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 […]
Presenters: Carol Van Natta, Matthew Angelo Join us as we unlock the secrets of urban fantasies, genre romances, dark fantasy, and sci-fi space operas. Prepare to delve into the depths of each genre, explore their subgenres, and unravel the intricacies that make them irresistible to readers. Get ready for an interactive and engaging experience that […]
Presenter: Christiana Strauss A PowerPoint presentation on characters (the Z fighters) and their significance, and timeline (Z and Super) and allow the audience’s full input.
Presenter: Tony Meade With the release of a new adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, this panel discusses the creation, powers, and affiliation of the titular artifacts: The Rings of Power themselves. Using the vocabulary of real-world alchemy and ancient elemental lore, we’ll dive into the deep […]
Presenter: Tony Meade J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Silmarillion” is the foundation of the Middle-earth mythology from which “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” sprang, but many fans have found it a challenging work to read. This panel will help readers to delve into “The Silmarillion” with an understanding of its origins, and a reading […]
Presenter: Nick Roussos Nick is a man living with Cerebral Palsy who works to share his unique life experiences to spread a message of inclusivity. Come listen to Nick share his story and learn about the ways you can be a hero in your community. Find your super alter-ego and make a mask to show […]