Episode 2.2: The Art of Inspiration

Welcome back, loyal listeners. In this episode we tackle using existing characters and tropes to build new worlds and stories. This is mostly an excuse to talk about how much we like The Venture Brothers, but we manage to dig into some meaty topics.

Also, we dig into the new Ghostbusters trailer, Gedge gets to gush about The Dresden Files, and Dana talks about Tarantino.

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Oversaturated Magic Pulp

Hey everyone. Gedge here. In a recent podcast episode John, Dana and I recapped our adventures at Dragon Con 2015. If you haven’t listened to it yet, strap down your ears for a listen (Episode 6: Dragon Con: Fury Road).

In the podcast, I brought up my experience at a couple publisher panels, which included Titan Books and Ace/Rock. The panel description included something along the phrase of “free swag.” In honesty, I wanted new books, so I showed up to see what they had—no shame, man.

Remember that time urban fantasy became a big deal? Not me. I haven’t kept track of trends in genre fiction in years. So yeah, apparently urban fantasy is a big thing now.

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