Talks and Interviews

Sometimes, people have recorded me talking about subjects close to my heart, such as mythology (the Philippine kind, especially), epics, activist SFF, islands and archipelagoes, and much more.

Carl Brandon Society

Dive Into Worldbuilding

March 2020: Mythology and Activist SFF

March 2019: Philippine Mythology and Worldbuilding

Speculative Literature Foundation

Breaking the Glass Slipper

Podcast Episode: Live at the 77th WorldCon: Islands in Speculative Fiction

There are some genre tropes that are ubiquitous in fantasy, from the ensemble quest to overthrowing a dark lord. Magical schools are yet another trope we have come to know and love. Whether you are a fan of early narratives like Le Guin’s Wizard of Earthsea or appreciate the darker elements of more contemporary entries […]
  1. A magical education with Naomi Novik
  2. Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh
  3. The Cabin in the Woods: horror, comedy & choice
  4. Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso
  5. Gender in Chivalric Romance

Writers of the Future 2018 Gala