Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Dean Wells

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing steampunk series "The Clockwork Millennials" published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  His other works of speculative fiction have appeared in Quantum Muse, 10Flash Quarterly, Ideomancer, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS.  He has written for the performing arts in various capacities, and teaches writing in Washington State.  Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Dean Wells is author of the ongoing steampunk series "The Clockwork Millennials" published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His other works of speculative fiction have appeared in Quantum Muse, 10Flash Quarterly, Ideomancer, and the anthologies Ceaseless Steam and The Best of BCS. He has written for the performing arts in various capacities, and teaches writing in Washington State. Dean is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Secondary Characters, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Frog Jones; Panelists: Frog Jones, Tod McCoy, D.L Solum, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss sidekicks and supporting casts in our stories. More details to come

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Author Readings: Wells, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Dean Wells

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

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Authors Readings: Bonham, Wells, Yellowstone
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Dean Wells

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works!

  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Deconstructing the Hero's Journey, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Dean Wells; Panelists: Esther Jones, D.L Solum, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Dean Wells

    The Hero’s Journey is a metaphor for the human experience. In this presentation we will explore each stage of the Hero's Journey and examine its roots in Jungian archetype and the collective unconscious.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, The Murky Middle, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Theresa Miller; Panelists: Esther Jones, Sanan Kolva, Dean Wells, Clare Wood

    You know how to start a story, and how to write an exciting ending. But what about the middle? Let's talk about what to do with that mid-story slump.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Writer's Block?, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Katie Cross, Manny Frishberg, Rhiannon Held, Dean Wells

    I would have written a description for this panel, but I just couldn't find the words. How do you guys deal with writer's block?