The authors on this panel have played vital roles in the advancement of the Urban Fantasy genre. We’ll discuss how their seminal characters have developed & changed over time, all while continuing to influence the field.Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Laurel K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Skim this particular video one.
Why? I think you’ll see why, after a while.
I have never seen Jim Butcher go passive aggressive before, but when he says, “I think Joss Whedon has something to do with Urban Fantasy. Just a little,” he sounds just a might put out.
Butcher: “Laurell writes Hammer villians, Harry Dresden is a magical Spencer for Hire. We take archetypes of different genres and use them. Genre is just a publisher’s problem.”
Pat Briggs: College writing progessors can rip books apart, they can’t put them together.
Kenyon: I was kicked out of a writing track as being too disruptive.
Briggs: I got a C on a story that ended up in a NY Times bestselling anthology.
Butcher will also be doing a Goodman Grey Spinoff, as well as one for Maggie Dresden. Yes, really.
Fun fun fun.