Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Schedule of Panels and Programming

MisCon 32

This is the schedule of panels for MisCon 32. To see the schedule of all events at MisCon this year, visit the full schedule. For the schedule of role-playing games, check out the game descriptions in the gaming section of the site.

MisCon 32 Panels by Day

MisCon 32 Panels and Programming

To help you find events you're interested in more quickly, panels are color coded by category: (Geek Discussion), (Meet & Greet/Signing), and (Writing)

Ballroom B
Ballroom C
Spotlight
Yellowstone
Dragon Pavilion
(1)
Monster Tent
(1)
Patio Tent
(1)
Rocket Tent
(1)
Fri, May 25
10:00 am
               
Fri, May 25
11:00 am
               
Fri, May 25
Noon
               
Fri, May 25
1:00 pm
               
Fri, May 25
2:00 pm
    Spotlight: Patten, Peterson
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Spotlight
After NaNoWriMo
(Writing)
Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Yellowstone
       
Fri, May 25
3:00 pm
    Spotlight: Boop, Berg, Bara
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Spotlight
  Resources for Writers
(Writing)
Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Fri, May 25
4:00 pm
Hiring An Editor
(Writing)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Ballroom B
  Spotlight: Frog and Esther
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Spotlight
         
Fri, May 25
5:00 pm
  Sensing Violence
(Writing)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Ballroom C
Spotlight: Holt, Pace, Gimpel
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Spotlight
         
Fri, May 25
6:00 pm
        Sanderson's Three Laws of Magic
(Writing)
Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Fri, May 25
7:00 pm
               
Fri, May 25
8:00 pm
               
Fri, May 25
9:00 pm
               
Fri, May 25
10:00 pm
               
Fri, May 25
11:00 pm
               
Sat, May 26
8:00 am
               
Sat, May 26
9:00 am
               
Sat, May 26
10:00 am
Building an Anthology From the Ground Up
(Writing)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Ballroom B
Much Ado About Novellas
(Writing)
Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Ballroom C
           
Sat, May 26
11:00 am
               
Sat, May 26
Noon
Intrigue, Suspense, and Mystery
(Writing)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Ballroom B
Writing Habits
(Writing)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Ballroom C
Spotlight: Thompson, Wallace, Frishberg
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Spotlight
Author Readings: Carre, Essen
(Writing)
Sat Noon - 12:50 PM
Yellowstone
       
Sat, May 26
1:00 pm
Ask the Editor
(Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Ballroom B
  Spotlight: Pitts, Solum, Frost
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Spotlight
Dialogue and Non-Narrative Languages
(Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Yellowstone
Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft
(Writing)
Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sat, May 26
2:00 pm
    Spotlight: Pharaoh Francis, Rathbone, Griep
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Spotlight
  Economics in Story
(Writing)
Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sat, May 26
3:00 pm
  Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond ...
(Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Ballroom C
Spotlight: Essen, Held
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Spotlight
Author Readings: Malik, Ellsworth
(Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Yellowstone
  Writing LGBT Characters in the Post-Patriarchy
(Writing)
Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Monster Tent
   
Sat, May 26
4:00 pm
Character and Transformation
(Writing)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Ballroom B
It Seemed Like She Was, She Thought
(Writing)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Ballroom C
Spotlight: Carre, Kay, Cox
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Spotlight
  Art and Suffering
(Geek Discussion)
Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sat, May 26
5:00 pm
      MisCon Workshop: 3x5 Index Card Plot
(Writing)
Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Yellowstone
       
Sat, May 26
6:00 pm
      Outselling Big Publishers Without Selling Out
(Writing)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Yellowstone
Creating Interesting Nations
(Writing)
Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sat, May 26
7:00 pm
        Sue Bolich Memorial Reading
(Writing)
Sat 7:00 - 7:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sat, May 26
8:00 pm
               
Sat, May 26
9:00 pm
               
Sat, May 26
10:00 pm
               
Sat, May 26
11:00 pm
               
Sun, May 27
8:00 am
               
Sun, May 27
9:00 am
               
Sun, May 27
10:00 am
    Spotlight: Olsen, Malik, Fischl
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Spotlight
    How to Make a Fantasy Language Like a Linguist
(Writing)
Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Monster Tent
   
Sun, May 27
11:00 am
    Spotlight: Glass, Wells
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Spotlight
Authors Readings: Fischl, Francis
(Writing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Yellowstone
    Weapons Reality for Authors
(Writing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Patio Tent
Twitter as a Tool
(Writing)
Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Rocket Tent
Sun, May 27
Noon
      Author Reading: Gimpel, Ward
(Writing)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Yellowstone
  Squeezing in Backstory
(Writing)
Sun Noon - 12:50 PM
Monster Tent
   
Sun, May 27
1:00 pm
  Honing Ideas
(Writing)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Ballroom C
  Author Readings: Berg, Frost
(Writing)
Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Yellowstone
       
Sun, May 27
2:00 pm
  MisCon Workshop: Brainstorming
(Writing)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Ballroom C
Spotlight: Kolva, Reynolds-Ward, Ellsworth
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Spotlight
         
Sun, May 27
3:00 pm
    Spotlight: Thompson, Miller, Hodges
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Spotlight
         
Sun, May 27
4:00 pm
    Spotlight: the Bonhams
(Meet & Greet/Signing)
Sun 4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spotlight
Author Readings: Swenson, Glass
(Writing)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Yellowstone
Brandon's Book Guide
(Writing)
Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Sun, May 27
5:00 pm
  Opposites Attract
(Writing)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Ballroom C
  Author Readings: Held, Frishberg
(Writing)
Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM
Yellowstone
       
Sun, May 27
6:00 pm
      Author Readings: Pace, Bonham
(Writing)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Yellowstone
      Wookies, Droids, and Mentors Oh My!
(Writing)
Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM
Rocket Tent
Sun, May 27
7:00 pm
               
Sun, May 27
8:00 pm
               
Sun, May 27
9:00 pm
               
Sun, May 27
10:00 pm
               
Sun, May 27
11:00 pm
               
Mon, May 28
8:00 am
               
Mon, May 28
9:00 am
               
Mon, May 28
10:00 am
      Scrivener for Newbies
(Writing)
Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Yellowstone
       
Mon, May 28
11:00 am
               
Mon, May 28
Noon
Why Write Short Stories?
(Writing)
Mon Noon - 12:50 PM
Ballroom B
             
Mon, May 28
1:00 pm
  MisCon Workshop: Secret Structure of All Stories
(Writing)
Mon 1:00 - 2:50 PM
Ballroom C
    Opponents
(Writing)
Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Mon, May 28
2:00 pm
        The Moral Pendulum
(Writing)
Mon 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Dragon Pavilion
     
Mon, May 28
3:00 pm