A podcast by three fantasy authors who love to overcomplicate their writing lives and want to help you do the same.
3-time finalist for the Best Fancast Hugo Award (2023, 2022, 2021)
Tide charts -- a stack of books on constellation mythology -- an elaborately sketched map -- a bulletin board covered in illustrations of obsolete technology -- research on textiles, naming conventions, architecture and a dozen ways to cook lentils -- what could it all mean?
It means worldbuilding. Big worldbuilding. Elaborate worldbuilding. Obsessive worldbuilding. Dare we say… masochistic world building?
Play along with fantasy authors Marshall Ryan Maresca, Cass Morris, and Natania Barron as we delve into the intricacies of building a fantasy world from the ground up. Make that from the molten core out, because this is a worldbuilding deep dive.
With new episodes every other Wednesday, guest authors, the occasional expletive, and a follow-along wiki as we build a new fantasy world together, we explore history, culture, science, and more as we learn new and exciting ways to choose the shape of our invented worlds, rather than merely repeating the presumptions of common tropes.
Episodes drop every other Wednesday at 10am Eastern. Visit us on Twitter as @worldbuildcast, and join in the conversation on our fan Discord chat!