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Crossing the (Genre) Streams

Crossing the (Genre) Streams

There are a multitude of philosophies on genre. Keep them separate, add a dash of one to another, mix them wholesale, or smash them together and make them kiss. What exactly is the appeal of genre-mixing? What works capture our enthusiasm the most? Eugen Bacon (M), Darrell Schweitzer, Marie Croke, Jeffrey Ford, Mark L. Van …

Witch Literature

Witch Literature

Let’s get witchy! What exactly is witch literature? While our initial thoughts might turn toward urban fantasy, this subgenre can delve into other subgenres as well. Join our panel as they discuss just what makes this genre tick. Emma Törzs (M), Jonathan Strahan, J.H. Fleming, Kate Heartfield, Louise Marley/Louisa Morgan Empire A/B

The Protagonist’s Parents

The Protagonist’s Parents

We know how the story goes. The young protagonist, often from humble origins, rises to the call to adventure and goes on an epic quest to save their farm/their lover/the world! But what do their parents think about all of this? How do you deal with world-threatening situations when it’s your own child putting their …

Neurodivergence in Fantasy

Neurodivergence in Fantasy

There’s a high incidence of neurodivergence amongst creatives, and they’re bit by bit chipping away at some of the less-than-stellar portrayals ADHD and autistic people have received in popular media over the years. Join our panel of neurodivergent individuals as they talk about what characters they love, which ones make them cringe, and the direction …