I had the pleasure of appearing on a panel about one of my favorite subjects: fairy tales, especially the dark kind! Neo Edmund was the moderator and we discussed how to write complex characters and the role of female characters in contemporary fairy tales. My main advice? "Look at what demons you are dealing with and personalize a fairy tale to your own experience.” What fairy tale would you pick to retell?
Here are a few shots from the convention. It's interesting to see how myth and fairy tale permeate our popular culture in such powerful ways, as demonstrated, even, by the guys below.