Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Michael Hodges

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Michael Hodges is an American speculative fiction writer. His debut novel, The Puller, was released in 2015. Film rights for The Puller were purchased by Hollywood shortly after publication. The Puller was also translated and released in Germany. 

In addition to being a member of SFWA and HWA, Hodges' is represented by Lane Heymont of Tobias Literary Agency. He's also taught a writing panel with Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell.

Along with writing fiction, Hodges is a professional nature photographer, with work appearing in Outside Magazine (Adventure Photography of the Year) and newspapers, amongst other places. 

His latest novel is Black Friday, a sci-fi thriller based on the

Michael Hodges is an American speculative fiction writer. His debut novel, The Puller, was released in 2015. Film rights for The Puller were purchased by Hollywood shortly after publication. The Puller was also translated and released in Germany.

In addition to being a member of SFWA and HWA, Hodges' is represented by Lane Heymont of Tobias Literary Agency. He's also taught a writing panel with Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell.

Along with writing fiction, Hodges is a professional nature photographer, with work appearing in Outside Magazine (Adventure Photography of the Year) and newspapers, amongst other places.

His latest novel is Black Friday, a sci-fi thriller based on the shopping holiday.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Early Bird Book Signing, Ballroom C
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Michael Hodges

    Some of our authors will sign books.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Digging Their Own Grave: Character Agency, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Michael Hodges, J.A. Pitts, Eldon Thompson

    Readers want to read about characters who dig their own graves. Character agency propels your story forward and keeps your characters from becoming too passive. How can you give your characters agency?

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Squeezing in Backstory, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Peter Wacks (pjwacks); Panelists: Carol Berg, Michael Hodges, Kaye Thornbrugh, 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?

  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Honing Ideas, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di); Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Michael Hodges, Tod McCoy, J.A. Pitts, Brandon Sanderson

    Some writers work with concepts while they're conceiving a story. Others focus on tag lines and log lines for book covers only to figure out that their story is unfocused or doesn't have a point. Learn how to hone your story idea before you write a single word.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Thompson, Hodges, Spotlight
    Panelists: Michael Hodges, Eldon Thompson

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