Current Schedule for Gallatin
Friday Schedule for Gallatin
- Politics of Steampunk (Writing)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: David Boop, Kent Davis, Ann Gimpel, Peter Wacks
Letís talk about diversity in steampunk. If steampunk primarily takes place in Victorian England, how can you add more diversity to your story? What authors do it well? Are there ways to write around the politics of that time without losing the essence of captured history?
- Early Use of Military Helicopters (Geek Discussion, Fight Demo or Class)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Robert Chenoweth
A survey of military helicopters from WW II, Korea, Algeria, and Vietnam. Panel will culminate with the details, planning, and execution of combat operations in early 1967 in Vietnam. This will include a large combat assault, air cavalry operations, night perimeter defense, etc. Panel presenter is an Army Aviation veteran, author and historian.
- MisCon Workshop: Description to Die For (Writing)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Deby Fredericks
In this mini-workshop, author Deby Fredericks will help new and intermediate writers learn to write better, more effective description. Please bring writing materials because you will be writing.
Saturday Schedule for Gallatin
- Write in Tengwar! (Geek Discussion)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Fiona Jallings
Learn how to write English using Tengwar, one of the writing systems Tolkien devised.
- The Role of Stories (Geek Discussion)
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Carol Berg, Rhiannon Held, Meradeth Houston
Every culture might interpret the same story in vastly different ways (Ex: Hamlet). Unique cultures can also independently create startlingly similar stories. What is it about stories that make them such an entrenched part of human culture? Why is the morality tale the preferred way to instruct youth in societal norms? Is it possible that stories are the key to understanding what it means to be human?
- Ask the Editor (Writing)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Andrea Howe, Tod McCoy, Patrick Swenson
Ask our panel of editors anything you want about editing and writing!
- Self-Published Writers Roundtable (Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Brian Rathbone, April White
MisCon is lucky to host several outstanding self-published authors. Join many of them for an informal discussion about all things self-publishing.
- MisCon Workshop: Leveling Up as a Writer (Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Pros and Guests: 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!
- Building An Audience From Scratch (Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Guy Pace, Brian Rathbone, Peter Wacks
You're about to be published, or perhaps you're going the self-publishing route. How do you build an audience for your book? Let's talk about audience: grabbing their attention and maintaining their attention. Through social media, blogging, podcasting? What's right for your audience and your story?
- Crafting Unique Titles (Writing)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Brenda Carre, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Rhiannon Held, L.F. Patten
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?
- Superhero Characters. (Gaming)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Ben Donnelly, Erik Evjen, John Goff
You can fly and have super-strength now. Your city is being threatened by villains. Do you defend the city or join the villains? Come discuss superhero characters in RPGs.
Sunday Schedule for Gallatin
- So You Married a Writer/Artist (Geek Discussion)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Pete Berg, Jean Carlos, Tony Francis, Leslie Kreher, Matt Lees, Kathy Pitts
If youíve married an artist or writer, how do you survive? What are the pros and cons? Join the spouses of our pros and panelists as they discuss the wonderful world of being a second.
- Crowdfunding and Kickstarting (Geek Discussion)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Kyle Elliott, John D. Nilles, Brian Rathbone
Indiegogo? Kickstarter? GoFundMe? Learn how to create a solid crowdfunding plan that could work.
- Taking your Cosplay to the Next Level (Costuming)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville
The Cheeky Geeky Vaudeville will talk about Cosplay at an intermediate level, taking a few steps forward from their previous panel on Cosplay. Also, for a special treat, you will get to see some of their advance work with Electric Light Wire.
- You Got Military in my Sci Fi (Writing)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Pros and Guests: S. A. Bolich, Larry Bonham
How does military SFF parallel our current geo-political situation? How does it differ?
- What's New In Science (Geek Discussion)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Pros and Guests: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass
Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.
- Superheroes: Avatars of Societal Values (Geek Discussion)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Jason Benner, John Logan, L.F. Patten
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?
- Fair Coin (Writing)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Steve Diamond, Jason A. Holt, Dean Wells
What's the currency in your favorite fantasy world? How does it work? Is it gold or silver? Technology or magic power? Or perhaps just good old Rishathra? And how do you create an economy for your own books and stories?
Monday Schedule for Gallatin
- Choosing a POV Character (Writing)
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Pros and Guests: 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.
- Steampunk Etiquette (Costuming)
Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Pros and Guests: Lord & Lady Towers
Come engage in a general discussion of the dos and don'ts of steampunk costuming, aesthetic, and culture.
- Costuming With Less (Costuming)
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM
Pros and Guests: Christine Barkl, Gail Glass
We'll discuss ways to create great costumes by using what you have on hand.