Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

C E Chester

MisCon 38 Panel Volunteer

C E Chester's fourth Sci-Fi novel was just released, the 2nd book in the Meteor Shooters series. She also has a compilation of romance novellas out. She is a Coast Guard veteran, and then became a paramedic, working on ambulances for 8 years. She now lives in Missoula with her husband and writes full time.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • 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.

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Spotlight: Held, Jones, Chester, Spotlight
    Panelists: C E Chester, Rhiannon Held, Esther Jones

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

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, You Finished Your Manuscript: What Now?!, The Hollow
    Moderator: Dakota Nyght; Panelists: C E Chester, Katie Cross, Andrea Howe, Esther Jones, Dakota Nyght

    You've finally typed those two little words, "The End." Congratulations! Now on to revisions, but where to start? Learn what story elements to look at when self-editing your manuscript to get the most value out of a professional developmental edit.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Relating to Characters, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: C E Chester, Katie Cross, James Glass, Krista Wallace

    "I don't relate to this character" is often given as an excuse to stop reading a story. But what does it mean? Does it mean we have to have had shared experiences? Honestly, do we need to "relate" to every character? What does it take to make a character "believable?" Is any of this the same as "writing what you know?"

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Mon 1:00
  • panel Mon 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Epic or Not?, The Hollow
    Panelists: C E Chester, Sanan Kolva, Dave Smeds

    What makes stories epic and not merely regular? Does it matter?