Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Elliott Kay

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

Elliott Kay is the author of the military sci-fi series Poor Man's Fight and the fun, steamy urban fantasy series Good Intentions. He has a bachelorís degree in history and is a former member of the US Coast Guard. Kay has survived a motorcycle crash, severe seasickness, high school in Los Angeles, summers in Phoenix, and winters in Seattle.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Sensing Violence, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Joseph Malik; Panelists: Cheryl Glenn, Elliott Kay, Joseph Malik, John Olsen

    What does violence sound like? Smell like? How does it feel and taste? Are the details of violence like those we see in movies? If not, should you write them realistically or cinematically?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond ..., Ballroom C
    Moderator: Jason A. Holt; Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Elliott Kay, Danielle Lincoln Hanna, Brian Rathbone, Eldon Thompson

    Why do evil villains always make one fatal mistake that allows the hero to save the day? If this is a stupid cliche, why do we love it so much? And while weíre at it, letís touch upon the villain monologue. Is there a way to avoid it while still explaining the whys of your villainís actions?

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Spotlight: Carre, Kay, Cox, Spotlight
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, H Martin Cox (Dameon), Elliott Kay

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

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Writing Habits, Yellowstone
    Moderator: M. H. Bonham (Maggie); Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Frog Jones, Elliott Kay, Danica Winters

    In this fun little panel we'll discuss writing habits. From setting a time every day to writing on the fly. What works best for you? What are the ways our professional authors do it? What about working parents or those with busy full-time jobs? How do they find the time to write?

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Opposites Attract, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Ann Gimpel; Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Esther Jones, Elliott Kay, Danica Winters

    Opposites Attract
    In this panel weíll talk about making story ideas work by flipping expectations.