Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Brenda Carre

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Brenda Carre writes stories with heart that stretch the imagination into the realm of the romantic, the weird and the funny. She has over 40 published works of short fiction. Some can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Pulp Literature Magazine, Fiction River Anthologies, and elsewhere. Her debut adventure fantasy  Gret of Roon launches in Fall 2023. sign up for Brenda's newsletter here at www.brendacarre.com or follow her author page on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086982381547

Brenda Carre writes stories with heart that stretch the imagination into the realm of the romantic, the weird and the funny. She has over 40 published works of short fiction. Some can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, Pulp Literature Magazine, Fiction River Anthologies, and elsewhere. Her debut adventure fantasy Gret of Roon launches in Fall 2023. sign up for Brenda's newsletter here at www.brendacarre.com or follow her author page on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086982381547

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

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, What's in a Name?, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Brenda Carre; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Katie Cross, Meradeth Houston, Frog Jones, Danica Winters

    What's in a name? Mustafar. K'n-yan. Galadriel. Harry. Drek. Aziraphale. Boba (like the tea or the Fett?). Ghoblin. What about Renesmee Cullen? Is that even a name? Let's discuss names and how they affect our worldbuilding, cultures, and the stories themselves.

  • 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, James Glass, Thomas Gondolfi, Lynsey Griswold, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Paul Jenkins, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, 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 Kay 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.

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Crafting Starts (Writing 201), Rocket Tent (3)
    Moderator: G.R. Theron; Panelists: Brenda Carre, G.R. Theron, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Dean Wells

    Dive into the unique elements that define the beginning of stories. Our authors will guide you in identifying these crucial components and demonstrate practical ways to apply them to your own work.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Crafting Compelling Middles (Writing 202), Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: G.R. Theron; Panelists: Brenda Carre, G.R. Theron, Dean Wells

    You've set the stage, but what comes next? Join our authors in exploring the complexities of the novel middle and how to expand on your story's foundations by analyzing successful examples and how to integrate these insights into your own writing.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, Northwest Speculative Reading Series: MisCon Version, The Hollow
    Moderator: G.R. Theron; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Katie Cross, Frog Jones, Tod McCoy, Nikki Rossignol McCoy, G.R. Theron, Hunter Kay Wallace, Dean Wells

    Join Northwest Speculative, a regional SF/F reading series, to engage with a dynamic group of authors for a reading event followed by a period of Q&A.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 12:50 PM, Writing Workshop: The Hour Stories, Fairy Tent (4)
    Moderator: JM Landels (Jen); Panelists: Brenda Carre, JM Landels (Jen)

    A writing circle can be one of the most positive and powerful sources of feedback and encouragement in the otherwise solitary occupation of writing. Using "The Hour Stories" created by Dale Adams Segal, you will generate approximately 1000 words of either a new story or a section of your work-in-progress. The Hour Story cards are excellent tools to promote deeper insight, unstick a writing block, or take your story in a new and exciting direction.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Short Story Craft, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, Julie Frost, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss short stories. There's a misconception that short fiction is easier to write than longer fiction, but fewer words actually matter more. Let's take a look at how to write (and publish!) short fiction.

  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Crafting Memorable Ends (Writing 203), Fairy Tent (4)
    Moderator: G.R. Theron; Panelists: Brenda Carre, G.R. Theron, Dean Wells, Danica Winters

    The finale is in sight, and it's time to stick the landing. Discover the art of concluding tales as our authors share their thoughts on impactful endings, the qualities that tie up story and theme threads, and practical ideas to enhance the conclusion of your own work.

  • Break Sun 3:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Author Readings: Frishburg, Carre, The Hollow
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, Manny Frishberg

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (25 minutes a piece).