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Urban Fantasy at Geek and Sundry!

If you missed the first Storyboard show at Geek & Sundry, you can still catch it on YouTube. The show was hosted by fantasy author Pat Rothfuss and featured a discussion about urban fantasy with a few of the genre’s top authors: Jim Butcher, Emma Bull and Diana Rowland.

Here’s a quick recap of things they discussed:

- The definition of urban fantasy

- Where these authors get their ideas

- The depth of worldbuilding involved in creating an urban fantasy versus creating an epic/traditional fantasy

- Sex in urban fantasy – Is it a requirement of the genre? Do the authors feel pressure to put sex scenes in their books? Is sex part of character building?

- Is urban fantasy the modern equivalent of fairy tales or myths?

- Writing tips from the authors

- And reading recommendations. (You can skip to the list of recommendations in  the dooblydoo of the video.)

About Sara Walker

Sara Walker is the founder of Urban Fantasy Land, a website established in 2008 that specializes in promoting urban fantasy and speculative fiction through book reviews, author interviews and more. An author and a librarian by day, Sara loves to read and promote authors. Sara's articles and fiction have been published in print and online. She is also the founder of Kawartha Lakes Authors & Writers Network, a resource for writers & authors in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Find out more about Sara at SaraWalker.net.