The Outsiders

GEEK: Fantasy (Harding)

Sunday October 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Inclusion has become a large and important area of focus in fantasy. How do you write characters from outside your own experience? How do you avoid the pitfalls of stale, stereotypical characterizations that depend on old tropes that have become unviable in storytelling and bring something fresh and new to the genre? The panel will discuss writing characters from outside your culture, gender, and orientation.