MisCon 31 Attending Professional
Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer who splits her time between Enterprise and Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have appeared in Children of a Different Sky, Steam. And Dragons, Tales from an Alien Campfire, River, How Beer Saved the World 1, Fantasy Scroll Magazine, and Trust and Treachery among others. Her books include Netwalk: Expanded Edition, Netwalker Uprising, Life in the Shadows: Diana and Will, Alien Savvy, Seeking Shelter at the End of the World, Netwalking Space, and Challenges of Honor. Besides writing, Joyce enjoys reading, quilting, horses, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Retro versus Future Noir, Madison
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Dark mysteries set in the past, or in the future, have very specific tropes. What do these two genres have in common, and where do they diverge?
- Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Is Self Publishing For Me?, Gallatin
Moderator: Joyce Reynolds-Ward; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Caveats, considerations, and contemplation of the process of Doing It All Yourself. What sort of issues do you need to think about? When in your career should you do it? And what are some things you shouldn't do?
- Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Bowers, R-Ward, Thompson, Spotlight
Panelists: Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
- Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Weird Westerns, Steampunk, and Penny Dreadfuls, Jefferson
Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson, Dean Wells
Let's discuss the history of, how to write, where to submit, and other things related to weird westerns, steampunk, and penny dreadfuls.
- Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Reading: Lockwood, Frishberg, Reynolds-Ward, Yellowstone
Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Todd Lockwood, Joyce Reynolds-Ward
Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)
- Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Don't Whip the Horse: Mental Health and Writing, Jefferson
Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Frog Jones, Alyson Peterson, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, D.L Solum
You can argue that to be a writer is to have some form a neurosis, but in all seriousness, writers can suffer from a number of mental health issues: depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, among others. We endure rejection after rejection, we work in isolation, which can lead to serious mental health problems. Let's discuss some of these problems and the resources to help you overcome them.