Guests of Honor
- Paul Jenkins, Special Guest of Honor
Paul Jenkins is a British born comic writer who lives in Atlanta, GA. He began his career at Mirage Studios working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Jenkins has written some of the biggest characters for Marvel and DC Comics, including Spider-Man, Batman, Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, and Hellblazer. He is best known for reviving The Inhumans as part of Marvel Knights and creating the Sentry for Marvel Comics. He also writes for video games on hits like The Darkness, Incredible Hulk, and God of War.
- Cait May, Artist Guest of Honor
Cait May is an illustrator, Balti-Moron, purveyor of poisonous plants, and absolute super nerd. She is obsessed with cryptozoology, D&D, ghost stories, and all things that go bump in the night. She has worked with Dimension20, The Adventure Zone and Critical Role; and has been published in The Atlantic, Vengeful Ghost, and Cryptid Culture Magazine. Her graphic novel "Another Kind" debuted October, 2021. She wants to tell stories that appeal to all ages and help readers face the crazy world we live in using their personal superpowers.
- Jeff Grubb, Gaming Guest of Honor
Jeff Grubb is an author of novels, short stories, comics, and is an RPG and video game designer. Grubb worked on the Dragonlance campaign setting under Tracy Hickman, and the Forgotten Realms setting with Ed Greenwood. His written works include The Finder's Stone Trilogy, the Spelljammer and Jakandor campaign settings and contributions to Dragonlance and the computer game Guild Wars 2. He now works at Amazon Game Studios.
Professionals and Speakers
Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 38, or look up pros by category using the site navigation.
About MisCon Pros, Panelists, GMs:
- Attending Professional
Attending Professionals are available to convention attendees as a resource. These individuals are special guests of the convention and are professionals in their industry or art. Their expertise on panels and in sessions is valuable to many of MisCon attendees.
- Featured Professional
Featured Professionals are guests of the convention. These individuals have often been a Guest of Honor in the past and are returning to MisCon, but they are always experts and professionals in their field or art. Their expertise on panels and in sessions is valuable to many of MisCon attendees.
- Featured Publisher
Featured Publishers are representatives of a publishing house attending MisCon as a guest of the convention. These individuals share their expertise on panels and in sessions, and can be a great resource to convention attendees. Often (but not always) a Featured Publisher will critique in the MisCon Writers' Workshop.
- Game Masters and Storytellers
GMs (also known as Game Masters, Story Tellers, Judges, Referees, Game Facilitators, Dungeon Masters, or any of a number of other names) are the people responsible for running the game. GMs referee the outcome of character conflicts (with other player characters or with non-player characters), run all (or most) of the non-player characters, describe the setting, and arbitrate die rolls.
- Guest of Honor
Each year MisCon invites a small number (usually just 3) outstanding professionals in the realm of speculative fiction to be our Guests of Honor (GoHs, Guests). These individuals include at least one artist, at least one author, and one other professional each year. Guests generally participate in more panels than other individual pros or panelists.
- MisCon Staff
MisCon is run by a group of volunteers, ConCom, who work hard all year to put MisCon together. These staff members do everything from moving chairs to putting up decorations, from putting together the schedule of programs, pannels, demonstrations, and games to registering attendees, from recruiting merchants to hanging artist's artwork to recruiting Guests of Honor, and so much more. Many members of ConCom also help on panels and programs during the convention.
- Panel Volunteer
MisCon couldn't have the diversity in our programming without the many Panel Volunteers and Panelists that show up and agree to take time out of their schedule to help with a panel or two. These paying attendees help MisCon greatly each year!
Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 38.