Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Guests of Honor

MisCon 37

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

Professionals and Speakers

Check out all the speakers coming to MisCon 37, 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 37.