Title: Interstellar Nations and Warfare: Space Opera World Building, ConFusion 2020
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2020
Panelists: Glynn Stewart (m), Jenn Lyons, Maquel A. Jacob, Karen Burnham.
Description: The conversation covered everything from how to create conflict in a post-scarcity economy, when to rely on real science and when to make things up, and what elements of world-building destroys immersion for the reader. The panelists also talked about fusing magic or near-magic into the setting (à la Starship’s Mage) and the effect that has on the world.
Length: 45 minutes