Rafael Hohman (Raf)
MisCon 36 Attending Professional
Born in a castle dungeon in South America and moving to the United States at the age of six, Rafael Hohmann spent his young years reading, exploring abandoned mines, and drawing strategy maps to survive the oncoming zombie apocalypse. Writer of the best-selling dark fantasy trilogy The SunRider Saga, numerous short stories, and anthologies, he strives to write worlds filled with mysterious history, horrifying monsters, and delicious cuisine. Obsessed with fiction more so than reality, he writes epic fantasy and digitally paints monsters and soldiers. You can often find him gorging on sushi and playing video games late into the night.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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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 11:00
Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Sharp Snappy Dialogue, Monster Tent (1)
Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: James Glass, Rhiannon Held, Rafael Hohman (Raf), Danith McPherson
Let's discuss dialogue. No, this is not a snappy description.
- Break Sat 11:50 - Sat 3:00
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?
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.
- Break Sat 4:50 - Sun 10:00
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 5:00
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!