Jason A. Holt
MisCon 31 Panel Volunteer
Jason graduated from Big Sky High School and somehow ended up in the
Czech Republic, where he learned enough Czech to work for a computer
When he returned to Montana, he was able to get a job translating
board games, thanks to the miracle of the internet. He has worked on
every game ever published by Czech Games Edition, including Galaxy
Trucker, Space Alert, and Dungeon Lords. When he's not translating, he
writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels.
You can find out more about Jason at jasonaholt.com.
To learn more about Edgewhen, visit edgewhen.com.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Deliberate Practice, Jefferson
Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Jane Fancher, Jason A. Holt
Science has proven that deliberate practice makes an expert of an acolyte. Our brains are wired to try, fail, then try again. This kind of practice boils down to 4 things: motivation, pre-existing knowledge, having immediate feedback, and repeatedly performing the same or similar tasks. How can we learn using deliberate practice? How can we continuously challenge ourselves so that we become the next Big Thing?
- Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
Sat 10:00 - 4:50 PM, Try A New Board Game, Tables: 25, 26 Room: Upstairs Gaming 2
GM(s): Jason A. Holt
Walk in, sit down, and learn to play a new board game. Jason A. Holt, the guy who writes the rule books for Czech Games Edition, will be on
hand to teach people how to play Galaxy Trucker, Codenames, Adrenaline, and many other games. You can even try That's a Question and Codenames: Duet, games so new they haven't come out yet. No sign-up necessary. Just come in any time, pick a game, and learn to play.
- Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 10:00
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Spotlight: Holt, Houston, Swenson, Spotlight
Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Patrick Swenson
Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Horrible Writing Advice, Patio Tent (1)
Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Carol Berg, Ann Gimpel, Jason A. Holt, Tex Thompson
We've all heard it. Let's talk about it!
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, How We Learn Languages, Rocket Tent (1)
Panelists: Daniel Bensen, Jason A. Holt
It doesn't happen in a montage. Language-learning is much harder, and much more interesting, than most books and movies make it look. It has a lot to do with the inner workings of both our minds and our cultures.
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)
- Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 5:00
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Revision Process, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Panelists: Carol Berg, Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Todd Lockwood, J.A. Pitts
Whether you write organically or from an outline, you'll have to revise your manuscript at least once before you send it out for publication. For some, this can be a daunting prospect. Let's break it down and discuss how you can revise without getting lost in the project or losing interest.