I’ll be participating in a couple of Zoom panels at Virtual Arisia 2021, January 15-18, 2021.
“Comfort Food Media: Extreme Stay-at-Home Edition”
2020 was going to be the year we were going to tackle the piles of unread books, of films we’d been meaning to see. Many of us haven’t actually worked on those lists, choosing instead to revisit the things that we know repair our collective calm. What old favorites did you return to this year, why is this so comforting, and what do you do with the discomfort that emerges when you realize your old favorites have become problematic? (We’re looking at you, Rowling.)
Zoom 3, Saturday 7:00 PM
Randee Dawn [moderator], Kevin Cafferty, Deirdre Crimmins, Andrea Hairston, Victoria Janssen, Dan Toland
“1986: The Year Nobody Left the Comic Shop”
The world of comics in 1986 brought us many works seminal to comics history, among them Watchmen and The Man of Steel, but that was hardly all that was going on that year. It also saw the continuations of the Claremont run on Uncanny X-Men, Wolfman/Pérez on New Teen Titans, and Levitz/Giffen on Legion of Super-Heroes, as well as the début of the New Universe, Chester Brown, and the ongoing British Comics Invasion. Come celebrate the comics of 1986 with Arisia!
Zoom 3, Mon 2:30 PM
Dan “Grim” Marsh [moderator], Victoria Janssen, Kevin Cafferty, Kevin Eldridge, Dan Toland