Carre
  • Becky Cass
  • C.J. Cherryh
  • Sarah Clemens
  • Catherine Cooke Montrose
  • Clay Cooper
  • Katie Cross
  • Laramie Dean
  • Jayel Draco
  • Dragon Dronet
  • Nicole Edington
  • Shane Edington
  • Amber Edwards
  • Eva Elasigue
  • Kyle Elliott
  • Jane Fancher
  • Deby Fredericks
  • Manny Frishberg
  • Holly Frydenlund
  • David Gerrold
  • Ann Gimpel
  • James Glass
  • Robert Grey
  • Desirée Greystone
  • Lynsey Griswold
  • Valerie Guyant
  • James Hayes
  • Rhiannon Held
  • Randy Henderson
  • Michael Hodges
  • GS Jennsen
  • James Jones
  • MaryAlice Jones
  • Sir. James Jones
  • Sanan Kolva
  • Cheyenna Krone
  • JM Landels
  • Tess Langston
  • Rebekah Leib
  • Todd Lockwood
  • Yaga Malark
  • Tod McCoy
  • Tobias McCurry
  • Danith McPherson
  • J.W. McRae
  • Theresa Miller
  • Pat Nelson
  • John D. Nilles
  • Gwendolyn Nix
  • Erika Noble
  • Lily Oliver
  • Katie Pak
  • Jason Parish
  • William Parrish
  • Joshua Pate-Terry
  • Cale Patenaude
  • Sean Ricks
  • Jason Rocheleau
  • Andrew Penn Romine
  • Nikki Rossignol McCoy
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • The SCA
  • Meagan Scruggs
  • Keith Seyffarth
  • Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
  • Emily Skaftun
  • D.L. Solum
  • Lee Stahl
  • Brooke Stanley
  • Jeff Sturgeon
  • William Sutton
  • Patrick Swenson
  • G.R. Theron
  • Andy VanOverberghe
  • Peter Wacks
  • Katie Wahler
  • Krista Wallace
  • Dean Wells
  • Jim Wright
  • Lacy Zee

MisCon 37 Attending Game Masters and Storytellers

  • Black Shield Productions
  • Mars
  • Owen Bauch
  • Chris Blazer
  • Charlotte Butcher
  • Ryan Caldwell
  • Becky Cass
  • Sarah Clemens
  • Jules Croyle
  • Dragon Dronet
  • Matt Frandsen
  • Electronic Gaming
  • Judy Gordon
  • Desirée Greystone
  • Corbin Hampton
  • Beth Hector
  • Zacchery Hendrickson
  • Luke Hutson
  • Dean Keith
  • Tobias McCurry
  • J.W. McRae
  • Lucas Moody
  • Brian Myers
  • Neil Norman
  • Cassondra O
  • Katie Pak
  • Lorilynn Parker
  • Frank Pruett
  • Sean Ricks
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Greg Schneider
  • Geoff Seim
  • Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
  • Jeremiah Supon
  • John Winckler
  • Jim Wright
  • Lacy Zee

MisCon 37 Critiquing Authors and Editors

  • Catherine Cooke Montrose
  • Katie Cross
  • Deby Fredericks
  • James Glass
  • Lynsey Griswold
  • Valerie Guyant
  • Randy Henderson
  • Gwendolyn Nix
  • Andrew Penn Romine
  • Emily Skaftun


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