Dean Wells

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing Clockwork Millennials story cycle published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Other works have appeared in Ideomancers, 10Flash Quarterly, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4.  He has also written for the performing arts in various capacities.  Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing "Clockwork Millennials" series published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His other works of speculative fiction have appeared in Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Eldritch Tales, Demensions, ShadowKeep, The Nocturnal Lyric, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS Year 4. He has also written for the performing arts in various capacities. Dean lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and a cat, though he's open to entertaining the occasional ferret or weasel. He is an active member of Fairwood Writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Family Drama in Stories, Madison
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Esther Jones, Dean Wells, Danica Winters

    We're one big happy family here at MisCon, but happy families don't make for good stories. Join us as we discuss family dynamics and how you can harness them for the benefit of your stories.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Plot as a Verb, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: David Farland, Esther Jones, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells

    Plot is a verb -- it has to move and do something. In this panel we'll discuss how to make your plot one non-stop rollercoaster ride. How might you do this if your plot involves very little actual action scenes?

  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Author Readings: Berg, Hodges, Wells, Madison
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Michael Hodges, Dean Wells

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

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel 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 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Crafting Your Own Elevator Pitch, Jefferson
    Moderator: Tod McCoy; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Esther Jones, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells

    We've discussed elevator pitches for some popular books and films so now it's time to write our own! Bring your elevator pitch for an informal discussion of what works and what doesn't. Or, if you're too shy to share your own, join us to listen to others and learn how to craft one.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Fredericks, Wells, Spotlight
    Panelists: Deby Fredericks, Dean Wells

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

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Voice in SF/F, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Alyson Peterson; Panelists: David Boop, Claire Eddy, Lane Heymont, Alyson Peterson, Dean Wells

    Sometimes writers intent on world building spend less time on finding their main character's voice. Let's discuss how you describe your new worlds in the main character's, or the narrator's, unique voice. Authors who are particularly good at this are Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, select Brandon Sanderson books, Anne McCaffry, Brian Jacques, to name a few.

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel 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.


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