Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Gaming Guests, Pros, and Panelists

MisCon 36

Discussion of game-related topics. Usually these panels deal with role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, GURPS, Deadlands, Call of Cthulhu, Amber, and many others.

Dystopia Rising

About Dystopia Rising

FAE Productions
FAE Productions

FaePro is a community-supported event production company that creates immersive LARP Festivals & Games both in-person and online through Discord, YouTube and more!

About FAE Productions

MisCon Electronic Gaming

About MisCon Electronic Gaming

Realm of Stygia
Realm of Stygia

Stygia is the Montana chapter of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society.

Belegarth is a medieval sword fighting sport where foam padding is used on the weapons to prevent serious physical injury to participants.

There are different levels of play, there are gatherings were a lot of people play at once, and there are small groups and teams that intermingle with other groups. But most importantly Belegarth is a semi-competitive sport where participants can strive to just enjoy playing with others or work at being physically and mentally the best fighter they can be.

About Realm of Stygia

Brian Alterowitz

Brian has been running and playing RPGs for almost 30 years, and has been running games almost exclusively online for the last four. He has spent about nine years overseas on three different continents, where he has developed a specific set of skills, most of which are only useful in an office. He does however have a passing familiarity with security and surveillance operations which are sometimes necessary for his work.

About Brian Alterowitz

Jason Benner
Jason Benner

General Manager of "Muse Comics and Games." I GM several game demos and manage our store's table in the merch room.

About Jason Benner

Black Shield Productions
 Black Shield Productions

System matters, but great storytelling matters more. Black Shield Productions is a team of high-quality, professional Game Masters able and ready to provide fun and exciting role-playing events to everyone from the new player looking to try out role playing, to the long time player looking for new and challenging games and role playing experiences. Make your next game a great one with Black Shield Productions!

About Black Shield Productions

Colton Blomker

About Colton Blomker

Avery Clarke
Avery Clarke

Avery Clarke has been managing the operational side of monetized LARP for just under half a decade. From onsite setbuilding, to costuming, to coaching NPCs in the field. If it has to do with running a LARP, and it happens onsite, Avery has done that. And, in doing so, cut many new roads for LGBTQ+ youth who have come to define much of the design space around the LARP hobby.

About Avery Clarke

JC Cote

About JC Cote

Kyle Elliott
Kyle Elliott

Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.

Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.

About Kyle Elliott

Dean Keith
Dean Keith

Dean started gaming with friends as a teenager. Within a couple months of his first game he was running his own games and was hooked. 30 years later he joined Black Shield Productions and the rest is history.
Dean likes doing light-hearted, fun games giving players a chance to stretch their imaginations. Occasionally he will do a more serious game to test out new concepts. He prefers rules light systems but enjoys trying out new systems of all types.
Regardless of the type of game or system used, if the players are having fun, he is having fun.

About Dean Keith

William Parrish
William Parrish

William Parrish is a Montana native who has been tabletop gaming for longer than he'd care to admit. He draws upon a wide ranging past, from graveyard work at gas stations to tracking down fugitives, to offer a unique perspective and style through his storytelling. As a player or gamemaster, noob or expert, tabletop card/board/roleplaying games are his addiction.

About William Parrish

Joshua Pate-Terry

About Joshua Pate-Terry

Margaret Persico

About Margaret Persico

Keith Seyffarth
Keith Seyffarth

An experienced gamer and GM, having run long-term campaigns in multiple systems, I've been role-playing since 1983, and running games since 1986. Of course, those first games were pretty off the wall and unstructured - so nothing's really changed.

About Keith Seyffarth

Lind Shanin
Lind Shanin

Shan is a Storyteller out of Texas who has been signing their own checks with the LARP business for about half a decade now. They specialize in monetizing the art of collaborative worldbuilding, and managing creative teams.

Shan owns the Texas Dystopia Rising chapter and has written and performed LARPs for as few as 12 participants, or as many as 1000

About Lind Shanin

Brooke Stanley
Brooke Stanley

Brooke H. Stanley, RN is modern day Bard. Scrapping, skulking and schmoozing are reoccurring themes in his as yet never ending story. With Bachelors degrees in English and Nursing as well a fist full of apparently useless graduate work he is both over educated and very friendly. Stanley has been burned, shot and driven for spymasters and U. S. Presidents. In 2016, he was named Arctic Logistics Officer for Team Monkey, an international research organization devoted to the advancement of Anthropoid/Simian commensalism (for realsies!) He has a lovely singing voice and likes both cats and dogs equally.

About Brooke Stanley

William Sutton

I am an aspiring Actor/Podcaster with various experience in film making and recording. I've worked on short films as an actor and a fight choreographer. I fenced for 3 years and recieved private boxing lessons for one year. I've dine some amateur work on a personal podcast, and I absolutely adore horror as a genre. I bring both a curious but critical mind to all I do and enjoy.

About William Sutton

G.R. Theron

G.R. Theron is a Pacific Northwest based author and member of the Mythopoeic Society. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Ancient History and Classical Studies. His first short story, The Murder of Derek Volynsky, found in Well It’s your Cow: An Anecdotal Anthology by Impulsive Walrus Press, 2018. His short story, Blood and Ashes, was a 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalist. He is the co-author of the Tales from the Cockerel’s Fist, a comic coming in 2022.

He cherishes the best writing advice he ever received from his grandfather; the truth should never get in the way of a good story.

About G.R. Theron

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