Jill Bowers

MisCon 31 Panel Volunteer

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing


  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Similes and Metaphors, Jefferson
    Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Jill Bowers, 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!

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Retro versus Future Noir, Madison
    Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Jill Bowers, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Dark mysteries set in the past, or in the future, have very specific tropes. What do these two genres have in common, and where do they diverge?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Readings: Gimpel, Bowers, Swenson, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Jill Bowers, Ann Gimpel, Patrick Swenson

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

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Bowers, R-Ward, Thompson, Spotlight
    Panelists: Jill Bowers, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Tex Thompson

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

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 1:50 PM, Writers' Workshop, Presidential Room 436 (436)
    Panelists: Jill Bowers, Lane Heymont, Meradeth Houston

    This restricted event is only open to people with submissions accepted into the writers' workshop.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel 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.

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