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 – theme and intro
  • 01:45 – definition, waxing poetic on S&S, some examples
  • 07:11 – it isn’t just for dudes, dude – awesome women of S&S
  • 12:40 – dungeons and dragons, The Gamers, YogsQuest
  • 25:22 – S&S movies – a few examples
  • 28:50 – short discussion on Slayers anime, World of Warcraft
  • 30:50 – some other works – Wizards, Fire and Ice, and the anti d&d – Mazes and Monsters
  • 32:53 – summary of S&S and theme music

Recommendations:

Robert E. HowardConan, King Kull, Bran Mak Morn.
C. L. Moore
E. R. Eddings – The Worm Ouroboros
Andre Norton – Witch World
Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman – Dragonlance novels
Forgotten Realms novels

Movies – The Gamers, Fire and Ice, Wizards, Kull the Conqueror, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Beastmaster, Dragon Slayer, Krull

Other media – YogsQuest, Dungeons and Dragons RPG, ElfQuest comics, The Elder Scrolls game, World of Warcraft mmorpg, Slayers anime.

Other resources – The Demarcation of Sword and Sorcery

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