Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Where I'll be at World Fantasy

Time flies! Tomorrow morning I'll be on a plane to Washington DC to go the the 2014 World Fantasy Convention. I'll mostly be hanging around, but here's where I'll be on an official basis:


Language and Linguistics in Fantasy
Time:  10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Regency E
Panelists:  Lawrence M. Schoen (M), C. D. Covington, Matthew Johnson, Sofia Samatar
Description:  Foreign languages are often used in fantasy literature to add atmosphere, to show cultural backgrounds, and to bring a richness to the world, as can be seen in Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange and Richard Adams' Watership Down.  Some authors rely on real languages, while others, such as Tolkien, have invented entire tongues.  Which stories incorporate other languages successfully, and where have authors stumbled, making much of the work incomprehensible?


SFWA Business Meeting
Time:8:30 - 10 a.m., Washington Room


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