Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Tex Thompson

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Arianne "Tex" Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede. Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.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 Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Spotlight: Thompson, Wallace, Frishberg, Spotlight
    Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Tex Thompson, Krista Wallace

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

  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Brandon Sanderson; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Eric Scott Fischl, Guy Pace, Brandon Sanderson, Tex Thompson

    Taken from Brandon’s Writing Excuses podcast, in this panel we’ll talk about how you take a first draft written through discovery and retrofit structure into it.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Honing Ideas, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman); Panelists: Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman), J.A. Pitts, Brandon Sanderson, Tex Thompson

    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.