Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 33: Level Up!, May 24 - 27, 2019 Missoula, Montana

Corry L. Lee

MisCon 33 Attending Professional

Corry L. Lee is a science fiction and fantasy author, Ph.D. physicist, award-winning science teacher, data geek, and mom.  Her historical fantasy novel, Weave the Lightning, releases in Spring 2020 from Rebellion. Her science fiction short story "Shutdown" won the Writers of the Future award.  In Ph.D. research at Harvard, she shed light on the universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang.  At Amazon, she connected science to technology, improving customer experience through online experimentation. She's obsessed with nordic skiing, fancy coffee, and does everything to 11. Visit her website at www.corrylee.com

Corry L. Lee is a science fiction and fantasy author, Ph.D. physicist, award-winning science teacher, data geek, and mom. Her historical fantasy novel, Weave the Lightning, releases in Spring 2020 from Rebellion. Her science fiction short story "Shutdown" won the Writers of the Future award. In Ph.D. research at Harvard, she shed light on the universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang. At Amazon, she connected science to technology, improving customer experience through online experimentation. She's obsessed with nordic skiing, fancy coffee, and does everything to 11. Visit her website at www.corrylee.com

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Queries & Synopses, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Carol Berg; Panelists: Carol Berg, Ann Gimpel, Corry L. Lee, Joseph Malik

    We're writers - writing synopses & queries should be easy, right? Ha. If only. We've done this panel in the past, but it's important for traditionally & non-traditionally published authors to know how to write synopses & query letters. Join us as we discuss tips to hone this important skill.

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Worldbuilding: Coin of the Realm, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Dean Wells; Panelists: Carol Berg, Meradeth Houston, Brent Kellmer, Corry L. Lee, Dean Wells

    "Coin of the realm" is a metaphor for how the economic structure of your world operates. Do your characters hunt or farm, barter or buy? Do they use currency? Where are goods manufactured? How are they paid for? Come discuss how this one layer of detail can inform your entire story, regardless of its plot.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • moderator Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Pacing, Grand and Small, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Corry L. Lee; Panelists: David Gerrold, Jason A. Holt, Meradeth Houston, Corry L. Lee

    Pacing is about how and when you present information to the reader. We usually think about pacing information within a scene, but paragraphs and even sentences have their own pacing. On a larger scale, writers need to pace their books within a series. We'll talk about all kinds of pacing, and we'll reveal our tricks for finding pacing problems and fixing them.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, What's in a Name?, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Carol Berg; Panelists: Carol Berg, David Gerrold, Corry L. Lee, L.F. Patten (Laurey)

    K'owjsn. Rszhnist. Bob. What are some ways you can pick the good names for your characters and settings? When writing scifi/fantasy, does it matter if your readers can't easily pronounce the names? How do you know if Glarbidoo is a great city name or not? Do you just need to somehow know? What do you think about online name generators?

  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Spotlight: , Holt, Lee, Spotlight
    Panelists: Jason A. Holt, Corry L. Lee
  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 2:00
  • moderator Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Circus Physics, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Corry L. Lee; Panelists: Corry L. Lee

    From delicate balance on the high wire to amazing catches on a flying trapeze, the circus is physics in action. Test your intuition (when should the trapeze artist release? What configuration is more stable?), and understand incredible feats in this interactive talk with a Ph.D. physicist. No science background is required!

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Corry L. Lee

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works!

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 1:00
  • moderator Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Lightning Science, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Corry L. Lee; Panelists: Corry L. Lee

    Beautiful & deadly, lighting has long amazed & awed. But how does it work? What would happen if you were struck by lightning? Does lightning occur on other planets? Can you make your own lightning? In this interactive talk with a Ph.D. physicist, discover the science of lightning. No science background necessary!

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, But I Want to Do it All!, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Joyce Reynolds-Ward; Panelists: Alisha Knaff, Corry L. Lee, Theresa Miller, Joyce Reynolds-Ward

    Many creative people are creative in more than one way, whether it be writing, art, music, drama, or so on. How do you balance your multiple creativities? Which creative process should take priority, or is doing more than one form simply diluting your energies?

  • moderator Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Putting the Science into Fiction, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Corry L. Lee; Panelists: Bob Brown, Klarissa Davis, David Gerrold, Corry L. Lee

    In this panel our writers will offer advice on getting the details of science right, and help writers create more realistic, engaging, and satisfying stories(inspired by a presentation at Mysterious Galaxy).