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Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Superman Beyond Borders: The Cross-Cultural Importance of Comics
Thursday, September 20
As part of the Brown County Library Countdown to Comic-Con, join UWGB professors Dr. Bryan Carr and Dr. Regan Gurung for a discussion of the cross-cultural significance of comics, science fiction, and fantasy. Among the topics to be discussed: Superman and the immigrant experience, the rising influence of the Afrofuturism genre, and more! This discussion will be recorded for a future episode of the Serious Fun podcast from UW-Green Bay’s Phoenix Studios!
Featuring International Award-Winning Novelist Nnedi Okorafor!
We welcome Nnedi, an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”.
Nnedi’s books include Lagoon (a British Science Fiction Association Award finalist for Best Novel), Who Fears Death (a World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel), Kabu Kabu (A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (a CBS Parallax Award winner).
Her latest works include her novel The Book of Phoenix (an Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist), her Binti Trilogy ( the first of which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella) and her children’s book Chicken in the Kitchen (winner of an Africana Book Award), and Akata Warrior. She has recently written a number of Black Panther comics, and has just been announced as the writer for the upcoming Shuri series, about Black Panther’s sister.”
Nnedi is a Full Professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY).
Author and game designer John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. He’s best known for his Star Wars work, including Star Wars: Knight Errant, his national bestselling novel from Del Rey; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith; and his long-running Knights of the Old Republic comics series from Dark Horse. He’s written comics for Mass Effect, Iron Man, The Simpsons, and Indiana Jones, and has written for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Miller is also a noted comics industry historian, specializing in studying comic-book circulation. He also coauthored the Standard Catalog of Comic Books series. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.
Carli Ihde is an illustrator, animator, painter, henna tattoo artist and sculptor. She has completed comic book and book illustration, including covers for Dynamite Comics. Carli is based in Wisconsin.
- Dress as your favorite superhero or movie character or just hang out with fellow fans of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Settlers of Catan and more!
- Enter a cosplay contest Read the cosplay guidelines.
- Participate in new and favorite games
- Shop and meet the creators at our Artist Alley and much more!
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