Media Mentions at Narrativity 2024

Friday’s Media List
Why are you Still Not Eating Breakfast:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
Aubrey Martin books – Patrick O’Brien
Redwall – Brian Jaques
Cozy Canadian (with tea) mysteries – Charlotte MacLeod
Cloven Hooves – Megan Lindholm
Tsalmoth – Steven Brust
Paths of the Dead – Steven Brust
Game of Thrones – George RR Martin
Dune – Frank Herbert
Glory Road – Heinlein
Nine Princes in Amber – Zelazny
Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck
Good Omens – Pratchett & Gaiman
Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Principals of Rainfall Production – University of Waterloo (worldbuilding resource)

Movies & TV
Good Omens season 2
Ghibli movies
Flushed Away
The Phantom Menace
The Great Muppet Caper

Plotting vs Pantsing/Architects vs Gardeners :
Stephen King
Tim Powers
James Ellroy
Raymond Chandler

Zen and the Art of Writing – Bradbury
A Company of Wolves – Elizabeth Bear
The Black Company – Glenn Cook (skips the fight scenes)
The Heros Journey – Joseph Campbell

Movies & TV
The 4 Types of Novel Writer – Ellen Brock (youtube)

You Never Read the Same Book Twice:
Lois McMaster Bujold (relationship to fanfic)
Neil Gaiman (relationship to fanfic)

Educated – Tara Westover
The Bee Sting – Paul Murray
City of Brass – SA Chakraborty
What My Bones Know – Stephanie Foo
The First Law Trilogy – Joe Abercrombie (grimdark)
The Black Company – Glenn Cook (grimdark)
Wheel of Time – Robert Jordan
To Reign in Hell – Steven Brust
The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper
Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss
The Host – Stephanie Meyer
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
Lord of the Rings – Tolkien
The Hobbit – Tolkien
The Martian – Andy Weir
Godel, Escher, Bach – Hofstadter

Movies & TV
Return of the Jedi & The Phantom Menace (same plot)
X-Files (experienced differently based on culture change)
Ghostbusters (experienced differently based on culture change)
Lord of the Rings (experienced differently based on the medium)
Weird Science (experienced differently based on technology changes)
Sneakers (experienced differently based on technology changes)
War Games (experienced differently based on technology changes)

Choose Your Own Adventure – Storytelling in Video Games:
Video Games
The Stanley Parable
Portal 1 & 2
What Remain of Edith Finch
To the Moon
Little Misfortune
Scanner Sombre
Metal Gear/Metal Gear Rising
Hollow Knight
Detroit: Become Human
Getting Over It
Deus Ex
LA Noir
Tears of the Kingdom
Breath of the Wild
Destiny 2
Witcher 3
Elden Ring
Bioware games
Spec Ops: The Line
Baldurs Gate 3
Senua’s Sacrifice
Red Dead Redemption 2
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
9 Hours 9 Doors 9 Persons
Outer Worlds

Movies & TV
Extra Credits (youtube channel)

Saturday’s Media List
Romancing the Muse:

Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft – Jane Yolen
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
Writing Through Fear – Caroline Donahue
Art & Fear – David Bayles & Ted Orland
The War on Art – Steven Pressfield
Atomic Habits – James Clear
Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

Character Solves Everything:
Haruki Murakami (characters just the author in a top hat – but really good)
Robert Heinlein (3 stages of the author for all male characters in his books)

The Science of Storytelling – Will Storr
Story Genius – Lisa Cron
Latro in the Mist – Gene Wolfe (unreliable narrator)
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (passive character)

How Do You Build a World?:
CR Rowenson (the Magic Engineer)
Leigh Bardugo (books with both magic & guns)

Mistborn trilogy – Brandon Sanderson
Egalia’s Daughters – Gert Brantenberg
The Future Second by Second – Meridel Newton
A Paradise Built in Hell – Rebecca Solnit

Movies & TV
The Incredibles
Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards

Microscope: Worldbuilding TTRPG

Just Add Music: Storytelling Through Song:
Robert Hunter (hundreds of songs all about Terrapin Station)
Jonathan Coulton
Shel Silverstein
e.e. cummings

Gaudy Night – Dorothy Sayers
Spellcast – Barbara Ashford
War for the Oakes – Emma Bull
Lyorn – Steven Brust
The Gypsy – Steven Brust & Megan Lindholm
Game of Thrones – George RR Martin
Songsmith – Andre Norton & Ann Crispin
Spellsinger series – Alan Dean Foster
What You Have Heard is True – Carolyn Forche

Movies, TV, & Stage Productions
Repo: The Genetic Opera
Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog
Once More with Feeling (Buffy episode)
The Stupendium (youtube channel)
Jagged Little Pill
The Marvels (planet where the language is song)
Hazbin Hotel

Songs, Albums, & Musical Artists
Railroad Bill (American folk song)
1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Richard Thompson
Beeswing – Richard Thompson
The Road Goes On & On (album of original Lord of the Rings songs)
Ballad of Bilbo Baggins – Leonard Nimoy
Rains of Castamere (Game of Thrones)
Appalachian murder ballads
Songsmith – Heather Alexander
Songs from the Gypsy – Boiled in Lead (Steven Brust & Adam Stemple)
1812 Overture – Tchaikovsky
Peter & the Wolf – Prokofiev (check out the Dave Von Rank jug band album)
Scheherazade – Rimsky-Korsakov
Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland (the music video changes the meaning of the song)
Charming Disaster (a musical duo that weaves a story around random selections of their songs)

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