Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 34: Cancelled, May 22 - 25, 2020 Missoula, Montana

Justin Barba

MisCon 34 MisCon Staff

Justin Barba came to his first MisCon as a freshman in high school in 1990 (it was MisCon 5!). It was held at what is now the Days Inn, 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 20. Then he took on managing the writer's workshop. Then MisCon Operations. Then Vice Chair, then Chair. Now he spends all his time planning MisCon, trying to be a good person, and raising his funny daughter.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Panelists: Eekie and Snow Cosplay , John Barba, Justin Barba, Jim Butcher, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Cale Patenaude

    Come in costume (or not) and join us for a brief stroll around downtown Missoula to ring in the start of MisCon and announce to the usual inhabitants of our fair city that we've arrived! We're going to walk down Higgins Street to Broadway, cross the street, then head back along Higgins and through Caras Park back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • moderator Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Dan Dos Santos, Becky Harouz, Charlaine Harris

    Join our GoHs at MisCon 34's Opening Ceremonies and find out what's going on throughout the weekend.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Mary Beth Horvath; Panelists: Justin Barba, Mary Beth Horvath, Lee Stahl

    A discussion of the hit cartoon. Why do we love this show? Let's talk about what works and what doesn't.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • moderator Sat 3:00 - 4:50 PM, Charlaine Harris Signing, Signing Zone (0)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Charlaine Harris

    Charlaine Harris will sign autographs. This signing will be strictly moderated: she will only sign 3 items/person/trip through the line to ensure everyone gets a turn. The time/length of this signing may change.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Mon 3:00
  • panel Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Justin Barba, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), Dan Dos Santos, Becky Harouz, Charlaine Harris

    Finish out MisCon 34 in style, and catch a sneak peek at what's in store for you next year at MisCon 35.