Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

James Glass

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Jim won the golden pen award of writers of the future in 1991, has published nine novels and over sixty stories in magazines such as Analog. A new novel is now circulating. He is also an artist, painting desert and mountain scenes in oils, pastels and watercolors. He divides his time with wife Gail in Spokane and Desert Hot Springs.

James C. Glass is a retired physics and astronomy professor and dean who now spends his time writing, painting, traveling, and playing didgeridoo or native American flute. He made his first story sale in 1988 and was the Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has sold nine novels, four short story collections, and over fifty short stories to magazines such as Aboriginal S.F., Analog, and Talebones. A novel SEDONA CONSPIRACY and a new double anthology came out from Wildside Press in 2011. BRANEGATE came out in September of 2012 from Fairwood Press, and EAGLE SQUAD in May of 2013. For details, see his web site at www.sff.net/people/jglass/ . He now divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs, California with wife Gail, who is a costumer and healing dancer.

Web site: http://www.sff.net/people/jglass/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Michael Hodges

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Writers' Workshop, 436 (436)
    Panelists: James Glass, Andrea Howe, Alisha Knaff, Danica Winters

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

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 3:00
  • moderator Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Colonizing the Galaxy: a Reality Check, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    NASA has been searching for years for habitable planets orbiting other stars. Elon Musk says he's going to Mars. What are some of the actual plans for getting to these places, and are they even possible with current technology?

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, MisCon Workshop: 3x5 Index Card Plot, Yellowstone
    Panelists: James Glass

    Join Writers of the Future winner and long-time author James Glass as he shows you how to outline a story on a 3x5 index card.

  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Creating Interesting Nations, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Brandon Sanderson; Panelists: James Glass, Lee Moyer, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    We talk a lot about worldbuilding but what about the smaller-scale stuff like nations and nationstates? How can you build a new and unique nation for your story? How can you incorporate politics and culture and national identity in interesting ways? And, finally, how do you connect the characters to this nation?

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Spotlight: Glass, Wells, Spotlight
    Panelists: James Glass, Dean Wells

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

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Swenson, Glass, Yellowstone
    Panelists: James Glass, Patrick Swenson

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

  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What's New In Science, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.

  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Wookies, Droids, and Mentors Oh My!, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di); Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), James Glass, Eldon Thompson, Dean Wells

    As the title of this panel illustrates, the role of a side character can take many forms. How do flesh out side characters? How much do you need to know about them in order to write strong side characters?

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Volcanoes & the End of the World, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Klarissa Davis; Panelists: Klarissa Davis, Manny Frishberg, James Glass

    Will volcanoes end the world? Why?!? What about our neighbor, the Yellowstone caldera? When Yellowstone erupts, what will happen, and how it affect human society and the natural world?

  • moderator Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Why Write Short Stories?, Ballroom B
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: James Glass, Krista Wallace, Dean Wells

    It used to be you'd write short stories as a road to novel publication. Today, however, that's changed. So why should you write short stories? How can they benefit you as a writer?