FRIDAY, NOV 6: But it is historically accurate…
Fantasy authors often borrow from history to create their secondary worlds, but is historical accuracy ever a defense to criticisms of problematic content in Epic Fantasy? The thorny issues of authorial intent, historical context, cultural appropriation and the freedoms of creation often rear their ugly heads. The panel will discuss the various approaches taken to incorporate historical context, cultures and world views into secondary world Fantasy, and the pitfalls that might appear.
Jen Gunnels (mod.), Marie Brennan, David Drake, Lisa L. Hannett, Gene Wolfe
Should be interesting!