Come find me at Arisia in Boston from Jan. 18-21! I’ll be paneling, partying, reading and selling.
Here’s my schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30pm – 9:45am (St. James)
It Was Nineteen-Eighty-Something
The twenty-year nostalgia cycle took longer this time, but the Reagan era is back. 2018’s Ready Player One hid its plot in a fire hose of 80s references. Stranger Things views its horror through the lens of an event miniseries of the era. We’ve revisited the golden age of pro wrestling via GLOW, and followed a teen obsessed with Star Wars and Transformers on The Goldbergs. Do these or other productions recapture the feel of that time? What’s missing? Grab your Aqua Net and join us!
Also scheduled to appear: Kevin Eldridge, Amy J. Murphy, Andy Hicks, Troy Minkowsky
Saturday, Jan. 19, 11:30-12:45 pm (Beacon Hill)
TV Year in Review
Our annual look back at SF, horror, and fantasy in 2017 on TV (including streaming services). What were the memorable shows? What are the new ones to watch? What’s hot and what’s not?
Also scheduled to appear: Gordon Linzner, Hildy Silverman, Marianna Martin, Ari Donnelly
Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30-9:45pm (Cabot)
Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
Come discover your new favorite writer as members of Broad Universe read short excerpts from their work. Each writer has just a few minutes to show you what she’s capable of! We offer chocolate and the chance to win prizes. Broad Universe is an international organization that supports women writers, editors, and publishers.
Also scheduled to appear: Morven Westfield, Trisha Wooldridge, Heather Albano, Julie C. Day (and possibly some special guests)
Sunday, Jan. 20, 11:30am – 12:40pm (Beacon Hill)
TV Dinners for the Soul: Media as Comfort Food
Work, family, the world being on fire pretty much all the time; life can be a lot. Events can leave us feeling overwhelmed, drained, upset, and agitated. Disconnecting and engaging with something that turns all that off for a while can give us what we need to recharge. Treasured reruns, movies from childhood, or very polite British people baking things can act as a reset button. What do you watch that helps you center yourself when you really need a break?
Also scheduled to appear: Mel Choyce, Elizabeth Leggett, Mink Rose, Ari Donnelly
Sunday, Jan. 20, 1:00pm – 2:15pm (Clarendon)
Movie Year in Review
Our annual look back at the year in SF, horror, and fantasy film. Our panel of experts will cover every theatrical release of 2018. Find out which ones are worth catching up with. Note: Time for audience participation is reserved for the end of our panel’s high speed review.
Also scheduled to appear: Deirdre Crimmins, Bob Chipman, Megan Kearns