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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Coming to Facebook - The Great Fantasy Debate!

I got this press release today and decided to share. Most press releases I just delete but this looks fun and interesting.

Penguin Random House has a cool new project for fantasy readers, a video series called The Great Fantasy Debate, premiering on their Facebook Page this coming Tuesday, May 5th. It features top science fiction/fantasy authors and comedians debating fantasy topics, such as: Should dragon ownership be legal? Is a degree from Hogwarts worth it?

All episodes are 10 minutes or less. Each week, expert authors and comedians will team up to present arguments and counter-arguments (and sometimes interpretive dance) to support their side of a fantasy topic, drawn from fantasy literature and film. Topics range from Game of Thrones to Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter to Star Wars – everything is fair game! At the end of each episode, hosts Abbi Crutchfield and Drea Bolt will make their decision, then ask to the audience to weigh in.

Featured authors include:

Pierce Brown (Red Rising)
Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files)
Marie Lu (Warcross)
Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver)
Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls)

Featured comedians include:

Viewers can participate in the debate themselves by joining Penguin Random House’s SciFi & Fantasy Group, Unbound Worlds, which will hold Watch Parties and post bonus material.

Check out the trailer on YouTube here:


  1. Sounds fun!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. This sounds awesome, Bea. Thanks for sharing. I've asked to join the FB group. Now, I hope I remember to watch!

  3. Oh this sounds so fun, I'm going to add it to my calendar. I need soemthing that helps me laugh right now!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds like fun and they have a great list of authors participating.

    1. It is a good list. I'm hopeful this will be interesting.


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