So, this panel was described as follows
Description: Long a staple of urban fantasy, vampires first appear in folklore, often unrecognizable from the versions contemporary readers and viewers are familiar with. Our panel explores how those early stories have influenced the fictional depictions they create, and others they admire.
You will note that I have embedded this video twice in the same post. That is not a mistake. The audio and video quality is variable at different points on each video. So, I thought I should give you an option.
The above video was shot by my wife at DragonCon this year, in part because this was our honeymoon. Aww, isn’t that cute? (Okay, there was a bit of CYA, after what happened to Dave Truesdale at WorldCon a few years ago.)
The video below is the official DragonCon video footage.
To be honest, this was a fun, fun panel to be on. The audience was great, the panelists were amazing. Everyone was sane. Who knew?
The description of the panel is as follows:
The Isms: Looking at Classic Fantasy from the Viewpoint of TodayDescription: Social consciousness changes, but books are forever. Something that was once progressive today may seem anything but. Are these works simply products of their time or true reflections of the person? Let’s not toss the dragonet out with the Hatching Sand and shells. *Trigger Warning*
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy EF – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Panelists: Jody Lynn Nye, Larry Niven, Declan Finn, Lisa Manifold. Moderator: Toni Weisskopf)
This took forever to get up. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone posted something with better audio.
Then again, I listened to it and discovered, nope, you can hear most of them.
Description: Listen to the nominees of the Dragon Awards. Maybe we will even have this year’s winner sitting with us. We will have past year nominees.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: International North – Hyatt
Panelists: Declan Finn, Marina Fontaine, Larry Correia, Bill Fawcett, Mark H Wandrey, R.R. Virdi, Jonathan P Brazee,