WtF a Fantasy Podcast #12 – Historical Fantasy

Here's the audio version of the week's broadcast. Feel free to download and take it with you! This week on the webcast we chatted about historical fantasy, what defines it, how it relates to alternate history, and why we love it. We brought up works both from inside and outside the fantasy genre that we... Continue Reading →

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Bride of the Swamp God!

One of our new friends, Davide Mana of the Karavansara blog, just published a novella at Amazon. I've just finished reading it and I have to say that I'm quite impressed. As far as I can tell, it's his first published story, and I hope it's not his last. It's positively dripping with everything good... Continue Reading →

On History and Fantasy

As a bookworm, the thing that I enjoy reading most, besides fantasy, is historical fiction. I've always had a fondness for history and, for me, reading books which take place in historical settings is just as magical as exploring carefully constructed secondary worlds. Much of fantasy is based on history, in some way or another.... Continue Reading →

Review: Sleepy Hollow

When I sat down to watch the pilot episode of the new Sleepy Hollow television series, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that it was based on the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving, but being familiar with the tale, I couldn't figure out how they'd manage to stretch that... Continue Reading →

WtF a Fantasy Podcast #11 – Sword and Sorcery

A little late, but here's our latest podcast. Conan, D&D, Howard, Moore, and the examples of Sword and Sorcery in some modern media. Hope you enjoy! To download, right click and hit Save Link As.     Panelists: June Faramore Lisa Richardson CJ Casey Webcast Notes: 00:01 - theme and intro 01:45 - definition, waxing... Continue Reading →

Sword and Sorcery: ElfQuest

Most of what we focus on, here in our office located in the ninth dungeon level of the Way Too Fantasy Tower of Despair, are books. Sometimes, we'll talk about movies. And I believe we discussed Sandman and Preacher once upon a time. But today I'm going to cover comics. Specifically, fantasy comics. Extraspecifically, ElfQuest,... Continue Reading →

WtF a Broadcast Episode #11: Sword & Sorcery

Here's our latest webcast. It was all about Sword & Sorcery this week. We talked a bit about the origins, definition, and some of the iconic S&S characters, such as Conan. There was also a good bit about Dungeons and Dragons rpg. Enjoy! Panelists: June Faramore Lisa Richardson CJ Casey   Webcast Notes: 00:01 -... Continue Reading →

Karavansara

I've spent this morning reading a new (to me) blog called Karavansara. Written by a 'freelance paleontologist' and fantasy pulp author in Italy, he covers pulp, fantasy, sword and sorcery, and writing. Mi piace questo blog... benvenuti a Way Too Fantasy, Davide... (I apologise for my crappy Italian... I left Italy in 2003 and regretfully... Continue Reading →

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