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Top Ten Fictional Locations You Wish You Could Visit

List and discuss 10 fictional locations from literature that readers could conceivably want to visit.

1. Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia)
2. Westeros (Game of Thrones)
3. Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
4. Camelot (King Arthur legends)
5. Panem (Hunger Games)
6. Middle Earth (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)

  • A list like this would need some fuel and fire behind it. Why would these places be beneficial to visit? It would need something to set it apart from what Buzzfeed usually does and dive deeper. – Jemarc Axinto 9 years ago
  • Maybe instead of discussing places that readers would want to visit, this article could also discuss the importance/relevance of these places or why the magical/fantasy or dystopian aspects of these locations appeal to readers. – S.A. Takacs 9 years ago
  • To add to the previous note, it is important to think about how these fantasy worlds feed into our most basic primal instincts, and how such worlds remind us of times when we were a bit more chaotic, yet also had in those days more adventure and discovery, and fantasy takes us to lands we've never dreamed of, because we are trapped in a world of our own making where we sit in an office cubicle all day and never explore. This would be a fun article to read. – Travis Kane 9 years ago
  • It could be worth looking at indivdual cities and and doing it as a travel guide? It can then also be linked to real-world cities that compare. For example, Edoras in Middle Earth would be on my wish list, you could talk about the trips to the glittering caves and horse-riding being tourist atractions! and it can be compared to the Largs Viking Festival in Scotland because you can then talk about how the designers took influence from Norse culture. – Francesca Turauskis 9 years ago
  • I have just realised I focused on film, but it could as easily be done for literature - for example Tolkein took influence from Old English for the name structure in Edoras (Eowyn means 'Horse Love' for instance) so it could be compared to an English town like Exeter, which has been occupied since Anglo Saxon times and has the caverns underneath it that compare to the Glittering Caves. – Francesca Turauskis 9 years ago
  • interesting in terms of tourism studies (one of my interests) and people who travel to the real filming location even when for a fictional place - there is still such a draw! – kaptain 9 years ago

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