Friday, April 13, 2012

Fantastically Fun Fridays: April 13, 2012

Oooh, it's Friday the 13th!  Here's hoping your day is free of broken mirrors, ladders you have to walk under, or any other unlucky things you'd prefer to avoid.

We'll start things off this afternoon with wonderful things from two friends of Fantasy Matters--Charles Tan and Pat Rothfuss.   Charles Tan writes for SF Signal and also has his own blog, for which he wrote this amazing piece on The Hunger Games.

Also, a few weeks ago, Pat Rothfuss blogged about how Bast, one of the main characters from his Kingkiller trilogy, was going up against Steven Erikson's Anomander Rake in the March Madness-style cage match of scifi/fantasy characters over at Suvudu.  Bast got beaten, and the tournament as a whole is over (here's the winner!), but Pat wrote a beautiful description of a cage match from a previous year's tournament--that between his protagonist, Kvothe, and Aslan.  It was one of the most amazing, funny, heart-warming things I've ever read, and literally (yes, literally) brought tears to my eyes.  You should all check it out.

Here are some of the other awesome things we found for you this week:
Have a great weekend, everyone!