Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders, May 27 - 30, 2022 Missoula, Montana

James Hayes

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

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

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 Association.) I believe I am still listed on their roster.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Open Green (3)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville , Cosplaimee , Eekie and Snow Cosplay , John Barba, Justin Barba, Jessica Brannum, Clay Cooper (Ol Scratch), James Hayes, Sir. James Jones (Sir .James), Lily Oliver, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    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.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Fri 8:00
  • moderator Fri 8:00 - 9:50 PM, Cosplay Gala, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: James Hayes; Panelists: James Hayes

    Come one come all to a Fellowship of Cosplay. Bring your favorite Costumes! Come Celebrate with us as we sing/dance/discuss all things Cosplay! We ask that you wear a Cosplay outfit. Please come and take pictures and post them.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Cordials, Liqueurs, and Potions 5, Fairy Tent (2)
    Moderator: James Hayes; Panelists: James Hayes, Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    In this Panel we will demonstrate how to take plain alcohol (such as cheap vodka) and turn it into delicious beverages fit for celebrations or gifts. This year we will show you how to make: Orange Liqueur, Vanilla extract, Bay Rum, and Drambuie. If you would like to learn an extraordinary craft, please come and spend an hour or two with us.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Intro to Cosplay: Creating Your Own Costume, Patio Tent (1)
    Panelists: John Barba, James Hayes, Erika Noble (Eekie), Katie Rhodes

    In this panel we will discuss how to get started in cosplay. We will show you how to turn everyday items into cosplay masterpieces. We'll talk about patterns (using and making them), and common materials like fabrics, EVA foam, Worbla, 3D printed plastic, leather, old stop signs, etc.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Riddles: Can You Answer This One?, Patio Tent (1)
    Panelists: James Hayes

    In this Panel I will be once again doing Riddles. These are rhyming riddles in a medieval style which I have created and written myself. They are written in such a way as to be very hard to find on the internet. They are riddles about trivia. Come pit your knowledge against mine. Can you solve one?? Maybe two? The record is nine.

  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Identity Crisis: The Game!, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: James Hayes

    Folks, join in a game of puzzle solving. Puzzle out what 12 items are in 30 minutes. The person (or persons) who get the most answers correct will receive a prize! Simple, right? Maybe.