Marc DiPaolo has twenty years of college teaching experience. He has published nine books, including Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones and War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film. DiPaolo has also (co-)edited five cultural studies anthologies, plus the Pearson composition textbook The Conscious Reader. A former New York reporter and consultant for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, he has appeared on Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (AMC), in The Times (UK), and on BBC4 and NPR.
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Before and After the Apocalypse
What happens after the world ends? How has the threat of apocalypse changed how we live, how we work, how we govern in the modern age? What's the state of the grid, and all the things we take for granted?
Maleficent, Elphaba, Ursula, and other witchy women who won't stay where we put them. Panelists dissect the characterizations of complex women in SF storytelling, how they are written well or written poorly. How do these characterizations of women compare to real-life portrayals of women in media?
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B
Cinematropolis Live Podcast: Mourning Game of Thrones
The hit HBO series is finally complete. Was it satisfying? Where do we go from here? How will this affect the conclusion of the book series? Join for this live recording and discussion with Cinematropolis Podcast.