Jason A. Holt
MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer
Jason graduated from Big Sky High School and somehow ended up in the
Czech Republic, where he learned enough Czech to work for a computer
When he returned to Montana, he was able to get a job translating
board games, thanks to the miracle of the internet. He has worked on
every game ever published by Czech Games Edition, including Galaxy
Trucker, Space Alert, and Dungeon Lords. When he's not translating, he
writes the Edgewhen series of fantasy adventure novels.
You can find out more about Jason at jasonaholt.com.
To learn more about Edgewhen, visit edgewhen.com.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
Key: =On a Panel =Moderating =GMing
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Spotlight: Holt, Pace, Gimpel, Spotlight
Panelists: Ann Gimpel, Jason A. Holt, Guy Pace
Meet a few of our authors and artists, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.
- Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 2:00
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Economics in Story, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Brandon Sanderson; Panelists: Julie Frost, Jason A. Holt, Brandon Sanderson, Danica Winters
Are there exciting ways to make money a tool in fiction and worldbuilding without becoming Monopoly?
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond ..., Ballroom C
Moderator: Jason A. Holt; Panelists: Camille Griep, Jason A. Holt, Kamila Miller (EM Prazeman), 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 we’re at it, let’s touch upon the villain monologue. Is there a way to avoid it while still explaining the whys of your villain’s actions?
- Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 6:00
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Creating Interesting Nations, Dragon Pavilion (1)
Moderator: Brandon Sanderson; Panelists: James Glass, Jason A. Holt, Lee Moyer, Brandon Sanderson
We talk a lot about worldbuilding but what about the smaller-scale stuff like nations and nationstates? How can you build a new and unique nation for your story? How can you incorporate politics and culture and national identity in interesting ways? And, finally, how do you connect the characters to this nation?