L.F. Patten (Laurey)

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

L.F. Patten has often characterized her multitude of interests as �A.D.D of the right brain.� Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, a tour guide at the Smithsonian, a history teacher, herbalist, book editor, jewelry designer, and pottery instructor. She has also been a writer for more than 30 years, publishing both articles and short stories. Her novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, launched at World Fantasy Con in 2014, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Chuck Bordell, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, David Lewis Johnson, Todd Lockwood, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Jason Williams

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 30's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Desire in Fiction, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di); Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), L.F. Patten (Laurey), Brian Rathbone, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Noir is, in part, about what people want, how badly they want it, and how far they'll go to get it. In this panel we'll talk about all your characters' desires, their darkest needs, and how to translate that to the page, regardless of genre.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Crafting Unique Titles, Gallatin
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Rhiannon Held, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    How much work do I put into a title for my book or short story? How do I chose one? What titles worked for you? Are the titles themselves becoming tropes?

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Interdisciplinary Projects and Creators, Glacier
    Moderator: Vandy Hall; Panelists: Kent Davis, Vandy Hall, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    More and more writers, artists, and publishers are doing a little bit of everything. Letís take a look at creators who dabble in multiple areas, what projects have been successful, and where and why they work well.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • moderator Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: L.F. Patten (Laurey); Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Jason A. Holt, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work. This hour:
    1300: Jason Holt
    1320: Laurey Patten
    1340: Maggie Bonham

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Superheroes: Avatars of Societal Values, Gallatin
    Panelists: Jason Benner (El Capita'n), John Logan, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    How do the qualities valued by society come to be typified by popular super heroes? Have the shifting currents of morals and values contributed to the evolution of modern super heroes? Is the rise of the Anti-Hero a result of qualities valued by society? Are �good guy� cyber-hackers like �Anonymous� a new form of super-hero?

  • Break Sun 5:50 - 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?

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