Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Dave Bara

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Dave Bara is the author of The Lightship Chronicles series (IMPULSE, STARBOUND, and DEFIANT) published by DAW Books in the US and Del Rey in the UK and Europe. He was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction on TV, in film, and in books. Dave's writing is influenced by the many classic SF novels he has read over the years from authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Joe Haldeman, and Frank Herbert, among many others. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Dave Bara is the author of The Lightship Chronicles series (IMPULSE, STARBOUND, and DEFIANT) published by DAW Books in the US and Del Rey in the UK and Europe. He was born at the dawn of the space age and grew up watching the Gemini and Apollo space programs on television, dreaming of becoming an astronaut one day. This soon led him to an interest in science fiction on TV, in film, and in books. Dave's writing is influenced by the many classic SF novels he has read over the years from authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Joe Haldeman, and Frank Herbert, among many others. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Boop, Berg, Bara, Spotlight
    Panelists: Dave Bara, Carol Berg, David Boop

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

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Writing Habits, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Spencer G. Ellsworth; Panelists: Dave Bara, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Spencer G. Ellsworth, Elliott Kay

    In this fun little panel we�ll discuss writing habits. From setting a time every day to writing on the fly. What works best for you? What are the ways our professional authors do it? What about working parents or those with busy full-time jobs? How do they find the time to write?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel 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?