Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di)

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Diana Pharaoh Francis has written several fantasy series, including The Horngate Witches series, The Crosspointe Chronicles, and The Path trilogy. Bitter Night was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice for Best Urban Fantasy of 2009, and Crimson Wind was a Romantic Times Top Pick for 2011 and Max was nominated for the bast urban fantasy heroine for 2011. Path of Fate was nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Diana teaches in the English Department at the University of Montana Western, and is a lover of chocolate, Victoriana and sparkley things. Plus she recently developed a deep and unholy love for yarn and crocheting. For a lot more information about her, visit www.dianapfrancis.com. She can also be found on twitter as @dianapfrancis.

Web site: http://www.dianapfrancis.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel 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 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Pharaoh Francis, Rathbone, Griep, Spotlight
    Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), Brian Rathbone

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

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Authors Readings: Fischl, Francis, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Eric Scott Fischl, Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di)

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

  • 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 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Wookies, Droids, and Mentors Oh My!, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Alyson Peterson; Panelists: Diana Pharaoh Francis (Di), James Glass, Alyson Peterson, Eldon Thompson

    As the title of this panel illustrates, the role of a side character can take many forms. How do flesh out side characters? How much do you need to know about them in order to write strong side characters?