Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

John Olsen

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel 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, It Seemed Like She Was, She Thought, Ballroom C
    Moderator: J.A. Pitts; Panelists: Larry Bonham, Eric Scott Fischl, John Olsen, J.A. Pitts, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    In Ken Randís Ten Percent Solution, he advocates that you take your story and cut 10%. That includes writing tight, precise prose, among other things. What are some of the best ways to do this?

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Getting Armor Right, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Guy Pace; Panelists: Larry Bonham, John Olsen, Guy Pace, D.L Solum

    Historical, fantastical or sport, no one wants to bleed. Letís talk about getting armor right for both visual media and writing. Practical examples provided. Come find out how it's made and how it works and why.