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!

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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 GamersYogsQuest
  • 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. Howard – ConanKing KullBran 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 GamersFire and IceWizardsKull the ConquerorThe Sword and the SorcererBeastmasterDragon SlayerKrull

Other media – YogsQuestDungeons 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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About June Faramore

Writer of fantasy, mainstream, and young adult fiction. Poet and sketcher. Mother. I read a lot and love cheese. Guitar playing singer-songwriter. I also enjoy stepping on the cracks in the sidewalk.
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