Flights of Foundry has ended
The convention streams are all on this page: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/flights-of-foundry-2020-registration-101961294978

The schedule is in Chicago time, timezone CDT(GMT-5). If you’d like a different timezone, click one of the links below:

North America: New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Juneau, Honolulu
South America: Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogota
Europe: London, Athens, Paris, Helsinki, Tallinn, Moscow
Africa: Tunis, Johannesburg, Cairo, Addis Ababa
Asia: Kamchatka, Kolkata, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Jakarta, Manila, Amman
Australia/Pacific: Sydney, Perth, Auckland

If you don’t see a city you know is in your timezone, email us at registration@flights-of-foundry.org.

Be careful importing your schedule into a personal calendar -- times may convert to your local.
Back To Schedule
Saturday, May 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Misconceptions about Medieval History in Fantasy

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

In this panel we'll bring to light some of the misconceptions about the Dark Ages we find in fantasy literature. From sword-and-sorcery to mythic fiction, authors have taken a lot of license with the medieval period. Not all of it is bad, but there are some times when we wish for a bit more verisimilitude. Our guests will discuss issues that will allow you to enhance the authenticity of your worldbuilding, from the mundane (like fashion) to the ridiculous (dragons?).

avatar for Jennifer Della'Zanna, MFA

Jennifer Della'Zanna, MFA

Freelance writer, editor, educator, speaker
I love to combine history, mythology, fantasy and romance in my fiction. My undergraduate degree is in History, German and Ancient Greek, and I hold an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. My husband and I had a Medieval wedding at a castle in central Pennsylvania... Read More →

avatar for Hannah Charlton

Hannah Charlton

Hannah Charlton grew up in Eastern Washington. She studied art at Whitworth University, where she first became interested in medieval art history. This was encouraged by an internship at the Grünewald Guild, an arts retreat center that held classes in stained glass, calligraphy... Read More →

Saturday May 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Athos Stream