Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 36: Carnival of Wonders, May 27 - 30, 2022 Missoula, Montana

James Glass

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Jim won the Golden pen award of wotf in 1991, has published ten novels and over sixty stories in magazines and anthologies. He is a retired physics professor and dean. His most recent novel, SYNTHS, came out in November of 2018.

James C. Glass is a retired physics and astronomy professor and dean who now spends his time writing, painting, traveling, and playing didgeridoo or native American flute. He made his first story sale in 1988 and was the Grand Prize Winner of Writers of the Future in 1991. Since then he has sold nine novels, four short story collections, and over fifty short stories to magazines such as Aboriginal S.F., Analog, and Talebones. A novel SEDONA CONSPIRACY and a new double anthology came out from Wildside Press in 2011. BRANEGATE came out in September of 2012 from Fairwood Press, and EAGLE SQUAD in May of 2013. For details, see his web site at www.sff.net/people/jglass/ . He now divides his time between Spokane, Washington and Desert Hot Springs, California with wife Gail, who is a costumer and healing dancer.

Web site: http://www.sff.net/people/jglass/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Spotlight: Glass, Spotlight
    Panelists: James Glass

    Meet a few of our authors, get signatures, and see what they're up to these days.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Go Bump in the Night, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Patricia Briggs, James Glass, Charlaine Harris, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    By the light of day, let's discuss things that go bump in the night. The mysterious. The unknown. Secretive things that lurk in the dark. Why are we fascinated with ghoulies and ghosties and other sneaky denizens of the night? Lets delve into the origins of fables, folk tale, and history to bring to the surface the theory of origins for various troupes and classic stories that have come to make up our modern day mythos of things that lurk just beyond the meniscus of light.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Sharp Snappy Dialogue, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Rafael Hohman (Raf), Danith McPherson

    Let's discuss dialogue. No, this is not a snappy description.

  • Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, String Theory For Dummies, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: James Glass

    String theory isn't concerned with strings. Or is it? If you're not sure, come learn just exactly what it is.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Necessary Story Elements, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Patricia Briggs, James Glass, Charlaine Harris

    What are the essential elements of a story? More details to come.

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Reading: Glass, Finnegan, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Bernard Finnigan, James Glass
  • Break Sun 3:50 - Sun 5:00
  • moderator Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What's New In Science, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: James Glass

    Learn about what's new in science this year.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Culture and Fiction, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Manny Frishberg, James Glass, Rhiannon Held

    Let's discuss how to create and use culture to bring your fiction to life. What are the necessary ingredients? What are some great examples of culture in SF/F/Horror?