Tod McCoy

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Tod McCoy is a Seattle writer whose work has appeared in Starward Tales II, Asimovís, The Peopleís Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies,,, and The Gloaming. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, heís the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Glass, Henderson, McCoy, Yellowstone
    Panelists: James Glass, Randy Henderson, Tod McCoy

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

  • Break Fri 4:50 - 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?

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel 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 - Sun 10:00
  • moderator 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.

  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Spotlight: Bonham, Frishberg, McCoy, Spotlight
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Manny Frishberg, Tod McCoy

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

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