"One of speculative fiction's most notable characteristics is its focus on worldbuilding. And an underappreciated, but important, aspect of worldbuilding is the food that characters eat and drink.
Have you ever read of a fictional meal and thought ""Wow, I really want to try that""? What can food, drink, and cooking tell us about a character, or about the society that character lives in? How do issues like food security and food scarcity play into dystopian fiction? This panel will look at this topic and how it affects other aspects of speculative fiction worldbuilding, like trade, war, relationships, and more."
Hall: Richmond A
Track: Storytelling and Literature