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Saturday, April 29 • 16:00 - 16:50
The Impact of Tabletop Gaming on Fantasy Fiction

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This panel focuses on the relationship between tabletop gaming, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and fantasy fiction. Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of D&D, also wrote fantasy fiction. Gaming environments, such as Forgotten Realms, Darksun, and Dragonlance, have been the focus of numerous works of fiction. Many writers, Raymond E. Feist is an example, cite gaming as a huge influence on their writing. Fantasy fiction broke many barriers over recent years with the popularity of franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Tabletop gaming has also risen in popularity recently. How much are the two related? What does the future hold for this connection?

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Jeff Pryor

Jeff has been writing and telling stories all of his life, but recently decided to get serious about it. His debut novel, 'Chosen of Trees and of Talons' was published in November by Journalstone Publishing. This begins a five-book epic fantasy adventure unlike any other. The sequel... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:50 EDT