Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Tess Langston

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Tess Langston is the creator and owner of ShadowCast Studio where she self publishes her online graphic novels, creates graphic designs, traditional and digital art. She graduated from the University of Montana with a B.F.A in Media Arts Animation and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in her field. Since 2012 she has been publishing her work professionally including a short comic for Apostrophe magazine, 'Anime Asylum' on some-stories.com,'Coffee Ghost' shorts, and is currently working on her newest work 'Legend Catcher' at legendcatcher.com. On stage she has been known to do standup comedy for Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville and short skits with fellow performers.

Tess Langston is the creator and owner of ShadowCast Studio where she self publishes her online graphic novels, creates graphic designs, traditional and digital art. At the age of three she was diagnosed with autism, which has proved to be a strength in her case. From a very early age she loved sequential storytelling and started her pursuit into comics and animation. Since then, she has graduated from the University of Montana with a B.F.A in Media Arts Animation and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award in her field. Since 2012 she has been publishing her work professionally including a short comic for Apostrophe magazine, 'Anime Asylum' on some-stories.com, 'Coffee Ghost' shorts, and is currently working on her newest work 'Legend Catcher' at legendcatcher.com and other projects yet to be announced. On stage she has been known to do standup comedy for Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville and short skits with fellow performers. Her love of mythology, biology, animation, stage performance, dancing, and other nerdy things have made their way into her writing one way or another with a fun unique twist. You can find more of her work at shadowcaststudio.com.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: John Barba, Rob Carlos, Dragon Dronet, Vandy Hall, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe, Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 36's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee (or something stronger), get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Bad Fan Fiction, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Jessica Brannum, Tess Langston

    Sometimes fanfiction is so baffling, so embarrassing, so badly written and ill-conceived that it becomes a work of unintentionally comic genius. Join us for an hour of reading hilariously awful fanfiction.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 9:00
  • panel Fri 9:00 - 9:50 PM, Drink and Draw, Brooks and Brown
    Moderator: Chris Blazer; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Brittany Torres, Andy Vanoverberghe

    Grab a drink and join a few of our artists in the hotel bar for a fun session of drinking and "drawing" a couple of MisCon's cosplayers. Now's your chance to hang out with our artists in a less formal situation. We're curious to see each artist's take on the subject.

  • Break Fri 9:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Business of Art, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Vandy Hall, Tess Langston, Sean Ricks, Brittany Torres

    Let's talk about the less fun side of being an artist: the business. What does it take to make a living through your art? What are the pitfalls? Downsides? How do you start?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 3:00
  • moderator Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, +5 Charisma, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Tess Langston, Sean Ricks

    Let talk about how to work with others professionally, networking, and working with customers, commissioners, and patrons. Professionalism never looked so charming.

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Visual Storytelling, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Tess Langston, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Comics, Storyboarding, and Animatics. Let's discuss how to tell stories through pictures.

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun Noon
  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Improv: Planning to be Spontaneous, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Tess Langston, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

    Let's throw out your self-doubt and get the 101 basics on improv. Great for acting, writing, cosplay, and just about anything.

  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Let’s Build a World, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Rob Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Tess Langston

    Help our artists and authors create a world in 50 minutes.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 5:00
  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Dealing With Stage Fright, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Dragon Dronet, Tess Langston, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

    Let's talk about how to fight stage fright and win.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 10:00
  • moderator Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Treasured Trashy Tropes, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Esther Jones, Tess Langston, D.L Solum, G.R. Theron

    Let's talk about weird tropes we love and how to recycle them in your own work!