J.A. Pitts

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

John (JA) Pitts is an award winning author of both novels and short fiction.  Selected as one of the nicest people in the business at two different conventions.  Dreams of being a full time writer if for no other reason than chucking his alarm clock into the bin.

John (JA) Pitts is an award winning author of both novels and short fiction. Selected as one of the nicest people in the business at two different conventions. Dreams of being a full time writer if for no other reason than chucking his alarm clock into the bin.

Web site: http://www.japitts.net/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator 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

  • moderator Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth, Ballroom B
    Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes, Jeff Sturgeon, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Jeff Sturgeon's Last Cities of Earth is a collaborative project featuring paintings by Artist Guest of Honor Jeff Sturgeon with accompanying stories by Kevin J Anderson, Ken Scholes, Peter J Wacks, John Pitts, among others. Join Jeff and some of the contributing authors as they discuss this exciting new project.

  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet & Greet/Signing: John Pitts/Ken Scholes, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes

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

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Flaws: a Double-Edged Sword, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Julie Frost; Panelists: Julie Frost, Randy Henderson, Robin Hobb, J.A. Pitts

    Many of our flaws can have beneficial features as well. Take Scarlett O'Hara, for example: she's manipulative...which makes her clever. She ambitious...which makes her tenacious and persistent. Join us as we talk about the dual nature of our weaknesses.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Horror Vs Urban Fantasy, Madison
    Moderator: Peter Orullian (Rock Lord); Panelists: Steve Diamond, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Peter Orullian (Rock Lord), J.A. Pitts

    There’s a lot of shared blood between the two genres, especially as urban fantasy grows darker and darker. What are the major differences? Similarities? How do you know which you’re writing? What are some of the points you must hit to designate one versus the other?

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 7:50 PM, Evolution of a Writing Career, Jefferson
    Panelists: J.A. Pitts, Ken Scholes

    Bring all your writing-related questions to the indelible John Pitts and Ken Scholes and they’ll help you figure this writing sh#*t out. Nothing is off limits.

  • Break Sun 7:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, What I Learned Along the Path of Failure, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Jim Butcher, Rhiannon Held, Robin Hobb, J.A. Pitts

    Writing basics that no one ever tells you. "I thought I could do this but everyone in the room looked at me like I had three heads." Don't apologize for something you haven't learned yet. Learn from your mistakes. Join us for a discussion about giving and receiving critique the right way. Tips and tricks to turn that rejection into something positive.


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


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