Eric Scott Fischl

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Eric Scott Fischl writes novels of speculative historical fiction and the supernatural, including DR. POTTER'S MEDICINE SHOW and THE TRIALS OF SOLOMON PARKER. He lives in the Bitterroot mountains.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Spotlight: Fischl, Spotlight
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl

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

  • Break Fri 5:50 - 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.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Can't Kill What's Already Dead, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Carter Reid; Panelists: Christian Ackerman, Eric Scott Fischl, Carter Reid

    Ghosts, vampire plagues, and pop culture zombies. Our "undying" love/hate for the undead throughout all human history.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - 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 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Raising the Stakes without Violence, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Randy Henderson, Todd Lockwood, Krista Wallace

    Sure you can raise the stakes by placing your character in physical danger, but what are some other ways you can raise the stakes? What about internal, interpersonal, and familial stakes?

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing Alternate Histories, Jefferson
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Tex Thompson

    How do you write alternative history? How much do you really need to know about the original timeline to make a convincing fork in the road? Where, when and why do you sprinkle in details to give a sense of time, and alternative time? Where's the line between enough and trying too hard.

  • Break Sun 3:50 - Mon 1:00
  • moderator Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Writing Montana, Jefferson
    Moderator: Eric Scott Fischl; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Eric Scott Fischl, Michael Hodges

    Many of our authors live in or write about Montana. What are the pros and cons of doing so? How can you capture the essence of this great state while writing genre? What can Montana offer writers of all levels?

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