Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Larry Bonham

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

L.J. Bonham is an author, historian, and former commercial pilot. Fiction credits include Shield of Honor, The Debt, and Wolves of Valhalla (all from Sky Warrior Books), the non-fiction, Prepper Blades (Garnet Mountain Press), and the short fiction, Sancho, which appears in Tales From the Front Lines. L.J.�s blog, Author Insights with L.J. Bonham, appears on Goodreads. Current projects include the follow up books in the Shields of Honor series, plus a futuristic, dystopian novel, and some non-fiction.

An avid mountaineer with a congenital weakness for fast cars and airplanes, L.J. studies Asian martial arts and Historical European martial arts, with emphasis on the German Longsword. L.J. lives in the Rocky Mountains with assorted critters including a very opinionated Morgan horse.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, It Seemed Like She Was, She Thought, Ballroom C
    Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Eric Scott Fischl, John Olsen, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    In Ken Randís Ten Percent Solution, he advocates that you take your story and cut 10%. That includes writing tight, precise prose, among other things. What are some of the best ways to do this?

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 11:00
  • moderator Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Weapons Reality for Authors, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Larry Bonham; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Joseph Malik, Alyson Peterson, D.L Solum

    Why a ".45" doesn't have 45 shots and other weapons cliches that destroy your story's credibility.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 5:50 PM, Spotlight: the Bonhams, Spotlight
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie)
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Author Readings: Pace, Bonham, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Larry Bonham, Guy Pace

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (25 minutes a piece)

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 2:00
  • moderator Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM, The Moral Pendulum, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Larry Bonham; Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, Larry Bonham, Brenda Carre, Brandon Sanderson

    Real people have real flaws, which often means they swing from one end of the spectrum to the other (even if only in their minds). How can you make your characters their best through hiding and revealing this moral pendulum?