Podcast Episode 3: The History of SF/F Amusement Parks

Jim FutrellFirst, I apologize for not getting this out on October 1 as promised. I simply spaced it.

In Episode 3 of The Genre Traveler Podcast, I chat with Jim Futrell, historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association and author of several books about amusement parks. He takes us from the birth of the modern amusement park in the early 1900s all the way through his predictions for the future of amusement parks and their rides. Along the way we learn about the first science fiction ride and it’s role in the birth of Luna Park at Coney Island and why there are more fantasy themed parks than science fiction themed parks.

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Duration: 21:04
File Size: 24.1 MB

You can listen to a snippet here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYrWV0pMThI

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.

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