Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira)

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

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.

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. Balancing between the unexplainable and the scientific is her stock in trade, from stage performance to close-up tabletop magic to science-based life readings that reveal the past and give tools for the future. She risks that which the younger would not dare and seeks and shares the knowledge only the advanced can find.
Azira has managed and written for a number of online fanfic and roleplay groups, generating characters and plots galore. A writer of fiction and poetry, she has professionally taught creative writing, editing, character and plot generation in diverse educational settings, in addition to having acted, directed and worked in technical theater, and radio.
Historical and fantasy costuming and embellishment have a magic of their own, which Azira thoroughly enjoys and loves to teach. Fiber arts and needlework are some of her passions, especially embroidery, knitting, lacemaking, Victorian tatting, and hand spinning.
Madame Azira is a charter member of the Butte and southwest Montana Steampunk Association, and a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, the SCA and The Helena Weavers and Spinners Guild.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Jones Family Magic Sideshow, Rocket Tent (3)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Ladies and gentlemen, beings of all kinds, shapes and ages---this is your chance to see the spectacle of a lifetime! Stage illusions, mentalism, deeds of mystery and danger—and more! Watch Jones Family Magic combine traditional magic and sideshow performance into a mystic, marvelous and puzzling show you won’t forget. How do they do that? Why?? Wonders await! Come and enjoy!

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Magic Up Close & Personal, Sideshow Area (11)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Experience the arts of mentalism, magic and illusion at first hand. Watch Lord Alden mystify with magical manipulation of objects uncommon and arcane, while Sir James the Magnificent captivates your imagination with cards, creations, and changing wonders. Playing the odds or wondering what to do next? Join Madame Azira in the mysteries of dice, things that move with a mind of their own.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Magic 101!, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Join Jones Family Magic and learn how do some simple magic tricks yourself. This is geared toward both adults and kids approximately 8 years old and up. It might be too magical for younger kids!

  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Magic Up Close & Personal, Sideshow Area (11)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Experience the arts of mentalism, magic and illusion at first hand. Watch Lord Alden mystify with magical manipulation of objects uncommon and arcane, while Sir James the Magnificent captivates your imagination with cards, creations, and changing wonders. Playing the odds or wondering what to do next? Join Madame Azira in the mysteries of dice, things that move with a mind of their own.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Magic Up Close & Personal, Sideshow Area (11)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Experience the arts of mentalism, magic and illusion at first hand. Watch Lord Alden mystify with magical manipulation of objects uncommon and arcane, while Sir James the Magnificent captivates your imagination with cards, creations, and changing wonders. Playing the odds or wondering what to do next? Join Madame Azira in the mysteries of dice, things that move with a mind of their own.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Jones Family Magic Stage Show, Rocket Tent (3)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Ladies and gentlemen, beings of all kinds, shapes and ages---this is your chance to see the spectacle of a lifetime! Stage illusions, mentalism, deeds of mystery and danger—and more! Watch Jones Family Magic combine traditional magic and sideshow performance into a mystic, marvelous and puzzling show you won’t forget. How do they do that? Why?? Wonders await! Come and enjoy!

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Magic Up Close & Personal, Sideshow Area (11)
    Panelists: James Jones (Lord Alden Blackhand), MaryAlice Jones (Mistress Azira), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James)

    Experience the arts of mentalism, magic and illusion at first hand. Watch Lord Alden mystify with magical manipulation of objects uncommon and arcane, while Sir James the Magnificent captivates your imagination with cards, creations, and changing wonders. Playing the odds or wondering what to do next? Join Madame Azira in the mysteries of dice, things that move with a mind of their own.