Eric Scott Fischl
MisCon 31 Attending Professional
Eric Scott Fischl lives in Montana’s Bitterroot mountains, where he writes novels of speculative historical fiction and the supernatural. His debut, DR POTTER'S MEDICINE SHOW, is available from Angry Robot books.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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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
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
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
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
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
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing Alternate Histories, Jefferson
Panelists: Jill Bowers, 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
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?