Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Andrea Howe

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Andrea Howe has been a professional editor since 1997, starting on her college newspaper. Since then, she has worked on hundreds of projects including novels, newsletters, textbooks, corporate documents, and children's books. Notable texts include several Dragonlance novels and Brian Rathbone's Dawning of Power series. She's happy to be back at MisCon after a pandemic-induced absence. If you see her in the halls, feel free to say hi.

Andrea Howe has been a professional editor since 1997, starting on her college newspaper. Since then, she has worked on hundreds of projects including novels, newsletters, textbooks, corporate documents, and children's books. Notable texts include several Dragonlance novels and Brian Rathbone's Dawning of Power series. She's happy to be back at MisCon after a pandemic-induced absence. If you see her in the halls, feel free to say hi.

Web site: http://www.bluefalconediting.com/

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, White Hats & Black Hats are So 20th Century. Grey Hats are Where It’s At!, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: D.L. Solum; Panelists: David Boop, Eva Elasigue, Andrea Howe, D.L. Solum

    From Elric of Melniboné to Han Solo to Harry Dresden, morally gray protagonists have come a long way. Let’s talk about that change over the years, and what makes a compelling anti-hero in 2024. What are the pitfalls and payoffs to writing gray?

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Informal Author Meet & Greet, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, LJ Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Stan! Brown, Brenda Carre, C E Chester, Katie Cross, Jayel Draco, Eva Elasigue, Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, David Gerrold, Ann Gimpel, James Glass, Thomas Gondolfi, Lynsey Griswold, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Paul Jenkins, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Kevin Kauffmann, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sanan Kolva, JM Landels (Jen), Tess Langston, Todd Lockwood, Joseph Malik, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, Theresa Miller, Gwendolyn Nix, Dakota Nyght, Candi Lyn Siemens, Dave Smeds, D.L. Solum, Patrick Swenson, G.R. Theron, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Hunter Wallace, Krista Wallace, Dean Wells, Walter Wiese, Danica Winters

    Join us for an informal meet & greet/hangout with a bunch of MisCon's writers and editors. This isn't a formal panel with panelists up on the stage discussing a topic. Instead, everyone will grab chairs in the pavilion, and the moderator will get things going. Then we'll open things up so small group hangouts can happen until the end of the hour. This is your chance to informally meet a bunch of the people you'll see on panels all weekend.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, You Finished Your Manuscript: What Now?!, The Hollow
    Moderator: Dakota Nyght; Panelists: C E Chester, Katie Cross, Andrea Howe, Esther Jones, Dakota Nyght

    You've finally typed those two little words, "The End." Congratulations! Now on to revisions, but where to start? Learn what story elements to look at when self-editing your manuscript to get the most value out of a professional developmental edit.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 11:00
  • moderator Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Ask an Editor!, Rocket Tent (3)
    Moderator: Andrea Howe; Panelists: David Boop, Lynsey Griswold, Andrea Howe, JM Landels (Jen), Dakota Nyght

    Bring your questions to our panel of professional editors for real-world answers.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Space Westerns: They’re Out There, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: David Boop; Panelists: David Boop, Andrea Howe, Frog Jones, Danith McPherson

    Let's discuss space westerns. More details to come.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Simple Manuscript Formatting, Nameless Ballroom
    Panelists: Andrea Howe, Dakota Nyght

    Should that number be a numeral or spelled out? Does punctuation go inside or outside the quotation marks? And what's an action beat and where does that go? Whether you're self-publishing or planning to have your work copyedited, consistent and correct formatting will make your writing friendlier to readers and can cut down on costs with an editor. Come learn what "rules" to follow!