Monday, June 6, 2016

Table of Contents

SPECIAL GUESTS: (Alphabetical by last name)

  1. Brad Beaulieu, The Lays of Anuskaya
  2. Aliette de Bodard, Obsidian and Blood/ Xuya/ House of Shattered Wings 
  3. Bo Bolander and And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead
  4. Jenn Brissett, Elysium
  5. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship
  6. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy 
  7. Myke Cole, Breach Zone 
  8. Carrie Cuinn, Semiotics and Worldbuilding Without Visual Imagination
  9. Malon Edwards, The Half-Dark Promise and other stories
  10. Eva Elasigue, Bones of Starlight
  11. Fábio Fernandes, Obliterati
  12. Laura Anne Gilman, Silver on the Road
  13. Laura Anne Gilman, The Cold Eye
  14. Randy Henderson, Finn Fancy Necromancy
  15. Nancy Hightower, The Acolyte 
  16. N. K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy/The Fifth Season  
  17. Jeffe Kennedy and Pages of the Mind
  18. Fonda Lee and Exo 
  19. Stina Leicht and Cold Iron
  20. Stina Leicht - The Fey and the Fallen  
  21. Tonya Liburd, Through Dreams She Moves
  22. Henry Lien and Pearl - also, the world premiere of Radio SWFA!
  23. Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings
  24. Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
  25. Ken Liu, The Wall of Storms 
  26. Pat MacEwen, Coyote Song, and Forensics
  27. Usman T. Malik, The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn and other stories 
  28. Marshall Ryan Maresca, An Import of Intrigue
  29. Haralambi Markov, The Language of Knives
  30. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Signal To Noise  
  31. Megan O'Keefe, Steal the Sky
  32. Cat Rambo, Beasts of Tabat
  33. Kelly Robson, Waters of Versailles
  34. Deborah J. Ross, The Seven-Petaled Shield
  35.  Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories
  36. Nisi Shawl, Everfair
  37. Andrea Stewart, The Changeling Wars
  38. Isabel Yap, Milagroso, The Oiran's song, and other stories 
  39. Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Traveler of Worlds
TOPICS:
  1. Alien Senses
  2. Architecture
  3. Armies, with author Myke Cole
  4. Autonomy, Individuality, and Identity
  5. Back History of Declining Societies
  6. Bathing and Laundry
  7. Bathrooms 
  8. The Body as a Record of Personal Experience and Cultural Identity 
  9. Body Modification
  10. Book Titles 
  11. Building a world after starting your story
  12. Charity vs. Justice 
  13. Cities
  14. Cities: Making your city work
  15. Colonialism and Imperialism
  16. Colors
  17. Corruption 
  18. Costumes 
  19. Crime and Criminals
  20. Cultural Ideologies
  21. Cultural Interactions/Linking large-scale and small-scale phenomena
  22. The Culture of Death
  23. The Culture of Oppression
  24. Culture Shock
  25. Death and Funerals 
  26. Dentistry
  27. Dialects and Voice 
  28. Dining and Eating Practices
  29. Disability and Accommodation  
  30. Diversity
  31. Domesticated Animals #1
  32. Domesticated Animals #2  
  33. Economics 
  34. Economics of Resources and Magic
  35. Fairy Tales
  36. Families
  37. Fantasy Cartography with Christian Stiehl
  38. Fashion  
  39. First Sentences
  40. Food
  41. Food, Agriculture, and Diet
  42. Friendship
  43. Games 
  44. Gender
  45. Gender in Language
  46. Gender Roles
  47. Genre and Description
  48. Gestures  
  49. Hair
  50. Hats and Other Headgear
  51. Heroes 
  52. High Culture and Low Culture
  53. Hobbies and Crafts
  54. Holidays
  55. Hospitality
  56. How Realistic Does a Created World Have to Be?
  57. How to Keep Rich Worldbuilding from Bogging Down Your Story
  58. Humor and Pranks 
  59. Idioms and Proverbs
  60. Illness and Medicine 
  61. Illnesses, Ailments, and Medicine
  62. In-Group Marking (Nicknames, Secret Handshakes, etc.)
  63. Inheritance
  64. Insults, Privilege, and Power Language
  65. Invasive Species
  66. Jobs 
  67. David J. Peterson and Lawrence Schoen, Language Design
  68. Language Barriers
  69. Links between Physical and Social in Worldbuilding
  70. Literacy and Technology
  71. Magic Systems 
  72. Making Up Words
  73. Manners, Round 1
  74. Manners, Round 2
  75. Martial Arts, and how they are portrayed in film (video only)
  76. Matching Culture and Character Motives
  77. Metaphors
  78. Misunderstandings  
  79. Modesty
  80. Morals and Values 
  81. Music and Worldbuilding
  82. Mythology
  83. Natural Disasters
  84. Names, Titles, and Their Social Significance 
  85. Naming Characters
  86. Neurotypical or Not? with Lillian Csernica
  87. Non-Auditory Languages 
  88. Parenting
  89. Personal Faith
  90. Personal Titles, Honorifics, etc.
  91. Pets 
  92. Physical Exercise
  93. Place Names and Geography
  94. Point of View Characters as Ambassadors to Your World (1) 
  95. Political Systems
  96. Pregnancy and Parenthood
  97. Privacy 
  98. Privilege and Intersectionality
  99. Prosthetics 
  100. Psychology 
  101. Realism in Worldbuilding
  102. Religion 
  103. Religion 2 - daily practices and diversity
  104. Religious Privilege
  105. Research
  106. Roads and Infrastructure
  107. Roles in Government
  108. Rewards and Motivation 
  109. Schools and Education
  110. Seasons
  111. Setting up Alternate Social Parameters
  112. Social Media
  113. Social Stereotypes 
  114. Sports, with Tim Wade
  115. Strength and Weakness
  116. Subconscious Worldbuilding
  117. Suspension of Disbelief and the "Show, Don't Tell" of Worldbuilding
  118. Swearing 
  119. Threats vs. Acceptance
  120. Tools
  121. Travel
  122. Vermin
  123. Villains 
  124. Water
  125. Worldbuilding Process (summary only)
  126. Worldbuilding Under the Radar