Below is a video of a discussion panel at Spain’s Celsius 232 convention, featuring fantasy authors Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie and Patrick Rothfuss, on the Three Different Approaches to Fantasy. Watching the video can be kind of tough for those of us who do not speak Spanish, as every time the authors give their comments in English the whole thing has to be translated in Spanish by the translator. With that said, the comments that the authors give are gold, so I feel the need to share on this blog.
To make things easier, I have broken down the time frames where the authors speak before and after the translator gives his translation in Spanish. So see the breakdown below, and you can use that as a guide to skip to where the authors are speaking (in English).
Topic: Reality in Fantasy
- 2:54 to 4:35 – Joe Abercrombie
- 6:52 to 8:39 – Patrick Rothfuss
- 10:26 to 12:05 – Brandon Sanderson
Topic: Recipe for a Hero
- 14:50 to 17:19 – Patrick Rothfuss
- 19:12 to 21:00 – Joe Abercrombie
- 23:03 to 27:38 – Brandon Sanderson & Patrick Rothfuss
- 32:03 to 33:55 – Joe Abercrombie
Topic: Successfully engrossing and moving the reader with story (How do you do it?)
- 37:50 to 40:23 – Joe Abercrombie
- 43:07 to 45:49 – Brandon Sanderson
- 49:28 to 50:05 – Patrick Rothfuss
The last 20 minutes are Q & A, in which you can navigate through as you wish.
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