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Eating the Fantastic

By Scott Edelman

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I’ve been going to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comic book conventions since I was 15, and I’ve found that while the con which takes place within the walls of a hotel or convention center is always fun, the con away from the con—which takes place when I wander off-site with friends for a meal—can often be more fun. In fact, my love of tracking down good food while traveling the world attending conventions has apparently become so well known that one blogger even dubbed me "science fiction’s Anthony Bourdain." So I've decided to replicate in podcast form one of my favorite parts of any convention—good conversation with good friends over good food. During each episode, I’ll share a meal with someone whose opinions I think you’ll want to hear, and we’ll talk about science fiction, fantasy, horror, writing, comics, movies, fandom … whatever happens to come to mind. (There’ll also be food talk, of course.) Please note—this will not be a pristine studio-recorded podcast, but one which will always occur in a restaurant setting, meaning that mixed in with our conversation will be the sounds of eating and drinking and reviewing of menus and slurping and background chatter and the servers popping in … in other words, it’ll be as messy as life. And I hope you'll find it as entertaining, too.

Customer Reviews

A delicious oral history of science fiction/fantasy/horror

Scott Edelman's "Eating the Fantastic" podcast takes oral history to a new level. Each episode takes place in a restaurant where Scott and his guest talk shop: science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, writing, and, of course, food. The episodes are fascinating, and feature a diverse set of creators that span the genre.

As an oral history of the genre, the podcast is invaluable to writers, fans, and historians of the field. The episodes give the listener the feel of hanging out at a science fiction convention, chatting with your favorite writers. Scott comes well-prepared to interview his guests, asking the kinds of questions that I would want to ask if I had the change to talk with them. It is an informative, as well as enteraining podcast, and one that does a great service to the history of the genre.

Tasty podcast!

EATING THE FANTASTIC manages to make listeners hungry for both food and literature!

Entertaining and Insightful! Clever Concept!

Eating the Fantastic interviews are not only casual and fun for the listener, but devlve into the kind of fascinating details readers want to know about their favorite literary luminaries! Highly recommended!

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