It’s been a busy few days, but this morning I’m grabbing a few minutes to join in the #WyrdAndWonder prompt of the day and celebrate one of my favourite subgenres: historical fantasy.
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Happy May Day – and welcome to a month of Wyrd and Wonder when an enthusiastic party of bookworms, gamers and other genre fans celebrate the fantastic. Wyrd and Wonder means tripping over blogs where we rave about our favourite fantasy books, yell about movies and shows, share the games setting our imagination alight. Sure, we enjoy fantasy all year round – but in May we do it together. So, what will I be getting up to?
It’s just over a week until our annual celebration of the fantasy genre begins on May 1 and your Wyrd and Wonder hosts have been brewing
potions ideas to spark your imagination. If you’re looking for inspiration and/or want to join some group fun, come see what we are planning…
Winter may be having a last hoorah, but the time and magic wait for no-one: the aurora blazed in our skies last week, but dawn and dusk are pushing back daily against the darkness. With just two weeks to the equinox and snowdrops in full bloom, the magic of spring is on my mind, which means… it’s time to talk about Wyrd and Wonder.
Autumn is creeping up on us with its promise of arboreal colour, cosy sweaters, and dark nights perfect for curling up with a book that sets our hearts racing. As ever, your Wyrd & Wonder team are here to help! Spooktastic Reads will be back to dare the darker side of fantasy in the 13 days and nights leading up to Hallowe’en.
Hot on the heels of our read-along of The Summer Tree during Wyrd & Wonder, we are racing into the second volume of the The Fionavar Tapestry to find out what happens. We’ll be reading The Wandering Fire through July – full details below, shout if you would like to join us!
Our adventure is done, but the long days of summer lie ahead for further exploration of the realms of fantasy to lay in a stock of new stories to share when we next meet. But before we head back out into the fictional wilds, let’s take a final look back at our fifth year of Wyrd and Wonder.
We’re two thirds of the way through our journey, which is another fine time to pause and take stock. Pour yourself a drink and settle in to hear all about the adventures we’ve been having on our travels through the realms of fancy.
Well met, traveller! How are your adventures through the realms of fantasy? Varied and satisfying, we hope – but before you head back out in search of another, settle in and I’ll tell you a tale of what the rest of the party have encountered in their genre journeys. That’s right, it’s time for the Quest Log!
Welcome back to the tavern, traveller! Grab a drink and rest awhile – the first week of Wyrd and Wonder has been busy, so it’s time to settle in and find out what adventures the rest of the party have found as they ventured into the wilds of fantasy. Never fear, your co-hosts have a round-up of all the action!
May is here, marking the start of our fifth annual celebration of all things fantastic! Wyrd and Wonder means raving about our favourite fantasy books, yelling about movies and tv shows, sharing the games that light our fires, seeking out new authors and making new friends. Sure, we read fantasy all year round – but in May we do it together.
It’s just under a month to our annual celebration of the fantastic: Wyrd and Wonder is back this May for another month of chat, reviews, challenges and more with an amazing party of like-minded readers. For our fifth birthday, your hosts have been devising even more fun ways to celebrate our favourite genre – come see what we are planning…
Our annual celebration of all things fantasy is back this May, and your Wyrd and Wonder hosts have been concocting ideas to tantalise you with. If you’re looking for inspiration and/or want to join in with some group fun, come see what we are planning…
Wyrd and Wonder will be back this May – and would you believe it’s our fifth birthday? We’re looking to celebrate all things fantasy with as many friends as we can persuade to join the party. Will you join us?
What? Oh! No, not – not you. You’re lovely. But one of my (admittedly intermittent) Spooktastic traditions is to divert from the strictly fictional into the fantastic realms of myth, (urban) legend and superstition. In past years I’ve talked about weird phenomena and haunts; this year I want to talk about curses.