The Revival of Space Opera

Saturday Aug 18   12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (1 hour)
Although the term "space opera" wasn't coined until 1941, it has been a part of the SF/F canon since the beginning, with heroic battles taking place in the depths of space -- sometimes, without regards to the laws of physics. Space opera never went away but did recede from being fashionable. Now space operas are on the rise in popularity again. What's led to this resurgence in popularity? And how have the rules for writing space opera changed over the years?

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