Episode 63 Genres with Burke J. Grooms

by Liz

What’s your favorite genre? Dungeons and Dragons storyteller and fantasy/black-ops author Burke J. Grooms dives into the useful conventions and expectations of story genres, mashups, and how to break out of genre limits while still delivering what you’ve promised.

An enjoyable, nerdy, deep dive into what expectations we hold for stories based on their genres and how genres can be mashed together and conventions successfully subverted. We talk about the hero with a thousand faces, westerns, space operas, superhero, fantasy, war, Marvel, DC, LOTR, Warhammer, DND, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, War movies, gaming, Sanderson, Heist movies, spy movies, Wheel of Time, Cowboys and Aliens, mythology, and the supernatural.

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