Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Tod McCoy

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Tod McCoy is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in Asimov’s, Starward Tales II, The People’s Apocalypse, and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher behind Hydra House Books, which publishes Pacific Northwest fantasy and science fiction.

Tod McCoy is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in Asimov’s, Starward Tales II, The People’s Apocalypse, and Bronies: For the Love of Ponies. A Clarion West graduate and current board member, he’s the publisher behind Hydra House Books, which publishes Pacific Northwest fantasy and science fiction.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Informal Author Meet & Greet, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: J.A. Andrews, Justin Barba, Carol Berg, Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, Ann Gimpel, Lynsey Griswold, Rhiannon Held, Meradeth Houston, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sanan Kolva, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, Theresa Miller, Gwendolyn Nix, Dakota Nyght, Dave Smeds, Patrick Swenson, Hunter Wallace, Dean Wells, Danica Winters, David Yake

    Join us for an informal 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 have every author/editor introduce themselves and tell us what they do. 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 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 12:50 PM, First Page Idol a.k.a. Live Action Slush Pile, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Lynsey Griswold, JM Landels, Tod McCoy, Patrick Swenson, Krista Wallace

    Join us for MisCon's annual First Page Idol! Here's how it works: Hand in the FIRST PAGE of your story at the start of the panel. Pages will be randomly chosen and read aloud. Our panelists will indicate when, had the submission come across their desk, they'd stop reading and tell us why. Submissions will be anonymous and will not be returned. (All submissions may not be read).

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 5:50 PM, Northwest Speculative Reading Series: MisCon Version, Yellowstone
    Moderator: G.R. Theron; Panelists: Brenda Carre, Katie Cross, Tod McCoy, Nikki Rossignol McCoy, G.R. Theron, Hunter 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 3:00
  • panel Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, You’re Doing Better Than You Think, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: Tod McCoy, Nikki Rossignol McCoy, G.R. Theron

    There’s no shortage of discouragement, external and internal, along the way. This class is the opposite. Join us as we discuss the process of mastering a creative discipline as we dive into an understanding of the Dunning Kruger effect, how it relates to traditional tradecraft tiers, and how doing so helps us overcome the ‘pit of despair.'