marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Digging in the Past

This panel  was about historical fiction, not fantasy ripping it off, but still interesting.

So --

Reading and researching.  Visiting the sites if you can.

Searching and searching and searching and finally concluding that no one knows and so you have to make it up.

How and whether to modernize it.  One discussed costuming Vikings. With Society for Creative Anarchonism clothes.  Except that one was a pair of trousers in the bright striped colors that Vikings really did like -- that would shout "Clown pants!" to the modern audience.

Or a treatment of Lucrezia Borgia.  Some writers make her unhappy and ready to reject the whole notion of marrying when she's only fourteen.  Others, more authentic, have her frantic because she's fourteen and hasn't been married off yet and she's practically an old maid.
Tags: boskone, research

  • Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 8

    Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 8 by Kamome Shirahama The continuing adventures of Coco, learning magic. Tartah arrives at the atelier to ask for help:…

  • Ghost in the Vision

    Ghost in the Vision by Jonathan Moeller Ghost Night book 7, spoilers ahead for the earlier books -- and earlier series. Caina arrives Istarinmul,…

  • Appendix N

    Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons by Peter Bebergal A selection of works from the famous D&D Appendix N. With some…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded