Panel: The Art (and Science) of Worldbuilding in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Writing speculative fiction requires a level of imaginative thinking unmatched by other genres. And yet it's not simply a matter of unleashing your creativity. The people, places, environments, political systems, flora and fauna must all adhere to an internal logic, and must be both fantastic yet believable. We'll examine what special considerations are required when writing superior science fiction and fantasy stories, and how to address those considerations properly, without limiting the power, impact or pace of your story.