MisCon 29 Attending Professional
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Connecting Emotionally with Characters, Great Hall (Upstairs)
Panelists: Ann Gimpel, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Shawn Speakman
Emotional connection to characters is paramount. The greatest plot in the world won't save your book if your readers care nothing for your characters. Creating that emotional connection can be difficult. In this panel we'll learn some tips and tricks for doing just that. In addition, we'll talk about your characters' emotions and how to best articulate those emotions in a way that will enhance your readers' connection.
- Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 4:00
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Creating the Brands of Tomorrow, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
Panelists: John Picacio, Shawn Speakman, Mark Teppo
Three leading sf/f creatives will share why they created their own publishing houses, what they're producing, what's next, and where the next frontiers are. Discussion + Q&A.
- Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 11:00
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Telling Tall Tales, Great Hall (Upstairs)
Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), CthulhuBob Lovely, Shawn Speakman
In the Wasteland, you might not have paper and a pencil handy, but you can always tell a story. Come grab a spot around the campfire and hear a yarn or two. We'll discuss the nature of tall tales and will regale you with some whoppers.
- Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Q&A: Author Terry Brooks, Thunderdome Left (Big Room Left)
Panelists: Terry Brooks, Shawn Speakman
Join us for a Q&A with Author Guest of Honor, Terry Brooks.
Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, First Page: Make or Break, 2nd Edition, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Anne Groell, Andrea Howe, Shawn Speakman, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo
In this panel, you'll 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. Our panelists will stop the reader 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.
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Second Draft Blues, Upstairs Programming 2 (260)
Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Andrea Howe, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Shawn Speakman
Finish manuscript. Check. Read it through. Check. Writers' Group critique. Check. Umm...now what? How do you begin to process all the suggestions into a coherent revision that won't have you running for the hills? In this panel, we'll discuss the almighty revision process and how to stay on top of it without losing faith in your abilities.
- Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Author Book Signing, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Terry Brooks, Brenda Carre, C.J. Cherryh, Steven Erikson, Jane Fancher, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Rhiannon Held, David Keck, Todd Lockwood, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), L.F. Patten (Laurey), John Picacio, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Shawn Speakman, Patrick Swenson, Mark Teppo, Eldon Thompson
All authors are invited. Terry Brooks's signing is moderated, and we will maintain a STRICT 3 item maximum per person--zero exceptions. In order to keep the line moving, Terry can only personalize one item per person per trip through the line.
- Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 1:00
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, The Shannara Chronicles, Thunderdome Right (Big Room Right)
Moderator: Shawn Speakman; Panelists: Terry Brooks, Shawn Speakman
Learn about Terry's forthcoming television series on MTV, the Shannara Chronicles.