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Program Book for MisCon 28
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MisCon 28 Years Later
Table of Contents
Convention Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hall Costume Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Who’s Here?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
MisCon Room Party. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Guests of Honor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
International Film Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Kids’ Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Merchants’ Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Writers’ Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Major Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Art Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Friday Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Art Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Saturday Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Costume Pageant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Sunday Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
As the World Falls Down, a Masquerade Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Monday Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Barbecue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Convention Committee. . . . . . . . . . . 18
Charity Raffle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Game Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Hospitality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Game Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Gaming HQ
Gaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
My MisCon Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Convention Rules
General policies
MisCon Code of Conduct
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MisCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone. We
do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Harassment
includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability,
physical appearance, body size, race, religion; sexual images in public spaces;
deliberate intimidation; stalking or following; harassing photography or recording;
sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and
unwelcome sexual attention.
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All persons on the hotel grounds must either be paying hotel guests or
convention attendees.
An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times, including during
Kids’ Activities.
Please obey local, state, and federal laws as well as hotel policies.
Do not touch or photograph any artwork.
The pool, hot tub, sauna, and workout rooms are only available to guests of
the hotel during posted hours of operation.
Obtain permission from MisCon Security prior to posting signs at the
convention and register room parties with Security.
Weapons, alcohol & smoking
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No exposed weapons (all weapons must be sheathed and peace-bonded).
No alcohol consumption is allowed on the premises, except n private rooms or
in Joker’s Wild when they are serving alcohol.
Smoking is not allowed indoors by Montana state law. The designated smoking
area for MisCon is the horseshoe area by the creek. Please do not smoke near
convention programming rooms.
DO NOT HARASS PEOPLE!
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply
immediately. If they don’t, they will be ejected from MisCon.
If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of
the convention staff. They will be wearing “MisCon Staff” t-shirts. You may also
contact hotel staff and ask to be put in touch with the conference chair, Justin
Barba.
Questions & Information
Direct questions to MisCon security and staff.
About MisCon
Missoula’s science fiction and fantasy convention brings together fans and industry pros to discuss and celebrate
interests within the science, speculative fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. It is held in Missoula ever Memorial
Day weekend from Friday to Monday.
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Programming about fandom, science, or the crafts of writing, editing, storytelling, game development, art,
and film is developed year-round by passionate, dedicated volunteers. Many of our presenters are renowned
professionals in these fields.
MisCon also hosts free quarterly Game Days between conventions. Learn more about MisCon events at
www.miscon.org or www.facebook.com/misconfanpage.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Convention Map
Ruby’s Inn — Ground Level
Ruby’s
Creekside
Green
Smoking Area
The Tent
Barbeque
Area
Rooms
163-166
Gaming
144
Gaming
143
Hospitality
Gaming
142
162
Guest Rooms
Guest
Rooms
Upstairs
Programmin
262
Gaming
141
Gaming
HQ
Upstairs
Programmin
Walkway to rooms 102-130.
161
261
Open
Gaming
Upstairs
Programmin
Gaming
160
Pool
Black
Shield
Productions
134-139
Guest
Rooms
Parking Lot
260
Upstairs
Programmin
259
159
Elevator
Art Show
Rooms
700
Restrooms
Merchants
Breakfast
Nook
600
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Front Desk
145-158
Lobby of Doom
(Lobby)
Registration
More Game Rooms are at
Joker’s Wild next door.
Parking Lot
Smoking Area
Nor
North Reserve Street
Registration Hours
Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Security
Provided round the clock during the convention.
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Info Table
Staffed from 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Friday, 9-midnight Saturday and Sunday, and 9-3
Monday. The Info table near registration has mini schedules available and will
have information about updates or changes that occur during the convention.
Gaming Headquarters
Game Schedules and sign-ups are in room 161, Gaming Headquarters.
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Ruby’s Inn — Upper Level
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Room Information
Art Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700
Containment Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Upstairs
Programming 4
Creekside Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . past room 162 near Grant Creek
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Gaming HQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Upstairs
Programming 3
261
Upstairs
Programming 2
260
Upstairs
Programming 1
Guest
Rooms
Great Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
234-244
Hospitality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . near Registration
Pool
Kids’ Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Board Room, 301
Merchants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600
259
The Tent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . past Room 144
Elevator
233
Great Hall
400
Fitness
Rooms
Containment
Room
Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . near Merchants
Programming 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Programming 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Programming 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Programming 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
300
Kids
Activities
301
North
Hospitality Hours
Friday: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. (closed during BBQ)
Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Accessibility
All MisCon event rooms at Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center and the Joker’s Wild
basement are accessible by ramps or the elevator. The Joker’s Wild upstairs is only
accessible via stairs.
Smoking
The smoking area is by the creek to the west toward Hampton Inn, as well as outside
Joker’s Wild toward Reserve Street.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Guests of Honor
Stephen Erikson
Fantasy Author
Steven Erikson is a New York Times best-selling author of the
fantasy series, “Malazan Book of the Fallen.” In addition, he is
trained as both an archaeologist and anthropologist, something
that adds to his works of fiction and non-fiction. Erikson will
participate in panels throughout the weekend, including Developing
Cultures for Storytellers, and World Deconstruction 101. For his
thesis at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Erikson wrote a “story cycle”
of short stories titled “A Ruin of Feathers” about an archaeologist
in Central America. Subsequently, Erikson received a grant to
finish the work which was published by TSAR, a small Canadian
publishing house. For his next work Erikson co-won the Anvil Press
International 3-Day Novel Contest for which he signed away the
rights, a mistake he attributes to inexperience. Later, upon moving
to England, Erikson sold what he refers to as his “first real novel” to
Hodder and Stoughton, “This River Awakens”. The first four books
were published under Erikson’s real name, and are currently out of
print. He is best-known for his 10-volume series, “Malazan Book of
the Fallen,” which have been met with widespread international
acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy
fiction. His first novel in the series, “Gardens of the Moon” (1999),
was well received and was short-listed for a World Fantasy Award.
In addition to writing, Erikson paints using oil paints. He lives in
Winnipeg, Canada.
Website
www.stevenerikson.com
Todd Lockwood
Illustrator
Todd Lockwood graduated from The
Art Institute of Colorado, in Denver,
Colorado, with the award for “portfolio
par excellence,” and went to work immediately in design and
advertising. Lockwood worked for a design agency for a year and
a half, and won numerous awards in the Art Directors Club of New
York’s annual show. He then focused his career on illustration,
doing freelance illustration for about fifteen years.
After networking at Worldcon, his first science fiction convention,
Lockwood began illustrating cards for Chaosium and Phil Foglio’s
XXXenophile card game, and soon his friend, David Martin,
suggested him to an art director at TSR, the publisher of the popular
role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. In 1997, Wizards of the
Coast acquired TSR and moved Lockwood and his family to
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Washington state. Working for WotC, he continued to work on the
D&D line and on Magic: The Gathering.
Lockwood produced art for the Ravenloft, Forgotten Realms, and
Dragonlance campaign settings, as well as cover art for novels based
on Forgotten Realms. His work is included in the book, Masters
of Dragonlance Art. Lockwood also became the Vice President of
Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), which
sponsored the Chesley Awards for fantasy art at the World Science
Fiction Convention. In 1999, he helped redefine the look of the
Dungeons & Dragons game for Third Edition. In 2002, after Hasbro
bought Wizards of the Coast, Lockwood returned to freelancing.
He and his wife and three children reside in Washington state.
Website
www.toddlockwood.com
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Guests of Honor
Peter Kent
Stunt Double Extraordinaire
Peter Kent is an accomplished Hollywood stuntman, writer, and
movie producer. His career includes 14 years as stunt double (and
friend) to Arnold Schwarzennegger.
Reconstructive surgery after a car accident had altered Peter’s
face so much he began to resemble the Austrian actor. In 1983,
after years of being a jack of all trades, he moved from Vancouver,
Canada to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. His association with
Arnold Schwarzenegger spanned 14 films over 13 years, as friend,
workout partner, ski buddy, confidant, chef and dialogue coach.
His work on 14 of the largest action pictures (Terminator through
Jingle All The Way) carried into his writing career at the suggestions
of producer Joel Silver and directors Walter Hill, James Cameron
and others. He has completed 6 action and comedy scripts and
published his autobiography, Stand Or Fall, Autobiography of a
Stuntman (Anchor Books), while also creating many reality and
scripted TV concepts, which he continues to do.
Returning to Vancouver -- a.k.a. “Hollywood North” -- Peter has
become one of the busiest actor/writer/producer/directors in
town. He wrote, produced and directed his independent short,
“Bombmakers,” founded ARK (Actors Reading for Kids) in honor of
his late mother, Margaret, and guest lectured at schools throughout
the region, as well as teaching “hands-on” experimental film to
Grade 6 and 7 students.
Peter was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen Hall of Fame in
2009. Peter is still very much connected with the stunt industry, as
head of his Vancouver-based stunt school - Peter Kent’s School of
Hard Knocks. Check it out on Facebook.
Website
www.peterhkent.com
DAW Books
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publisher
DAW Books is an American science fiction and fantasy publisher,
founded by Donald A. Wollheim and his wife Elsie B Wollheim. The
company is said to be “the first publishing company ever devoted
exclusively to science fiction and fantasy.” The first DAW Book
published was the 1972 short story collection Spell of the Witch
World by Andre Norton.
The company published numerous books by well-respected authors
in the 1970s, including such luminaries as Marion Zimmer Bradley,
Fritz Leiber, Edward Llewellyn, Jerry Pournelle, Roger Zelazny and
many others. In 1982, C. J. Cherryh’s Downbelow Station was the
first DAW book to win the Hugo Award for best novel, which gained
the publishing house increased respect within the industry.
Until July 1984, all DAW books were characterized by yellow spines
and a prominent yellow cover box containing the company’s logo as
well as a chronological publication number. When the design was
changed the chronological number was retained but moved to the
copyright page and renamed the DAW Collectors’ Book Number.
As of October 2010, the company had published more than 1,500
titles during its 38-year history. DAW remains closely held by its
current publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim (Donald’s daughter) and
Sheila E. Gilbert. The company’s offices are in New York City.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Pros
Dave Bara
A writer for DAWBook,s Dave has a trilogy coming out
in the military science fiction genre.
Black Shield Productions
Black Shield is a GM production group based in Helena,
Montana.
S. A. Bolich
S. A. Bolich is a full time freelancer with a number of
published fantasy stories as well as many nonfiction
articles on a wide variety of subjects from travel to
history to horses.
www.sabolich.info
Larry Bonham
Larry Bonham is the Managing Editor and Acquisitions
Editor for Sky Warrior Book Publishing, LLC as well as
an author. His newest novel, “Shield of Honor” debuts
at MisCon. He is a student of both Asian and Historical
European martial arts. He is married to author and
publisher M.H. Bonham.
M. H. (Maggie) Bonham
M.H. Bonham is an award-winning author of more
than 30 books, including Science Fiction, Fantasy
and gaming. She’s the publisher of Sky Warrior Book
Publishing, LLC and publishes SF/F/H/M. She is also
the publisher of Garnet Mountain Press, a nonfiction
imprint. Maggie has been a professional writer since
1995 and has written novels, nonfiction books, short
stories, courses, educational materials, and articles.
www.skywarriorbooks.com
Chuck Bordell
Writer/artist Chuck Bordell. Source of comic art,
pin-ups, fantasy/sci-fi illustrations and various caustic
ramblings on whatever Chuck has on his mind at the
moment. If you are easily offended, you might want to
back up now and save yourself from a seizure.
C.J. Cherryh
She writes, first and foremost. She figure skates. She
travels. She photographs. She sketches. She reads. She
does genealogy and history, science, and archaeology.
She does some modern and two ancient languages.
www.cherryh.com
Clay Cooper
An Army brat, Clay Cooper 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 is currently studying energy technology
at the University of Montana. His interests include
urban gardening, re-purposing things, and firearms.
Marlesa (Mouse) Crawford
A costumer, and a professional cosplay representative
for IGRE Publishing, Ms. Crawford was crowned the
costuming queen of the GFGR 2012.
Leila Del Duca
Leila Del Duca is a comic book ilustrator from Missoula.
Kyle Elliott
Kyle Elliott is a venture captain in Paizo’s Pathfinder
Society’s roleplaying group.
Theo Ellsworth
Theo Ellsworth is a comic book writer and illustrator
from Missoula.
Faith (Mizz Mayhem) EmensPearson
Costumer, makeup artist, mother of zombies. Mizz
Mayhem is known to have been infected with the M28
virus.
Eric the Excellent
Ms. Campbell is a long-time MisCon costume merchant
who used to work for NASA.
Fire eating, magic, sword swallowing, and more!
Sideshow? Hardly! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the
main event! Now is your chance to see the spectacle of
a lifetime! Watch, as Eric the Excellent and Sir James of
Butte Magic take to the stage, to amaze, mystify, and
awe!
Rob Carlos
www.buttemagic.com
www.highanxietystudios.com
Jane Campbell
The artist guest of honor for MisCon 26, Rob has done
paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG. Add
an Accent® offers eleven of his dragons as beautiful
pewter figurines.
www.colorsmith.com
Brenda Carre
Writing and drawing have always been Brenda’s bliss.
Now she’s retired from her day job as an art instructor
she gets to create full time. Brenda writes both long
and short fiction in a variety of genres, designs oneof-a-kind jewelry, works in graphite portraiture and is
currently at work on the re-draft from Hell.
www.brendacarre.com
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Jane Fancher
I’m an author/artist in the Science Fiction and Fantasy
genre with nine books and a handful of short stories in
my publishing resume. My interests are eclectic, from
horses to computers, History to Quantum Physics, with
a recently acquired passion for figure skating.
www.janefancher.com
Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis
Raised on a cattle ranch in Northern California. BA and
MA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in literature and
theory.
www.dianapfrancis.com
Ruth Frey
Bio-lab technician and a member of the Realms of
Avalon, Ms. Frey enjoys being shot at with padded
arrows.
Sheila Gilbert
Sheila Gilbert is the co-president of DAW Books, an
American science fiction and fanatasy publisher, along
with Betsy Wollheim since 1985. She also co-edited
with Betsy Wollheim the DAW 30th Anniversary
Fantasy Anthology, and the DAW 30th Science Fiction
Anthology, which collected works from Mercedes
Lackey, Tad Williams, Kate Elliot, Andre Norton,
Christopher Stasheff, and many others.
Ann Gimpel
Ms. Gimpel is a paranormal author, infection status
unknown.
James Glass
Jim was the Grand Prize winner in Writers of the Future
in 1990. Since then he’s sold five novels and thirty-some
short stories, appearing in magazines such as Aboriginal
S.F., and Analog. His current book The Creators is the
third book of the SHANJI trilogy. SHANJI is now out in
reprint from ereads.com. A collection of his published
short fiction “Matrix dreams and other Stories” has just
come out from Fairwood Press. A novelet is in the March
issue of ANALOG, and two other stories are in press
with that magazine. Jim is a retired physics professor
and dean at Eastern Washington University. Wife Gail is
a costumer, drummer and healing dancer.
www.sff.net/people/jglass
John Goff
John’s been playing RPGs for over three decades. He’s
been writing scenarios and rules for them for nearly
that long as well-although it took twenty years before
he convinced someone to actually start publishing
his work.
Tony Gregori
Tony is a comic book artist/cartoonist.
ang76.deviantart.com
Rhiannon Held
A Tor author who has two books out, Rhiannon has
written enough abbout werewolves that her infections
status is apparent: M28 has a string hold on her. She
lives in a rainy city to the west.
Douglas Herring
illustrator, was a game art director for Microsoft. a
knight of seattle, he appeared in the movie Knights of
Badassdom.
Andrea Howe
Andrea Howe is Blue Falcon Editing, providing editing
services, quality control, and continuity tracking for her
clients.
www.bluefalconediting.com
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David Lewis Johnson
David L. Johnson is a professional illustrator living in
Missoula, Montana. His work appears most frequently
in tabletop RPG products, including Trail of Cthulhu,
Night’s Black Agents, and Scarlet Heroes, as well as
a bevy of other books for old school gaming. Eternal
Lies, a mega-campaign for Trail of Cthulhu in which
his illustrations appear, was recently nominated for
an Origins Award. Johnson’s primary media are digital
painting, physical pencils and inks, and gouache. He’s
excited to discuss drawing and tabletop gaming with
anyone who’ll lend an ear.
James (Sir James) Jones
A sideshow act performer. Sir James was infected with
the m28 virus at a young age. He isoften seen kicking
the sides of Eric the Excellent.
Matt McAdoo
Mr. McAdoo is member of Realms of Avalon, and master
of crossbow.
Christie Meierz
Author of the Amazon bestsellers in space opera, The
Marann, Daughters of Suralia, and Into Tolari Space,
she lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, a software
engineer and mathematician, and her youngest son,
who is studying engineering.
christiemeierz.blogspot.com
Vicki Mitchell
V.E. (Vicki) Mitchell has been writing for as long as she
can remember—mostly, but not entirely, in the field of
science fiction. In 1986, she won the national Amazing
Stories Calendar Story Contest and sold a short story
to a mainstream anthology. (This story was later cut
when the book ran too long.) In 1987 one of her stories
appeared in the legendary The Moscow Moffia Presents
Rat Tales anthology. She sold a different “Rats” story to
Pulphouse Publishing for their own Rat Tales anthology
(1994).
www.v-e-mitchell.com
C.L. (Candi) Norman
writer from tri cities of washington, a veteran of miscns
writers workshop, she writes short stories.
J.A. Pitts
J. A. Pitts resides in the Pacific Northwest where he
hunts dragons, trolls and other beasties among the
coffee shops and tattoo parlors.
www.japitts.net
Erica Pocklington
Working as a concept and comic book artist, Erica
currently resides in Missoula, where she works remotely
on various projects and event art for IGRE Publishing’s
Sword Land RPG. Influenced by spending part of
her childhood in Japan, she is a fan of the anime and
videogame industries.
Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Pros
another but not always, Jeff is also known for beautiful
landscapes.
Patrick Swenson
Patrick is a high school English teacher and has taught
for 28 years. His first novel, The Ultra Thin Man, is
forthcoming from Tor Books in August 2014. He is a
graduate of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop and
has a story forthcoming in the anthology, Like Water for
Quarks. He has had stories published at Marion Zimmer
Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, Northwest
Writers, and others. He is currently working on a novel.
Patrick is the editor and publisher of Fairwood Press,
which publishes books by many MisCon authors. He
also created and runs the Rainforest Writers Village, a
writer’s retreat in Washington state.
www.fairwoodpress.com
Joyce is a writer of novels who loves horses and skiing.
She is a long-time MisCon guest.
Mark Teppo
Nikki Rossignol
Tiffany Toland-Scott
Ken Scholes
For a short time she attended art school with an eye
toward earning a degree in game design, but she quickly
realized that it wasn’t the life for her. Instead, she
began promoting and selling her artwork on her own.
Nikki Rossignol lives deep in the woods near Missoula,
Montana. She is an illustrator, concept artist, dancer,
and toy maker. She is the owner/founder of the Puca
Bestiary. She dreams vividly and walks alone in the
moon-lit forest. Companions to her adventures include;
her fox-like dog, a ghostly-white cat, and her wellbearded husband.
Ken Scholes is an American fantasy writer. His ecclectic
background includes service in the Navy and the Army,
a degree in history, a brief stint as a clergyman, an even
more brief stint as a label-gun repairman. A prolific
short fiction author, his stories have appeared in
numerous magazines and anthologies including Realms
of Fantasy, Polyphony 6, and Weird Tales. In 2005 his
story, “Into the Blank Where Life,” won the Writers of
the Future contest. Fairwood Press published his first
collection of stories, Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other
Strange Journeys, and his first novel, Lamentation, is
book one of a five book series called “The Psalms of
Isaak,” published by Tor.
Ken is also a musician,
and will be doing a
concert Sunday night
at MisCon. See Sunday
Programming for
details.
Jeff
Sturgeon
Jeff is a northwest
artist known for his
beautiful awardwinning metal paintings
usually involving
space in one form or
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
writer and publisher, look up his website
Tiffany Toland says she was “all but born with a brush
in her hand.” As a child, she always knew she wanted
to be an artist and spent hours painting and drawing to
increase her artistic skills. To this end, she dropped out
of high school to focus more on her artwork, and she
obtained a GED shortly after her sixteenth birthday.
Her work has since been licensed for a variety of
products and has been purchased worldwide.
www.tiffanysrealm.com
Robin Walker
Robin learned how to draw while in the sciences
because basic skills and high standards were rarely
taken seriously in art schools, as is still the case today.
Art is generally perceived by art schools and the public
as therapy or a way to socialize while one’s hands are
moving. The art trends of the 20th century have been
seldom more then the sanctification of the inane. Do
get her started on this topic.
Betsy Wollheim
Betsy Wollheim, born in New York, is the daughter of
legendary editor Donald A. Wolheim, and has been
intimately involved with professional SF from an early
age. In 1975 she began work as an associate editor for
DAW Books, which her father founded in 1971. In 1985,
she took over as president of DAW, which she still runs,
with Sheila Gilbert. In 2012, she took home a Hugo
Award for ‘Best Editor, Long Form’ She is married to
musician Peter Stampfel. They have two children, and
live in New York City.
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Welcome to MisCon 28!
First, please step inside the perimeter and let me welcome you to MisCon 28!
Second, do you have your biohazard combat suit handy? I hope so. Well, that or a respirator, hand
sanitizer, and some rubber gloves at the very least. I mean, you know--it’s safe inside the perimeter,
and the M28 Virus is, well . . . it’s under control. Our scientists assure me everything will be fine.
I’m sure you’re not infected!
If you’re unclear as to the origins of the M28 Virus, the Resistance and the Illuminati have been
battling in the shadows since MisCon 1, and even though the Resistance fought valiantly at MisCon
27, the Illuminati still managed to unleash an experimental virus upon the convention. After
consulting with scientists, seers, and sages, we learned the M28 Virus had a one year incubation time
and even though we had worried about it reaching outbreak levels this month, it hasn’t.
No, really--everything is fine!
Our mad scientists have spent the past year working on a cure, and while they haven’t been
completely successful, they’ve learned that certain compounds found in Dum Dum suckers can
mitigate the effects of the virus. They assure us they’ll find some way to save us all so we don’t need
to be quarantined at MisCon: 28 Years Later.
Hey, did you hear that? Was it a cough? It sounded like someone was coughing down that hallway. So
anyway, I’m sure everything is going to be just fine, but if you’ll excuse me, I have to get to a panel.
Yeah, that’s right. I need to get going.
Here--have a Dum Dum, be safe, and have a great time. Stay infection free!
Welcome to MisCon 28.
Justin Barba
MisCon Chair
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MisCon 28 Years Later
Merchants’ Room
Room 600 • Hours: FRI 12-7 / SAT 10 -7 / SUN 10 -7 / MON 10 -2
Barnes & Noble
Montana Grandmas
Books, games, and collectibles.
Hand crocheted hats based upon sci-fi, fantasy, and horror characters.
www.bn.com • (406) 721-0009 • 2640 N. Reserve Street, Missoula, Montana 59808
[email protected] • (406) 529-3544
Cast in Stone Pewterworks
Muse Comics and Games
Hand cast pewter in Missoula MT. Pins, dice, buttons, amulets, etc are in the
works and should be available by the con.
[email protected] • (406) 493-1032
Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville
A collaboration of talent and performance including dancers, vocalists,
actors and performance artists all paying homage to their favorite films,
television shows, video games, comic books, Manga and Japanese Animation.
Card games, board games, dice, RPGs, comics, trade paperbacks, and miniature games.
www.musecomics.com • [email protected] • (406) 543-9944
Puca Bestiary
Handmade mythical and magical creatures (yeti, sasquatchs, brownies, monsters, etc.)
made from fur and felt.
www.etsy.com/shop/nikkirossignol?ref=si_shop • [email protected]
Quicksilver Fantasies
www.facebook.com/CheekyGeekyVaudeville •
[email protected]
An eclectic assortment of music (filk, folk, Celtic, ethnic,
Medieval & Renaissance), books, art, puppets & other strange
& wonderful treasures for fen of myth, legend, folklore, SF &
Fantasy.
Darla Haz Cakes and
Crafts
Hair flowers made of geeky paper materials, metal
wire wrapped ear flowers, fun foam pony ears and
other small bits of geeky material.
www.mindspring.com/~cornerd/quicksilver/index.htm •
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/Darlahazcrafts • [email protected]
gmail.com
Rapunzel’s Garden deals in oddities and objects of
beauty. Some of these are handmade, many are rescued
and gathered into foster care until they can find a new
home.
Rapunzel’s Garden
Faerie Forge Design
Handmade chainmail, wire-wrapped, and resindipped jewelry. Wood-burned jewelry boxes.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/rapunzelsgarden • [email protected]
scientist.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FaerieForgeDesign •
[email protected]
Tandy Leather
Leather, leather working tools, conchos, belts and
hardware for straps, holsters and other leather make
apparel.
Faire Miscellany
Hats from Medieval to modern, jewelry, desk pets,
capes, embroidered patches, musical instruments, tails, ears, and whatever
else we happen to have on hand.
[email protected] • (509) 328-9939
www.etsy.com/shop/FaireMiscellan • [email protected]
The Dungeon Crawl
Games Plus
Steampunk Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, SciFi Costumes, Jewelry, Art,
Patches
http://www.gamespluswa.net/ • [email protected]
www.facebook.com/TheDungeonCrawl.LootandStuff • [email protected]
yahoo.com
Miss Haley Bombshell Boutique
The Savage Norde
Magic the Gathering, Mayfair games, Days of wonder, Games, Comics
High quality authentic steel bone corsets, steampunk, cosplay, pin-up &
gothic clothing, accessories and Jewelry.
https://www.facebook.com/MissHaleyBB • [email protected]
MisCon
Pick up theme art or logo shirts, badge holders, dice, or a Writers’ Workshop Anthology.
[email protected] • (406) 544-7083 • P.O. Box 7721, Missoula, Montana 59807
Hand forged Steel,High end art,Gifts and much more. Our work speaks for
itself.
www.facebook.com/TheSavageNorde • [email protected]
Xenophile Bibliopole
Collectable Science Fiction books, pulps, etc.
[email protected] • (509) 585-4877
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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October 10-12, 2014
TownHouse Inn, 1411 10th Ave S, Great Falls MT
3 fun-filled days of gaming and panels, featuring:
Special Guest of Honor: David Nett (Actor/Producer/Writer for GOLD:
the Series and Night of the Zombie King)
Artist Guest of Honor: CrimsonVermillion (self-published artist)
Cosplay Guest of Honor: Marlessa “Mouse” Crawford (the Montana
Queen of Cosplay)
Montana Guest of Honor: John Ruggles (Sandbaggers Game Club)
Also: RPG Writers’ Workshop, Iron GM® Local event, costume contest, art show,
and more!
Membership just $15 for the whole weekend!
Registration open now at www.gfgr.org
Call (406)761-4600 for hotel reservations
Mention Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous for special rates
Questions? Email us at
[email protected]
Look for us on Facebook!
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MisCon 28 Years Later
Major Events
Art Show
•
Payment for a direct sale is required at the time of purchase.
Room 700
•
Payment by cash or check is due at the time of pickup. PayPal payment is
accepted with approval by Bill Singletary for payment by credit card.
Hours: FRI 1-7 / SAT 9:30 -5 / SUN
9:30 -4 / MON 9:30 -1
Every year MisCon displays the work of both successful and aspiring artists with
a space, science fiction, fantasy, or alternative reality theme. These wonderous
works are displayed, sold, and auctioned. MisCon sees art as its purest definition:
anything may be considered art. MisCon has never, and will never, restrict the type
of art accepted for the art show and auction (except for reasons of available display
space).
Art may contain adult themes and/or be graphic, and these pieces will not be
hidden. MisCon makes every effort to display adult artwork in a tasteful way so
patrons with small children may self-censor.
Art Show Rules
Costume Pageant
The Costume Pageant will be on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is urged to
come and participate and to cheer their favorite costume entries. The entry form
is available online. The cutoff for registration is Noon on Saturday during the
convention. No late entries will be accepted. Presentations should be limited to 90
seconds. Winners will be announced immediately following the Pageant. Awards and
Prizes will be handed out at that time and you must be present to win.
Prize Categories
Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Art staff are available in the art room at all times, so feel free to ask questions or
make comments. Artists entrust their work to MisCon staff, and MisCon takes this
responsibility seriously, so please:
• Awards are $30, $25, and $20 Cthulhu Cash respectively
•
Do not touch/handle the art.
• $20 Cthulhu Cash
•
No photography, videos, or cell phone snapshots. Those seen doing so will be
asked to delete photos and leave all equipment with staff until the patron is
ready to leave the art room. Repeat offenders will be asked not to return.
Best of MisCon Theme
Youth (age 13 and under)
• $20 Cthulhu Cash - and yes, you can win 1st place and best theme!
Youth Art
Rules
The MisCon Young Artist Show is an art show within the MisCon Art Show where
young artists can display their art - and maybe even sell some!
•
Be on time. This includes the Costume Pageant itself and the mandatory Dress
Rehearsal (see schedule),
The Bidding Process (Silent
Auction)
•
No name tags on your costume (unless you are dressed as a rabid SciFi fan)
•
This is a family event in a public place. Keep it PG-13 (no nudity).
•
Absolutely NO fire, explosives or other hazardous effects, period. If you have
a question about an effect or prop, check it out with Security or the Costume
Director.
•
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY during the actual contest. There will be an
opportunity to take pictures during the intermission period of the show.
•
Live weapons MUST be peace-bonded and may not be drawn without prior
permission from the Security and Costume department staff.
3 bids...............Goes to Live auction
•
Before the live auction (see below), lists will be posted in the hall to let patrons
know whether each piece of art will be in the auction, the minimum bid price, or
silent auction sale.
Have a routine. This is in addition to the announcement you are having the MC
read for you. (This is part of your score!)
Suggestions
•
Stay in character. How you present yourself is as important as the hours spent
developing your costume.
Art Auction
•
Auction bid paddles will be signed out to auction patrons. Each patron with a
paddle is responsible for all pieces won by that number. Pieces that have a minimum
bid of $350 or more will be left in art room during the auction.
Practice before the contest, especially if you use music or other props. If you
wear glasses, and aren’t Harry Potter, spotters at the stage will be happy to
hold them for you, and help you on and off.
•
When you have won a piece, keep your paddle up until you are
acknowledged by a staff member.
When you first come onto the stage area, show the judges your costume, not
just the audience and be prepared to sell it!
•
A repair kit is handy. You might have to wait longer than anticipated.. Again,
the spotters will be glad to hold it for you during your presentation.
•
Just because it’s black, doesn’t make it a costume.
•
Don’t forget your shoes. Galadriel and her elves didn’t own cowboy boots. A
great costume can be ruined by a lack of attention to details.
Each art piece has a silent bid sheet that lists information about the art, the starting
bid, and the direct sale price. The direct sale price which is only available when no
other bids are made prior to the Art Auction.
Direct Sale Price.......Sold to bidder
0 bids..............Goes to Live auction
1 bid.................sold to bidder
2 bids...............Sold to the highest bidder
Great Hall • Sunday, 6 - ?
Payment & Pickup
•Art may be picked up immediately following the auction and during Art Room
hours. To make a special arrangement, contact Bill Singletary, CthulhuBob
Lovely, or Justin Barba. Any art left in the auction hall will be taken back to the
art room and may be picked up the following morning.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Major Events
As the World Falls Down,
a Masquerade Ball
Sat 9 p.m. - 2 a.m, (The Tent)
Pro: Holly Frydenlund (DJ HAuLi)
This year, MisCon’s apocalyptic Saturday night room party is an outdoor
masquerade ball. There will be music, beer from Missoula’s Big Sky Brewery, and
DJing from DJ HauLi. Get your costumes ready and be prepared to have fun. All ages
welcome at the Masquerade.
Barbecue
Saturday 11 - 3 PM
Join us in the Picnic Area for some BBQ and great entertainment, featuring medieval
lawn games with the Realms of Avalon folks, Erik the Excellent, SCA combat, and
Belegrim combat demos.
Feast includes burgers, hot dogs, chips, fruit, salads and a pop or water. Cost = $8.
Charity Raffle
Monday 10 am, Great Hall (400)
MisCon selects a Montana charity to support each year and is selling raffle tickets
at the MisCon table in the Merchants room. All proceeds from the charity raffle will
be provided to this year’s charity, Camp
Mak-A-Dream.
A raffle drawing for several fabulous items
donated to the charity will be held Monday
at noon in Room 400. Singed books by
authors such as Jim Butcher, George R.R.
Martin, Kenneth Hite, and Terry Books,
games and memorobilia such as signed
Munchkin poster and Illuminati cards, and
crafts like a peacock hand puppet will be
raffled.
Hospitality
Room 162
Come and get it! Food and beverages are available throughout the convention
during hours.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Sunday
Hospitality: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (closes for barbecue)
Barbecue: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hospitality: 3:00 p.m – 2:00 a.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – noon
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Gaming
Gaming HQ 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Gaming Rooms (Ruby’s): 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
MisCon has gaming round the clock during the convention. A group of rooms are set
aside for throwing dice, moving figs into battle formation, and dealing cards. Not
only can you set aside time to meet with your regular gaming group, but it’s also a
great opportunity to meet new friends and try out new games.
Visit the Gaming HQ room for game schedules, to sign up for scheduled games, and
to learn which areas have room for open gaming. Descriptions of games that are
planned (so much as possible) are included in this program book, starting on page
37.
Hall Costume Contest
Photographer at Registration Desk: FRI 12-2p
and 4-6p
Voting at Info Desk: Sat and Sun 9am-11:50pm
Award: Monday at Closing Ceremonies
Do you like to dress up for the Con but don’t like to enter the Costume Pageant? Do
you look just like your favorite media or game character, at least in the right light?
Want to help support a great cause? Then this is the Contest for you! Your picture
will be posted for Con-goers to vote on by cash votes. Convention goers shamelessly
buy votes for their favorite costume by donating cash. The costume that generates
the most votes, i.e. the most cash, wins $30 Cthulhu Cash. Half of the proceeds go
to MisCon 28’s official charity, Camp-Mak-A-Dream; the other half goes into MisCon
coffers to help promote fun happenings like this.
rules
•
You must wear your badge.
•
One photo will be taken for each costume entry person.
•
No nudity allowed—no costume is no costume.
•
No dangerous or potentially dangerous props or special effects will be allowed.
•
All weapons MUST be peace bonded.
•
You may not enter the same costume in both the Hall Costume Contest and
the Costume Contest.
•
Costumes will be judged solely on visual presentation. There are no
requirements as to what hours costume must be worn or displayed. For
maximum exposure, we recommend costumes be shown as often as possible.
Remember votes are donated by con-goers and depends on as many people as
possible seeing you and voting for you.
MisCon Room Party
In addition to the Masquerade ball, there will be official MisCon Room Parties in the
Great Hall (Room 400) on Friday and Sunday nights, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.Great chance to
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Major Events
mingle with other guests and pros.
Kids’ Activities
Ages 18+. Alcohol served to people 21+ showing valid IDs.
Board Room• Hours: FRI 3-7 / SAT 10-7 / SUN
10-7 / MON 10-2
International Film Festival
Every year MisCon offers the opportunity for filmmakers to share their stories with
a large audience. In addition to awards for various categories as decided by select
MisCon judges, there will be an Audience Choice award. Audience members will have
the opportunity to ballot on the films they’ve seen, voting for their choice for best
film in the category of the screening they’ve attended. Audience Choice awards will
given to the film with the most votes in each Genre Category (Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
and Theme) and the film that receives the most votes overall will be awarded the
Audience Choice Best in Show award.
Watch the films that made the final cut. Each day has two blocks on a theme, each
approximately 50 minutes long.
Friday Night Horror
Block 1, 8 - 9 pm: Grieta En La Oscuridad, The Story of Lucky: Freedom Deal, Colera
Block 2, 9 - 10 pm: Directors on Directing, Tell, Timothy, Your Cold Black Heart, Zugar
Zombie
Saturday Night Sci-Fi
Block 1 8 - 9 pm: Ghost Light, Odd One Out, Hibernation
Block 2, 9 - 10 pm: Mona, REM, Recursion
Sunday Evening Fantasy
Block 1, 6 - 7 pm: A Lavadora, Bad Cat, The Flower in the Bottle
Block 2, 7 - 8 pm: Dji. Death fails, Cassandra, Cousas De Meigas (Tales of the Wizard),
Tripaliare, Sleeping with the Dead
Kids’ activities are designed for children of all ages and allow kids to get involved
with MisCon. Activities include crafts like puppet making and coloring, gaming
instruction, movies and discussions. Please see the Schedule for details.
Please note: These panels are not babysitting opportunities, and all children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Writers’ Workshop
Each year, MisCon holds a workshop for writers where participants have their work
critiqued by professional writers and their peers. Participants submit in advance.
Even if you didn’t submit, join us for the Writers’ Workshop Meet-and-Greet Friday
at 4:00 pm in the Containment Room, where the critiquing pros will be available for
questions.
MisCon 28: Saturday 11-2:50, Great Hall
Registered participants only. Spectators are not allowed. With permission,
submissions are included in the writer’s workshop anthology. These are available
for purchase from Registration.
Entries for MisCon 29
The Writers’ Workshop is an excellent opportunity to have your work read and
analyzed by pros who know how the business works. Your manuscript can be a
short story, the beginning of a novel, or an unfinished story fragment, as long as it
meets the submission guidelines. Submissions for MisCon 29 must be received by
mid-April 2015. Check www.miscon.org/writers for submission guidelines, critique
process, and more info.
Monday Afternoon: Apocolypse Theme
1-2pm: Aemorraghe, The Last Light, Mienin
July 12, 2014
November 8, 2014
January 10, 2015
March 14, 2015
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Friday Programming
Registration: 12- 8 / Info: 12 am - 12 pm / Hospitality: 2 pm-2 am
Art Show: 1-7 / Merchants: 12 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
Noon - 11:50 PM
Volunteers and Information
(Miscellaneous)
Being a Published Author
(Writing)
Volunteers check in and get your tasks - and if you have
a question or need help, this is your information source
Learn about some of the things no one told the
panelists about being published. What surprised them,
both positive and negative about their newfound
status?
Making Independent Films
(Video and Film Festival)
2:00 - 1:50 AM
Friday Hospitality
(Miscellaneous)
What does it take to write, produce, direct, and actually
create independent films? Come find out.
Info Table -
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Geek Discussion (Geek
Discussion)
Containment Room (300) - CthulhuBob Lovely
Panels are generally themed in advance and the
panelists address that topic, unless of course they
digress -- which we usually do. There was this one panel
with Justin Farrington and me -- but, I digress. Our
panelists will discuss whatever topic people want.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Age Limits and Parental
Consent (Gaming)
Containment Room (300) - Justin Farrington, Marc
Johnson, Greg Schneider
As you create a scenario for convention use, how do
you decide what is and isn’t going to be appropriate
for potential players? Can you work with the Game
Chair to ensure your sign up sheet indicates this? If you
think you should be asking, “Where’s your mom?” you
probably should be.
Good Reviews, Bad Reviews
(Writing)
Upstairs 1 (259) - S. A. Bolich, Manny Frishberg, C.L
(Candi) Norman
How to Write a Good Review: Reader reviews can make
or break a book, and they help move a book’s visibility
up on Amazon. You can help out your favorite author
by writing one, but what should you say? What’s fair
and what’s not? What’s helpful and what’s not? Come
discover the difference between reader rage and honest
feedback, and learn why even one-star reviews
can be helpful to a writer.
The Appeal Of Conventions
(Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - CthulhuBob Lovely, Rob
(Illuminati Rob) McDonell
What attracts us to cons? In what ways are they
more and less fun than just hanging out with your
geek friends at home or the local game store?
Cons offer many opportunities to break out of
your normal routine and try other activities, but
how often do we take advantage of this? What do
our panelists and audience do at cons?
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Great Hall (400) - Rhiannon Held, J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes,
Patrick Swenson
Hospitality (162) Come and get it!
Inside these doors you will find all manner of food and
drink to satisfy your cravings after a long session in
the gaming room, during a break between panels, or
whatever else you may be planning at MisCon.
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Combat Demo: Realm of Stygia
(Fight Demo or Class)
Creekside Green (3) - Realm of Stygia
The fighters of Realm of Stygia will introduce you to
their weapons, armor, the rules of the LARP, then they’ll
beat up each other for your viewing pleasure.
Crafting the Next Great Epic
Fantasy (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson, Sheila
Gilbert, Ken Scholes, Betsy Wollheim
A discussion of the tenets of epic fantasy, the
expectations, and how to begin crafting your own.
In a Hole in the Ground, There
Lived a . . . (Geek Discussion,
Writing)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Josh Aronoff, Ben Donnelly
How do the Hobbit and LotR hold up against modern
epic fantasies? And in what ways did LotR pave the
way for the fantasy genre to grow and thrive? Were the
Hobbit movies any good? Why or why not? Did you also
hate that white orc?
Moderator: Jon Caro
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro, Peter Kent
Meat Without Bones (Writing)
Upstairs 1 (259) - M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, James Glass,
Christie Meierz
Stories usually have a generalized structure that
runs just underneath (Star Wars Episode 4 is a prime
example of the Hero’s Journey). How do you make a
story work on a mechanical basis without showing the
machine?
Meet the Artists (Art)
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Chuck Bordell, Rob Carlos,
Brenda Carre, Todd Lockwood, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany
Toland-Scott
Here’s your first opportunity to meet and hang out
with some of MisCon 28’s artists. You can talk art, ask
questions, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want.
The Better Part of Valor
(Gaming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Ryan Goble, John Goff, Rob (Illuminati
Rob) McDonell
As a player, you may have a GM who only puts stuff in
front of you that you are supposed to, and can easily,
kill. Otherwise, it’s best to know that dangerous stuff is
dangerous and hone your “recognize when should we
run” skills.
Tin Foil Hats (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Devon Jelletich
Protect your brains from the zombies by
creating a state of the art Tinfoil Brain
Protector. As a bonus they also protect you
from mind control.
4:00 - 4:50 PM
Crafting Foam Weapons
and Armor (Fight Demo or
Class)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Realm of Stygia
Learn how to create your own foam weapons
and armor from the fighters of Realm of Stygia.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Crazies, Undead Frankenstein,
or Voodoo Zombies? (Geek
Discussion)
Friday Programming
Come color for a while! We have all sorts of coloring
books from My Little Pony to Batman! This is a
supervised event, but a parent still must be present.
6:00 - 6:50 PM
Opening Ceremonies (Geek
Discussion, Performing Arts)
Great Hall (400) - Clay Cooper, Ben Donnelly,
CthulhuBob Lovely
Party Orientation (Party!)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Holly (DJ HAuLi) Frydenlund
A discussion on three main types of zombies: Voodoo
Zombies, Undead Frankenstein (zombies controlled by a
Zombie Master), and Crazies, who are alive but effected
by some type of virus or radiation as in 28 Days Later.
Are there other archetypes?
The Tent (2) - Justin Barba, DAW Books, Steven Erikson,
Amy Farrington, Sheila Gilbert, Peter Kent, Todd
Lockwood, Betsy Wollheim
This is a required meeting for anyone who is throwing
a room party at MisCon. It should only last 15 minutes
and will go over the rules and regulations your party
must follow.
Enter the green zone and find out what’s in store for
you at MisCon 28. Our seers, scientists, and sages tell
us this will likely only run about half an hour unless the
forces of chaos force us to go longer.
Sharp Pointy Things Don’t
Need Reloading (Geek
Discussion)
6:00 - 9:50 PM
D & D 3.5 Teen Campaign (Kids’
Activities)
Make a Comic! (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Kt Andersen
We’ve got the materials, and you’ve got the
imagination. Why not join us and create a cool comic?
Teaching Yourself to Sew
(Costuming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Beth Stoops
Learn how to teach yourself the basics of sewing then
get some ideas on how to move on to more complicated
things.
The Place for Modules
(Gaming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Justin Farrington, Marc Johnson, Keith
Seyffarth
Should a GM run published modules? Should they
modify modules for their own campaigns? Are they a
good starting place for new GMs? What do you need
to do to run a module well and provide a good playing
experience for your players?
Writers’ Workshop Meet and
Greet (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Justin Barba, S. A. Bolich,
Larry Bonham, M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, Brenda Carre,
Steven Erikson, Sheila Gilbert, James Glass, Rhiannon
Held, Andrea Howe, Christie Meierz, Vicki Mitchell, C.L
(Candi) Norman, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Ken
Scholes, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo
Participants and Critiquing Authors get together to
meet and discuss how the workshop works. They’ll also
discuss workshops in general, and how to take criticism.
Open to anyone interested in the Writers’ Workshop.
5:00 - 5:50 PM
Better Lairs and Abattoirs
(Gaming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Kyle Elliott, Ryan Goble, John Goff
How do villains find their secret lairs? Do they decorate?
What makes a good or bad location for the “Fortress of
Doom, Villainy and Generally Despicable Activity?”
Coloring Time! (Kids’
Activities)
Board Room - Amber Edwards
Containment Room (300) - Larry Bonham, Tod Glenn,
Matt McAdoo
A connoisseur’s guide to edged weapons for the
Apocalypse.
The Importance of Beta
Readers (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Dave Bara, Manny Frishberg, C.L
(Candi) Norman, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
With the upsurge in self-publishing and the ease with
which writers can now self-publish, the importance of
beta readers has never been more apparent. Join selfpublished authors as they talk about why beta readers
are so essential and how to find (and recognize) a good
beta reader of your own.
Tour the Art Show! (Art)
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Rob Carlos
Tour the art show with artist Rob Carlos. Look at this
year’s art and get his perspective on what’s happening
in there. He’ll also talk about how the art auction will
work this year and get you primed to win the art you
want. People will meet here then follow Rob to the Art
Room.
Why Do I Keep Watching This
Garbage? (Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Josh Aronoff, Jean Carlos, Marc
Johnson
What TV Shows do we keep watching even though
they’ve become and/or have always been awful? What
is about a show that makes it such a train wreck? What
guilty pleasure shows fit this category?
Writing Strong, Believable
Women (Writing)
Great Hall (400) - M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, Diana
Pharaoh (Di) Francis, Christie Meierz
How do you write strong believable women? This is
a loaded question, since this panel could be called
writing strong, believable characters. But to focus on
women, what does a writer need to do to bring female
characters to life?
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
Board Room - John Richardson
Level 1 Basic Start game for teens age 12ish to 17ish. You
don’t need to bring anything but yourself and a set of
dice if you’d like. Be prepared to have a good time!
7:00 - 7:50 PM
Getting Into Character
(Writing)
Great Hall (400) - Steven Erikson, Diana Pharaoh (Di)
Francis, Peter Kent, Ken Scholes
One of the ways writers can write true-to-life, rounded
characters is by encapsulating them fully in much the
same way actors disappear into a role. Easier said than
done, right? In this panel we’ll discuss how you get
into a character quickly, especially characters that are
nothing like you.
Surviving the Apocalypse in
RPGs (Gaming)
Containment Room (300) - Ryan Goble, Marc Johnson,
Rob (Illuminati Rob) McDonell
How do you GM a apocalypse-based game where the
PCs must survive in a devastated world? Can they sleep
safely in the woods at night and sustain themselves
by hunting and gathering? What new threats would
they face? Would they fight to restore civilization or
contribute to the chaos?
Trespocolipsis (Performing
Arts)
The Tent (2) - Laurie Martin, The Sultana Dancers
The Sultanas will perform a 30-minute-ish fusion of
middle eastern dance, with a healthy dose of jingly
costumes, shaking hips and a dash of attitude!
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville!
(Performing Arts)
Joker’s Downstairs - J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther
The CGV performers will entertain you!
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Convention Committee
MisCon relies on volunteers year-round to plan and staff the convention. Department directors are in bold.
Executive Committee
Justin Barba, [email protected]
Amy Farrington, [email protected]
Marc Johnson, [email protected]
Support
Nicole Harwood, Executive Assistant
Jon Caro, Internal Auditor
CthulhuBob Lovely, Chair Emeritus
Departments
Kids’ Activities
Amber Edwards, Crystal Jones, Devon Jelletich, John
Richardson, KT Anderson, Amy Farrington
Marketing & Design
Amy Farrington, [email protected]
Medic
Theme
Justin Farrington
Charity Raffle
Operations
Costuming
Becky Harouz, [email protected]
Decor, Misc Room
Parties
Holly Frydenlund, [email protected]
Amber Edwards, Stewart Fleming, Marc Johnson
Film Festival
Jon Caro, [email protected]
Gaming
Stewart Fleming, [email protected]
Joe Taylor, Cthulhu Bob Lovely, Josh Aronoff
Hospitality
Nicole Harwood, [email protected]
Caleb Sperry, David Veto, Devon Jelletich, Josh
Harwood, Cthulhu Bob Lovely, Earl Smith, Vicki
Voeglin
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Tech Logistics
Keith Seyffarth, [email protected]
Brandon Bryan, Dylan O’Leary
Merchants
CthulhuBob Lovely
Earl Smith, [email protected]
Henry Edwards, Josh Tucker, Reid Jones, Clay
Cooper, John Richardson
Michael Greytak, [email protected]
Art
Bill Singletary, [email protected]
Security
Jeff Roper, [email protected]
Amy Farrington, [email protected]
William Matross, HenryEdwards, Josh Pfau, Justin
Farrington, Nicole Harwood, Reid Jones, Susanne
Caro, Josh Eamon
Photography
Justin Farrington
Volunteers
Mariah Leder, [email protected]
Website
Bob Norton, [email protected]
Keith Seyffarth
Writer’s Workshop
Kendra Lisum, [email protected]
Amy Richardson, Beth Aronoff
Program
Beth Aronoff, [email protected]
Amy Farrington, Justin Barba, Michael Greytak,
Susanne Caro
Programming
Justin Barba, [email protected]
Kendra Lisum, department heads
Registration
Susanne Caro, [email protected]
Bridger Nichols
Secretary
Volunteer for
MisCon 29!
Help us make next
year even better!
MisCon needs volunteers to help plan the convention and
ensure that it runs smoothly. We welcome all skills and
talents. To contribute to the con and help us make MisCon
29 and our quarterly game days a success, register as a
volunteer at www.miscon.org/volunteers, or contact a
department at the email listed.
Bill Singletary, [email protected]
MisCon 28 Years Later
Friday Programming
Registration: 12- 8 / Info: 12 am - 12 pm / Hospitality: 2 pm-2 am
Art Show: 1-7 / Merchants: 12 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
Film Festival: Horror (Video
and Film Festival)
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro
Come watch the horror entries for MisCon 28’s Film
Festival. See Major Events (page 15) for titles and
info.
8:00 - 11:50 PM
LARP: Friday Night Theater
(Gaming)
Containment Room (300) - Black Shield Productions,
Greg Schneider
One week ago, the message went out on all channels
and the Alliance’s little secret about the Reavers is
public knowledge. Now the Alliance Senate is convening
to take whatever actions are necessary to keep the
Alliance together in the face of the Signal. Assuming
that’s what the politicians want. . . Take the role of a
member of Senate with your own agenda. Can you save
the Alliance? Or will chaos reign and the Browncoats get
their way? You get to vote.
9:00 - 9:50 PM
Eric the Excellent!
(Performing Arts)
10:00 - 1:50 AM
Honey Badger Comedy Revival
2 (Party!)
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your chance to see the
spectacle of a lifetime! Illusions, sword swallowing,
fire eating, mentalism, and more! Behold, as Eric the
Excellent and Sir James of Butte Magic risk their lives for
your entertainment in this death-defying, jaw dropping,
and plain ol’ puzzling show of mythic proportions.
Independence, Individuality, Self Esteem, and Tolerance.
These are the things the Honey Badger can teach
us, and the lessons we hold dear. The First Montana
Orthodox Church of the Honey Badger is holding a
comedy-filled “church service” room party. Come join in
the craziness. *Not an actual church . . . yet.
9:00 - 1:50 AM
Filk Away! (Performing Arts)
MisCon’s Room Party (Party!)
BBQ Area (1) - Eric the Excellent, James (Sir James) Jones
Upstairs 1 (259) -
Come try your hand at Filking! You don’t have to
participate, but you’ll probably want to. What? What’s
filking? Its a sort of impromptu mishmash of folk or
popular music with a science fiction/fantasy twist.
Come see for yourself--it’ll be fun.
Upstairs 2 (260) -
Great Hall (400) -
MisCon’s Room Party!
Sir Reginald’s Room Party
(Party!)
Upstairs 3 (261) -
SpoCon’s Room Party (Party!)
Upstairs 4 (262) - SpoCon’s Room Party.
RADCON 6C
Sci-Fi / Fantasy Convention
February 13 - 15, 2015
Red Lion Inn, Pasco, WA
Events:
• Classic Costume Ball • Dealers Room
• Masquerade • Lan Gaming • Films
• 24 hour RPG and Card Gaming
• Art Show and Auction
• Live Entertainment
• 24 hour Anime/SciFi Video Rooms
• Programming Panels- Writing,
Costuming, Art, History , SciFi
Writer Guest of Honor:
Jim C. Hines
Gaming Guest of Honor:
Jen Page
Media Guest of Honor:
Monte Cook
Publisher Guest of Honor:
Kevin Anderson
Special Guest of Honor:
John Dalmas
Special Guest of Honor:
Dragon Dronet
www.radcon.org
"Rune Sword" by Jeff Sturgeon
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Saturday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 Info: 9 am -12 pm/Art Show: 10 -5
Hospitality: 10 am-2 am / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
9:00 - 11:50 PM
Saturday Volunteers and
Information (Miscellaneous)
The Glass Is Half Full...Or Is
It? (Geek Discussion)
Volunteers check in and get your tasks - and if you have
a question or need help, this is your information source
A discussion of optimism, pessimism, and realism. What
are the pros and cons? Can Pessimistic heroes win the
day? Our panelists will look at fictional examples such
as the Lannisters, Luke Skywalker, Eddard Stark, and
Captain Mal Reynolds.
Still needs panelists
Info Table -
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Apocalyptic Anime (Geek
Discussion)
Great Hall (400) - Ben Donnelly
A discussion of Apocalyptic anime.
IGRE Publishing Q and A
(Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Erik Evjen
Meet IGRE Publishing - the publishers of Sword Land
RPG and the Songs of Ahrea manga.
Medieval Modern: A follow up
(Costuming)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Beth Stoops
Last year Beth did a panel on how to wear a t-tunic to
work. This is her follow up panel that talks about what
she learned from that, and what fellow sewers can learn
from the experiment: how it’s changed how she wears
what she wear, how she look at patterns, and how much
she’s learned about modern clothes.
Peter Kent Q and A (Video
and Film Festival, Geek
Discussion)
Containment Room (300) - Justin Barba, Peter Kent
MisCon 28 GoH and professional stuntman Peter Kent
will discuss his life and career, including the many
movies in which he was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s stunt
double.
Sock Puppets (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Amy Farrington, Crystal Jones
Googly eyes, yarn hair, silly smiles...what’s not to love
about a sock puppet? What kind of puppet can you
create?
The Devolution of American
Horror Films (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Josh Aronoff, Jon Caro, CthulhuBob
Lovely
What are the origins of horror in film? How should
we define “horror?” Chain saws and Blood? Virus
outbreaks? Alien invasions? Why are some films great
and so many just plain awful?
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Upstairs 4 (262) - Dave Bara, Rob Carlos, Manny
Frishberg, John Goff
Tour the Art Show! (Art)
Greg Schneider
There are many options available to the non-dramatic.
Board games cover many concepts, genres, levels of
complexity and some are abstract. Card games offer the
same possibilities. What if you really want to play that
cool role playing game but don’t have the nerve to be
dramatic and all “in charactery?”
Montana Medicinal Potions
(Crafts)
The Tent (2) - Crystal Jones
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Nikki Rossignol
Details to Follow.
Tour the art show with artist Nikki Rossignol. Look
at this year’s art and get her perspective on what’s
happening in there. She’ll also talk about how the art
auction will work this year and get you primed to win
the art you want. People will meet here then follow
Nikki to the Art Room.
Origami (Kids’ Activities)
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Thinking During the
Apocalypse (Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Josh Aronoff, Ruth Frey, Ann Gimpel
How do people/societies handle losing everything when
disasters happen? To what length will they go in order
to reclaim their lives? Are stories like Walking Dead
accurate?
Foam Fighting Workshop:
Archery and Spears (Fight
Demo or Class)
Creekside Green (3) - Realm of Stygia
Learn how to use foam bows and spears in this
workshop with Realm of Stygia’s fighters. All ages
welcome to attend and check out the equipment.
How Technology in Stories
Becomes a Reality (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Dave Bara, C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher,
Kevin Noel Olson
A discussion concerning how various technologies
we enjoy today are only possible because they
were initially envisioned by science fiction authors.
How is this possible? Did each author invest a lot of
time and research in exploring the possibilities of
scientific advancement? Or did they simply invent
the technologies for sensationalism in their books?
Examples: Jules Verne: wrote about metro systems, selfprotecting bank vault systems and fax machines in the
1800s. Gene Roddenberry’s communic
I like Games, But I’m Not an
Actor (Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Justin Farrington, CthulhuBob Lovely,
Board Room - Amber Edwards
Learn to make traditional or geeked-out origami.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
The Art of Todd Lockwood
(Art)
Containment Room (300) - Todd Lockwood
Artist Guest of Honor Todd Lockwood will give a
slideshow presentation of his artwork (from book
covers to Magic the Gathering cards, to . . . you name
it).
11:00 - 12:50 PM
Writers’ Workshop (Writing)
Moderator: Kendra Lisum
Great Hall (400) - S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham, M. H.
(Maggie) Bonham, Brenda Carre, Steven Erikson, Sheila
Gilbert, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Andrea Howe,
Christie Meierz, Vicki Mitchell, C.L (Candi) Norman,
J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Ken Scholes, Patrick
Swenson, Mark Teppo
MisCon’s World Famous Writers’ Workshop. Submit
your writing to us a month before MisCon, show up at
the hotel, and meet with our professional critiquing
authors and editors. They’ll help improve your writing.
Noon - 12:50 PM
Face Painting (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Kt Andersen, Amber Edwards, Devon
Jelletich
Face painting! Exactly what it says on the title.
Maker’s Spaces (Costuming)
Moderator: Beth Stoops
Upstairs 4 (262) - Jean Carlos, Marlesa (Mouse)
Crawford, Faith (Mizz Mayhem) Emens-Pearson, Erica
Pocklington, Beth Stoops
How do you find and organize (create?) space for your
creative obsession in your home (or garage, back yard,
bat cave, whatever)? Our panelists will share how they
do it, and time permitting, you can too.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Medieval Crossbows! (Fight
Demo or Class)
The Tent (2) - Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey, Matt
McAdoo
Check out some medieval crossbows in action. Yes,
we’re going to fire crossbows.
Mood and Motivation in Art
(Art)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Rob Carlos, David Lewis Johnson,
Nikki Rossignol
How do posture, facial expression, color choices and
other aspects of a piece of art convey the mood,
thoughts and motivation of the subject?
Saturday Programming
1:00 - 1:50 PM
An Insider’s Take on Video
Games (Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Douglas Herring
Listen to veteran video game designer and Microsoft
Art Director Doug Herring talk about the good old days
of Sierra adventure games (through things like Close
Combat and Age of Empires to the first X-Box launch
and Fable). And get his opinions on game development
in general.
Anti-Hero, Hero, or Villain?
(Geek Discussion, Writing)
Containment Room (300) - S. A. Bolich, Steven Erikson,
Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis, James Glass
What is an anti-hero? How do antiheroes differ from standard heroes
and villains? Do we still love them
even though they’re good and bad?
What attracts us to them? Who are
some of the best ones in modern
culture?
Creating EVA Foam
Armor (Costuming,
Crafts)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Faith (Mizz
Mayhem) Emens-Pearson, J.K.
(GinnyJones) Hinther, Erika (Eekie)
Noble
Reading: C.J. Cherryh
(Writing)
Containment Room (300) - C.J. Cherryh
The Ladies of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will do a
demonstration on creating armor and props using Craft
and EVA foam.
C. J. Cherryh will read an excerpt from one of her recent
works.
Reading: Jane Fancher
(Writing)
Realm of Stygia Combat Demo
(Fight Demo or Class)
Jane will be reading from one of her recent works.
Creekside Green (3) - Realm of Stygia
Zombie Poetry (Kids’ Activities)
The fighters of the Realm of Stygia will dazzle you with
their combat prowess by beating on each other with
foam weapons.
Noon - 1:50 PM
Finger Loop Braiding (Crafts)
Upstairs 1 (259) - The SCA
Need a cord or braid to lace your bodice, tie on your
sleeves or close your purse? Using loops of threads, your
fingers can weave these narrow textiles in a technique
which reached a high point in Medieval Europe between
1200 and 1600. Today you can use these braids as hair
ties, shoelaces, and drawstrings. Class limit is 10. There
is a $5.00 charge for a handout and materials.
Upstairs 3 (261) - Jane Fancher
Board Room - Kt Andersen
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Zombies like brains. And
they’ll eat the plants too. Come join us and create your
own poetry!
Military Operations on Urban
Terrain (Fight Demo or Class)
Great Hall (400) - Clay Cooper
Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) is the
art of breaching doors and securing rooms in order
to capture or neutralize enemies. Learn how the US
military does it and apply it to your stories and/or game
scenarios.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Board Game Extravaganza!
(Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Amber Edwards
We’re borrowing games from the MisCon Game Library.
Maybe you’ll find something new to play, or even an old
favorite. Come join the fun!
Cross-Play (Costuming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther, Erika (Eekie)
Noble
In this panel the Ladies (or is that Gentlemen?) of
Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will talk about gender bending
and Cosplaying as the opposite gender.
DAW Books Presentation
(Writing)
Containment Room (300) - DAW Books, Sheila Gilbert,
Betsy Wollheim
What’s new for DAW books? Join Sheila Gilbert and
Betsy Wollheim for a presentation on up-and-coming
titles from DAW.
Multi-Genre Scenario
Creation (Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Justin Farrington, Marc Johnson, Greg
Schneider
If you write one-shot scenarios for home and/or
convention use, creating separate stories can take a lot
of time. Learn how to use the same basic story flow for
several genres, thereby making multiple scenarios at
the same time, while avoiding running the same players
through essentially the same game more than once.
Reading: Joyce Reynolds
Ward (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Joyce will read from one of her recent works.
1:00 - 2:50 PM
Fight Choreography
Workshop (Fight Demo or
Class, Performing Arts)
2:00 - 3:50 PM
Pewter Casting Workshop
(Crafts)
Special GoH Peter Kent will teach participants some
simple stunt fighting techniques. You’ll learn 3 basic
strikes, then will put together a basic fight scene
showing what you’ve learned.
Come learn the art of Pewter Casting! Students
will learn about casting and will carve a design into
Cuttlefish Bone and leave (hopefully) with a casting
of their very own. Limit of 10 participants, unlimited
number of spectators. A $5 donation is requested to
The Tent (2) - Peter Kent
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
BBQ Area (1) - Gene Mealey
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Saturday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 Info: 9 am -12 pm/Art Show: 10 -5
Hospitality: 10 am-2 am / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
offset the material costs.
2:00 - 4:50 PM
Artists’ Corner (Art)
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Rob Carlos, Douglas Herring,
David Lewis Johnson, Todd Lockwood, Nikki Rossignol,
Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Robin Walker
Hang out with some of MisCon’s artists as they draw,
paint, or play around with whatever catches their
interest. Want to bring your own art materials and
make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions
about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just
want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw
some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an
informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or
drop in for a few minutes between panels.
Join in this hilarious recounting of some . . . interesting .
. . viking stories and have a blast. You will laugh. A lot.
Warrior Books. Bring your fiction to pitch, as well as any
questions you have about publishing and writing!
Realistically Surviving
the Fall of Society (Geek
Discussion)
4:00 - 4:50 PM
Circus Freaks, Medical Learn
to Perform Thriller! (Kids’
Activities)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Marc Johnson, Matt McAdoo, Joyce
Reynolds-Ward
What skills, gear, knowledge, and mindset does it take
to survive various kinds of apocalypses? Do you just
need a sheriff’s hat and a Colt Python? A bug out bag
and some jerky? A concrete fortress, a rain barrel, and
some seeds?
Monsters, and Myth (Geek
Discussion, Performing Arts)
Great Hall (400) - Eric the Excellent, James (Sir James)
Jones
With the leaps and bounds in medicine and technology,
the human life is being extended. Depending on who
you talk to, 200 years could soon be commonplace, and
in theory, we could live forever.
Whether born different or made, unique individuals
have inspired humanity throughout history in motifs
that range from monster to myth. In this panel,
look through the lenses of medicine, myth, and the
entertainment industry at those who are different and
what they teach us about being human.
Do we really want to live forever? What about the next
generation? Do we need to curb the population? Is it
ethical to try to live forever?
The fighters of Realm of Stygia will teach you how to
use sword and shield as well as fighting with 2 swords.
All ages are welcome to examine the equipment.
Keeping Track of Story
Elements (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson, Rhiannon
Held, Ken Scholes, Mark Teppo
Steven Erikson wrote the one of the biggest, most
sprawling fantasy epics out there. How does he do it?
What are some of his, and other writers’, tips and tricks
for keeping track of all those plot lines, characters,
histories, personalities, and quirks? Join us and find out!
Making Mead (Crafts)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Judy Chapman, The SCA
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about
making mead.
Reading: Crazy Funny Viking
Stuff (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Krista Wallace
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Reading: Brenda Carre
(Writing)
Brenda will read from one of her recent works.
Great Hall (400) - Dave Bara, C.J. Cherryh, Brooke
Stanley
The Tent (2) - Realm of Stygia
Not all zombies are looking for brains. Some of them
are looking to dance! Come learn how to dance to the
song Thriller.
Upstairs 3 (261) - Brenda Carre
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Do We Really Want To Live
Forever? (Geek Discussion)
Foam Fighting Workshop:
Melee (Fight Demo or Class)
The Tent (2) - Kt Andersen, Crystal Jones, Alysa Shifty
Disclaimer: These bizarre stories not for the
fainthearted or anyone easily upset by unsettling
images and descriptions.
Shoot the Knight (Fight Demo
or Class)
So You Want to Cosplay?
(Costuming)
Creekside Green (3) - Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey, Matt
McAdoo
Upstairs 4 (262) - Faith (Mizz Mayhem) Emens-Pearson,
J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther, Erika (Eekie) Noble
Come experience the joy Dark Ages peasants felt by
filling a knight full of arrows. (Ours are padded, by the
way -- the arrows, not the knights.)
The Ladies of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will teach
getting started in Cosplay, rules of respect, and avoiding
Cosplay scammers.
Superhero Masks & Cuffs
(Kids’ Activities)
4:00 - 5:50 PM
First Page: Make or Break
(Writing)
Board Room - Amber Edwards
Every superhero needs a good disguise. Come make
your own mask and matching cuffs for a super look.
Cape not included.
3:00 - 4:50 PM
Sky Warrior Books Pitch
Session (Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Larry Bonham, M. H. (Maggie)
Bonham
Come pitch your book to Sky Warrior Books! In this
two-hour panel, enjoy the undivided attention of
Maggie and Larry Bonham, publishers/editors at Sky
Containment Room (300) - Sheila Gilbert, Peter Kent,
Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Betsy Wollheim
Get a first-hand look at how editors react when they
read the opening page of your submission. Submit the
first page of your story or book to be randomly read
aloud by stuntman Peter Kent. Our panel will stop
Peter when they would stop reading the submission
and tell you why. Submissions will be handed in at
the beginning of the panel. Submissions will not be
returned and not all submissions will be read.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Saturday Programming
Realm of Stygia Combat Demo
(Fight Demo or Class)
Creekside Green (3) - Realm of Stygia
Realms of Stygia will dazzle you with their combat skills.
5:00 - 5:50 PM
Chainmail Workshop (Crafts)
Hotel Lobby of Doom - The SCA
Learn how to make chainmail. A $5.00 materials fee
applies to this panel, and it’s limited to 10 participants.
Unlimited Observers.
Cosplay, Skit Style
(Costuming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther, Erika
(Eekie) Noble
Washington’s only FCBD(tm) Sister Studio) will teach
moves and steps covering the basics of this purely
improv style of belly dance. Come join the fun, and
discover what the fuss is all about! Bring a hip scarf if
you have one, loaners will be available.
Viking Knit (Crafts)
Upstairs 4 (262) - The SCA
Learn how to weave metal into bracelets and necklaces
in the traditional Viking style. A $5.00 materials fee
applies to this panel, and it’s limited to 10 participants.
Unlimited observers.
5:00 - 8:50 PM
Pathfinder: Teen Campaign
(Kids’ Activities, Gaming)
Board Room - Devon Jelletich
7:00-8:50
Magic Show
Creekside Green
Fast-talking magician Evan Disney will astound you with
his magic tricks. Keep an eye on your wallets, watches,
and see if you can outsmart him.
7:00 - 7:50 PM
Art of Swearing (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - S. A. Bolich, Brenda Carre,
Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis, Andrea Howe
Warning, Will Robinson! Bawdy language and creative
insults ahead!
After Romero: Euro Zombie
Cinema (Video and Film
Festival)
Eekie and Ruby of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will
go over the process of creating a Cosplay skit from
conceptualization to realization. This is the foundation
for how Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville was formed as well
as something that is involved at competitions at other
conventions.
Bread loaves and goats are missing. Fences are broken
and the magistrates favorite horse has been painted
red. Outhouses have been tipped over, windows broken.
In the distance large fires burn in the deep woods and
roaring can be heard. Pathfinders, are you ready? This is
a campaign geared toward ages 12ish to 18ish.
I Don’t Think They Had Those
in Victorian England (Geek
Discussion)
6:00 - 6:50 PM
Creating Conflict (Writing)
Costume Contest Prep/
Meeting (Costuming)
When creating a campaign or story for the real past,
how much accurate historical detail is needed? How do
you pull it off effectively? How much is too much?
We all know conflict is the heart of any story, but
how do you create conflict, how much is enough, and
what do you do when you need more conflict? We’ll
also discuss how to find the conflict inherent in your
characters, plot, and setting.
Meet here to get ready for the Costume Pageant. From
this meeting, you will proceed into the Containment
Room for the pageant itself.
How do Evil Societies
Function? (Geek Discussion,
Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Erik Evjen, Erica Pocklington
Great Hall (400) - Ryan Goble, John Goff, Kevin Noel
Olson
Reading: Larry Bonham
(Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Larry Bonham
Larry will read from one of his recent works.
Zombie Biology For
Storytellers (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Susanne Caro, Ruth Frey, Holly (DJ
HAuLi) Frydenlund
Our panel of lady scientists (an immunologist,
a molecular biologist, a biolab technician, and a
parasitology enthusiast/limerick-ologist) will present
realistic explanations for possible causes of zombies.
5:00 - 6:50 PM
American Tribal Belly Dancing
(Performing Arts)
The Tent (2) - Laurie Martin, The Sultana Dancers
Learn some American Tribal Style belly dance! Lulu,
who is founder of Blue Amber Belly Dance, (SE
Great Hall (400) - Ann Gimpel, Vicki Mitchell, Joyce
Reynolds-Ward
Upstairs 1 (259) - Josh Aronoff, Dave Bara, Marc
Johnson, Christie Meierz
Moderator: Jon Caro
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro
Discussion, history and a visual sampler of European
Zombie movies, focusing on the 70’s and 80’s films
inspired by George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
Moderator: Becky Harouz
Hotel Lobby of Doom -
Manga: Creating a Modern
Epic (Comics, Art)
The creators of the manga “Songs of Ahrea” will discuss
its origins and creation process, as well as how you can
produce manga of your own.
An evil society can’t be just blood running in the streets
and constant public flayings. How would they look and
function? Monsters have children too, you know.
Reading: Patrick Swenson
(Writing)
Jeff Sturgeon Art Demo (Art)
Patrick will read from one of his recent works.
Containment Room (300) - Jeff Sturgeon
Jeff’s award winning art is easily recognizable, come and
learn his unique style and techniques while you watch
him work.
Reading: Beth Stoops
(Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Beth Stoops
Beth will read from one of her recent works.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
Upstairs 3 (261) - Patrick Swenson
Stone and Crystal Healing
(Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Gail Glass
A group discussion of stone and crystal healing. All
healers and interested persons welcome.
8:00 - 8:50 PM
Costume Pageant (Costuming)
Moderator: Becky Harouz
Containment Room (300) - Faith (Mizz Mayhem) Emens23
Saturday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 Info: 9 am -12 pm/Art Show: 10 -5
Hospitality: 10 am-2 am / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
Pearson, Gail Glass
plain ol’ puzzling show of mythic proportions.
MisCon’s Costume Pageant! Participants will show off
their costumes to our panel of judges and the audience.
MisCon’s 5th Annual Drag
Show (Performing Arts)
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Film Festival: Science Fiction
(Video and Film Festival)
Moderator: Jon Caro
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro
Come see the Science Fiction Films entered in MisCon
28’s Film Festival. See Major Events (page 15) for titles
and info.
8:00 - 8:50 PM
Illuminati Dance Party! (Party)
The Tent - Help Illuminati Rob and his new bride
Illuminati Joanne celebrate their wedding by dancing up a
storm. The dance will segue into the masquerade ball.
9:00 - 9:50 PM
Eric the Excellent!
(Performing Arts)
BBQ Area (1) - Eric the Excellent, James (Sir James) Jones
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your chance to see the
spectacle of a lifetime! Illusions, sword swallowing, fire
eating, mentalism, and more! Behold, as Eric the Excellent
and Sir James of Butte Magic risk their lives for your
entertainment in this death-defying, jaw dropping, and
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in advance to riff specific segments of this Zombie classic
and the audience will vote for the top three funniest
teams.
Containment Room (300) - Amanda Michael’s Bouvier,
Miss Jade LaRose
Anime Music Videos (Comics)
It’s a geek-infested drag show!
By the old anime and the new, it’s the 10th anniversary
of MisCon’s Anime Music Video Party! Come up and see
what wild and weird stuff Ben has on tap for this year.
Laugh at Gendo’s audition, cry at the Miyazaki tribute,
hurl at the Trotting Dead.
9:00 - 1:50 AM
As the World Falls Down, a
Masquerade Ball (Party!)
The Tent (2) - Holly (DJ HAuLi) Frydenlund
This year, MisCon’s apocalyptic Saturday night room
party is an outdoor masquerade ball. There will be music,
beer from Missoula’s Big Sky Brewery, and DJing from DJ
HauLi. Get your costumes ready and be prepared to have
fun. See Major Events (page 14) for more info.
10:00 - 11:50 PM
Riff Contest: Night of The
Living Dead (Video and Film
Festival)
Moderator: Jon Caro
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro
Ever wanted to be Mike, Joel or one of the Bots? Think
you have what it takes to make the MisCon audience
laugh the most? Sign your team for our live riff contest of
the original Night of the Living Dead. Teams will sign up
Containment Room (300) - Ben Donnelly
10:00 - 1:50 AM
RadCon’s Room Party (Party!)
Upstairs 3 (261)
D20 Girls’ Room Party (Party!)
Upstairs 1 (259)
SpoCon’s Room Party (Party!)
Upstairs 4 (262)
10:00 - 2:50 AM
Honey Badger Comedy Revival
2 (Party!)
Upstairs 2 (260) -
Independence, Individuality, Self Esteem, and Tolerance.
The First Montana Orthodox Church of the Honey Badger
is holding a comedy-filled “church service” room party.
Come join in the craziness. *Not an actual church . . . yet.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Sunday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 / Info: 9 am-12 pm / Hospitality: 10 am-2 am
Art Show: 10 -4 / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
9:00 - 11:50 PM
Sunday Volunteers and
Information (Miscellaneous)
Info Table -
Volunteers check in and get your tasks - and if you have
a question or need help, this is your information source
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Alignment in RPGs (Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Kyle Elliott, Justin Farrington
Even in systems without specific alignments, characters
more complex than the “kill the goblins and take
their golds” type generally have some sort of ethical
bent. Good does not mean stupid, Evil is not as two
dimensional as laughing maniacally while eating babies
and Neutral is not “I don’t care.”
Author Book Signing (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Dave Bara, S. A. Bolich, Larry
Bonham, M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, Brenda Carre, C.J.
Cherryh, Steven Erikson, Jane Fancher, Diana Pharaoh
(Di) Francis, Sheila Gilbert, James Glass, Rhiannon
Held, Peter Kent, Todd Lockwood, Christie Meierz, Vicki
Mitchell, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Ken Scholes,
Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Betsy Wollheim
Sewing for the Straight
Figure (Costuming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Beth Stoops
A humorous but information panel discussing fitting for
techniques for the “straight figure.”
10:00 - 1:50 PM
Sunday Art Show (Art)
Art Room (700) -
The MisCon art show is a special event; every year we
bring together the work of many successful and aspiring
artists. These wonderful works are displayed, sold, and
auctioned just during the wondrous time of MisCon.
The art show closes early on Sunday to prepare for the
Art Auction.
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Dance of Death: the Black
Plague (Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Realms of Avalon , Ruth Frey
All authors are invited. Steven Erikson’s signing is
moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item
maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep
the line moving, Steve can only personalize one item per
person per trip through the line.
The Black Death took a terrible toll on Europe through
the middle ages and Renaissance, periodically wiping
out large segments of the population. The repercussions
of widespread disease and death ranged from practical
changes in economic and political situations to more
abstract changes in cultural mindsets and artistic
expression. Reading historical accounts, it’s no surprise
many people caught up in plague outbreaks thought the
Apocalypse was approaching -- or had already arrived!
Minion Paper Craft (Kids’
Activities)
Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gun
Fight (Geek Discussion)
Everyone needs good minions, so Gru went and made
his own. And now you can too! In this panel we’ll be
making Minions out of paper though, not corn.
Did your character try to flip the safety on his
Glock? Perhaps they shot a foe and sent them flying
back across the couch? This panel is a basic intro to
identification of common firearms, the physics behind
them, and how they operate. .
Board Room - Amy Farrington
Old School Revival Gaming
(Gaming)
Containment Room (300) - Marc Johnson
Moderator: David Lewis Johnson
Upstairs 3 (261) - Erik Evjen, David Lewis Johnson
Douglas Herring Art Demo
(Art)
A discussion of the Old School Revival gaming
movement and its motives. What is OSR, anyway? Come
find out.
Illustrator Douglas Herring will demonstrate his fantasy
watercolors.
Realm of Stygia Combat Show
(Fight Demo or Class)
The Tent (2) - Realm of Stygia
The Realm of Stygia’s fighters will show off their
fighting skills while they beat up each other in order to
make you happy.
Upstairs 2 (260) - Douglas Herring
Eric the Excellent!
(Performing Arts)
Creekside Green (3) - Eric the Excellent, James (Sir
James) Jones
llusions, sword swallowing, fire eating, mentalism, and
more! Behold, as Eric the Excellent and Sir James of
Butte Magic risk their lives for your entertainment in
this death-defying, jaw dropping, and plain ol’ puzzling
show of mythic proportions.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
GMing Outside the Box
(Gaming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Josh Aronoff, Keith Seyffarth, Josh
Stribling
An introduction to alternate GMing techniques and
improvisational skills.
It Came from the Slushpile
(Writing)
Great Hall (400) - Sheila Gilbert, Patrick Swenson, Betsy
Wollheim
Join our esteemed editors as they relive some of their
more intriguing cover letters and writing samples
received through their years on the other side of the
publishing spectrum. We’ll learn what works and what
doesn’t and how to make sure yours is the best it can
be.
Optical Illusion: Draw Your
Hand in 3D (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Amber Edwards, Crystal Jones
Use your drawing skills to create an optical illusion.
Reading: Rhiannon Held
(Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Rhiannon Held
Rhiannon will read from one of her current works.
11:00 - 12:50 PM
Doctor Who Trivia Cup 2014
(Geek Discussion)
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Jon Caro
A Doctor Who Trivia Cup, you say? Step out of your
Tardis and come test your skills. Do you have what it
takes to match trivia wits with other Whovians?
11:00 - 1:50 PM
SCA Combat Demo (Fight Demo
or Class)
The Tent (2) - Gene Mealey, The SCA
The SCA will entertain you with a combat demo. They
will fight with swords and other melee weapons as well
as demonstrate their skill with thrown weapons.
11:00 - 2:50 PM
Barbeque with Medieval Lawn
Games, Fencing, Shooting the
Knight!, and Fun! (Party!)
BBQ Area (1) - Realm of Stygia , Realms of Avalon ,
CthulhuBob Lovely, The SCA
Join us in the Picnic Area for some BBQ and great
entertainment, featuring medieval lawn games with the
Realms of Avalon folks, Erik the Excellent, SCA combat,
and Belegrim combat demos.
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Sunday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 / Info: 9 am-12 pm / Hospitality: 10 am-2 am
Art Show: 10 -2 / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
Noon - 12:50 PM
Books: From Idea to
Marketplace (Writing)
Great Hall (400) - DAW Books, C.J. Cherryh, Sheila
Gilbert, Todd Lockwood, Betsy Wollheim
Noon - 1:50 PM
Military Operations on Urban
Terrain Day 2 (Fight Demo or
Class)
Creekside Green (3) - Clay Cooper, Josh Stribling
Writer, acquiring editor, copy editor, editor, art director,
cover artist, publisher. CJ Cherryh, Betsy Wollheim,
Sheila Gilbert, Dave Bara, and Todd Lockwood discuss
taking a book from concept to the shelves.
Platoon Sergeant Clay Cooper and his team will
demonstrate the practical application of Military
Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT).
Breaking the Rules of Writing
(Writing)
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Costuming: Getting Started
(Costuming)
Containment Room (300) - Dave Bara, M. H. (Maggie)
Bonham, Brenda Carre, Ann Gimpel
Name some rules of writing. Good. Now let’s destroy
them!
Upstairs 1 (259) - Marlesa (Mouse) Crawford, Amber
Edwards, Faith (Mizz Mayhem) Emens-Pearson, Beth
Stoops
Business of Art (Art)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, David Lewis
Johnson, Jeff Sturgeon
Are you interested in getting into costuming, but not
sure how to get started? Worried about keeping to a
budget? Don’t want to (or can’t) sew? This panel will
help you work through all these concerns and more.
A discussion on how to manage your affairs and make
money as a professional artist.
Cthulhu Masks (Kids’
Activities)
Face Painting (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Kt Andersen, Amber Edwards, Devon
Jelletich
Even more face painting!
Ladies in Role-Playing
(Gaming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Susanne Caro, Amy Farrington
Do you have actual females playing in (or, better yet,
running) your role-playing campaigns? Do female
players make the game better? What can be done to
encourage girls to start playing?
What to Wear to the
Apocalypse (Costuming)
Board Room - Devon Jelletich
Upstairs 3 (261) - Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis, James
Glass, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Maybe you love researching for a book or story, and
maybe you hate it. Regardless, you have to do it, or
you risk having your book thrown across the room
in disgust. In this panel we’ll learn the best ways to
research, how to organize your notes, and how to
achieve balance between research and writing.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Apocalyptic Clamour
Bellydance Workshop
(Performing Arts)
Join instructor Blair Logan for a brief choreography
for all levels of dance experience. We will review some
basic belly dance movements to create our own way to
make sense of the surrounding apocalyptic clamour of
Miscon--comfortable clothes recommended, shoes not
necessary. We will have a quick stretching and warm up
intro to the class, and it’s always good to bring some
water!
Upstairs 4 (262) - Chuck Bordell, Leila Del Duca, Douglas
Herring
Who is the master of the comic universe? Marvel? DC?
Image? Does it even matter? A discussion that aims to
discover which one (if either) is the best. Or the worst.
Or whatever. Let’s just talk about comics.
My Little Pony in the Modern
Age (Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Ben Donnelly
Reading: Steven Erikson
(Writing)
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Writing What You Don’t Know
(Writing)
Master of the Comic
Universe? (Geek Discussion)
Writers’ Workshop Wrap Up
(Writing)
Writers’ Workshop Participants Only. This is an
opportunity for the Writers’ Workshop participants
to meet after the workshop and discuss each other’s
submissions and critiques without those nasty
critiquing authors.
Tour the art show with artist Tiffany Toland. Look
at this year’s art and get her perspective on what’s
happening in there. She’ll also talk about how the art
auction will work this year and get you primed to win
the art you want. People will meet here then follow
Tiffany to the Art Room.
The Tent (2) - Blair Logan
Examining clothing that people have lying around the
house and how it might come in handy in an emergency
situation.
Moderator: Kendra Lisum
Upstairs 4 (262) - Kendra Lisum
Hotel Lobby of Doom - Tiffany Toland-Scott
Join us as we make cool Cthulhu masks!
Why has a kid’s cartoon become so popular with adults?
Is it pop culture or an internet phenomenon? And
what’s with these bronies anyhow? Come to the panel
if you like the show, like to talk about it, or are just
wondering what the heck it’s all about.
Upstairs 3 (261) - Beth Stoops
Tour the Art Show! (Art)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson
Steve will read from one of his recent works.
That GM (Gaming)
Great Hall (400) - Justin Farrington, Ryan Goble, John
Goff
We’ve talked about dealing with problem players in the
past, but there are also problem GMs. How do you deal
with them? What makes a GM “bad?”
Artist Pictionary (Art)
Moderator: Jean Carlos
Containment Room (300) - Rob Carlos, Todd Lockwood,
Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott
Join teams with one of our artists and play Pictionary.
The artists will build teams from audience members. The
hat full of chits of paper, each with a movie, TV show,
book or story title, or a character related to the theme.
Corsets in Cosplay
(Costuming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther
Ruby Riddle of Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will talk about
using corsetry in Cosplay as well as how to adapt
costume designs to fit your needs.
Creating PC Groups for
Convention Scenarios
(Gaming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Erik Evjen, Marc Johnson, Greg
Schneider, Keith Seyffarth
MisCon 28 Years Later
As a GM, when you’re staying up until 4:00 AM making
characters for the great American scenario, how do
you balance strengths and weaknesses in the PCs and
ensure there will be something relevant for all of them
to do?
Reading: Ken Scholes
(Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Ken Scholes
Ken will read from one of his recent works.
The Skinny on Being Skinny
(Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Ann Gimpel, Rhiannon Held, J.A. Pitts
We’re seeing a plethora of strong female characters
coming into focus lately (think Katniss, Tris, and every
Whedon heroine ever). But many of these characters
conform to a single body type: skinny but strong,
powerful, yet delicate. While they may be decent role
models, are we (still) sending the wrong message to our
audience?
Wibbley Wobbley Timey Wimey
Fezzes (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Kt Andersen
I wear paper hats now, paper hats are cool. Make a
paper fez. The Doctor would approve.
Zombies Everywhere! (Writing)
Great Hall (400) - Steven Erikson, Diana Pharaoh (Di)
Francis, Betsy Wollheim
Using zombies to trigger the end of civilization can be
read in a number of ways: are zombies the result of
scientific experimentation? Genetic manipulation of
a virus? Efforts to create a super-soldier? If so, then
are we talking anti-science SF? Are they are a natural
response to over-crowding and poor hygiene? Join us
as we discuss all things zombie (even how we’re sick of
zombies).
2:00 - 4:50 PM
Realm of Stygia Combat Show
(Fight Demo or Class)
Creekside Green (3) - Realm of Stygia
A foam weapon combat demo with swords, archery, and
other weapons, put on by the Realm of Stygia fighters.
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Be an Action Hero! (Fight
Demo or Class, Performing
Arts)
The Tent (2) - Peter Kent
What does it take to be an action hero? Professional
stuntman Peter Kent will teach participants what it
takes to be a Hollywood stuntman/woman. He’ll teach
some basic stunt moves/techniques. Superhero capes
not provided.
Sunday Programming
Cinched, Brief Corset History
+ Lacing Demo (Costuming)
Huxley’s Brave New World or another type of
totalitarian society?
Rubby Riddle of the Cheeky Geeky Vaudville will do a
revision of her popular panel of corset history as well as
a lacing demonstration.
Developing Cultures
for Storytellers (Geek
Discussion, Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther
Comic Production 101
(Comics, Art)
Moderator: Josh Wagner
Upstairs 4 (262) - Chuck Bordell, Leila Del Duca, Theo
Ellsworth, Tony Gregori, David Lewis Johnson
Our team of comic industry professionals will discuss
comics, covering everything from breaking in to
production, to checking out the local scene.
Map Making (Kids’ Activities)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson, John Goff,
Ken Scholes
In this panel we’ll learn how to develop unique cultures,
economies, art, history, culture, music, language,
expletives, etc. to fill your stories with juicy, realistic
details. We’ll discuss how culture influences your
characters, your world, and its history. Come learn from
anthropologists, archaeologists, and writers.
Reading: J.A. Pitts (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - J.A. Pitts
Board Room - Brenda Carre, Amber Edwards
John will read from one of his recent works.
Come help create a giant map of a wonderful world of
your making!
What’s New In Science (Geek
Discussion)
Mastering the Revision
Process (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Ann Gimpel, Andrea Howe,
Christie Meierz, Mark Teppo
Learn revision techniques for both novels and short
stories.
Oh, I Wish I Was a Spaceman...
(Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Jane Campbell, James Glass, Jeff Howe
Private spaceflight is no longer in the realm of fantasy.
Commercial enterprises are competing for private and
public dollars to rocket to the stars. What is out there,
what progress is being made, and how can you be a
part of it?
Reading: S. A. Bolich (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - S. A. Bolich
Upstairs 4 (262) - Jane Campbell, C.J. Cherryh, James
Glass
Fusion reactors? Hand transplants? Adamantium-laced
bones? Flying cars? What’s new in science this year?
Come find out.
World of Yarncraft Year 3
(Crafts)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Amy Farrington, Andrea Howe
Have you ever gazed longingly at Dr. Who’s scarf and
thought, “I bet I could make one of those”? Or created
a plushie beholder to keep you company at the game
table? You’re not the only one! Join your fellow geeky
knitters and crocheters to discuss the crafty inspiration
that our favorite geek pastimes provide. Feel free to
bring your latest project and work as we talk. Showand-tell is welcome and encouraged!
Zombie Gak (Kids’ Activities)
Sue will read from one of her recent works.
Board Room - Amber Edwards, Crystal Jones
Your Internal Adventuring
Party (Geek Discussion)
Using some simple ingredients (glue, borax, & water)
we can create a most wondrous substance. . .gak! Come
join us as we whip up a batch of it.
Great Hall (400) - Brooke Stanley
Learn about your internal adventuring party, and how
they battle evil wizards such as viruses and infections!
A discussion of the immune system anatomy as well as
immune system responses, both normal and abnormal.
4:00 - 4:50 PM
Brave New World? (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Larry Bonham, Manny Frishberg, Joyce
Reynolds-Ward
Will the current trend in education towards less
creativity, conformity and the focus on teaching
test subject matter drive our society towards Aldous
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
“That” Guy (Gaming)
Great Hall (400) - Erik Evjen, Ryan Goble, Rob (Illuminati
Rob) McDonell, Greg Schneider
Who is “that” guy? The one who doesn’t bathe? The one
who insists on drinking before and/or during game? The
rules lawyer? The agitator? You? How do you deal with
“that” guy and how do you avoid being him?
5:00 - 5:50 PM
Alternative Medicine (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Gail Glass
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Sunday Programming
Registration: 10 -7 / Info: 9 am-12 pm / Hospitality: 10 am-2 am
Art Show: 10 -2 / Merchants: 10 -7 Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
Art Auction Prep. (Art)
Great Hall (400) - Keith Seyffarth
Art Auction Preparation. The room is closed as the Art
Director and volunteers prepare for the Art Auction.
Cosplay Make-Up (Costuming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Faith (Mizz Mayhem) Emens-Pearson,
J.K. (GinnyJones) Hinther
Mizz Mayhem and Ruby Riddle of Cheeky Geeky
Vaudeville will help you complete your Cosplay look
with make-up.
Reading: Diana Pharaoh
Francis (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis
Diana will read from one of her recent works.
Drinking the perfect cup of coffee? Complete silence?
Do you watch a little Tony Robbins then get to it? What
do you do?
Alien Thinking (Gaming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Kyle Elliott, Rob (Illuminati Rob)
McDonell, Greg Schneider
Often, “alien thinking” is depicted as simply focusing on
just one emotion or being really vicious. How do you
avoid being overly simplistic and depict a more complex
concept of the perspective of a non-human species?
Choosing Older Sewing
Machines (Costuming)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Beth Stoops
How to choose an old sewing machine that will be
reliable, simple to use, and easy to fix.
are welcome!
Importance of Art in RPG
Design (Gaming, Art)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Erik Evjen, Erica Pocklington
How much is a picture worth, especially when you
put it in an RPG book? Our panelists will discus the
importance of artwork in the RPG industry, from
creative output to brand identity to marketing.
8:00 - 8:50 PM
Ken Scholes Live in Concert!
(Performing Arts)
Containment Room (300) - Ken Scholes
Come listen to author and all-around cool guy Ken
Scholes play live in concert.
Stories From Hollywood: a
Slideshow (Video and Film
Festival, Geek Discussion)
9:00 - 9:50 PM
Eric the Excellent!
(Performing Arts)
Stuntman Peter Kent will show a slideshow of some of
the movies he has worked on. Expect some interesting
stories about some of the biggest action movies, movie
stars, directors, and other people we don’t all hang out
or work with.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your chance to see the
spectacle of a lifetime! Illusions, sword swallowing,
fire eating, mentalism, and more! Behold, as Eric the
Excellent and Sir James of Butte Magic risk their lives for
your entertainment in this death-defying, jaw dropping,
and plain ol’ puzzling show of mythic proportions.
BBQ Area (1) - Eric the Excellent, James (Sir James) Jones
Containment Room (300) - Peter Kent
The Math of RPG-ing (Gaming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Josh Aronoff, Ryan Goble, John Goff
How or should you contemplate statistical analysis
of the “numbers game” behind the role playing game?
Should encounters be gauged to be “winnable?” Do you
need to concern yourself with capacities for damage
dealing versus damage endurance?
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Evolution of a Writing Career
(Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes
JA Pitts and Ken Scholes take us through the evolution
of a writing career, what it takes and how to get there.
Film Festival: Fantasy (Video
and Film Festival)
9:00 - 1:50 AM
Filk-o-Mania! (Party!)
Upstairs 4 (262)
Sing, drum, and have fun with INfilk.
10:00 - 1:50 AM
MisCon Room Party (Party!)
5:00 - 8:50 PM
D&D 3.5 Round 2 (Kids’
Activities)
Containment Room (300) - Jon Caro
Round 2! Level 1 Basic Start game for teens age 12ish
to 17ish. You don’t need to bring anything but yourself
and a set of dice if you’d like. Be prepared to have a
good time!
6:00 - 8:50 PM
Art Auction (Art)
Sir Reginald’s Room Party
(Party!)
Great Hall (400) - CthulhuBob Lovely, Keith Seyffarth
Upstairs 1 (259)
Come bid on your favorite piece from the Art Show. The
auction will run until everything has gone up for bid,
which could be really late. Like midnight.
10:00 - 2:50 AM
Honey Badger Comedy Revival
2 (Party!)
Board Room - John Richardson
6:00 - 6:50 PM
Beating Writer’s/Artist’s/
Creator’s Block (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 4 (262) - M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, Douglas
Herring, Vicki Mitchell, C.L (Candi) Norman, Robin
Walker
Do you experience writer’s block? Or artist’s block?
When you do, how do you motivate yourself to create
cool stuff? Is it about creating the perfect environment?
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Enjoy a Sunday evening viewing of the fantastic films of
MisCon 27’s International Short Film Festival. See Major
Events (page 15) for titles and info.
7:00 - 7:50 PM
Confusing Grammar (Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Andrea
Howe
When to Use What: Effect versus affect. Past versus
passed. Who versus whom. Let’s face it: English is
weird. Learn to navigate the more confusing elements
of English grammar, but of course all grammar questions
Great Hall (400)
RadCon Room Party (Party!)
Upstairs 3 (261)
Upstairs 2 (260)
Independence, Individuality, Self Esteem, and Tolerance.
These are the things the Honey Badger can teach
us, and the lessons we hold dear. The First Montana
Orthodox Church of the Honey Badger is holding a
comedy-filled “church service” room party. Come join in
the craziness. *Not an actual church . . . yet.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Monday Programming
Registration: 10 -1 /Info: 9 am-3 pm/Hospitality: 10 am -2 pm
Art Show: 10 -1/Merchants: 10 -2 pm Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.miscon.org.
9:00 - 2:50 PM
Monday Volunteers and
Information (Miscellaneous)
Info Table -
Volunteers check in and get your tasks - and if you have
a question or need help, this is your information source
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Monday Morning Coffee
Klatch (Hour 1) (Writing)
The Tent (2) - Justin Barba, S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham,
M. H. (Maggie) Bonham, Brenda Carre, Diana Pharaoh
(Di) Francis, Sheila Gilbert, Ann Gimpel, Andrea Howe,
Todd Lockwood, Vicki Mitchell, C.L (Candi) Norman,
Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo
Come to theTent Monday morning where we’ll ask our
attending guests and pros to be available to chat over
a steaming cup of joe. This will be an informal gettogether, come and go as you please.
Putting the Military in Fiction
(Writing)
Moderator: Dave Bara
Containment Room (300) - Dave Bara, Steven Erikson,
James Glass, John Goff
What is military fiction and how do you write it
convincingly? Is a military background necessary? Do
the rules change when you’re writing space opera,
military fantasy, or other sub-genres?
Raffle! (Charity)
Great Hall (400) - CthulhuBob Lovely
We will draw winning tickets for MisCon’s charity
raffle. Buy some tickets, show up, and you might win
something. See Miscon Merchandise table and “Major
Events” on page 15 for more info.
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Monday Art Show (Art)
Art Room (700) -
Only art that has not sold is available for sale on
Monday. Art is only sold Monday at the direct sale price,
if such is provided by the artist.
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Mad Libs: Art Edition (Art)
Moderator: Tiffany Toland-Scott
Great Hall (400) - Rob Carlos, Todd Lockwood, Nikki
Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon
Artistic Mad-libs! The audience will supply random
nouns, verbs and adjectives, etc., and our artists will
draw them.
Monday Morning Coffee
Klatch (Hour 2) (Writing)
The Tent (2) - Brenda Carre, Manny Frishberg, Sheila
Gilbert, Ann Gimpel, Andrea Howe, David Lewis
Johnson, Vicki Mitchell, J.A. Pitts, Patrick Swenson, Mark
Teppo
Come to the Tent Monday morning where we’ll ask
our attending guests and pros to be available to chat
over a steaming cup of joe. This will be an informal gettogether, come and go as you please.
Reading: Jim Glass (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - James Glass
Jim will read from one of his latest works.
Sewing for the Round Figure
(Costuming)
Astronomy for Science
Fiction Writers (Writing)
Upstairs 3 (261) - Larry Bonham, C.J. Cherryh, James
Glass
Come learn about the stars -- everything from physics
to space travel to black holes! The basics you need to
know to write a convincing scifi story.
Design a Patronus (Kids’
Activities)
Board Room - Amber Edwards
Come design your own Patronus. Will it be a cat, a stag,
or maybe even a platypus?
Encouraging Role-playing in
Games (Gaming)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Beth Stoops
Upstairs 4 (262) - Justin Farrington, John Goff, Rob
(Illuminati Rob) McDonell
A humorous but information panel discussing fitting for
techniques for the “round figure.”
How to get your players to embrace role-playing and
avoid meta game thinking.
What Motivates Cultists?
(Gaming)
Morality In The End Times
(Geek Discussion)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Justin Farrington, Ryan Goble,
CthulhuBob Lovely
You’ve spent the better part of your life deciphering
encoded Latin and sacrificing hobos to gather the
energies to summon your god Ygthakthaksoo. The
time is nigh! The stars are right! Soon you will call
forth Ygthakthaksoo, He/She/It of a thousand eyes
and randomly forming mouths for the devouring of
human flesh! Uh, why? Don’t you think maybe you
and the Ygthakthaksoo club might make a target rich
environment?
World Deconstruction 101
(Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson, Rhiannon
Held, Ken Scholes
You’ve learned all about world building, but what
can archaeology and anthropology teach us about
deconstructing your world? Should yours be an epic
apocalypse or a slow, painful descent into the history
books?
Great Hall (400) - Diana Pharaoh (Di) Francis, Christie
Meierz, J.A. Pitts
Does honor still exist in an apocalypse? Is it better to
live for yourself or others? Is that even possible? Or is
everything kill or be killed?
1:00 - 1:50 PM
Drawing, Coloring, Tin Foil
Hats, Oh My! (Kids’ Activities)
Board Room - Amber Edwards
We’ve got one last panel before we go, and we’re going
to spend it doing a little bit of everything.
Film Festival: Awards and
Best of Show (Video and Film
Festival)
Great Hall (400) - Jon Caro
Come see the highlights of MisCon 28’s International
Short Film Festival. See Major Events (page 15) for
titles and info.
Noon - 12:50 PM
Art of the Short Story
(Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - S. A. Bolich, M. H. (Maggie) Bonham,
Ken Scholes, Mark Teppo
The ubiquitous short story panel. Join our talented
short story writers as they discuss the ins and outs of
short stories, and whether it is still (or ever was) the
path to having longer fiction published.
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Monday Programming
Registration: 10 -1pm /Info: 9 am-3 pm/Hospitality: 10 am -2 pm
Art Show: 10 am-1 pm/Merchants: 10 am-2 pm Schedule subject to change. Updates at Info table and www.
miscon.org.
Plot Craft (Writing)
Containment Room (300) - Steven Erikson
Steven Erikson discusses how he does it.
That’s Not Fair! (Gaming)
Upstairs 4 (262) - Ryan Goble, CthulhuBob Lovely, Rob
(Illuminati Rob) McDonell
What expectations and agreements are there at the game
table? Should the GM poll the players before a campaign
regarding what sort of game they want? How realistic
should combat be? How hard should it be to leap a
chasm? What about character death?
Transitioning Through Time:
Scene vs Summary (Writing)
Upstairs 2 (260) - Larry Bonham, Diana Pharaoh (Di)
Francis, J.A. Pitts
How does a writer move the reader through time?
Whether you’re writing a sweeping generational saga,
or a short story that takes place over the course of a
day, how do you move your characters through time,
transitioning them from one moment to the next without
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relying on worn-out cliches? Join us as we talk about
transitions, time stamps, and other tricks of the trade for
moving your story forward. .
Veterans’ Round Table (Geek
Discussion)
Upstairs 1 (259) - Clay Cooper
Are you a military veteran? If so, come hang out with
other vets and talk about whatever you want. You’re
among family. This panel is only open to military
veterans.
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Interesting Villains (Geek
Discussion, Writing)
Great Hall (400) -
Who are the most interesting villains in science fiction,
fantasy, and horror? What makes them so intriguing?
What makes them become “evil” and how can you
create a satisfying villain from scratch?
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Closing Ceremonies (Geek
Discussion)
The Tent (2) - Justin Barba, DAW Books, Steven Erikson,
Sheila Gilbert, Todd Lockwood, Betsy Wollheim
Finish out MisCon 28 in style and catch a sneak peek at
what’s in store for you next year at MisCon 29 May 2015.
Volunteer for
MisCon 29!
Help us make next year
even better!
MisCon needs volunteers to help plan the convention and
ensure that it runs smoothly. We welcome all skills and
talents. To contribute to the con and help us make MisCon
29 and our quarterly game days a success, volunteer at
www.miscon.org or contact a department at the email
listed on page 18.
MisCon 28 Years Later
Game Descriptions
Visit Gaming HQ (room 161) between 10 am and 8 pm to see the
schedule and sign up for games. Gaming rooms are open 10 am-2 am.
Joker’s wild gaming closes at 1:00 am. GMs should check in at HQ.
13th Age RPG
13th Age GM: Ash Law
Number of Players: 6
It turns out with 13th Age, you can have your cake and
eat it, too. It is essentially a d20 game fused with storyoriented mechanics usually associated with Dungeon
World or Fate Core, with the excess crunch trimmed.
The result? A lean and mean medium crunch game
which is a blast to play, if you enjoy the play-style the
designers advocate.
A Cold Summer’s Night
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: Robert Brazel
Number of Players: 5
The year is 1922. Radio is now broadcasting
commercially, Prohibition is on and women get to vote!
You all live in Arkham, Massachusetts. You all know
famous explorer Walter Hamming Goodman. He lives 20
miles out of town in a very nice house. Six months after
a long trip to Norway, Walter was found dead. You all
knew him in some way and have been summoned for
the reading of his last will at his house. Will you strike it
rich? Or is his death an omen of things to come?
A Curiosity
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: CthulhuBob Lovely
Number of Players: 6
The Reign of Victoria has been good for England, a
little too good for the lower classes. Nevertheless,
you still maintain a household staff and carry yourself
with dignity. Still, money cannot insulate you from
boredom. Fortunately, Charles Pendergrass has reemerged. Though no one has seen him for some time,
his spectacles have always been amusing. Now he
has invited you to visit him in the haunted village of
Wookey Hole, near Wells, in Somerset.
No game experience is necessary.
A Face by Any Other Name
Deadlands Noir
GM: John Goff
Number of Players: 5 (characters provided)
The year is 1935, but the history is not our own. In
the Confederacy’s largest city, New Orleans, trouble
comes not only in the form of the notorious Black Hand
gangster, but darker, unnatural menace as well. Track
down clues as a hard-nosed private dick, supernatural
grifter, mysterious voodoo houngan, or slightly
unhinged patent scientist as you work to solve the
latest mystery in the Crescent City. Deadlands Noir uses
the Savage Worlds rules.
A Society of Secrets
Shadow Run, 5th Edition
GM: Marc Johnson
Number of Players: 5
Number of Players: 5
The runs always start off simply; you are to find a
person of low value and unknown to the megacorps.
Deliver him back to Mr. Johnson or provide proof of
the manner of his demise and the Nuyen is yours. To
your amazement, there is even a hazard pay clause.
But who would have guessed that the University of
Washington would have secrets that rival the UCAS or
the Aztechnology Corporation? Secrets held for decades
and long forgotten; secrets worth killing for...
“There are certain discoveries, certain advancements
of science that make us step back and realize that our
world has now changed forever. Pandora’s box has been
opened and we cannot put this knowledge back inside.
And for a brief moment while a few select men stand
in the midst of that discovery, they are like unto gods.
That is why I am here. That is my genius. Right now you
don’t believe, but tomorrow? That is a new day.” - Last
words of Dr. Harding before he died
At Basilisk Fort
Bulldogs! Neither Rain nor
Sleet nor Apocalypse
Dragon Age RPG (Green Ronin)
GM: Jim Johnson (JJ)
Number of Players: 6
A chance to own a small keep, and its surrounding
lands, sounds too good to be true. Only one way to find
out. . .
Bad Karma
Top Secret (SI)
GM: Justin Farrington
Number of Players: 6
On June 2nd, 1995, an F-16C on a reconnaissance flight
was shot down near Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia. Six days
later, just after midnight on June 8th, the pilot made
radio contact. Your team will execute a pre-dawn HAHO
insertion to eliminate nearby anti-aircraft threats,
ensure destruction of the prototype recon pod, and
secure our pilot for extraction.
Fate
GM: Molly Lloyd
Number of Players: 6
Just another day in Class D Freight; just another crate
to deliver to some backwater system where no other
company is willing to go. Of course, this particular
system is under apocalypse quarantine and the crate
is not to be opened under any circumstances and is
to be delivered “at all costs, on penalty of discharge,
imprisonment, and/or execution”. What could be
inside? Probably something valuable, fragile, or
incredibly dangerous. The way your luck runs, why not
all three?
Caught in the Crosshairs
Bare en Annen dag i Midgard
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 1 of 3
GM: Devin Harbour
Number of Players: 6
While on patrulje in Midgard the call comes out from
Valhalla, Langhus av Rettferdighet, that a spetakkel is in
place at the Hoved Fisk Marked and all available units
should respond. No one gets away with bryte loven in
Midgard.
A Gnomish alchemist, Johan Twiggleboom, in the
woods has been secretly developing a formula to
treat baldness, but he will only sell the formula to the
empires of Golarion for 1 billion Platinum. Upset by
this development, the Dwarven ambassador plans to
steal the formula and share it with the world. Led by a
great Elven scientist, Charlene Raja, the party is hired
to protect her as they steal the formula from his lab.
Beware the hand!!
This game will take place in the Judge Dredd Universe.
Part 1 of 3 for level 3 characters.
Black Shield Meet and Greet
Clay-O-Rama
Savage Worlds Game System (Pinnacle Entertainment
Group)
GM: Jeffery Kuether-Ulberg
Number of Players: 8
Various Games
GM: Black Shield Productions
Number of Players: 10
Black Shield GMs will be relaxing from their weekend of
gaming in their room. Come by and play a card game,
shoot the breeze, or talk us into running something you
missed but really want to play.
Box
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: Greg Schneider
Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
GM: Beth Stoops
Number of Players: 8
Sculpt your own uniquely-skilled monster and enter a
knock-out, drag-out, no holds barred fight to the death
in this classic tabletop game. Elizabeth Stoops will bring
modeling clay for the game. Ages 12 and up.
Confrontation
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Dean Keith (Vader)
Number of Players: 5
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Game Descriptions
The truth about Lord Carnill’s father was a painful blow
to the young lord. Now he wants the PCs to take the
fight directly to the Overlord. The time to strike is at
hand. Can they defeat him?
if they are to preserve a millennia-old organization and
Osirion’s past.
Cthulhu/Zombie/Dino Hunt
Dice
Destroy Washington
Zombie Dice
GM: CthulhuBob Lovely
Number of Players: 6
Check out some cool, easy to learn and quick to play
dice games from Steve Jackson Games. Feel free to
wander off, come back or stay the whole two hours!
No experience is necessary, all materials are provided
and the winner will receive a prize.
Destiny of the Sands 1 of 3: A
Bitter Bargain
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 1 of 3
GM: Sean Kelly
Number of Players: 6
An information broker has offered Amenopheus, the
Sapphire Sage, information on this investigation into
his ancient order, the Jeweled Sages, in an ‘exchange of
services’. To assist an ally, the Pathfinder Society must
deal with a deadly antagonist, sending the PCs to fulfill
the bargain and collect its due. The question, what price
their foe will demand. Pathfinder Society Scenario,
Levels 1-5.
Destiny of the Sands 2 of 3:
Race to Seeker’s Foll
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 2 of 3
GM: Sean Kelly
Number of Players: 6
The Pathfinder Society has discovered the location of a
powerful Osirian artifact secreted beneath the sands,
but they are not the only ones who seek its power. The
Pathfinders must endure the scalding Osirian desert,
brave its inhabitants, and watch for hidden dangers if
they are to survive. Can the PCs reach the ruins before
their rivals claim the prize?
Pathfinder Society Scenario, levels 1-5
Destiny of the Sands 3 of 3:
Sanctum of the Sages
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 3 of 3
GM: Sean Kelly
Number of Players: 6
Discovering that the Jeweled Sage are in grave danger,
the PCs set off after notorious jewel thieves before they
can disappear with a priceless treasure. The trail leads
to the sages’ hidden sanctum deep within the Pillars
of the Sun, the Pathfinders must draw upon both their
own resourcefulness and the ancient historians’ power
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Pathfinder Society Scenario, levels 1-5.
BattleTech (Classic BattleTech)
GM: Ben Donnelly
Number of Players: 8
The classic Destroy UM is back and bigger than ever!
The infestation of MisCon has reached a breaking
point, but there’s a cure. The only problem is, it’s buried
underneath Washington DC, and both the Illuminati
and the Resistance want it! They’ve hired mercenary
teams from all corners of the multiverse. If you’ve ever
wanted to see Tyrion Lannister, Saeko Busujima, George
Washington and Twilight Sparkle duel to the death,
then this rather silly game is for you. No experience nee
Drop Into Hell Redux: May 31,
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BattleTech (Classic BattleTech)
GM: Ben Donnelly
Number of Players: 8
At the height of Operation Bulldog, the Sentinels RCAT
make a combat drop on Richmond, a world held by Clan
Smoke Jaguar. It’s a no quarter fight for control of the
Leesburg DropPort, and only one side is walking away
from this one.
Escape from Frogcatraz
Over the Edge GM: Carrie Jones
Number of Players: 6
You are in the rather run down zoo in Queens,
New York. It was once a grand place, with antique
greenhouses of Victorian style and an amazing
collection of orchids. But things have fallen on harder
times. And now, the exhibits, one by one are being sold
off to pay for the (minimal) upkeep. You heard the zoo
keeper talking last night. The whole Anura wing has to
go. And that means...you. Heaven only knows where
they will send you, and there are...rumors. Now is the
time...to escape!
Escape from Missoula
Outlive Outdead
GM: Dean Keith (Vader)
Number of Players: 6
The Zombie Apocalypse is real. It is happening now. And
you are in the middle of it. Try to survive and escape
Missoula. Will you make it, or will you turn into a
zombie? Play and find out.
Fluxx
Fluxx (Looney Labs )
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
For 4-8 players, no experience required.
Fluxx is a card game in which the cards themselves
determine the current rules of the game. By playing
cards, you change numerous aspects of the game: how
to draw cards, how to play cards, and even how to win.
Duty’s Edge
Fluxx Board Game
(Note: This game will be run three times in different
systems: Dungeons & Dragons 4E, Pathfinder, and
Savage Worlds. Check schedule to for details.)
GM: Joel Thorne
Number of Players: 5
Jarl Helmold Ravenblood was recently wed to Saxa
Ravenblood, a young woman of great beauty. Soon
after they were wed, Lady Saxa was discovered missing.
The jarl’s investigation quickly revealed that she had
been kidnapped. The Church of Treuec has appeased
the distraught Jarl by assigning one of the Order of
the Stoneguard to find the kidnapper and bring him to
justice.
Echoes of the Overwatched
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Steven Huffstutler
Number of Players: 6
When a Pathfinder agent working in the famed Blakros
Museum in Absalom falls victim to a terrible, ancient
evil, if falls to the PCs to hunt down the released terror
before it can retrieve a relic of the mad astronomer
Ralzeros the Overwatched.
Pathfinder Society Scenario, Levels 1-5.
Legend: GM=Game Master • D&D = Dungeons and Dragons
Fluxx (Looney Labs )
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Everything is in flux in this unique game, from the rules,
to the game board, to the color of your pieces! It is
more strategic than the original card game and delivers
everything you would expect from a name like Fluxx:
The Board Game. The ever-shifting landscape is made of
tiles that can be rotated or uprooted elsewhere on the
table. Occupy the right tile spaces to claim the current
goal and reveal the next goal; getting you one step
closer to victory!
Haunting Of Glimmerpoint
(Note: this game is being run several times with varying
settings. Check Gaming HQ for details.)
Sword Land RPG (Sword Land RPG)
GM: Erik Evjen
Number of Players: 7
In the Great Forest of North Ahrea, it appears that
there are sinister spirits that live within Lake Turen’Dur,
particularly manifesting in the lakeside resting grounds
known as Glimmerpoint. All sorts of poor folk have gone
missing due to the unknown assailants, and it seems
that these attacks will not end without intervention.
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Visit www.miscon.org for a full schedule PDF and the latest Updates.
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Game Descriptions
Visit Gaming HQ (room 161) between 10 am and 8 pm to see the
schedule and sign up for games. Gaming rooms are open 10 am-2 am.
Joker’s wild gaming closes at 1:00 am. GMs should check in at HQ.
Humans!!!
the unaltered histories, the Pathfinders plan a daring
infiltration to recover the secrets of Taldor’s past
victories so that Mendev might benefit from the
discovery.
unnatural) disaster has happened . . . or will happen
during the game. You are a rugged survivor in a world
full of people – and things – that want to kill you and
take your stuff. So do it to them first!
You used to be a musician, doctor, miner, cheerleader,
etc., but now you are a zombie and these pesky humans
keep trying to kill you. But why? All you want is some
nice, delicious brains. They have plenty. Perhaps if you
infected more humans, it wouldn’t be such a problem...
PFS, level 1-5
This set introduces four new classes and a new, yet
eerily familiar, card type: Disasters!
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
In Humans!!! you choose a Zombie and your abilities
are determined based on your pre-zombie occupation.
Now you wander around town trying to infect as many
people as you can to help with your cause.
Illuminati
Illuminati (Steve Jackson Games)
GM: CthulhuBob Lovely
Number of Players: 6
You are “Them,” the Secret Masters, the puppeteers in
the dark; rule the world! (And drink lots of coffee.)
In My Day
Fate
GM: Carrie Jones
Number of Players: 6
Even the best superhero eventually grows old and
retires to the old folks home. But sometimes they need
to get out their walker and save the world one more
time.
Insane Russian Clerics IV Coming to America
Over the Edge GM: Carrie Jones
Number of Players: 6
After the rigors of solving murder mysteries, keeping the
wedding of the Werewolf Queen on track and learning
to rock out with a band of English punks, what could be
next? Well, a religious conference in Chicago, of course!
The whole band of special division Russian Orthodox
Fathers are on their way to the new world to debate
the heavy theology of Vatican II. But watch out! There
are mobsters, Wilds, and a whole lot of spirits here that
want a piece of the team!
Library of the Lion
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Kyle Elliott
Number of Players: 6
Few societies have so vaunted a tradition of leading
crusades as Taldor, yet the constant revisions to its
history by scheming factions leaves the truth obscured
by countless acts of political modifications. When a
secretive ally approaches the Pathfinder Society with
information about a hidden archive that contains
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Mirage
And what’s with all these seals running around?
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: Tod Glenn
Number of Players: 6
Munchkin Quest
On July 1, 1798, the French army under General
Napoleon landed in Egypt. In a strange and dangerous
land, a party of Savants and their escort strike out with
a native guide to investigate a rumored buried city
that may hold an undisturbed trove of ancient wonder.
Some things should be left buried in the past.
Kill the monster, grab the treasure, stab your buddy.
That’s what it’s all about. Now, Munchkin comes to the
board game.
Mists of Mwangi
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Steven Huffstutler
Number of Players: 6
Pathfinder Lugizar Trantos recently returned from the
Mwangi Expanse with haunted eyes and a pack full
of strange idols. Absalom’s famed Blakros Museum
purchased his pieces and Lugizar vanished. The strange
monkey idols he pulled from the misty jungles of
Mwangi carry with them a fell curse, and now their
power has laid claim to the museum. Can the Pathfinder
Society uncover the source of the curse in time, or will
the Blackrose Museum be forever lost to the mists of
Mwangi?
PFS Levels 1-5
Monocles and Madness!
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Dan Talbot
Number of Players: 5
There’s trouble in River City with a capital T and that
stands for tentacles. At a special lecture by Professor
Yolondic van Yonic (“Professor Y” to her students), it
has been revealed that reality is not what it seems. Evil
clowns and things that nom your sanity are afoot, but
you might not be able to see them if you’re not willing
to lose some sanity. The crazier you get, the more you
can bend reality, but the more you gaze into the abyss,
the more it will gaze back at you.
Ages 18 and over.
Munchkin Apocalypse
Munchkin (Steve Jackson Games)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
It’s the end of the world!
In Munchkin Apocalypse, every possible natural (and
Legend: GM=Game Master • D&D = Dungeons and Dragons
Munchkin Quest (Steve Jackson Games)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Cooperate with the whole group, adventure with a
partner, or strike out on your own. You don’t know
what’s behind a door until you open it... then another
tile is added to the dungeon. Battle monsters for power
and treasure, or send them after your friends. Reach
Level 10, and then get out alive if you can!
Munchkin Zombies
Munchkin (Steve Jackson Games)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
It’s the sickest, silliest Munchkin yet! You are zombies,
kicking down doors and eating brains. The “monsters”
you’re attacking are people, some helpless and some
hazardous, with a few rogue zombies thrown in. The
armor is whatever you’ve blundered across during your
lurching search for brains. So bravely you’ll go forth,
with mousetraps on your feet and a bowling trophy
protecting your poor rotting head . . . to level up, or to
die.
Numenera
Numenera
GM: Sean McClure
Number of Players: 6
Numenera, a science-fantasy RPG set in The Ninth
World, an earth one billion years in the future, built on
the bones of eight greatly-advanced civilizations. The
PCs arrive in the town of Redstone as security for a
local merchant. Once in town, they discover that all of
the locals are experiencing the same, inexplicable dream
every time they go to sleep. Can they discover the cause
of the dream and find a way to stop it before Redstone
completes its slide into madness and eventual death?
Nyx Games Day Magic the
Gathering Event
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
GM: Jason Benner (El Capita’n)
Number of Players: 30
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Ban list.)
Resistance
Game Descriptions
Prizes: Promo cards for all participants. First place will
get a cool item signed by Todd Lockwood!!
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Dean Keith (Vader)
Number of Players: 5
It has been 6 months since the PCs rescued Lord Carnill
from jail. Now they must find the Resistance and try to
get information about the real cause of the death of his
father. Will they get the information?
Off to the Leg Braces
Will they join the Resistance? Play and find out.
Entry: FREE
Structure: Swiss pre-lim rounds, then cut to top 8
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 2 of 3
GM: Devin Harbour
Number of Players: 6
After successfully retrieving the baldness formula
from Johan Twiggleboom, it is discovered that a super
villain is planning on building a flesh-construct that
will dominate Golarion. The party must race to stop the
planned theft of the body parts needed to complete his
monstrous creation.
Part 2 of 3 for level 5 characters.
Open Gaming
Open Gaming
Number of Players: 48
These tables are available for open gaming. Please limit
yourselves to a 4 hour slot.
Pathfinder Kid’s Track
Adventure
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Travis Hightower
Number of Players: 6
Kid’s Track offer four lesson plans, broken down by
minutes spent on each subject. It discusses the basics
of roleplaying games and utilizes the Pathfinder RPG
Beginner Box to teach those fundamentals. Each lesson
builds on the previous lesson and helps a
GM teach children as young as six, what roleplaying
games are and how to play roleplaying games,
specifically using the Pathfinder Beginner Box rules.
Pathfinder Society Scenario
Savage World of Krül: Hot
Wax
d20 System (Open Gaming License)
GM: Robert J Parker
Number of Players: 6
On a dying world which was once a high-tech paradise
ruled by mighty wizard-kings, the survivors fight to
uncover the lost treasures of a forgotten age. You are
some of these desperate scoundrels, hoping to make
some coin to ease your thirst. Lum the Lascivious,
warlock fleshmaster, is seeking a group of ruffians to
scour the remains of the Waxworks, the former home of
his one-time rival Doctor Vizago and is willing to pay a
2000 gp to recover Vizago’s wax tablets, the key to his
power.
Save the Kingdom, Be a Hero
d20 System (Open Gaming License)
GM: Joel Thorne
Number of Players: 5
The kingdom is in peril, the land is being ravaged
by an evil dragon being ridden by an even more evil
necromancer. Be the hero and stop evil in its tracks. This
game is designed for teenagers ages 10 to 16 or so and
will be family friendly. The game is non system specific
and is primarily designed as a place to have some fun
and be a hero.
Secret of Eastvale
Dragon Age RPG (Green Ronin)
GM: Jim Johnson (JJ)
Number of Players: 6
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GMs: Kyle Elliott, Steven Huffstutler, Melissa McCallum,
Walter Sheppard
Number of Players: 6 each game
Jorg, a local shopkeeper, pleads for your help. He
explains to that a Witch of the Wilds has placed the
village under a spell and even kidnapped Ardnis, his only
daughter.
Scenario TBA
Star Fleet Battles
Tournament
Patrol: D-Day Plus 27
GURPS (Steve Jackson Games)
GM: CthulhuBob Lovely
Number of Players: 6
You are a U.S. Army Infantry squad on patrol in
the Bocage country in France, on July 3rd, 1944. No
experience is necessary, all materials are provided and
the winner will receive a prize.
Star Fleet Battles (Amarillo Design Bureau)
GM: Harlan Haskell III
Number of Players: 10
This will be a sanctioned miniature Star Fleet Battles
Tournament with prizes for the winners of the first few
places, depending on number of participants. There
will be prizes from Amarillo Design Bureau for at least
1st and 2nd; and more if there are more players. This
GM has all materials to run the tournament, including
miniatures, maps, and rules for the Tournament.
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The Blackrose Matrimony
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Steven Huffstutler
Number of Players: 6
The eldest daughter of the prominent Blackrose
family is set to wed an influential Hellknight, and the
Pathfinder Society is invited to the festivities. Dressed
for a wedding befitting royalty, a team of Pathfinders
attend the ceremony on behalf of the Decemvirate,
but will their presence ultimately strengthen the
Society’s relationship with the influential Blackroses,
or will events at the wedding bring the already tenuous
alliance to a breaking point?
Pathfinder Society Scenario, Levels 3-7.
The Confirmation
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Joe Taylor (Quasijoe)
Number of Players: 6
Pathfinders undergo 3+ years of training, and their
last test before becoming a full Pathfinder agent
is the Confirmation. Confirmation is typically an
individual affair, but the society recently discovered
a site that would be perfect for initiates, but perhaps
too dangerous to handle alone. Uncovering this
site’s secrets will contribute to the society’s body of
knowledge and shape the exciting careers ahead for
each of you.
Pathfinder Society scenario, levels 1-2.
The Glass River Rescue
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Stewart Fleming (AoF)
Number of Players: 6
A Pathfinder leading a diplomatic envoy from the
Dwarven holds of the Five Kings Mountains has
gone missing, and the balance of power in a time of
war hangs on her rescue. The Pathfinder Society’s
divinations indicate the agent was waylaid in the nation
of Razmiran, when one of her escorted diplomats failed
to pay a requested tithe. Now it falls to the party
to locate the missing Pathfinder and the dwarven
diplomats, and escape with their lives.
Pathfinder Society scenario, levels 1-5.
The Journey Home: Apocalypse
Fate - GM: Black Shield Productions
Number of Players: 10
Apocalypse is a role-playing event where players join for
as long or short of time as they want. Players take the
roles of survivors of an alien zombie extinction event
that is in process of destroying civilization.
Designed for beginning and advanced players alike,
Players will be provide the story that decides the fate
of the world throughout the convention with the Finale
beginning at 9:00 PM on Sunday.
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Game Descriptions
Visit Gaming HQ (room 161) between 10 am and 8 pm to see the
schedule and sign up for games. Gaming rooms are open 10 am-2 am.
Joker’s wild gaming closes at 1:00 am. GMs should check in at HQ.
The Mysterious Voyage of the
SS Admiral Nakhimov
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: Jeffery Kuether-Ulberg
Number of Players: 8
At 2200 hours on August 31, 1986, you set sail out
of Novorossiysk bound for Sochi on the flagship of
the Black Sea passenger fleet. You are due into port
tomorrow evening, but tonight you and over 1200 other
passengers have cleared the pier and a call goes out
that dinner and drinks were being served in the main
ball room. This would surely be a night to remember…
The Path
Fate
GM: Casey Almas
Number of Players: 6
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”
The Penumbral Accords
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Steven Huffstutler
Number of Players: 6
The daughters of Absalom’s Blakros family have long
been among the most pursued maidens in the Inner
Sea. The family’s matriarch approaches the Pathfinder
Society to help her break a pact with the denizens of
the Plane of Shadow to save her twin daughters from
a life of servitude at the hands of the Onyx Alliance.
Heading into the fan-favorite adventuring location of
Blakros Museum, the PCs have only a short amount of
time to break the Penumbral Accords and solidify the
ties to the Blakros
The Shining Force Part 1: Fall
of Grans
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Casey Almas
Number of Players: 6
The Era of Peace has blessed the Island of Grans for
nearly a century. But a freakishly powerful storm may
have signaled the end of happy days. A devil possessed
the King of Granseal before being chased out by Sir
Astral and his pupils. The King has dispatched his troops
to find and destroy the devil before it can do any harm.
Your search has lead you to the Kingdom of Galam, an
ally of Granseal, but the allied Kingdom does not seem
so friendly...
The Sleeper Awakens
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: CthulhuBob Lovely
Number of Players: 6
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‘Tis the 10th of March, in the year of Our Lorde 1001.
You dwell in the towne of Emborough, in Somerset
County. No word has come lately from the village of
Wookey Hole, where strange things are said to live
in the local caves. Trade has stopped and taxes are
overdue, so the Bishop is sending a group of men to
investigate.
No experience is necessary, all materials are provided
and the winner will receive a prize.
The Traitor’s Lodge
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Tyson McCarthur
Number of Players: 6
During the attack on Nerosyan, Pathfinders sought
out a local venture-captain to aid in the city’s defense.
Instead it appeared the leader had not only fled
recently but had played a part in the demons’ offensive.
The safety and integrity of the Pathfinder Society
requires that a team delve into the sealed basement
beneath the abandoned lodge to determine what else
the turncoat may have set in motion.
Pathfinder Society scenario, levels 3-7.
The Truesilver Treasure
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Marc Johnson
Number of Players: 5
The roads and villages at the edge of Cormyr are fraught
with foes both obvious and subtle as the adventurers
protect a secretive Cormyrean noble and his valuable
cargo.
The Truth of The Dragonmark
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 1 of 3
GM: James Eckert
Number of Players: 6
The Pawns of Fate, a respected adventuring group
of misfits have been tasked with escorting a
Dragonmarked heir on a dangerous yet vital quest
into the dark unknown. Their journey will take some
unexpected turns leading them to their greatest
challenge yet, and the fate of an entire world may well
hang in the balance.
Act One: TODAY WE RIDE: Friday 4PM
Act Two: TONIGHT WE FIGHT: Saturday 6 PM
Act Three: TOMORROW WE DIE: Sunday 6 PM
Players should be prepared to play all 3 sessions.
Troopers
Mini Six (Anti-Paladin Games)
GM: Dean Keith (Vader)
Number of Players: 6
You are troopers in the Mobile Infantry. After the
Legend: GM=Game Master • D&D = Dungeons and Dragons
disaster of the first battle, the approach changed and
you are sent to Planet L for a mop-up operation.
Will you kill the bugs, or will you die trying? Join up and
find out.
Try a New Board Game
Czech Games Edition (Czech Gamed Edition)
GM: Jason Holt
Number of Players: 6
Walk in, sit down, and learn how to play a new board
game. Jason Holt from Czech Games Edition will be
on hand to teach people how to play Galaxy Trucker,
Dungeon Petz, Tash-Kalar, and many other board games.
No sign-up necessary. Just come in, pick a game, and
learn to play.
Voice In The Void
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Steven Huffstutler
Number of Players: 6
Mystery strikes again at the problem-plagued Blackrose
Museum in Absalom and its curator, Nigel Aldain, needs
your help. When a famed Osirian tomb raider returns
to Absalom and disappears in the museum’s basement,
Aldain fears the worst. When strange sounds echo from
below and several of the curator’s night watchmen go
missing, he panics and begs the Society to investigate
the mystery and save his museum from the darkness
that infests it.
Pathfinder Society Scenario Levels 1-7.
Warhammer 40K, Infinity, and
Kensei
Warhammer 40k (Games Workshop)
GM: Michael Ulanski
Number of Players: 20
Michael Ulanski will be demonstrating Infinity and
Kensei, and bringing terrain for open Warhammer 40K
gaming. Kensei is a Feudal Japanese/Samurai tabletop
miniatures game that can be played as a historic
or fantasy (with mythical Japanese Characters and
Creatures) game. Infinity is a Sci-Fi Table top Game with
a Manga aesthetic (think ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Blade
Runner’).
WarMachine Demonstrations
WarMachine - GM: Fenris Ulfhamr
Number of Players: 8
WarMachine is an intense miniature tabletop strategy
game where in rival factions clash on the battlefield
using swords, guns, spells, and steam-powered magical/
mechanical constructs called warjacks. Each battle
group consists of a number of these ‘jacks and a
warcaster who supports them with spell and steel of
their own. The various factions bring their own unique
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weapons to bear- from the necromantic iron and bone
nightmares to precision clockwork automatons.
Where Mammoths Dare Not
Tread
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GM: Tyson McCarthur
Number of Players: 6
It’s clear to the Pathfinder Society that fighting across
the entire Worldwound would be more costly than
approaching the Sky Citadel Jormurdun from the west.
Lacking an established basecamp, the PCs must travel
to the Realm of the Mammoth Lords to win over the
locals and secure a beachhead—all without falling prey
to the area’s powerful megafauna, savage demons, and
relentless barbarian tribes.
Pathfinder Society scenario, level 7-11.
Woolly
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium Games)
GM: Tod Glenn
Number of Players: 6
Rumors of a secret corporate research lab located in the
Bitterroot Valley of Montana and involved in fiendish
animal experiments has come to the attention of the
local animal rights community. A group of intrepid and
socially conscious young college students sets out from
the local university to find out what exactly is going on
and exposed it to the world. Meanwhile, an internet
renowned crypto-zoologist investigates reports of a
strange beast in the area.
Year of the Shadow Lodge
Pathfinder (Paizo)
GMs: Kyle Elliott, Stewart Fleming (AoF), Steven
Huffstutler, Melissa McCallum, Walter Sheppard
Number of Players: 30
When a famous Pathfinder returns to the Grand Lodge
in Absalom with a long sought after Azlanti artifact
of power, the Society celebrates the achievement by
throwing a massive party in Absalom’s arena. When the
artifact is stolen during the party, it’s up to you and the
other bands of Pathfinders present at the celebration
to get it back before it can be used to destroy the Grand
Lodge—or worse.
This is a multiple table event where the players work
cooperatively with the others.
Yes, Yes, We’re Magicians
Pathfinder (Paizo)
Part 3 of 3
GM: Devin Harbour
Number of Players: 6
Based on the successes or failures of Scenario 2, the
party hurries to stop the completion of the abomination
flesh golem. They race into the villain’s lair to do battle
against the unfinished flesh golem and the many minions
guarding the golem’s final stages of animation.
Part 3 of 3 for level 7 characters.
Zombie Fluxx
Game Descriptions
Fluxx (Looney Labs )
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Zombie Fluxx is the zombie uprising card game with
ever-changing rules. There are six types of cards: Keeper
cards (possessions), New Rule cards (changes gameplay
rules), Action cards (one-time actions), Goal cards
(victory conditions), Creeper cards (undesirable Keepers),
Ungoal cards (conditions in which everybody loses). Meet
the goal to win the game. A constantly-changing and
challenging, but light and ultimately fun game.
Zombies ’R’ Us
Descent (Fantasy Flight Games)
GM: Dan Talbot
Number of Players: 5
Got a hankering for a zombie dungeon crawl but are
short on odd shaped dice? Come to Zombies’R’Us and
shamelessly indulge in mindless slaughter of the livingimpaired. Tactically focused board game with minimalistic
rules structure, Descent is an light version of D&D for
those who are curious, but don’t want to get a stack of
rule books and expansions or character stats best seen
on an excel spread sheet. No experience needed, all ages
welcome.
Zombies!!!
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Players take on the role of a survivor amid city streets
sprawling with Zombies. Players must conserve bullets
and protect their life counters. First player to reach the
center of the Helipad tile and kill the Zombie there, or kill
a total of 25 zombies wins.
Zombies!!! Death Inc
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Remember when you just THOUGHT everyone you work
with was a...ZOMBIE! Well, turns out the CEO is now the
ZEO. Your coworkers moan in addition to the aimless
shambling. Suddenly, the receptionist is very interested
in you. And the lunch room... Let’s just say, you don’t
want what everyone else is having!
Zombies!!! Jailbreak
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
When the zombies come to town, jail wouldn’t be a bad
place to be...right!?! While this is good in theory, it only
takes one zombie to ruin your plan. The straitjacket
might be a problem too! You start out in the mental
ward. It’s up to you to see if things get worse from there.
Actually, things will get worse. It seems the rest of the
inmates have developed a taste for YOUR brains!
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Zombies!!! Mall Walkers
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
Zombies!!! Mall Walkers adds a whole new level of
excitement to shopping. Enter the front door, find what
you need, and try to escape alive! Above all, “Shop ‘til
you TRULY drop!”
Zombies!!! School’s Out
Forever
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
At Twilight University, the normal curriculum has
changed. Instead of studying science and art, students
at this school study improvised weaponry and major in
SURVIVAL!!!
Zombies!!! Send In The Clowns
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
The circus is in town! This time though, the clowns aren’t
funny… They’re hungry and they think you would make a
good snack! Visit the Big Top, and the Fortune Teller. Get
lost in the Fun House. Enjoy some cotton candy. Actually,
forget all that and get ready to run screaming from the
growing mob of zombie clowns.
Zombies!!! The End...
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
All of your hard work has paid off and now you stand
here in the dark and lonely wood. Be the first player to
successfully “undo” the spell that is making the dead
rise. To do this, you need to find as many pages from the
Book of the Undead as possible; make it to the cabin and
perform the spell before the other players. But, watch
out for the “dead” d
Zombies!!! Zombie Corps
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
When attacked by the walking dead, when your buddies’
bodies get up to bite you, when the chain of command is
not just broken but in tatters, here’s what you do. Stick
your head between your legs and kiss your butt goodbye!
Zombies!!! 2 Zombie Corps(e) lets you escape the town of
the original Zombies!!! and search for the source of the
undead epidemic on a nearby military installation.
Zombies!!! Zombie Zoo
Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations)
GM: Al Beddow
Number of Players: 6
In Zombies!!! Zombie Zoo, the zoo has been infected
and the animals are turning into zombies! The monkeys
have escaped, but you still have the ability to override
the automatic release on the other cages in the zoo. You
must reach these cages in time or the animals will break
loose, making your job even harder.
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