Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Frog Jones

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Frog Jones is the acquisitions editor of Impulsive Walrus books and the co-author of the Gift of Grace series, recently a featured project on the front page of Kickstarter.  He has appeared in several anthologies and edited two, both published by Impulsive Walrus Books.  He and his wife have been named a "Hidden Gem" by fantasybookreview.uk, and they're looking to become a little less hidden.

Frog Jones co-writes the Gift of Grace series alongside his wife Esther. The two of them have numerous short stories published in numerous anthologies, including the recently released "Straight Outta Deadwood" from Baen Books. Frog Jones is also the acquisitions editor for Impulsive Walrus Books, and the editor of the now-infamous "Well...It's Your Cow" anthology.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • moderator 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 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, MisCon Workshop: Outline a novel in 60 minutes, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Esther Jones, Frog Jones

    This is an interactive workshop where Frog, Esther, and the audience take a novel idea and convert it into something that makes sense on paper. Participants will plan a scifi/fantasy novel with the authors-from finding an opening hook, to pushing through the muddy middle, to delivering that final climatic punch.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Using Tropes Effectively, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Sanan Kolva; Panelists: Carol Berg, Frog Jones, Sanan Kolva, G.R. Theron

    What are tropes, how are they used, and how can we use them effectively as story-telling tools without falling back on the same old cliches?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Cthulhu Bingo!, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Frog Jones, Peter Wacks (pjwacks)

    Author Peter Wacks reads from his reference-packed story in the upcoming Cthulhu Fhcon anthology--and each reference marks off a bingo square. Get bingo, and eldritch prizes might be yours!

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Organizing Story Ideas, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Rafael Hohman (Raf), Esther Jones, Frog Jones

    Let's discuss ways to organize story ideas. What do writers use? Software like Scrivener, One Note, Google Drive? Post-it notes?

  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Frog & Esther, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Esther Jones, Frog Jones

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works!

  • Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Delicious Fiction, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Rafael Hohman (Raf); Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Rafael Hohman (Raf), Frog Jones, Sanan Kolva

    Food is important in any culture and impacts every character in a good story. Come learn how to elevate your descriptions of food and develop ideas for how to include cuisine in your stories. Let's learn how to make our readers hungry!