Writer Stephen Hunt, author of steampunk novels such as ‘The Court of the Air’ (published in Portugal by Saída de Emergência), and ‘The Kingdom Beyond the Waves, was present at this year’s Fórum Fantástico.
He told the audience about ‘Invented Technology and Atmosphere’ in the context of the series of lectures ‘The Mechanics of Writing’, and here are the videos.
Next up, Peter V. Brett’s lecture on ‘Characters and Characterization’, series of videos will be here on Thursday since I have a friend’s party to attend to tomorrow evening and should be home later than usual.
As promised here is the next batch of videos we made during Fórum Fantástico 2010. This time the videos show one of the more technical panels, the Mechanics of Fantastic Writing, where international author Ricardo Pinto told us about ‘Worldbuilding’. I might add Portuguese subtitles to these, but only after I finish posting all of the videos made during the event.
Next set of videos is coming tomorrow, with Stephen Hunt’s panel on ‘Technology and Atmosphere’.
I had the greatest time yesterday at Fórum Fantástico, listening to authors like David Soares, Peter V. Brett, Ricardo Pinto, and Stephen Hunt speak about writing, and their own work.
I made a series of videos, which I’m currently uploading to YouTube, and I’ve realized it’s going to take a long time to have them all there, because, despite juggling with battery and memory card problems, we got a lot of the day ‘on tape’. I’ll place it online over the next days/week(?) – it does take ages to upload each video – some of them over 30 minutes of upload time -, and I’m doing it when I get time at the PC, so you have to bare with me.
To start the video releases of Fórum Fantástico 2010, I decided to begin with Portuguese author David Soares, who released his latest book – ‘A Luz Miserável’ (published by Saída de Emergência) yesterday, which looks absolutely stunning. I had the chance to get mine, and David Soares was kind enough to autograph it.
Here are the videos, in portuguese – maybe I’ll add subtitles in english after I’ve finished uploading the rest of the videos. Enjoy, and do check out ‘A Luz Miserável’ – I dare you not to drool at least a little bit over the design.
Meantime, you can still see David Soares today at Fórum Fantástico, where he will present Mechanics of Fantastic Writing (IV) – “When Reality mixes with the Fantastic” at 11h30.