15-19th August: Worldcon, Dublin
Creating Podcasts: Ideas, People, and Themes
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 16:00 – 16:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
Podcasts are living, breathing conversations that at their best entice the participants and the audience in the free flow of entertaining, engaging, and enlightening conversation. How do you pull this off? How do you you pick the ideas, people, and themes that give the right mix of energy and chemistry? Come get some clues into how the magic is done from some of the best in the business. (And then go see our panellists’ podcasts over the rest of the convention.)
Deanna Sjolander (M), Alasdair Stuart, Mur Lafferty, Lucy Hounsom, Jennifer Mace
Once again upon a time: modern fairy tales
16 Aug 2019, Friday 15:00 – 15:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)
Fairy tales have an abiding allure, and successive generations of writers have taken these traditional themes and tropes and reshaped them for a modern audience. Sometimes the setting is changed but the roots of the story remain; sometimes authors use the reader’s familiarity with a tale to subvert expectations. Why is it that fairy tales lend themselves so well to repetition? In what ways are modern authors shaping fairy tale tropes? The panel will examine the popularity of fairy tales through the lens of modern retellings.
Lucy Hounsom (M), E. Lily Yu, Mari Ness, Sara Norja, Jean Bürlesk
Anime and the west
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 13:30 – 14:20, Stratocaster BC (Point Square Dublin)
Alongside the resurgence of the popularity of anime, more and more western cartoon creators are citing anime as their inspiration and are starting to incorporate the style into their own shows. What has been the impact of this in the western world? If an animated work was created in the west but is stylised like anime, can it be called an anime?
Ciaran Roberts, Ed Fortune, Sakura Perez, Gabriella Gomez (M), Lucy Hounsom
Soundtracks for SFF film and TV
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 18:00 – 18:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)
Soundtracks make a huge difference to the feel of a movie or TV show. What qualities make for a good soundtrack? Is there a difference between soundtracks for movies and for television episodes?
Lionel Davoust, Gabrielle de Cuir, Lucy Hounsom, Dr Melissa Avdeeff (M), Sam Watts
Breaking the Glass Slipper podcast – Live Recording
19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)
Since 2016, the ‘Breaking the Glass Slipper’ podcast has championed female voices in speculative fiction. Now into our third season and with a British Fantasy Award nomination under our belt, we’re excited to host a live recording at Dublin 2019. Our subject is inspired by the Emerald Isle itself: the place of islands and island mythology in the human imagination.
Megan Leigh (M), Vida Cruz, Lucy Hounsom (M), Jo Walton, Alexandra Rowland