Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

MisCon 38 MisCon Staff

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.

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.

He lives by the motto: "Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum," or "If you wish for peace, prepare for war."

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing

(Tentative)

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, What's So Special About Special Operations?, Rocket Tent (3)
    Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Joseph Malik, Jim Wright (Stonekettle)

    Let's discuss different types of irregular (special? Unclassified? just weird?) military units, from Special Operations to . . . well, come to the panel and find out.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sat 7:00
  • panel Sat 7:00 - 8:50 PM, Mead Tasting!, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Lee Stahl (Dark Lord of the East)

    Come join MisCon's Mead Lover's Club in their fourth annual Mead Tasting! We'll mostly sample local meads and perhaps a few non-mead honey drinks. Membership is $25 at the door.

  • Break Sat 8:50 - Sun Noon
  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Veterans Round Table, The Hollow
    Moderator: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch); Panelists: Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch)

    A gathering of military veterans. Come discuss whatever you want without judgement. Veterans (including foreign military vets) only, please. No children or spouses. No exceptions