Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 7:00 pm

Loving the Villain


So many stories feature great heroes, but there's something really compelling about a story with a great villain. But what makes a great villain? And what happens when the story you're enjoying has a villain so maniacally fun that you find yourself loving them more than the protagonist. Why are some characters so easy to love to hate? In this panel, the panellists break down some of the great villains of their favourite stories and talk about why that villain drew them in, how their battle against the hero informs the story itself and makes it better, and turn that discussion into real tips for how writers can create better villains.

Hall: Aurora Track: Storytelling and Literature Type: Panel