Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

L.F. Patten (Laurey)

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

L.F. Patten has often characterized her multitude of interests as �A.D.D of the right brain.� Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, a tour guide at the Smithsonian, a history teacher, herbalist, book editor, jewelry designer, and pottery instructor. She has also been a writer for more than 30 years, publishing both articles and short stories. Her novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, launched at World Fantasy Con in 2014, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Patten, Peterson, Spotlight
    Panelists: L.F. Patten (Laurey), Alyson Peterson

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

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Pacing, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Tod McCoy, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    What are some effective ways to control the pacing of your scenes, chapters, and overall book? Is it structure? Paragraph-by-paragraph? Can you outline for pacing?

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Art and Suffering, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Rory Miller, Lee Moyer, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    Some say art gets better with suffering, some say it definitely doesn't. Rather than try to argue that question, why not consider why art and suffering got linked in the first place. How can someone harness that impulse without the suffering part?