Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Fight Demo or Class Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 38

Learn how to use a rapier, German Longsword, a bow, or a foam boffer weapon. These panels include combat demos by the SCA, Dragon Dronet, Realms of Avalon, or Zombie Tools.

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

JM Landels
JM Landels

n addition to her work as a writer, editor, artist, and publisher, JM Landels teaches swordplay and riding - sometimes both at the same time - in Langley, BC. She draws on this experience, as well as her time as a rock musician and childbirth educator, to inform her bestselling fantasy trilogy, Allaigna's Song. She is currently working on a new series, La Bergère, featuring a shepherdess-turned-spy in seventeenth-century France.

About JM Landels

Joseph Malik
Joseph Malik

Joseph Malik is an author, adventurer, swordsman, and retired gunslinger for the Illuminati. His debut novel, Dragon’s Trail, sold over 10,000 copies in eighteen months while receiving mainstream critical acclaim, qualifying him for the 2017 and 2018 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

He has been a longtime panelist and demonstrator at science fiction and fantasy conventions, sought-after for his expertise in swordsmanship, hand combat, and warfighting, as well as his personal history of doing all his characters’ stunts–from BASE jumping to blacksmithing.

About Joseph Malik

Sean Ricks
Sean Ricks

Sean Ricks is a Utah based artist who works across a variety of genres such as: fantasy, pop culture, Dutch Impressionism, and traditional landscapes. His paintings have been featured on book covers, card games, business advertising, and large murals in Logan Utah.

About Sean Ricks

D.L. Solum
D.L. Solum

D.L. Solum - I'm the author of the upcoming series: Persephone - A Tale of Darker Seattle.

I currently live in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. I'm a lifelong collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including – armoured medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games.

I run the South Seattle Fiction Writers Online group and am intermediate-level competent with the Scrivener program.

This latest obsession with writing Epic-Urban Fantasy is made possible via the encouragement and tolerance of my life-partner, Kate.

About D.L. Solum

Gregory Swensrud

About Gregory Swensrud

Noah Visscher

About Noah Visscher

Peter Wacks
Peter Wacks

Peter J Wacks has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.

About Peter Wacks