Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

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MisCon 39

Professionals and Speakers

Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 39, 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.


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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 39.