Spencer G. Ellsworth

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. His short fiction has been published at Lightspeed Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com and many other places. He is the author of the Starfire Trilogy, a series of short space opera novels from Tor.com. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and three children.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel 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 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Rebooting Your Creativity, Jefferson
    Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Manny Frishberg, Ann Gimpel

    Tragedies, money, brain block, fear, procrastination. A lot of things can stall a career--professional or otherwise. How does a writer get their career back on track after a long break? Can an author recapture a fan base they lost?

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Spotlight: Ellsworth, Solum, Spotlight
    Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, D.L Solum

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

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • moderator Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Popular Books and Movies: The Elevator Pitch, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Spencer G. Ellsworth; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Spencer G. Ellsworth, Randy Henderson, Lane Heymont

    Before we learn how to write a good elevator pitch, let's first discuss some examples using popular books or films. Join us for what promises to be a fun time!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Boop, Ellsworth, Fischl, Yellowstone
    Panelists: David Boop, Spencer G. Ellsworth, Eric Scott Fischl

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

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Daniel Bensen, Spencer G. Ellsworth, James Glass, L.F. Patten (Laurey), J.A. Pitts

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Crisis Escalation as Character Building, Patio Tent (1)
    Panelists: David Boop, Spencer G. Ellsworth, David Farland, J.A. Pitts

    She's up against the wall, everything's at stake, she's all alone, and her life is about to be ruined. Great job, you've got all the necessary points for plot escalation, now how do you pull double duty and use those scenes to build character as well?

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel 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!

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