WtF a Fantasy Podcast #1 – Intro and Influences

Last week the editors got together to produce a podcast. In it we introduce ourselves, talk a little about the creation of Way too Fantasy as well as our influences. See notes below video for details and tune in to find out what we’re all about.

In the future we’ll be doing podcasts on a weekly basis. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions for future topics, feel free to send them our way via, or leave us a note below.

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June Faramore
Lisa Richardson
CJ Casey

Webcast Notes:

  • 0:00:01 – WtF theme song, introductions, and how we met
  • 0:05:45 – How and why we decided to start WtF
  • 0:10:15 – What fantasy means to us
  • 0:14:55 – The ‘what if’ of Fantasy and Sci-fi (King, Heinlein, Shelley)
  • 0:16:45 – Fairytale fantasy and preconceived fantasy characters
  • 0:18:35 – Books/Authors from class we’re taking that we love (Poe, Hawthorne, Carroll)
  • 0:22:30 – Stephen King, various novels and shorts
  • 0:32:18 – Anne Rice, various novels
  • 0:41:40 – Reading – “Grace to the Power Lines” by June Faramore
  • 0:45:10 – What’s upcoming on WtF site
  • 0:50:55 – Summary and ending music

Recommended Authors and Works:

June’s picks:

  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Stephen King – The Dark Tower, Carrie
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • George R.R. Martin
  • Anne Rice – The Witching Hour

Lisa’s picks:

  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Anne Rice – Queen of the Damned, The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned
  • Stephen King – Insomnia, Nightmares and Dreamscapes
  • Edgar Allen Poe

CJ’s picks:

  • Shel Silverstein
  • Philip K Dick
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Stephen King – The Shining, Pet Sematary
  • Anne Rice – The Vampire Lestat, Lasher

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