Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

G.R. Theron

MisCon 36 Panel Volunteer

G.R. Theron is a Pacific Northwest based author and member of the Mythopoeic Society. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Ancient History and Classical Studies. His first short story, The Murder of Derek Volynsky, found in Well It’s your Cow: An Anecdotal Anthology by Impulsive Walrus Press, 2018. His short story, Blood and Ashes, was a 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalist. He is the co-author of the Tales from the Cockerel’s Fist, a comic coming in 2022.

He cherishes the best writing advice he ever received from his grandfather; the truth should never get in the way of a good story.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Spotlight: Frishburg, Theron, Spotlight
    Panelists: Manny Frishberg, G.R. Theron

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

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Using Tropes Effectively, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Sanan Kolva; Panelists: Carol Berg, Frog Jones, Sanan Kolva, G.R. Theron

    What are tropes, how are they used, and how can we use them effectively as story-telling tools without falling back on the same old cliches?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 2:00
  • panel Sat 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Our Search For Meaning in Fiction, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Katie Cross, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, G.R. Theron

    Let’s look at how authors insert their own personal beliefs in fiction. Do authors have a duty to try to influence hearts and win over minds to their way of thinking? Or is it the opposite? Should they just try to entertain us? Let us escape into Mordor for a good time?

  • Break Sat 2:50 - 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!