The 1st Annual Genre Traveler Photo Contest has begun and I’ve gotten some questions as to what kinds of photos would make good submissions. What destinations am I looking for?
Well, as stated in the contest rules, pretty much anyplace that a science fiction, fantasy or horror fan would find in interesting place to visit, be it a themepark attraction, film, novel or short story location, or just a place that has that certain “genre feel” to it.
But, to help jumpstart your imaginations, I’ve come up with some lists of ideas for each type of destination. Yesterday, I covered science fiction destinations; today will be fantasy destinations. These are just ideas — not specific instructions. So take a look at them and come up with your own take on genre travel.
NOTE: These are not listed in any particular order, pretty much in the random order they entered my head.
10 Ideas for Fantasy Destinations
- The train used in the Harry Potter movies
- A fairytale themed garden
- The castle used in The Highlander film
- Rue Saint Vincent, running behind Sacre Coeur in Montmartre (from Amalie)
- Kaitoke Regional Park, which was used for Rivendell in one of the LOTR movies
- The house of Laurie Strode (Halloween), in South Pasadena, on Oxley Street at the corner of Fairview Avenue.
- The Los Angeles city scape — Frank L. Baum’ The Emerald City (The Wizard of Oz) was inspired by it
- Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
- A Renaisance festival
- Norway — home of trolls
Come back tomorrow for “10 Ideas for Horror Destinations”