Much of folktales and myths have revolved around European storytelling, leaving vast segments of readers out of the stories they are experiencing. But who else gets to be the hero? The panel will discuss folktales and myths from outside a European context and delve into what it means when members of other communities get to see themselves as the hero in the tale.
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!