Welcome to Part 9 of my WorldCon, CoNZealand panel write ups. The panelists for the titular panel were: E.J. Beaton (as … More
When we read a book or watch a show with a created language, it’s easy to wonder — did they invent a word or the whole language?
And when I write, do I need to create a whole language?
Here are the layers of a language, and the levels of language construction you can choose. Plus, a few more tips and tricks for getting your conlang just right.
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.
Economics is usually seen as a dry topic, full of game theory and calculated systems.
But economic systems do not exist in a vacuum. Here are:
5 Things To Consider When Designing Future (or Fantastical) Economic Systems
So often, Fantasy (and sf) use magic (or tech) to ‘cure’ disabilities, and create worlds populated without any. Let’s talk about the ways that different abilities might be a boon to magic casting and ways that magic could add accessibility, without negating the existence of differently-abled people.