Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Theresa Miller

MisCon 36 Panel Volunteer

Theresa Miller spent most of her childhood in an imaginary world full of magic, fairies, secret gardens and fantastical feasts. Now she plants her own gardens, cooks her own feasts, searches the mountains for signs of fairies and writes about magic. She has attended Miscon since 2011 and participated in the writers workshop for eight years. She won an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest with her short story “Westward to the Wastelands,” and a silver honorable mention with a story she co-wrote with Eric Stever, “The Norka.”

Theresa Miller spent most of her childhood in an imaginary world full of magic, fairies, secret gardens and fantastical feasts. Now she plants her own gardens, cooks her own feasts, searches the mountains for signs of fairies and writes about magic. She has attended Miscon since 2011 and participated in the writers workshop for eight years. She won an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest with her short story “Westward to the Wastelands,” and a silver honorable mention with a story she co-wrote with Eric Stever, “The Norka.”
She has written articles about rural living for Countryside, Goat Journal, and Backyard Chickens. Her first novel is in timeout (in a trunk in a cabin in the mountains) where it has been left to think about its many failings. In the meantime she is trying her hand at a cozy culinary mystery with magic.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Getting What You Want From a Con, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Theresa Miller; Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Manny Frishberg, Sanan Kolva, Theresa Miller

    Whether this is your first or fiftieth Con, join the conversation on how to get what you want from your Con experience without accidentally stepping on anyone's metaphorical toes.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Filling the Cast, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: John Logan; Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Rafael Hohman (Raf), John Logan, Theresa Miller

    Let's discuss ways to create an interesting and lively cast of characters for your creative project, whether it's a novel, an RPG, a comic, or whatever fun thing you do.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 3:00
  • moderator Sun 3:00 - 3:50 PM, But I Want to Do it All!, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Theresa Miller; Panelists: Katie Cross, Vandy Hall, Theresa Miller, Sean Ricks

    Many creative people are creative in more than one way, whether it be writing, art, music, drama, or so on. How do you balance your multiple creativities? Which creative process should take priority, or is doing more than one form simply diluting your energies?

  • moderator 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.