MisCon 30 Panel VolunteerMatthew Buscemi is a speculative fiction author and founder of Fuzzy Hedgehog Press. He grew up in Illinois, but left to explore the world. He has taught English in Japan and Thailand, and has studied linguistics in Hawaii. Nowadays he lives with his partner in Seattle, Washington, where he types code by day and prose by night. He dreams of exploring the multiverse himself, but until humanity gets around to inventing inter-dimensional travel, his imagination will suffice.
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Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Elevate Your Dialogue, Jefferson
Moderator: Meradeth Houston; Panelists: Matt Buscemi, Deby Fredericks, Meradeth Houston, Fiona Jallings (dreamingfifi)
This isn't your standard dialogue panel! We know how to differentiate description associated with characters (ie: purple for Marie) but how do you truly differentiate your characters through dialogue? Is it a matter of syntax, accents, or phrasing? How do you even begin to tie different speech patterns to certain characters? This panel will be a discussion of dialects, phrases, and stylizations that can lend credibility to characterizations in fiction, RPGs, or larping.
- Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
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 - Sun 2:00
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Tent By the Trees (1)
Moderator: Brenda Carre; Panelists: Matt Buscemi, Brenda Carre, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di)
Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
1400: Diana Pharaoh Francis
1420: Matt Buscemi
1440: Brenda Carre