Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Patrick Swenson

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Patrick Swenson's first novel The Ultra Thin Man appeared from Tor in August 2014. He edited the small press magazine Talebones for 14 years, and still runs Fairwood Press, a book line, which began in 2000. A graduate of Clarion West, he has sold stories to the anthology Like Water for Quarks, and magazines such as Marion Zimmer Bradley�s Fantasy Magazine, Figment, and others. He runs the Rainforest Writers Village retreat every spring at Lake Quinault, Washington. Patrick, a high school teacher for 30 years, has a Masters Degree in Education, teaches in Auburn, Washington, and lives in Bonney Lake, Washington with his thirteen-year-old son Orion.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Much Ado About Novellas, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: David Boop, Rhiannon Held, Patrick Swenson

    What are novellas good for? Awards season has a category, do you read any of them? What are some of the strengths of that length, or are they just too-long short stories or too-short novels?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Ask the Editor, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Sanan Kolva, Patrick Swenson, Clare Wood

    It's back! Ask our panel of editors anything you want about editing and writing!

  • Break Sat 1:50 - 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)