Fantasy Tropes: A Writing Tool or a Story Crutch?
10:00, Sunday 29 May 2016 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Tired of princesses and dragons and swarming hordes overrunning fantasy novels? What about the questing orphan turning from farmer to prince? The internet contains a lot of rants against such tropes, but are tropes really that bad? What happens to a fantasy story that tries to avoid every trope? Is such a story a revolutionary or unmarketable? Is it even doable? Panelists discuss the use and avoidance of tropes in developing story lines.