This the second part of my Ninewords 2018 wrap-up — Day One is here if you’re interested. As I said last time, this isn’t a full wrap up of my weekend at the convention or a detailed summary of the panels [more organised people than I am have been doing blogs and Twitter threads for that].
I thought I would share the notes I did take. Basically it’s a massive To Be Read/ To Be Watched/ To Be Checked Out media list from some of the panels I attended. Not all of these were actually recs from the panellists, some were things just mentioned in passing that caught my interest but it should keep me (and, if you want, you) busy for some time.
Recs which I have read/seen and would second are marked with an asterisk (which link to my review if I have one.)
Bifrost Books: An exploration of Norse Fantasy
Rebecca Hill’s Blog [speaker]
The Real House Lives of Westeros
EK McAlpine’s blog [speaker]
Instead of books/tv, this one gave me a whole list of historical figures I want to learn more about. Some of the ones I’m most interested to read up on were:
Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret of Anjou [She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of Medieval England by Elizabeth Norton]
Joanna of Castile
King Christina of Sweden
Empress Dowager Cixi
Catherine de’ Medici
Classical Reception in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
I really want to rewatch both Xena and Hercules at some point, and maybe dip into Young Hercules too.