Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Spencer G. Ellsworth

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. His short fiction has been published at Lightspeed Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com and many other places. He is the author of the Starfire Trilogy, a series of short space opera novels from Tor.com. He lives in Bellingham, Washington with his wife and three children.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, After NaNoWriMo, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Tod McCoy; Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Meradeth Houston, Tod McCoy, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    What happens after National Novel Writing Month? How do you take what you’ve written and turn it into a saleable work? We’ll talk revisions, editing, and options.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat Noon
  • moderator 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 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Author Readings: Malik, Ellsworth, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Joseph Malik

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

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Squeezing in Backstory, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Michael Hodges, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    How can you squeeze backstory into every line of your story from start to finish? How much of your character's� backstory should you know before you start writing?

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Kolva, Reynolds-Ward, Ellsworth, Spotlight
    Panelists: Spencer G. Ellsworth, Sanan Kolva, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

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