Welcome to the first annual Worldbuilding Week at QSF. We’ll talk about all aspects of building a world for your story, including languages; alien/magical races; history and timelines; culture and politics; sex, marriage and reproduction; and tools and techniques. It should be a lot of fun.
Today we’re talking about alien and magical races, and Jana Denardo will be our moderator. Have you ever created a an entire alien race for a story? Or maybe a magical race for a fantasy novel? How do you design them – are they human-like? Completely alien? What characteristics do you consider? And how do you make them relatable?
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week – each day will have a moderator to help keep moving things along and to supply their own tips and point of view.
Wed 9/16: Alien/Magical Races, Moderator: Jana Denardo
Thurs 9/17 History/Timelines, Moderator: Kathryn Grace Duncan Bone
Fri 9/18: Culture & Politics, Moderator: Kathryn Grace Duncan Bone
Sat 9/19: Sex, Marriage, Reproduction, Moderator: Elizabeth Barrette
Sun 9/20: Tools and Techniques, Moderator: Rory Ni Coileain
It’s a freeform discussion – pop in and ask your questions or share your wisdom – or both!