Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Brenda Carre

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Brenda Carre writes long and short fiction in a variety of genres many of which have a dark mythic twist. She is also a visual artist and does workshops in map making. Her stories have appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and SF, Fiction River Anthologies, Ragnarok's Blackguards Blacklist, A number of independent Story Bundles through Bundle Rabbit and in Pulp Literature's excellent bi-monthly magazine.

After retiring from her day job as an art educator in 2006 Brenda took advantage of a life long yearning to write full time. She now writes long and short fiction in a variety of genres, with a focus on Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and YA. Brenda’s short fiction has appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction River Anthologies, Sky Warrior Books, Ragnarok’s Blackguards/Blacklist Anthology. She has also collaborated on book bundles and shared worlds. Brenda writes novels, poetry and novellas. When she is not tapping the keys, she is dreaming of doing so. She is currently completing revisions on a mythic epic fantasy with more than a demon’s kiss of Grimdark. It is set in a world that parallels the Pacific Northwest during the age of sail. Brenda lives on Vancouver Island. She has her Masters’ Degree in Art Education, a second degree in English Lit and was a co-founder of the Lord Byng Mini-School of the Arts in Vancouver.

Web site: http://www.brendacarre.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Readings: Carre, Essen, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, Marty Essen

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

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Brandon Sanderson; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Eric Scott Fischl, Guy Pace, Brandon Sanderson, Tex Thompson

    Taken from Brandon’s Writing Excuses podcast, in this panel we’ll talk about how you take a first draft written through discovery and retrofit structure into it.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Spotlight: Carre, Kay, Cox, Spotlight
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, H Martin Cox (Dameon), Elliott Kay

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

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Mon 1:00
  • moderator Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Opponents, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Brenda Carre; Panelists: Dave Bara, Brenda Carre, Sanan Kolva, Krista Wallace, Danica Winters

    We’re not talking about villains here. We’re talking about those characters who attack your hero’s weaknesses and oppose him in every way. What are some examples of opponents in popular stories? How can you write a decent opponent?

  • panel 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?