Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Katie Cross

MisCon 36 Attending Professional

Katie Cross grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where she still loves to play when she gets the chance.

Her mission is connect women with their best selves, to seek the divine in each one of us, and to prove that we can love ourselves—and accomplish all—despite opposition.

If she's not writing, you can find her traveling, adventuring with her kiddos, trail running with her husband and vizla dogs, or curled up with a good book and a cup of chai.

Katie Cross grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where she still loves to play when she gets the chance.

Her mission is connect women with their best selves, to seek the divine in each one of us, and to prove that we can love ourselves—and accomplish all—despite opposition.

If she's not writing, you can find her traveling, adventuring with her kiddos, trail running with her husband and vizla dogs, or curled up with a good book and a cup of chai.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Marketing Ideas for Authors, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Michael Hodges, Rafael Hohmann (Raf)

    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 - 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.

  • 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 into their 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? Maybe we'll find some meaning in this panel.

  • Break Sat 2:50 - Sat 4:00
  • panel Sat 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Enchanting Your Reader, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Katie Cross, Michael Hodges, Rafael Hohmann (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 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Let’s Build a World, Ballroom B
    Moderator: Rob Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Katie Cross, Eva Elasigue, Tess Langston

    Help our artists and authors create a world in 50 minutes.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 3:00
  • panel 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?

  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Author Readings: Cross, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Katie Cross

    Join our authors as they read from their latest works! (25 minutes a piece)

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Writer's Block?, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Katie Cross, Manny Frishberg, Rhiannon Held, Dean Wells

    I would have written a description for this panel, but I just couldn't find the words. How do you guys deal with writer's block?