Episode 30: Fantasy Race and Avoiding Fantasy Racism ft. K. TEMPEST BRADFORD, K.S. VILLOSO, and SARAH GUAN!
K. Tempest Bradford, K. S. Villoso, and Sarah Guan join us for a panel discussing race and racism in fantasy worldbuilding. What sort of things does an author need to be mindful of when integrating real-world, real-world-inspired, or invented races into worldbuilding? How do tropes of fantasy species, like orcs and elves, or of magical races, like wizards and Valyrians, perpetuate harmful ideas? And how can we best examine our own biases and commit to digging out the bigotry that systematic racism has put in our heads?
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Transcript for Episode 30 (Thank you, scribes!)
Episode 35: The Circle of Life
Episode 34: The Reluctant Worldbuilder (ft. MIKE CHEN)
Episode 33: Disability and Inclusion ft. ELSA SJUNNESON
Episode 32: There’s No Place Like Home ft. ZORAIDA CÓRDOVA
Episode 31: Living by the Sword ft. MICHAEL R UNDERWOOD
Episode 29: Cornerstones and Building Blocks
Episode 28: Framing the Concept
Episode 27: Potpourri 2: 2 Pot, 2 Pourri (Welcome to Season 2!)
Episode 26: Take Pride in your Worldbuilding featuring K.A. DOORE!
Episode 25: Rebel Scum and the Evil Empire Featuring ANDREA STEWART!
Episode 24: Dress for the Quest You Want Featuring MELISSA CARUSO!
Episode 23: We Are Gathered Together Featuring TOCHI ONYEBUCHI!
Episode 22: First We Eat (Featuring CASS MORRIS!)
Episode 21: Medicine and the Concept of the Body (Featuring FREYA MARSKE!)
Episode 20: When Two Wizards Love Each Other Very Much... (feat. Cat Sebastian!)
Episode 19: Triskadekaphilia
Episode 18: Monuments and Wonders
Episode 17: A Brief History of... (featuring S.A. Chakraborty)
Episode 16: A Game of Anything But Thrones