Hosted by Dave Robison
In this episode of Onder Radio:
- Joss Whedon slated to direct a Batgirl movie in Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe
- BoardGameGeek.com announces the recipients of the 11th Annual Golden Geek Awards
- George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” to become a board game from CMON Limited
- The first annual Tribeca Game Festival launches at the end of April
- Canada’s young innovators will be honored at a steampunk-inspired gala in May
A few weeks ago we broke the news about two new species on planet earth being named after deities from the Forgotten Realms game setting. This week we speak to the scientist who named those beasties – Dr. Rodrigo Salvador – who shared his insights on the intersection of gaming and science.
Live From Somewhere
Jake Kerr is a nebula nominated author who writes short and long form speculative fiction, from scifi to YA novels and epic fantasy. He’s not only a marvelous storyteller, he’s also a staunch and enthusiastic supporter of the speculative fiction community. Recently, Onder Radio learned that Jake is heading up a new anthology of speculative tales titled “Event Horizon 2017” and the inspiration for this anthology was so intriguing, we asked him to speak with us and dish with details.
The View from Onder Radio
In this segment, host Dave Robison shares his thoughts fictional races and cultures that are defined by a single trait or quality. “All elves and dwarves hate each other”, “All dragons hoard gold”, and other monolithic conceits tend to flatten not only game worlds but the stories told in them. Why does this happen and what can storytellers do to add more depth and variety to their worlds?