Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

D.L Solum

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

D.L. Solum is an author currently living in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including - medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games. This latest obsession of writing Urban Fantasy is only made possible via the tough encouragement and impatient tolerance of Kate.

Iíve been active in historical re-enactment(SCA/EMP), for 25 years and a lifelong fan of all things Science Fiction and Fantasy. Founding member of MisCon (Gaming Chair, Vice Chair, ConCom regular for MisCon 1-8. Second Baron of Sentinels Keep (local SCA chapter for Missoula) and one of the first SCA knights in Montana. My latest obsession writing Short Stories and Novels in the Urban Fantasy genre and I wrangle the South Seattle Fiction Writers Critique Group in West Seattle.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Resources for Writers, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: D.L Solum; Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman), D.L Solum, Tex Thompson

    New to writing? Stalled in your writing education? Come and learn about the best books, workshops and other resources that writers can use to improve their craft, and how to get the most out of them.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Spotlight: Pitts, Solum, Frost, Spotlight
    Panelists: Julie Frost, J.A. Pitts, D.L Solum

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

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Weapons Reality for Authors, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Larry Bonham; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Joseph Malik, Alyson Peterson, D.L Solum

    Why a ".45" doesn't have 45 shots and other weapons cliches that destroy your story's credibility.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Scrivener for Newbies, Yellowstone
    Panelists: D.L Solum

    Still using Word and your own personal system of sticky notes to organize your novel or short story? Want to try something new? In this panel, D.S. Solum will introduce you to the writing/outlining powerhouse Scrivener.