James Glass

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Jim won the golden pen award of writers of the future in 1991, has published nine novels and over sixty stories in magazines such as Analog. A new novel is now circulating. He is also an artist, painting desert and mountain scenes in oils, pastels and watercolors. He divides his time with wife Gail in Spokane and Desert Hot Springs.

James C. Glass is a retired physics and astronomy professor and dean who now spends his time writing, painting, traveling, and playing didgeridoo or native American flute. He made his first story sale in 1988 and was the Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has sold nine novels, four short story collections, and over fifty short stories to magazines such as Aboriginal S.F., Analog, and Talebones. A novel SEDONA CONSPIRACY and a new double anthology came out from Wildside Press in 2011. BRANEGATE came out in September of 2012 from Fairwood Press, and EAGLE SQUAD in May of 2013. For details, see his web site at www.sff.net/people/jglass/ . He now divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs, California with wife Gail, who is a costumer and healing dancer.

Web site: http://www.sff.net/people/jglass/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Meet & Greet/Signing: Jim Glass & MH Bonham, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), James Glass

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, What I Learned at Writers of the Future, Jefferson
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, Julie Frost, James Glass, Randy Henderson

    Join Writers of the Future Contest judge Kevin J Anderson and past winners and as they teach you what they learned at the WoF contest. Learn the tips and tricks that will propel you forward in your career.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Fiction Slam Reading, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: James Glass, J.A. Pitts, Brian Rathbone

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1200: JA Pitts
    1220: Brian Rathbone
    1240: Jim Glass

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Putting the Science in SciFi, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, C.J. Cherryh, James Glass, Brooke Stanley

    When developing a fictional SciFi setting, there are no limits, right? Or are there? How realistic does science need to be to work in SciFi? Star Wars gets away with sound in space. Can you? What about depicting FTL drives, warp space, aliens or other tech?

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, What's the Next Big Thing in SFF?, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Dave Bara; Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, James Glass, Patrick Swenson

    What's the next big sub-genre in SFF? Is it Space Opera? Epic fantasy? Urban? Hard SFF? Grimdark? Why? Why not? Why has SFF become so mainstream? What's the future of more traditional SF/space opera?

  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Clash of Titans: Horror Monsters and Science, Madison
    Panelists: James Glass, Guy Pace, Corey Ragsdale, Brooke Stanley

    Godzilla couldnít have stood up on his own due to the effects of gravity. Itís doubtful that he could have even breathed. Scientists agree that thereís no way that a massive Decepticon can transform into something so tiny! At what point do fans finally balk at a blatant flaunting of natureís laws? How can we avoid this in our own work?

  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, What's New In Science, Gallatin
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 11:00
  • moderator Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Writing Part-Time, Glacier
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: Julie Frost, James Glass, Ken Scholes, Dean Wells

    We often dream of becoming full-time writers, but what if you canít? What if you donít want to? In this panel weíll discuss the pros and cons of writing part time, and more importantly, making time for your writing while still doing your day job.

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