Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 33: Level Up!, May 24 - 27, 2019 Missoula, Montana

Julie Frost

MisCon 33 Attending Professional

Julie Frost writes every shade of speculative fiction and lives in Utah with her family--six guinea pigs, three humans, a tripod calico cat, and a "kitten" who thinks she's a warrior princess--and a collection of anteaters and Oaxacan carvings, some of which intersect. She enjoys birding and nature photography, which also intersect. Her short fiction has appeared in Monster Hunter Files, Writers of the Future, The District of Wonders, StoryHack, Unlikely Story, Stupefying Stories, and many other venues. Her novel series, "Pack Dynamics," is published by WordFire Press. She whines about writing, a lot, at http://agilebrit.livejournal.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Bob Brown, H Martin Cox (Dameon), Klarissa Davis, Julie Frost, Ann Gimpel

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 5:00
  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Moving Beyond Europe, Ballroom C
    Moderator: William C. Riley; Panelists: Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Brent Kellmer, William C. Riley

    The default mythos for most fantasy writers are vaguely-European, which leaves many cultures, folklore, and myths untapped. Join the panelists as they discuss ways to incorporate other cultures and myths in a respectful manner that can celebrate the differences and educate your readers at the same time.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Spotlight: Pitts, Wells, Frost, Spotlight
    Panelists: Julie Frost, Dean Wells

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

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Physics of Sex: Overcoming the Awkward, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di); Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Julie Frost, Ann Gimpel, Alisha Knaff

    *Parental Advisory*
    In this panel we're going to talk about writing sex scenes that don't get awkward or silly or stupid. We'll also talk about how you can avoid cliches.

  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Author Readings, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Julie Frost

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

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, How to Grow a Critique Group, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, Rhiannon Held, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Critique groups are great, but you live in rural Nowheresville. How do you grow your skills as a critiquer and encourage others to do the same so you can build your own critique group out of like-minded Nowheresville residents? What are some pitfalls to watch out for?

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Writers Behaving Badly, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Julie Reeser; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Julie Frost, Jeff Howe, Julie Reeser

    Lately there have been outbreaks of bad behaviors of all sorts on social media, both politically and professionally. What are some of the social media pitfalls, and how can a new writer learn to navigate potential land mines?