Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

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

Thomas Gondolfi

MisCon 38 Panel Volunteer

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, Ann Gimpel, 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 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, The Writing Process, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: Thomas Gondolfi, Michael Hodges, Kevin Kauffmann, Gwendolyn Nix, Dave Smeds

    Let's discuss the writing process. It's different for everyone . . . isn't it? Doesn't everyone get up at 6am, shower, and get right to work? Or are we all night owls who fit in words after everyone else goes to bed? Our panelists will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

  • Break Fri 4:50 - Fri 6:00
  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Flirting for Fun and Profit , Rocket Tent (3)
    Panelists: Thomas Gondolfi

    Lets discuss a roadmap on how vendors can engage with customers and draw in business.

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Making Memorable Characters, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Katie Cross; Panelists: Katie Cross, Thomas Gondolfi, Rhiannon Held, Tod McCoy, Dean Wells

    Let's discuss ways to create memorable characters. Also, do you really need to? Neil Gaiman often gets away with creating shadowy characters with little personality. Can we?