Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Makers Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 38

Maker panels are all about building physical things using any medium (such as 3D printers, fiberglass, thermal plastics, papier mache, blacksmithing, making chainmail using wire, etc).

Valhalla's Workbench

We are a conglomeration of artists that work together to improve ourselves, our skills, and each other in the same. We are an odd family of different sorts that have learned that working together is better than trying to go it alone. We search all over to find other artists and artisans to promote and also for products that our customers would love to have.

We travel to several events to sell our wares and our crafts. There have been some bumps over the years and we have lost and gained several workmen. As the work flows as does life.

About Valhalla's Workbench

Clay Cooper
Clay Cooper

An Army brat, Clay Cooper earned his Eagle Scout at 16 and graduated high school in Frankfurt, Germany.

He did a 4 year stint in the US Air Force as a mechanic on F-117 Stealth Bombers, then joined the US Army. He retired as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant First Class. He served on various combat deployments and peacekeeping missions on 4 continents.

He studied energy technology at the University of Montana. His interests include urban gardening, re-purposing things, and firearms. He gives panels at conventions as a modern armed combat advisor, specializing in helping writers and GMs make their stories more realistic.

About Clay Cooper

Dragon Dronet
Dragon Dronet

Dragon Dronet is a weapon specialist, armorer, actor, prop master, and Sith Lord who has worked in Hollywood for decades. He appears as Darth Malgus from the video game Star Wars the Old Republic.

Dragon has build props for tv shows and movies such as Spiderman No Way Home, Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Heroes, Lost, True Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Total Recall, RoboCop 2, Batman Returns, Eraser, Alien: Resurrection, MacGyver, Alien Nation, Space Rangers, The X-Files, Babylon 5, and Earth 2, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek: First Contact, (among many others).

About Dragon Dronet

Thomas Gondolfi

About Thomas Gondolfi

Rebekah Leib
Rebekah Leib

Rebekah Leib is a medievalist & historical re-creationist specializing in the Norse Viking era & Bronze Age Scythian cultures.

About Rebekah Leib

Lily Oliver
Lily Oliver

Montana natives Eekie and Snow are ready to help you create and conquer the costumes of your imagination. Eekie has been an active performer for 10 years and a costumer for 15 years: crying and sewing her way through many an event and creation. She specializes in cosplay that can be worn for performance purposes whether it be for dance, music, or LARP. Snow has been an active costumer and prop builder for 12 years. She specializes in working with thermoplastics, craft/EVA foam, and electronics to bring an otherworldly flair to the design. They have been a team for the past 12 years and look forward to sharing their passion with you.

About Lily Oliver

Steven K Smith
Steven K Smith

Steven K. Smith, also known online as SKS Props, is an award-winning artist, fabricator, and owner of SKS Prop and Costume Supply. While he makes and sells professional-grade cosplay props and replica costumes, his goal is to teach people the techniques and fundamentals they need to create their own props and costumes.

Steve has uploaded over 200 instructional cosplay and prop videos to his Youtube channel, SKS Props, and is active in various Facebook cosplay communities.

About Steven K Smith

Jim Wright
Jim Wright

Jim Wright is a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer and freelance writer. He lives in Floridaa where he watches American politics in a perpetual state of amused disgust. He's been called the Tool of Satan, but he prefers the title: Satan's Designated Driver. He is the mind behind Stonekettle Station. You can follow him on Twitter @stonekettle, or you can join the boisterous bunch he hosts on Facebook at Facebook/Stonekettle. Remember to bring brownies and mind the white cat, he bites. Hard.

About Jim Wright