D.L Solum

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

D.L. Solum is an author currently living in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including - medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games. This latest obsession of writing Urban Fantasy is only made possible via the tough encouragement and impatient tolerance of Kate.

Iíve been active in historical re-enactment(SCA/EMP), for 25 years and a lifelong fan of all things Science Fiction and Fantasy. Founding member of MisCon (Gaming Chair, Vice Chair, ConCom regular for MisCon 1-8. Second Baron of Sentinels Keep (local SCA chapter for Missoula) and one of the first SCA knights in Montana. My latest obsession writing Short Stories and Novels in the Urban Fantasy genre and I wrangle the South Seattle Fiction Writers Critique Group in West Seattle.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet & Greet/Signing: Joyce R. Ward/Dan Solum, Hotel Lobby of Doom
    Panelists: Joyce Reynolds-Ward, D.L Solum

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

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Melee Combat For Writers, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Wayne Heinz, D.L Solum

    Learn how to depict melee combat in your stories and games.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writers Groups: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, Jefferson
    Panelists: Matt Buscemi, Manny Frishberg, Theresa Miller, D.L Solum

    Beginning and professional writers talk about their experience with writers groups and give advice on what works and what does not. How can you find like-minded writers and start your own? How do they work? How often do you meet?

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Choosing a POV Character, Gallatin
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Vicki Mitchell, D.L Solum

    Who you choose to tell your story influences everything from how you sequence your plot to how you establish a connection with the reader. It allows the audience to be inside another person's head, with all their prejudices, blind spots, and lies--even when she isn't aware of them herself. In this panel let's discuss all things related to POV and the unique ways you can manipulate it to benefit your story.

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