The sword has a central place in fantasy. Panelists will discuss the swords they love and the swords they hate and what weapons from other cultures might fill the place the sword currently holds in fantasy.
Sorcerers, mages, wizards, witches, thaumaturges, the Maiar, wielders of the One Power? Check! Warders, African-inspired Mfundishi, Mesopotamia-inspired Akkadians, Norse inspired berserkers, Asian inspired Shifu and Samurai, European knights and rogues, Islamic Nizari Ismailis-inspired Assassins? Check! Thieves, bards, cavaliers, and clerics? Yes! Dragons, Myrddraal, Trollocs, Nazgûl, Soulcatchers, giant birds, and shadow creatures? Sure, we’ve got all that… but so much more too! From Epic Fantasy to traditional Sword and Sorcery, from Urban Fantasy to Sword & Soul to Dark Fantasy and Magical Realism - come experience all the weird, wonderful, and fantastical worlds the Fantasy track has to offer!