Patrick Swenson

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Patrick Swenson's first novel The Ultra Thin Man appeared from Tor in August 2014. He edited the small press magazine Talebones for 14 years, and still runs Fairwood Press, a book line, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, he has sold stories to the anthology Like Water for Quarks, and magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley�s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, and others. He runs the Rainforest Writers Village retreat every spring at Lake Quinault, Washington. Patrick, a high school teacher for 30 years, has a Masters Degree in Education, teaches in Auburn, Washington, and lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his thirteen-year-old son Orion.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Readings: Gimpel, Bowers, Swenson, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Patrick Swenson

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)

  • panel 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 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Spotlight: Holt, Houston, Swenson, Spotlight
    Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Patrick Swenson

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Pop Culture Perversion: Space Opera, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Aaron Douglas, David Farland, Patrick Swenson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Has the mainstreaming of Science Fiction/Fantasy, particularly Space Opera, ruined it? Our panelists will discuss how Space Opera has changed in recent years, both for good and bad.

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