Category Archives: Webcasts

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 … Continue reading

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #10: Heroic Fantasy

Last night on the webcast we talked about heroic fantasy and about what differentiates it from sword and sorcery. We discussed some books, movies, and tv shows that are prime examples of the genre. A few of the things we … Continue reading

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #9: Dark/Grimdark Fantasy

In our latest webcast we talk about grimdark fantasy. We cover some of the authors that write these grittier works of fantasy like Abercrombie and Martin. We also discuss some of the negative press grimdark gets and why we think … Continue reading

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #7: Mythic Fiction

Yesterday was a special broadcast where all the editors of Way too Fantasy were together in one city, in one room! We talked about mythic fiction, the definition vs what else it can be. Also discussed were various books, movies, … Continue reading

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #6: Fairytale Fantasy

Yesterday we got together and discussed fairytale fantasy. We went over fairytale origin stories vs modern retellings, archtypes vs charcterization, and the bowdlerization of fairytales. Some of our favorite authors that write in the genre were discussed including Robin McKinley, … Continue reading

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WtF a Broadcast Episode #5: Magic Realism

On this cast it’s all about magic realism; a type of fiction where magical elements exist in an otherwise realistic world. In magic realism, it is 99% realistic, even hyper-realistic. The 1% that is magical is also rarely ever explained; … Continue reading

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WtF a Fantasy Podcast #2 – Scifi as Fantasy

Here’s our second cast, broadcast and recorded earlier today. Apologies if anyone tried to jump in on the broadcast, we were super late due to multiple tech issues. This week we talk about Scifi and how it relates to Fantasy … Continue reading

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