Epic Fantasy Beyond King & Kingdom Format: Panel
12 Feb 2021, Friday 21:30 – 22:30, Harbor Ballroom (Webinar) (Virtual Westin)
Today’s fantasies include many with contemporary urban settings or Victorian-era steampunk. Must all epic fantasy center upon a rural, pre-industrial world, with medieval societies ruled by kings and plagued by ancient evils (or plagued by kings and ruled by ancient evils)? Sure, we love those tales, but what else is out there? What epic fantasies are reimagining our world of today or tomorrow? Which are exploring interesting alternative social structures? Where is the epic urban fantasy or steampunk?
With: Kwame Mbalia, Christine Taylor-Butler, Alan Dean Foster, Garth Nix
Mythic Poetry Group Reading Format: Panel
13 Feb 2021, Saturday 13:00 – 14:00, Con Suite (Mtg Room) (Virtual Westin)
Accomplished poets of the fantastik intrigue and delight us with selected works.
With: Linda D. Addison, Anne Nydam, Carlos Hernandez, Gerald L. Coleman, Jane Yolen
Storytelling with Audio Format: Panel
13 Feb 2021, Saturday 19:00 – 20:00, Indy C (Mtg Room) (Virtual Westin)
One way to keep readers’ attention to a series of podcasts or hours of an audiobook is to make it episodic, like Winnie-the-Pooh or The Perils of Pauline. How else can you keep the listeners coming back for more? Our panel discusses how it’s done, tricks of the trade, and the wonders of audio as a medium.
With: Robert Kuhn (BK Voice), James Patrick Kelly (writer), Tonia Ransom (NIGHTLIGHT Podcast)
Brimstone Rhine Concert Format: Concert
13 Feb 2021, Saturday 20:30 – 21:30, Marina Ballroom (Webinar) (Virtual Westin)
Brimstone Rhine, alter-ego of fantasy writer C. S. E. Cooney, brings you “Ballads from a Distant Star”: a story of alien abduction, resistance, and revolt across the cosmos, in poetry and folk songs