Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Tod McCoy

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Tod McCoy is a Seattle writer whose work has appeared in Starward Tales II, Asimov’s, The People’s Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love of Ponies, AntipodeanSF.com, Qarrtsiluni.com, and The Gloaming. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator 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 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, Character and Transformation, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Dean Wells; Panelists: Marty Essen, Alisha Knaff, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells

    Transformation is the reinvention of the self by the self. It represents the hero�s search for wholeness. Discuss with our panelists this integral process of your character becoming a more complete human being.