Hey all! To my fellow fans of YA literature and comic books – Believe In Wonder Publishing and yours truly will be guest panelist this weekend at Rose City Comic Con! Cool huh? Here are the details:
How to Survive the Apocalypse: Can Story Save Us?
Room: Panel Room 7
Time: Saturday, Sept. 19,12:00PM - 12:50PM
Description: For hundreds of thousands of years, humans have used storytelling to pass down survival myths—teaching their children and community. Today our culture has new myths. And lots of them. The apocalypse is booming in young adult fiction, comics, and movies. Does this stem from our disconnection from Nature? Is it climate change, drought, and overpopulation that terrify us? What are we seeking from this new mythology? Why are today’s kids so compelled by dystopian parables? Is it possible that they represent hope for a better tomorrow? Can story help us survive the impending onslaught?
Tony Deis: founder Trackers Earth, which serves 15K+ kids per year)
Brian Parker: owner of Believe In Wonder Publishing, and author of YA novel Crow in the Hollow: A New World Fantasy and graphic novel You Can Rely on Platypi
Aaron Duran: founder of Geek in the City Comics, producer of Geek in the City Radio, and comic writer and creator.
Paul Gaunin: Eisner nominee, Inkpot Award winner, co-founder of Periscope Studio.
Carmen Merlot: Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.
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