MisCon 31 Attending Professional
Andrea Howe has been adeptly wrangling the written word for two decades. As a freelancer, she has edited books for such notable publishers as Wizards of the Coast, McGraw-Hill, and Random House as well as for individual authors. She has been called a "natural" and truly enjoys her work. She offers tips and tools for writers on her Web site and posts fun tidbits about language and grammar on her Facebook page. More information can be found at www.bluefalconediting.com and www.facebook.com/bluefalconediting.
Web site: http://www.bluefalconediting.com/
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Do I Need An Editor?, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Guy Pace; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Andrea Howe, Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Tex Thompson
You might be asking yourself this question whether you're self published or going the traditional route. If you need one, what kind of editor do you need? How do you know when you're ready for an editor? There are lots of different kinds of editors, how do you know which one is the right one for you at what stage in the process?
- Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Women of Star Wars, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Carol Berg, David Farland, Julie Frost, Andrea Howe
Padme, Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Urso: the women of Star Wars kick ass. Don't they? Let's discuss the roles these protagonists play. How are they different from the leading men in their respective stories? Does Star Wars do a better job than most franchises at portraying women as characters and not just plot devices? How?
- Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 10:00
Sat 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, Presidential Room 436 (436)
Panelists: Claire Eddy, Andrea Howe, Tex Thompson
This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.
- Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 1:00
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Ask the Editor, Jefferson
Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Andrea Howe, Sanan Kolva, Patrick Swenson
It's back! Ask our panel of editors anything you want about editing and writing!
- Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, First Page Idol, Fourth Edition, Rocket Tent (1)
Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Andrea Howe, Tod McCoy, Krista Wallace
Join us for MisCon's fourth 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 out loud. 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).
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Independent-Publishing Done Right, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Andrea Howe, D.L Solum
When people hear you're a writer, they often ask why you don't self-publish. Little do they know how hard it can be to do it right. In this panel we'll hear from some authors and editors who know what it takes to make a living self-publishing.
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Sue Bolich Memorial Reading, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Carol Berg, Andrea Howe, Jeff Howe, Krista Wallace
Cancer took MisCon author (and extraordinary person!) Sue Bolich from us too soon. We're going to memorialize her at MisCon 31 by reading from various of her works. Please join us.
- Break Sat 7:50 - Sun Noon
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, The Grammar Panel, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Andrea Howe, Sanan Kolva
Returning once again this year: the Grammar Panel! Bring all your grammar-related questions and let the learning begin!
- Break Sun 12:50 - Mon 1:00
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Current Trends in Sci/Fi, Fantasy, and Horror, Madison
Panelists: David Boop, Andrea Howe, Dean Wells
Let's discuss the current trends in genre. This will be an audience-participation panel where we talk about what people really want to see/read, as opposed to what the media and the big houses are focused on.