ComicMix’s Glenn Hauman at PhilCon this weekend
Yep, on the road again. PhilCon lasts for three days, I’ll be there tonight and Saturday. Here’s my schedule:
Fri 7:00 PM in Plaza V (Five) (1 hour)
UNSTOPPABLE FORCE SUPERHEROES (455)
[Panelists: Glenn Hauman (mod), Jonathan Maberry, Alexis Gilliland, Andre Lieven]
The Silver Age Superman could juggle planets. Sufficiently enraged, the Hulk has no upper strength limit. How can such invincible characters be given sufficient challenges and obstacles to make satisfying stories without de-powering them? Is this merely an enlarged version of the eternal ‘how can there be tension if we know the main character will survive’ quandary?
Fri 9:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
WEIRD SCIENCE COMICS! (512)
[Panelists: Bill Spangler (mod), Stephanie Burke, Glenn Hauman, J. Andrew World]
The Influence of EC Comics on Science Fiction
Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza II (Two) (1 hour)
OFF THE SCREEN: MOVIE/TV TIE-IN COMIC (424)
[Panelists: Keith R.A. DeCandido (mod), Glenn Hauman, Bill Spangler]
For years, TV shows and movies have had comic-book adaptations, and sometimes even long-running titles. These days, however, it’s been taken to a whole other level, with comics like “Buffy” and “Firefly” actually being written or overseen by the show’s creator. Can comics act as way to tell stories that can’t be told on the screen
Sat 1:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
BUT THAT’S NOT SCIENCE FICTION (462)
[Panelists: Michael J. Walsh (mod), Diane Weinstein, Carl Fink, Glenn Hauman, Barbara Barnett]
Certain types of non-Science Fiction works such as the Sherlock Holmes series, the Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer, much of Kipling and the Hornblower series are widely read by many science fiction fans and writers. Is there something these works have in common with science Fiction? If so, what is it?
Sat 2:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
MARVEL/DISNEY: A MATCH MADE IN HOLLYWOOD (419)
[Panelists: Andre Lieven (mod), Phil Kahn, Glenn Hauman, J. Andrew World]
Earlier this year, The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. What is this going to mean for some of Marvel’s popular characters, like Spiderman, the Xmen, or Capt. America? What about films based on some of Marvel characters? And what effect, if any, will this have on DC Comics and it’s corporate parent, Time-Warner?
Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza III (Three) (1 hour)
HOW REAL WORLD INVENTIONS HAVE INFLUENCED SCIENCE FICTION (513)
[Panelists: Glenn Hauman (mod), Tom Purdom, Andre Lieven, Bernie Mojzes, Linda Bushyager]
Science fiction has not always had a great track record of anticipating technological advances. Sometimes an invention has to show up in the real world before science fiction writers begin to write about it.
Then what happens?
Sat 6:00 PM in Plaza I (One) (1 hour)
NOT JUST CAPES: THE BEST IN NON-SUPERHERO COMICS (427)
[Panelists: Tony DiGerolamo (mod), Glenn Hauman, Jared Axelrod, James Chambers]
Not every comic book features spandex and superpowers. Some of them are about everyday people. Some are about… other things. But what are the best comics out there without superhero characters?
Come and find out!
Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza VII (Seven) (1 hour)
WHY THE THEME ANTHOLOGY? (517)
[Panelists: Eric Kotani (mod), Lawrence M. Schoen, Mike McPhail, Glenn Hauman, Danielle Ackley-McPhail]
Why do we see so many anthologies on pre-chosen subjects?