Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak)

MisCon 38 MisCon Staff

Lynn, or Lil Snik Snak graduated with a major in Costume Design and Technology. She often jokes that costuming is her only life skill but also has hobbies in poetry, history, fashion, and performing. Snak proudly invites everyone to follow and join Zootown Tea and Missoula Cosplayers to get in on the Missoula costuming scene! For more details or to ask questions about cosplay feel free to ask her in person at Miscon!

Lynn, or Lil Snik Snak started crafting and sewing at age 5 and graduated with a major in Costume Design and Technology. She often jokes that costuming is her only life skill but also has hobbies in poetry, history, fashion, and performing. Since graduating she has seen a whirlwind of of sewing experience from professional theater to local commissions, to her own competition pieces! Snak's main priority though is to help create events and gatherings to bring the costuming community together and welcome new members. Snak is proud to be a leader in the Zootown Tea and Missoula Cosplayer groups and would love to invite everyone to join! For more details or to ask questions about cosplay or the Missoula scene feel free to ask her in person at Miscon!

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, So You Want to Run a Photoshoot, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Zootown Tea

    So you want to run a local cosplay/costume photoshoot but you don't know how?
    Learn how to recruite photographers, scout locations, and get the word out!

  • moderator Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Costume Contest 101, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Cosplaimee , Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Chris Blazer, Desirée Greystone, Katie Wahler

    Cosplayers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend this informational panel about MisCon's Costume Contest. We'll review how to enter the contest, what to expect during judging, and how to present your costume to the adoring public. We'll then cover some basic advice for all cosplayers to help make the contest and presentation easy and fun.

  • moderator Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, SKS Props Q&A, Phoenix Ballroom
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Steven K Smith (SKS Props)

    Join us for a Q&A session with Cosplay GoH Steven K Smith from SKS Props.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Parade, Field of Wonder (9)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Cosplaimee , Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Justin Barba, Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Robert Grey (SeattleBeastCosplay), Sir. James Jones (Sir .James), Erika Noble (Eekie), Lily Oliver, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Katie Wahler

    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 Front Street and along Higgins back to the hotel for opening ceremonies.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Fri 8:00
  • moderator Fri 8:00 - 8:50 PM, Cosplay Social, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Cosplaimee , BJ Allen-Prudden, Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Jinx Chadwick, Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Katie Pak

    Come meet fellow cosplayers, cosplay groups, and more at this laid-back and easy-going cosplay social! This is a chance to get to mingle and talk about cosplay, MisCon, and costuming events happening in and around Missoula. This event will end right as the Moonlight Ball begins next door in the Dungeon.

  • panel Fri 9:00 - 1:50 AM, Moonlight Ball, Dungeon
    Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak)

    Mask up and join Queen Titania and King Oberon for a modern day masquerade ball. We'll have prizes for the most interesting masks, and there will be music, but it won't be deafening. Of course masks aren't required, but how else will you win our prize for best mask? Mask judging is at 10pm.

  • Break Fri 1:50 - Sat 10:00
  • moderator Sat 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, 436 (436)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Katie Cross, Rhiannon Held, Sanan Kolva, Tess Langston

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • moderator Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, Writers' Workshop, 436 (436)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Manny Frishberg, Valerie Guyant, Dakota Nyght

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 10:00
  • moderator Sun 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, 436 (436)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), James Glass, Andrea Howe, D.L. Solum

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Anime Trivia, Nameless Ballroom
    Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak)

    Who is Goku's mom? What is the most common filler episode trope? Who is the most annoying character in My Hero, and why is it Mineta? Come battle your wits against other anime aficionados over questions like these at 2023s ANIME TRIVIA!!

  • moderator Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Costume Contest Pre-Meet, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak)

    Required for Costume Contest Contestants.
    This hour is for checking in with coordinators, getting a rundown of the timeline, and other important contest details.
    Please be on time so ensure you get all necessary information

  • moderator Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Costume Contest: Novice, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Chris Blazer, Desirée Greystone, Katie Wahler, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Contestants in the Novice Category should report to the tent at this time for judging.

  • moderator Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Costume Contest: Journeyman, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Chris Blazer, Desirée Greystone, Katie Wahler, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Contestants in the Journeyman Category should report to the tent at this time for judging.

  • moderator Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Costume Contest: Master, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Chris Blazer, Desirée Greystone, Katie Wahler, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Contestants in the Master Category should report to the tent at this time for judging.

  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Contest Staging Area, Patio Tent (2)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak)

    Costume Contest participants will stage in this area.

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Sun 6:00
  • moderator Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Costume Contest, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Chris Blazer, Desirée Greystone, Katie Wahler, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    MisCon's Costume and Skit Contest! Participants will show off their costumes, some may even share some fun skits, and awards will be given for the best as well as the winners in each category. MisCon's own Lacy Zee will emcee the event, so get ready to have fun and be entertained!

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 2:00
  • moderator Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Tea Party!, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak); Panelists: Lynn Bailey (LilSnikSnak), Zootown Tea

    Zootown Tea is back again! We wouldn’t exist without our wonderful community and to express our love and admiration we’re throwing a small thank you party! There will be swag, treats, and a beautiful slide show of all our memories. If you’ve never been to a Zootown Tea this will also be a great time to learn about our season schedule, who we are, and what we're about!!