Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Daniel H. Wilson, Ada Hoffmann, Emma Mieko Candon and I. S. Lee as they program the virtual realities of robots and artificial intelligence. During the panel they discuss why robots & AI are so captivating, the dialogue between science and sci-fi, humanist thinking, debates around intelligence and consciousness, transhumanism and posthumanism, creation and gods, nature vs. technology and more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and actor Miltos Yerolemou (aka Syrio Forel in Game of Thrones), as well as authors M.J. Kuhn and Liam Quane, as they review season one of House of the Dragon. During the panel they discuss their personal relationships with Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, Miltos’ experiences acting on Game of Thrones, first impressions of House of the Dragon, its character portrayals, time jumps, actor changes and dialogue, as well as hopes for season two and more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Robert Jackson Bennett, Leslye Penelope, M.J. Kuhn and Jonathan Nevair as they crack open heists and capers. During the panel they discuss why heists and capers are so damn cool, the fundamental elements of heists, incorporating heist narratives into sci-fi and fantasy worlds, character building, dream heist teams, tropes, “competency porn” and more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Mary Robinette Kowal, Sylvain Neuvel, Nia “N. E.” Davenport, James Kennedy and Jane Gilmartin as they unpack the structure and suspense of sci-fi thrillers. During the panel they discuss the essential elements of thrillers, melding thrillers with science fiction, willful transgressions and inciting incidents, pacing and tension, reader expectations, worldbuilding, character decisions and more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Nicholas Eames, J. S. Dewes, Austin Grossman, Ciel Pierlot and Ron Walters as they take a deep dive into the virtual worlds of video games. During the panel they discuss the intersection between video games and SFF, the creative feedback loop between gaming and writing, incorporating games into book narratives, book-to-game adaptations and vice versa, developing and writing for video games and much more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and authors Fonda Lee, K. S. Villoso, Alexander Darwin and Sam Hawke as they grapple with the topic of martial arts in sci-fi and fantasy. During the panel they discuss incorporating martial arts into fictional stories, what it can add to pacing, characters and worldbuilding, the spiritual and holistic sides of combat sports, the growing mainstream popularity of martial arts and much more.
Join host Adrian M. Gibson and FanFiAddict book bloggers Tori Gross, Benny, Naty and Sean for a new FanFiAddict family panel, where they share their favorite fantasy books and series. During the panel they each share two of their top picks for fantasy books or series (for a total of ten), as well as reflecting on what the fantasy genre means to them, the current state of the genre and what their hopes are for its future.