S. A. Bolich

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

S. A. Bolich's books often open quietly—but don’t be fooled. By page 10 you may be hooked so thoroughly you’ll forget to get off at your bus stop. She writes everything from “straight” and alternate history to steampunk, epic fantasy and science fiction, filled with characters who remain in your heart long after the book is closed. She is also an accomplished rider who helps aspiring writers get their fictional equines right through her “Horses in Fiction” series on her blog. Learn more and find the complete list of her works at www.sabolichbooks.com.

Web site: http://www.sabolich.info/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Fiction Slam Reading, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: S. A. Bolich; Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Christopher Paolini, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1100: Joyce Reynolds Ward
    1120: SA Bolich
    1140: Christopher Paolini

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Not Your Average Short Story Panel, Glacier
    Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Dean Wells

    If you’re tired of hearing the same old advice on short stories, this is the panel for you. Let’s delve deep into what makes a short story work. Is it like writing the last chapter of a book? Or more like a vignette? Does it include the same ups and downs as a novel? How do you know when it’s done?

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, You Got Military in my Sci Fi, Gallatin
    Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham

    How does military SFF parallel our current geo-political situation? How does it differ?

  • moderator Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Current Trends in Sci/Fi, Fantasy, and Horror, Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: S. A. Bolich; Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Manny Frishberg, Andrea Howe, Frog Jones

    Let’s discuss the current trends in genre. Are we finally leaving grim dystopia behind? Is it possible for SF to imagine hopeful futures again? Is message fiction our future, or is there still room for silly fun? This will be an audience-participation panel where we talk about what people really want to see/read, as opposed to what the media and the big houses are focused on.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Maps and Stories, Ballroom C
    Panelists: S. A. Bolich, Brenda Carre, Vandy Hall, Todd Lockwood, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    How can storytelling and cartography influence each other?

  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Write a Story on the Fly, Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Carol Berg, S. A. Bolich, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Krista Wallace

    In this panel, the panelists will improv a story on the fly, one sentence at a time. It will be written down as they go, and will be read aloud at the end. Promises to be a rolickin’ good time!

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 30.

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