Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Rory Miller

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Rory Miller is an award-winning author ("Meditations on Violence" "Facing Violence" "Conflict Communication" and a dozen more); a veteran corrections officer, sergeant and tactical team leader and; has served as a contractor in Iraq. He currently teaches self-defense and violence dynamics internationally.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Sensing Violence, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Rory Miller; Panelists: Elliott Kay, Joseph Malik, Rory Miller, 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 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Art and Suffering, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Rory Miller, Lee Moyer, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Brandon Sanderson

    Some say art gets better with suffering, some say it definitely doesn't. Rather than try to argue that question, why not consider why art and suffering got linked in the first place. How can someone harness that impulse without the suffering part?