WtF a Fantasy Podcast #6 – Fairytale Fantasy

We talked about all aspects of fairytale and adaptations thereof this week. Enjoy.

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June Faramore
Lisa Richardson
CJ Casey

Webcast Notes:

  • 0:00:01 – WtF theme and intro
  • 0:02:40 – Fairytale fantasy defined and the bowdlerization of fairytales
  • 0:06:59 – Fairytale based tabletop games
  • 0:09:39 – Characterization vs archtypes, Tanith Lee and Joyce Carol Oates
  • 0:17:38 – Robin McKinley, Beauty and the Beast tales and t.v. shows
  • 0:22:11 – Disney – debate
  • 0:27:00 – Mercedes Lackey, select works
  • 0:29:12 – Retelling tales from a different perspective, Gregory Maguire and Tanith Lee
  • 0:34:19 – Modern tales in fairytale tradition, Patricia McKillip
  • 0:36:52 – Films that are fairytales – Legend, The Princess Bride
  • 0:44:20 – Science fiction films and PinocchioA.I. and Doomsday Book
  • 0:48:12 – Shrek
  • 0:50:00 – T.V. – Once Upon a Time and Grimm
  • 0:54:14 – Sci-fi fairytales – The Snow Queen
  • 0:56:37 – Manga and fairytales – Fruits Basket and Ayashi no Ceres
  • 1:02:02 – next week’s info, wrap up


Tanith LeeRed as Blood, Snow White, Blood Red, The Reason For Not Going to the Ball
Joyce Carol OatesA Fair Maiden, Beasts
Robin McKinleyBeauty, Sunshine, Rose Daughter, Spindle’s End
Patricia McKillipIn the Forests of Serre
Joan D. Vinge – The Snow Queen
Neil Gaiman – A Calender of Tales
Black Water – anthology
Gregory Maguire – Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
William Steig – Shrek!

Games – Tales of the Arabian Nights and Once Upon a Time

T.V.- Original Beauty and the Beast, Grimm

Movies – Legend, A.I., Doomsday Book, Shrek

Manga – Fruits Basket, Ayashi no Ceres


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