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Sunday, May 17 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Using Mythology in SFF: How to draw on mythology to build stronger worlds and story arcs

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This presentation will be discussing several elements in myths and legends that writers of SFF can use in their own fiction, such as the structure of an epic, larger-than-life characters, and mythic symbolism. It will use the whys behind the creation and construction of these stories as a jumping point for worldbuilding, as well as how to contextualize these whys for more depth. Finally, the presentation will offer several techniques for seamlessly integrating mythology into worldbuilding, characterization, and the story as a whole.

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Vida Cruz

Vida Cruz is a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, and tarot reader. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. She is a 2018 Tiptree Fellow and in 2019, she published... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Porthos Stream