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Saturday, April 17 • 14:00 - 14:50
Luke Skywalker Was A Slytherin: Team Dynamics In Popular Fiction

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Ensemble casts break up different parts of the hero's arc into roles, and these roles drive personality and conflict within the team. These roles have become archetypical and show up over and over in modern pop fiction (Ghostbusters, TMNT, Star Wars, Hogwarts Houses). How can you use this to manage a large cast without falling into cliche?

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Kurt Pankau

Kurt Pankau is a computer engineer in St. Louis. He has a weakness for board games, dad-jokes, and stories about time travel. His fiction has appeared in various and sundry places around the web, including Nature Magazine, Escape Pod, and Daily Science Fiction.

Saturday April 17, 2021 14:00 - 14:50 UTC