In any case, you can find me chatting on the following panels.
All Good Things Must Come to an End
When it comes to a long-running SFF series, few things are more divisive than its grand finale. Mass Effect, the Avengers, and Game of Thrones all went out with a controversial bang. After all that anticipation, is there a way to make sure the fans are satisfied, rather than disappointed? And considering Rise of Skywalker is next on the roster, what's the best way to give a good story the ending it deserves?
Glorifying the Villain: From Joker to Punisher to Deadpool
Why do certain villains, especially in comics, achieve cult-like popularity among fans? Why do we celebrate characters (like the Joker) who aren’t morally ambiguous, but morally reprehensible? Should we be drawing conclusions about society from this trend, or do people just like to root for the bad guy sometimes?
Incidentally, when I'm not on a panel or attending any of my convention appointments, you can find me at my table in the dealer's room. Do drop by for a chat! I'd love to see you.
I will also, I hope, be done with my appointments in time to head on over to Derek Künsken's launch party Friday evening. If you catch me there, say hello, as I'll probably be too tired to stick around much after I get my book signed.
Can*Con has an incredible list of panels this year, not to mention their excellent science track. For a full list of panels and lectures to attend, click here.
Right, I'm off to fix up this [long string of expletives] synopsis.