Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Alyson Peterson

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Alyson Peterson lives in a mountainside gully—of all places—in northern Utah with her neurotic, shed-tastic dog, two ninja kids, and superhero husband. She spends her time studying martial arts, weapons and reads...a LOT. She teaches Story Structure and Character Development to teens across the country and was an adjunct professor at BYU. She has three traditionally published books and feels she's just begun her writing journey!

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Patten, Peterson, Spotlight
    Panelists: L.F. Patten (Laurey), Alyson Peterson

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

  • Break Fri 2:50 - 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 - Sun 6:00
  • moderator 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?