Randy Henderson

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Randy Henderson is an author, milkshake connoisseur, Writers of the Future grand prize winner, relapsed sarcasm addict, and Clarion West graduate.
His "dark and quirky" contemporary fantasy series includes FINN FANCY NECROMANCY and the sequel BIGFOOTLOOSE AND FINN FANCY FREE out from TOR (US) and Titan (UK). http://www.randy-henderson.com

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Joining Plot & Character Arc, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Peter Orullian (Rock Lord); Panelists: Carol Berg, Randy Henderson, Robin Hobb, Peter Orullian (Rock Lord)

    So you've outlined your plot and you know the changes your character will experience--but how do you join these into one coherent and cohesive arc? In this panel we'll hear from the experts.

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Beyond The Fangs, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di); Panelists: Jim Butcher, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Julie Frost, Rhiannon Held, Randy Henderson

    Urban Fantasy encompasses more than just vampires and werewolves, yet it seems that the fanged creatures of the night have captured the limelight. What other creatures, dangerous and ghastly, lurk around dark city corners?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel 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.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, MisCon Workshop: Leveling Up as a Writer, Gallatin
    Panelists: Randy Henderson

    Want to level up as a writer? Join author Randy Henderson in this comprehensive writing workshop where he'll show you how to do just that!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Meet & Greet/Signing: Julie Frost/Randy Henderson, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Julie Frost, Randy Henderson

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

  • moderator Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Keeping the Momentum, Glacier
    Moderator: Randy Henderson; Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Julie Frost, Ann Gimpel, Randy Henderson

    Maybe you�re receiving some really great rejections, or perhaps you�ve got a couple short stories published--now what? How do you maintain that momentum? What�s the next step? This is for those writers who are on the cusp of professionalism and those who want to learn what it�s like.

  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Fiction Slam Reading, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Moderator: Carol Berg; Panelists: Carol Berg, Randy Henderson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1800: Randy Henderson
    1820: Peter Wacks
    1840: Carol Berg

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Conflict, Tension, and Other Gnarly Bits, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Carol Berg; Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, Jim Butcher, Randy Henderson, Robin Hobb, Todd Lockwood

    Aspiring writers are bombarded with advice: tension on every page, more internal conflict, more external conflict, make it personal, make it organic. Let's make sense out the twists and turns that hook readers and hold them until the end.

  • 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.

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

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