In this massive episode, Ardo and Yash catch-up on what they’ve been doing during the pandemic which includes attending a sci-fic/fantasy virtual convention called FIYAHCON, reading books, watching The Untamed and reading fanfic about The Untamed.
- 3:07 – FIYAHCON
- 35:13 – Picture Books/Board Books
- 46:29 – The Untamed fanfic
- 1:02:10 – Middle Grade/Young Adult
- 1:25:46 – Adult/Translation
- 1:42:58 – Book/Fanfic Focus
The logo was designed by Nick Hanover. The theme song and break music is from Haris Qureshi’s song Give AF. You can find his album here. Everything mentioned in the episode can be found on Goodreads. You can also find the podcast on Twitter and Instagram at @PutABlurbOnIt.
- The Sci-Fi Author Reimagining Native History: As Rebecca Roanhorse’s work has been praised in the literary world, it’s drawn criticism in some circles by Lila Shapiro
- The Untamed (TV show on Netflix)
- The Reaper and the Waiting by January Sun (webcomic Yash read)
- Yilin Wang’s #LiteraryJianghu Project
- 杀破狼 / Sha Po Lang by Priest
YASH’S UNTAMED FANFIC RECOMMENDATIONS
- care by everbrighter
- Out of the Bin and Into Your Heart by Alaceron
- The Simplest Way Forward by harriet_vane
- The Absolutely True Story of the Yiling Patriarch: A Manifesto in Many Parts by aubreyli
- a shared plate by yukla
- your name, safe in their mouth by astrolesbian
- paint smears on sunny days by SnowshadowAO3
- The Full Form of Press by Vamillepudding
- Debt of Gratitude by asocialfauxpas (fuzzytomato)
- only me, leaning on sunlight by theLoyalRoyalGuard (Yash’s featured read)
FIYAHCON EVENTS ARDO AND YASH ATTENDED
- Different, But the Same: Writing from the Diaspora vs. Writing Locally featuring Shingai Njeri, Samit Basu, Zen Cho and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. Moderated by L Chan.
- The Many Flavors of Worldbuilding: Food in SFF featuring Emad El-Din Aysha, Dean Alfar, Nikki Alfar and Rafeeat Aliyu. Moderated by Toni Wi.
- Destroy All Empires: The Postcolonial/Anticolonial in SFF featuring Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Zen Cho and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. Moderated by Subodhana Wijeyeratne.
- We Won’t Phone It in for an Anglophone Audience featuring Cristina Jurado, Brandon O’Brien, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Haralambi Markov. Moderated by Shingai Njeri.
- Guest of Honor: Rebecca Roanhorse with interviewer Brent Lambert.
- New Magic: Roots in Diaspora featuring Christopher Caldwell, Justin C. Key and Swati Teerdhala. Moderated by Breanne Mc Ivor.
- The Confederation of Aunties featuring Jenn Lyons, Diana M. Pho, Nibedita Sen and Veronica Henry. Moderated by Z Aung.
- Beautiful Weeds: Thriving When We Weren’t Meant to Survive featuring Lisa M. Bradley, K.S. Villoso, Corinne Duyvis and Amal El-Mohtar. Moderated by E. Lily Yu.
- Ignyte Awards
- Living Cultures: How to Avoid Mythological Pitfalls featuring Rivqa Rafael, Suzan Palumbo, Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Sascha Stronach. Moderated by Cassie Hart.
- Usurping Lovecraft featuring P. Djeli Clark, Daniel Jose Older, Eden Royce and Alicia McCalla. Moderated by K. Tempest Bradford.
- Untapped Potential in Worldbuilding/Inspiration for East Asian Spec Fic featuring Andrea Stewart, R.F. Kuang and SL Huang. Moderated by Andrew K Hoe.
- Mothers and Daughters: The Good, the Bad and the Strange featuring L.L. McKinney, Alexis Henderson and Maria Haskins. Moderated by Michele Tracy Berger.
- Exploring the World and Worldbuilding featuring Chinelo Onwualu, Ryan Van Loan, P. Djeli Clark and Nicole Glover. Moderated by Regine L. Sawyer.
- Short SFF: Finding the Goldilocks Zone featuring Sam Miller, LH Moore, Vida Cruz and Tiffany Davis. Moderated by Eliana González Ugarte.
- Editing Through a BIPOC Lens featuring Troy Wiggins, Diana M. Pho, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Chimedum Ohaegbu. Moderated by Pablo Defendini.