Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

MisCon 38 Guest of Honor

Over the past four decades, Nebula and Stoker Award-winning writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold novels, novellas, and more than 400 short stories. Her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, and Endeavour awards.

 

Nina does production work for the The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  She teaches fantasy, science fiction, and horror short story classes through Wordcrafters in Eugene and Fairfield County Writers' Studio. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, with two cats and a mannequin.

 

For a list of Nina's publications, check out: http://ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html.

Over the past four decades, Nebula and Stoker Award-winning writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman has sold novels, novellas, and more than 400 short stories. Her works have been finalists for the World Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick, and Endeavour awards.

Nina does production work for the The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She teaches fantasy, science fiction, and horror short story classes through Wordcrafters in Eugene and Fairfield County Writers' Studio. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, with two cats and a mannequin.

For a list of Nina's publications, check out: http://ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html.

Web site: http://ofearna.us/books/hoffman.html

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Informal Author Meet & Greet, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, LJ Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Stan! Brown, Brenda Carre, C E Chester, Katie Cross, Jayel Draco, Eva Elasigue, Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, David Gerrold, James Glass, Thomas Gondolfi, Lynsey Griswold, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Paul Jenkins, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Kevin Kauffmann, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sanan Kolva, JM Landels (Jen), Tess Langston, Todd Lockwood, Joseph Malik, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, Theresa Miller, Gwendolyn Nix, Dakota Nyght, Candi Lyn Siemens, Dave Smeds, D.L. Solum, Patrick Swenson, G.R. Theron, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Hunter Kay Wallace, Krista Wallace, Dean Wells, Walter Wiese, Danica Winters

    Join us for an informal meet & greet/hangout with a bunch of MisCon's writers and editors. This isn't a formal panel with panelists up on the stage discussing a topic. Instead, everyone will grab chairs in the pavilion, and the moderator will get things going. Then we'll open things up so small group hangouts can happen until the end of the hour. This is your chance to informally meet a bunch of the people you'll see on panels all weekend.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Character Chemistry, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Rhiannon Held; Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Rhiannon Held, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Danica Winters

    Chemistry, that indefinable quality in relationships between actors and also between characters--how do you create it in your own writing? What are some good examples of it? Can stories succeed without it?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Fri 7:00
  • panel Fri 7:00 - 7:50 PM, Opening Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Stan! Brown, Becky Cass, Jeff Grubb, Paul Jenkins, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Cait May, Steven K Smith (SKS Props)

    Join our Guests of Honor at MisCon 38's Opening Ceremonies and find out what's going on throughout the weekend.

  • Break Fri 7:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Many Forms of Story, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: John Logan; Panelists: Stan! Brown, Lynsey Griswold, Paul Jenkins, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Logan

    Novels, short stories, comics, games. Let's talk about stories across formats. Should we approach the process differently depending on the format? How so? More details to come.

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat Noon
  • moderator Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Cook Up a Story: Fantasy, Fairy Tent (4)
    Moderator: Nina Kiriki Hoffman; Panelists: Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    Join in a one-hour fantasy writing workshop with Author GoH Nina Kiriki Hoffman. She'll bring D20s, writing prompts, and her experience in writing/publishing over 400 short stories. Just bring your favorite writing instruments, a good attitude, and prepare yourself to get started on a new fantasy story.

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Author Reading: Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jim Glass, The Hollow
    Panelists: James Glass, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    Join our Author GoH as she reads from some of her works.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Spotlight: Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Solum, Seattle WorldCon, Spotlight
    Panelists: Kathy Bond (Seattle WorldCon), Nina Kiriki Hoffman, D.L. Solum

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

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Critique Groups, Phoenix Ballroom
    Panelists: Manny Frishberg, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, D.L. Solum, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss writing critique groups and the many ways they work these days, whether they meet in-person or online. Our panelists will share their experiences, what has worked and what hasn't.

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Short Story Craft, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: Brenda Carre, Julie Frost, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss short stories. There's a misconception that short fiction is easier to write than longer fiction, but fewer words actually matter more. Let's take a look at how to write (and publish!) short fiction.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • moderator Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Cook Up a Story: Science Fiction, Fairy Tent (4)
    Moderator: Nina Kiriki Hoffman; Panelists: Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    Join in a one-hour SF writing workshop with Author GoH Nina Kiriki Hoffman. She'll bring D20s, writing prompts, and her experience in writing/publishing over 400 short stories. Just bring your favorite writing instruments, a good attitude, and prepare yourself to get started on a new SF story.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Sun 6:00
  • panel Sun 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Creature Mayhem, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Tess Langston; Panelists: Rhiannon Held, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Tess Langston

    What makes a good creature design? Where do our most iconic monsters come from? What do we fill these dark forests with and why?

  • Break Sun 6:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, How'd You Get Your Start?, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Jeff Grubb, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jim Wright (Stonekettle)

    Our panelists will discuss how they broke into their fields, found success, and stuck with it to get where they are today.

  • Break Mon 10:50 - Mon Noon
  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, The Hollow
    Panelists: Echo Chernik, James Glass, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

    Learn about the Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future Contests.

  • Break Mon 12:50 - Mon 3:00
  • panel Mon 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Closing Ceremonies, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, Stan! Brown, Becky Cass, Jeff Grubb, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Cait May, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Jim Wright (Stonekettle)

    Finish out MisCon 38 in style, and catch a sneak peek at what's in store for you next year at MisCon 38.