Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Michael Hodges

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Michael Hodges writes novels in Montana, where the land is still wild enough to keep
secrets. His debut novel, The Puller was optioned for film, and he’s taught writing with
Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell. In addition, he’s won awards for his nature
photography (Outside Magazine's Best Adventure Photography), specializing in
grizzly bears and moose.

Michael Hodges writes novels in Montana, where the land is still wild enough to keep
secrets. His debut novel, The Puller was optioned for film, and he’s taught writing with
Game of Thrones editor Anne Groell. In addition, he’s won awards for his nature
photography (Outside Magazine's Best Adventure Photography), specializing in
grizzly bears and moose.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Marketing Ideas for Authors, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Michael Hodges

    Whether you’re traditionally or self published, chances are you’ll be responsible for the bulk of your marketing. How, as an author, do you develop this skill set? What are some basic things you can do to get started? What are some good resources?

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Who Likes Conflict?, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Carol Berg, Michael Hodges, Rafael Hohman (Raf), Esther Jones

    Your characters want things, right? They have goals. But conflict arises when something gets in the way. Let's discuss the different kinds of conflict in fiction and ways to bring it to the page in your own work.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Spotlight: Cross, Hodges, Spotlight
    Panelists: Katie Cross, Michael Hodges

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

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Enchanting Your Reader, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Katie Cross, Michael Hodges, Rafael Hohman (Raf)

    Learn how to grab your reader's attention and draw them in until they can't put down your story.