Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

D.L Solum

MisCon 36 Panel Volunteer

D.L. Solum is the author of the upcoming series: Persephone in Seattle. 

I currently live in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A lifelong collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including – armoured medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games. 

I run the South Seattle Fiction Writers group and am intermediate-level competent with the Scrivener program.

This latest obsession with writing Epic-Urban Fantasy is made possible via the encouragement and tolerance of my life-partner, Kate.

D.L. Solum is the author of the upcoming series: Persephone in Seattle.

I currently live in Seattle but will always be from Butte, Montana. A lifelong collector of odd friends and odder hobbies, including – armoured medieval combat, fishing, hunting and computer games.

I run the South Seattle Fiction Writers group and am intermediate-level competent with the Scrivener program.

This latest obsession with writing Epic-Urban Fantasy is made possible via the encouragement and tolerance of my life-partner, Kate.

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 - Fri 4:00
  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Spotlight: Solum, Spotlight
    Panelists: D.L Solum

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

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Author Readings Solum, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: D.L Solum

    Join our author Dan Solum as he reads from his latest works!

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Spotlight: Solum, Spotlight
    Panelists: D.L Solum

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

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Star Wars, Streaming, & the Future, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), John Logan, D.L Solum, William Sutton

    With the creation/success of streaming shows like the Mandalorian and Star Wars Visions, we've seen new possibilities open up for story telling in the Star Wars universe. Has streaming been good for SW? How could streaming affect it going forward? Join us and lets discuss it!

  • panel 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 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Writing Violence: How to Get it Right, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Avery Clarke, Lind Shanin (Shann), D.L Solum

    Creating believable and well-paced fight scenes can be learned. Do you need a black belt to construct a good karate scene? No, but you better know where to ask questions to get it done right. Details are critical, but too much of a good thing can spoil your work, too. Bring your questions for our experts as they walk you through the ins and outs of writing good violence.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What Is Story?, Yellowstone
    Moderator: Dean Wells; Panelists: Michael Hodges, Michael McClintock, D.L Solum, Dean Wells

    Writers talk about story, but what is it really? Something with a beginning, middle, and end? A witch's brew of words and punctuation? Come discuss what separates a coherent narrative from a random series of events.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Treasured Trashy Tropes, Ballroom C
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Esther Jones, Tess Langston, D.L Solum, G.R. Theron

    Let's talk about weird tropes we love and how to recycle them in your own work!

  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight, Ballroom B
    Moderator: William Parrish; Panelists: William Parrish, D.L Solum

    This panel is intended to serve as a brief overview of firearms and their general function. It is not intended to replace good old fashioned personal research and better yet, actual hands on training with a firearm. This panel will give info and advice on how to present characters using firearms realistically, how that differs from Hollywood, basic techniques and practices, common errors in film and writing, and more.