MisCon 31 Attending Professional
Julie Frost writes every shade of speculative fiction and lives in Utah with her family--which consists of a three-legged cat and as many guinea pigs as people--and a collection of anteaters and Oaxacan carvings, some of which intersect. Her short fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future, StarShipSofa, Cosmos, Unlikely Story, Plasma Frequency, Stupefying Stories, and many other venues, and has been a Finalist at the Hidden Prize for Prose. Her first novel, "Pack Dynamics," was released in 2015 by WordFire Press. She whines about writing, a lot, at agilebrit.livejournal.com
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!
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 1:00
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Female Role Models, Ballroom C
Panelists: Ruth Frey, Julie Frost, Meradeth Houston, John Logan
What role do female characters such as Susan Ivonova, Lara Croft, Hermione Granger, and Leia Organa play? How have these roles expanded and evolved over time? Who are some of your favorites and why do they resonate with you?
- Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writers of the Future, Ballroom C
Panelists: David Farland, Julie Frost, James Glass, Randy Henderson
MisCon is proud to have many Writers of the Future winners among our panelists. In addition, this year's Author GoH, David Farland, is a judge for the contest! We'll discuss the ins and outs of the contest and why it's a great thing for writers.
- Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 2:00
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, It's All In The Details, Ballroom C
Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Julie Frost, Michael Hodges
Sometimes all you have to do to set a scene is write a few details and the readers will fill in the big stuff. In this panel we'll talk about what kind of details do this best, and other ways to describe a scene.
- Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 5:00
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Revision Process, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Carol Berg, Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts
Whether you write organically or from an outline, you'll have to revise your manuscript at least once before you send it out for publication. For some, this can be a daunting prospect. Let's break it down and discuss how you can revise without getting lost in the project or losing interest.