Notes from DisConIII: This panel explored the origin of the fae and fairy tales, their transition from dark tales for adults, to sweet Disney tales, and back again. Plus? One bit of advice that never gets old.
Sharing notes from DisConIII/WorldCon
– Where to find histories that weren’t in your textbooks
– Ways to Contextualize histories
– Who gets to use the histories and tales
-Ways to use these ‘hidden histories’ in your writing
At Spirits Abroad and At Home, we got to hear 3 writers from non-european descent talk about the different ways spirits are seen in their cultures. Comparing and contrasting between their cultures and the Western storytelling norms.
How right were Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell? Are there underlying stories behind myths around the world? Or does the culture influence the myths.