“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory.” So said beloved author J.R.R. Tolkien when it comes to the genre we all love and hate. Here at the JordanCon Fantasy Track, it is our mission to showcase fantasy is all its art forms—from literature to television to video games. Fantasy is one of those mediums that can be appreciated in a variety of ways, and we strive to provide an avenue for discourse among all those who celebrate this fantastical genre. We explore high fantasy, magical realism, fairy tales, and even urban fantasy on this track.
The authors who bring these worlds to life have joined us many times to talk to fans and answer questions. No matter what we ask of them, they are here for it, and you! We don’t stop with literature – we cover the movies & television as well. Join us for Rings of Power, Galavant, The Witcher, Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda and more! At the Fantasy Track at JordanCon, we invite you to join the table, roll your best Nat20, and enjoy this little piece of magical escapism.
In 2023, the Fantasy Track asked you, the members, to help us to compile a list of must-read books in the fantasy genre, and here it is!