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Saturday, April 21, 2018

African Inspired Fantasy

With the mega success of the Black Panther movie, the seven-figure book and movie deal for debut YA fantasy author Tomi Adeyemi and the pending Dark Star fantasy trilogy of Man Booker prize winning author, Marlon James, African inspired fantasy seems to be on the rise. Watch Tomi Adeyemi’s Good Morning America interview and read Marlon James’ 2017 interview with Entertainment Weekly below.

Click the image below to read Marlon James' Entertainment Weekly interview.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Blending Realism with Magical Systems - VIDEO

Fantasy authors Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Tad Williams, Jim Butcher and David Farland talk about magic systems in fantasy fiction on a panel at this year's Salt Lake Comic Con.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Worldbuilding 101 - VIDEO

Interesting panel on worldbuilding, featuring author Raymond E. Feist, along with 2 South African authors, Kelan Gerriety and Dave de Burgh. 

Epic Worldbuilding
The Secondary World
The Problem with Fantasy Societies
Panel of Fantasy Authors Discuss Worldbuilding - VIDEO

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Evolution of Modern Fantasy - VIDEO

At the Emerald City Comicon in SeattleWA this year, a panel of fantasy authors discussed the evolution of modern fantasy fiction. The panel featured authors Terry Brooks, Todd Lockwood, Django Wexler, Robin Hobb and Kevin Hearne. See the video below. Enjoy!

A Discussion Panel of Fantasy Authors - VIDEO 
What Makes Fantasy Epic? - VIDEO 
How A Game of Thrones Changed Fantasy...or Did It? - VIDEO  
Discussion Panel on Epic Fantasy - VIDEO
Fantasy Authors Discuss the Genre & Writing - VIDEO
Discussion Panel on Magic Systems - VIDEO   

Monday, October 17, 2016

Diversity in Fantasy Panel - VIDEO

The video below is a discussion panel of authors discussing diversity in fantasy fiction at New York Comic-Con this month. Authors included are: Laurent Linn, Lara Elena Donnelly, Jennifer Jenkins, Marie Lu and Daniel Jose Older.

A Discussion About Muslim American Fantasy - VIDEO  
Discussion Panel on Black Speculative Fiction - VIDEO

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Panel of Fantasy Authors Discuss Worldbuilding - VIDEO

Below is a video of a panel of fantasy authors discussing worldbuilding at San Diego Comic-Con last week. Authors included are: Jon Skovron, Brandon Mull, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire, Gini Koch and Claudia Christian.

The Secondary World
Epic Worldbuilding