Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Katie Pak

MisCon 38 Panel Volunteer

I am the owner of DigiKat Cosplay in Missoula MT.  I have been cosplaying for over 20 years.  I love all areas of cosplay spanning numerous fandoms, especially the underdogs.

I am the owner of DigiKat Cosplay in Missoula MT. I have been cosplaying for over 20 years. I love all areas of cosplay spanning numerous fandoms, especially the underdogs.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 5:50 PM, Intro to Sewing, Patio Tent (2)
    Panelists: Katie Pak, Kelsey Rocheleau (Small Maus), Elizabeth Shaw

    Learn basic hand sewing skills and take home your own dice bag! Join us for a guided craft session with sewing experts and printed instructions. Learn how to wield a needle like an expert! Tools and notions are supplied.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Fri 8:00
  • panel 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.

  • Break Fri 8:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Costume & Performing— From Idea to Stage, The Hollow
    Moderator: Katie Pak; Panelists: Cosplaimee , Tyler Dwernychuk (xzkard Cosplay), Erika Noble (Eekie), Katie Pak

    Let's discuss cosplay performances — from skit contests to performing arts groups like CGV, TikTok and other performing venues. We will discuss how we come up with skits, flesh them out, and how to determine/design costume(s) and props.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Digital Patterning with Clo 3D, The Hollow
    Panelists: Katie Pak

    Spice up your patterning with a modern approach. Let’s deep dive into to making your own sewing digital patterns, a crash course in Clo 3D

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Patterning 101, Patio Tent (2)
    Panelists: Katie Pak

    So you want to make your own patterns from scratch? This panel is a continuation of the measurements panel. We’ll be taking the measurements sheet we made and use it to create a base shirt pattern that you can use again and again!

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Advanced Patterning: Sleeves, Patio Tent (2)
    Panelists: Katie Pak

    Advanced Patterning Darts: Do you have a basic grasp on patterning? Do you want to tackle a specific topic a little more in depth? This year we'll be looking at sleeves! Come with your questions and ideas!

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Sewing Supplies Swap, Fairy Tent (4)
    Panelists: Chris Blazer, Gail Glass, Katie Pak

    Bring your sewing fabric, patterns, trims, etc. that you just want to get rid of! See if someone has items you'd love! Anyone is welcome, participants must stay the whole time and take anything they don't get rid of back with them. No money sales

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Let's Make Fake Blood, Fairy Tent (4)
    Moderator: Meagan Scruggs; Panelists: Katie Pak, Meagan Scruggs

    Come learn how to create fake blood for . . . well, for whatever you might need realistic special effects blood for.

  • moderator Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Cosplay 101, Rocket Tent (3)
    Moderator: Katie Pak; Panelists: Jinx Chadwick, Desirée Greystone, Katie Pak, Elizabeth Shaw

    Do you love cosplay but starting baffles you? Come learn where to shop, get tutorial, and more hot tips!

  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Cosplay 201, Rocket Tent (3)
    Moderator: Katie Pak; Panelists: Cosplaimee , F.R. "Diz" McNeil, Katie Pak, Raye Squires (Cryocaeruelo), Katie Wahler

    Are you ready to elevate your costuming? Sit down with our local cosplayers and get their perspective, tips, and tricks!

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 3:00
  • game Sun 3:00 - 5:50 PM, The Princess Bride: Death Is On The Line, Table: Room: Jefferson Room 10 Room: Jefferson Room
    GM(s): Katie Pak

    A Princess is missing, with only a strip of cloth left to tell the tale. Time is running out for reward, or The End.