Presenter: Vonie Stillson Come and have a conversation about ways Fandom impacts mental health, ways to bring fandom into your mental health care and views of mental health in fandom.
Presenter: Brian Cummings The legendary Brian Cummings talks about his decades spanning career as a voice actor.
Presenter: Thomas G. Endres Meet the author and hear the stories from the 2023 release by Kirk House. The book explores the role of costume in the expression of self and identity. Issues like race, gender, and ability/disability are examined in areas such as cosplay, celebrity impersonation, and historical reenactment.
Presenters: Ryan Forbes, Jorie Kramer, Bryan McIntyre Local public media stations are looking for stories just like yours. These stations can help you get the word out about your content on TV stations, online streaming video networks, podcasts, streaming radio, and more. Resources including studios and equipment may be available to you…for FREE. Curious? Learn […]
Presenter: Dr. Suveen N Mathaudhu, others (Colorado School of Mines) In the Star Wars universe there is no metal or alloy that compares to Beskar, the legendary “iron” of the Mandalorian tribes. Are you curious how pure Beskar can be extremely strong, corrosion resistant and able to survive blaster bolts and lightsaber strikes alike? Would […]
Presenters: Dr. Suveen N Mathaudhu, others (Colorado School of Mines) Materials enabled by science have been the backbone of technological advancement for thousands of years, with whole time periods being named after them (Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age). Perhaps it’s no surprise that advanced materials such as Captain America’s shield, Wolverine’s claws and Spider […]
Presenter: Guy Davis Many of us deal with ADHD/ASD in our everyday lives. For a lot of us, it’s super disruptive. Join Artist Guy Davis (An ADD’er himself) as he talks about what ADHD/ASD is and discusses techniques on how to compensate for Executive Function failure as well as some tactics to help with navigating […]
Presenter: Roy Cook In this talk, I will explore a number of interconnections between DC Comic’s Batman and Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, including a Batman comic authored by Snoopy, a Batman villain named after Charlie Brown, and a Joker story where this notorious villain captures and torments Charles Schulz.
Presenters: Sharon Pitkin, Ashley Davies Building on the basics in our first session, we’ll take a close look at two texts from smaller publishers. The Brazilian graphic by Gabriel Fa and Fabio Moon uses magical realist tools to examine and resist the death inflicted by colonial violence, while Roye Okope’s historical fantasy series pushes us […]
Presenters: Sharon Pitkin, Ashley Davies Two literature pro(f)s bring their expertise to the comics table. What can we look for when we read? How can we read for a deeper meaning within the pages? Spending a little energy understanding the visual construction and social context of comics can heighten the reading experience. We’ll take a […]