Guests, Pros, and Panelists
- Dystopia Rising
- Eekie and Snow Cosplay
Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 6 years and a costumer for 10 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP as well as thermoplastics and EVA foam armor. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 4 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 6 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.
- House Dragon
- Jones Family Magic
Delight, danger, mystery and intrigue, with a laugh here and there! Jones Family Magic explores the depths of the magical performance arts with a dash of sideshow and a flavoring of pure mystic mayhem. Sir James the Magnificent, Madame Azira, Lord Alden Blackhand and the Jones Family magic team offer traditional sleight of hand and illusion, mysterious mentalism and risky feats of danger, all within a format suited for kids and adults alike.
- Valhalla's Workbench
As an artisan and small business owner, teaching and learning is hisprimary focus. He has taught blacksmithing and other artisanal crafts for several years and graduated with honors in psychology program.
- Justin Barba
Justin Barba came to his first MisCon as a freshman in high school in 1991 (it was MisCon 6!). It was held at what is now the Wren Missoula, just a block from the Holiday Inn. Little did he know that years later he would end up agreeing to help work the hospitality room for MisCon 21. Then he took on managing the writer's workshop, then MisCon Operations, Vice Chair, then Chair. Now he spends all his time planning MisCon, trying to be a good person/husband/father.
- Jason Benner
General Manager of "Muse Comics and Games." I GM several game demos and manage our store's table in the merch room.
- Becky Cass
Becky is MisCon's Vice Chair (and has been for years). You'll probably see her running around the convention putting out fires.
- Clay Cooper
An Army brat, Clay Cooper earned his Eagle Scout at 16 and graduated high school in Frankfurt, Germany.
He did a 4 year stint in the US Air Force as a mechanic on F-117 Stealth Bombers, then joined the US Army. He retired as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant First Class. He served on various combat deployments and peacekeeping missions on 4 continents.
He studied energy technology at the University of Montana. His interests include urban gardening, re-purposing things, and firearms. He gives panels at conventions as a modern armed combat advisor, specializing in helping writers and GMs make their stories more realistic.
- Bozeman Paranormal Elies Adams
I am a paranormal investigator that has investigated about 10 years now. I’m also a cosplayer and run various other groups.
- Kyle Elliott
Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.
Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.
- David Gerrold
David Gerrold is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes. He is a classic sci-fi writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books, and short stories in the genre.
TV credits include episodes from Star Trek (�The Trouble With Tribbles� and �The Cloud Minders�), Star Trek Animated (�More Tribbles, More Troubles� and �Bem�), Babylon 5, Twilight Zone, Land Of The Lost, and Logan's Run.
He has won both Hugo and Nebula awards for his fiction.
- James Hayes
My name is James Hayes I have participated in many types of "Conventions" for many years. I am very diverse and have many interests. Growing up I heard the saying "Time is Money" and I had way more time than money so I taught myself to do many things. Here's a small list; Juggling, Drumming, Cosplay, Sausage making, Brewing, Riddles, Poetry, Filking, Jewelry making and the list goes on and on. (if you want to know ask , I'll bore you for hours)I am a Master Brewer and have moderated panels on Brewing Cosplay, and Riddles as well as Drumming and Juggling for about ten years now. Before that I was in the S.C.A. for twenty years and before that the I.J.A. ( International Juggling
- James Jones
Head of a magical family, Lord Alden Blackhand is a performing magician, historian and master machinist. When not on stage or performing mystifying close-up magic, Alden is busy manufacturing and designing mechanical wonders. Metalworking, blacksmithing, gunsmithing and inventors’ prototyping are his fields of specialization, from hand-cut gears to unique structures of precision detailed steel. Decades of experience ranging from massive machines to delicate silversmithing allow Alden to design and build tools, weapons and costume accessories that make metal dreams become real. (Check out his clockwork wings!)
- MaryAlice Jones
Magician, writer, costumer and general herder of cats, kids and mystic beings, Madame Azira brings a perspective born from years of experience in many fields.
Performing with Jones Family Magic, Azira explores the eerie and mysterious with a magical and sometimes dangerous flair.
- Sir. James Jones
Jones family and Timeless Magic co, provides magic shows, side-shows, and variety style entertainment to all of Montana and the surrounding area.
Together with our sister company, Sound Geeks DJ and Sound, Jones family magic and timeless magic team is dedicated to providing top quality shows and jaw dropping feats! We perform at private parties, corporate events, fundraisers, and just about anywhere our talents are appreciated.
- Byron McKoy
Byron runs MisCon's Film Festival.
- Peter Wacks
Peter J Wacks has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.
- 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.