Guy Pace

MisCon 31 Panel Volunteer

Guy L. Pace, born in Montana, grew up throughout the Pacific Northwest.

He was a Navy and community journalist. He changed careers, getting into computer support, training, networking and systems, and information security. He retired in 2011 after more than 20 years working in higher education.

He lives with his wife, Connie, in Spokane, where he gets to spend time with children and grandchildren, and ride his Harley-Davidson.

Guy L. Pace, born in Great Falls, MT, spent the bulk of his growing-up years as a nomad. He served in the US Navy, including combat operations in Vietnam in 1972. He was a Navy journalist, and later worked primarily in community newspapers as a reporter, photographer, editor and finally a managing editor. He changed careers getting into computer support, training, networking and systems, and eventually information security. He retired in 2011 after more than 20 years working in higher education.

He lives with his wife, Connie, in Spokane.

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Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Do I Need An Editor?, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Guy Pace; Panelists: Claire Eddy, Andrea Howe, Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Tex Thompson

    You might be asking yourself this question whether you're self published or going the traditional route. If you need one, what kind of editor do you need? How do you know when you're ready for an editor? There are lots of different kinds of editors, how do you know which one is the right one for you at what stage in the process?

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Care and Feeding of a Writers' Critique Group, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Daniel Bensen, David Boop, Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), D.L Solum

    Over the course of the weekend, we want you to do have opportunities to create, mold, and join writers' groups, so in this panel we'll discuss how you find, maintain, and organize a writers' group. We'll learn how to give and take critiques, and how to use those critiques to improve your writing (ie: what do you use and what do you ignore?).

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, As You Know, We Should Show..., Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Guy Pace

    Sometimes your characters have some explaining to do. If you are trying to avoid mid-combat chatter, or the ever unpopular wall of text, it can seem impossible to shoehorn much-needed information into the story. Our authors will talk about how to keep expository scenes concise and on pace with the rest of the action.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Is Self Publishing For Me?, Gallatin
    Moderator: Joyce Reynolds-Ward; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Guy Pace, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Caveats, considerations, and contemplation of the process of Doing It All Yourself. What sort of issues do you need to think about? When in your career should you do it? And what are some things you shouldn't do?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Bonham, Gimpel, Pace, Spotlight
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Ann Gimpel, Guy Pace

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

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, NaNoWriMo Success! Writing A Lot in a Short Amount, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Michael Hodges, Guy Pace, D.L Solum, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    National Novel Writing Month takes place in November and asks that you write a novel (or 50,000 words) in 30 days. While it's a great way to practice, how can you put some of the things you learn into practice throughout the year? Is it better to write a lot in a short amount of time or take a year or more to really sculpt a project?

  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Alien Spacecraft in SF & Movies, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Hugh S. Gregory, Guy Pace

    Lets talk about spacecraft in pop culture. How are they different than the real deal? Will we ever actually create FTL drives? Is the Millenium the best space ship of all time? What about the Serenity or the Enterprise? Are the Battlestar Galactica ships the most realistic? Does that make them sort of boring?

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Author Readings: Fredericks, Holt, Pace, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Deby Fredericks, Jason A. Holt, Guy Pace

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

  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Guy Pace, Alyson Peterson

    The Force Awakens: A worthy successor or a colossal failure to the trilogy that spawned a new era in science fiction and fantasy? It is possible that The Force Awakens has redefined the genre -- again?
    Panelists: Guy Pace

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