Tod McCoy

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Tod McCoy is a Seattle writer whose work has appeared in Starward Tales II, Asimov’s, The People’s Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies,,, and The Gloaming. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Fiction Slam Readings, Glacier
    Moderator: Tod McCoy; Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Tod McCoy, Ken Scholes

    Come hear your favorite pro read a selection of their work.
    1700: Manny Frishberg
    1720: Tod McCoy
    1740: Ken Scholes

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Changing Landscape of Distribution, Glacier
    Moderator: Vandy Hall; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Vandy Hall, Tod McCoy, Nikki Rossignol

    Options for selling your products are opening up daily. Of course there is social networking, crowd-funding, and sales websites like Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, but there are also direct producers like Zazzle and Redbubble available to makers of all kind. Join our multidisciplinary panelists as they discuss what has worked for them, and what are some of the common pitfalls when dealing with such sites.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Ask the Editor, Gallatin
    Moderator: Patrick Swenson; Panelists: Andrea Howe, Tod McCoy, Patrick Swenson

    Ask our panel of editors anything you want about editing and writing!

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, First Page Idol, Third Edition, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Kendra Lisum; Panelists: Andrea Howe, Tod McCoy, Patrick Swenson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Krista Wallace

    Join us for MisCon’s third annual First Page Idol! Here’s how it works: Hand in the first page of your story or book at the start of the panel. Pages will be randomly chosen and read aloud. Our panelists will indicate when, had the submission come across their desk, they’d stop reading and tell us why. Submissions will be anonymous and will not be returned. (All submissions may not be read).

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Editing!, Madison
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Andrea Howe, Tod McCoy, Brian Rathbone, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    When is something edited enough to be published? What edits are important, which can be disregarded, and how do you tell the difference? Learn about how to edit your book in order to make it publisher ready. We�ll also touch on the different types of editors and when to engage them.

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

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