Comicazi co-founder Bob will be speaking on 5 (!!!) panels at Boskone, New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention!
Boskone takes place from Friday February 17th to Sunday February 19th this year, and they have some great programs and guests lined up. Bob will be speaking on panels covering everything from comics for kids, local book stores, and DC’s cinematic universe. We’re proud to have Comicazi well represented at the show!
Additional details about Boskone, including ticket prices, show times, and special guests can all be found on their official site: http://www.boskone.org
We’ll see you there!
FRIDAY, February 17, 2017
Brenda Noiseux (M), Robert Howard, Elwin Cotman, Josh Dahl
Harbor III · 60 min · Panel
Comics hold a multicolored mirror up to society. They can present social dilemmas in a very direct way. What do SF comics say about the questions that trouble us today? What comics — speculative fiction or otherwise — deal with diversity, mental illness from dementia to autism, or societal issues from the Occupy movement to homicide by cop? Which current confrontational comics are particularly worth reading?
SATURDAY, February 18, 2017
Comics for Kids
Robert Howard, Josh Dahl
Galleria · 60 min · Children – DragonsLair
Comic Books Are Frozen Movies
Brenda Noiseux (M), Chris Irvin, Robert Howard, Kirbi Fagan, Josh Dahl
Marina 3 · 60 min · Panel
Why comic books — more than novels or short stories or video games or real-life events — are the ideal form of source material for cinematic storytelling.
SUNDAY, February 19, 2017
Brick and Mortar: Bookstores Then, Now, and Tomorrow
Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Robert Howard, Joe Siclari (M), Ian Randal Strock, Lauren Roy
Marina 4 · 60 min · Panel
Despite surges in online and ebook sales: at least for now, bookstores are here to stay. Our panelists share their favorite stories about the printed matter palaces they love, how to support them, and what continued life they’re finding in today’s publishing world. How can we make better use of our bookstores? What purpose do they serve for authors, publishers, and readers? If they ever disappear, whatever will we do?
Wonder Woman and The Justice League
Dan Moren, Robert Howard (M), Jennifer Pelland, Erin Underwood
Marina 1 · 60 min · Panel
The Justice League is coming in a sequence of dark and edgy movies. Characters such as The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Batman, and Superman fill the slate of characters who will be appearing. Wonder Woman stands alone as the sole female superhero in these films. Is it enough that these big multi-superhero films include a single female superhero, or are they continuing to miss the point?
You can check out the full schedule of panels and discussions for Boskone here: http://www.boskone.org/program-event/schedule/