MisCon 31 Panel Volunteer
Krista writes mostly Fantasy, in novel-length and short fiction. She has been a finalist in several contests (SiWC, PNWA, Colorado Gold), and won a couple of them (Pulp Literature, Fraser Valley Writers). Her work is published in Pulp Literature magazine and Electric Spec, with another one coming out in the 49th Parallels anthology later this year. Her passion for reading aloud has recently taken her into the realm of audiobook narration. She is an actor, and sings jazz in both a big band and a duo. Besides writing, a favourite pastime is working as Musical Director for high school shows (In the Heights, Les Mis, Anything Goes, etc). She writes in a closet in Port Coquitlam, BC.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Similes and Metaphors, Jefferson
Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Spencer G. Ellsworth, Julie Frost, Krista Wallace
Sprinkling your writing with similes and metaphors can add vivid detail and make your writing come to life. Let's discuss how you write unique similes and metaphors and come up with some of our own!
- Break Fri 4:50 - 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).
- Break Sat 5:50 - Sat 7:00
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 11:00
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Raising the Stakes without Violence, Rocket Tent (1)
Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Randy Henderson, Todd Lockwood, Krista Wallace
Sure you can raise the stakes by placing your character in physical danger, but what are some other ways you can raise the stakes? What about internal, interpersonal, and familial stakes?
- Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 4:00
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Bonham, Kolva, Wallace, Yellowstone
Panelists: Larry Bonham, Sanan Kolva, Krista Wallace
Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (15 minutes a piece)
- Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 1:00
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Write a Story on the Fly, Vol 3, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Jeff Howe, Tex Thompson, Krista Wallace
In this panel, the panelists will improv a story on the fly, one sentence at a time. It will be written down as they go, and will be read aloud at the end. Promises to be a rolickin' good time!