I’ve lived in Boston for four years, and have never attended Boskone. The timing was always off — either I’d be out of town, or…well, out of town.
But this year it’s different! I’ll be signing and reading from one of my novels, and participating in two panels — one on superheroes, and the other on women in comics. Also, I have another event this week on February 12th — over at MIT I’ll be in conversation with Bobbie Chase, Editorial Director of DC Comics. The public is welcome to attend. Here are the details:
Join Bobbie Chase, Editorial Director of DC Comics, and comic book writer, Marjorie Liu (Monstress, Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow), as they discuss the current and future state of the comic book medium, including DC and Marvel’s place in the industry, and how creator owned projects are helping to evolve the face of publishing.
MIT Building 4, Room 231
February 12 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
And here’s my schedule for Boskone!
Are We Living in the Superhero Renaissance?
Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Harbor III (Westin)
Marvel and DC heroes and heroines keep ka-powing at us from every screen and page, reviving the comics industry along the way. Why is the superhero biz suddenly so mega-ultra super? Why is this kind of storytelling so compelling? Is it just the special effects — or do we yearn for superheroes to save us from ourselves? Or from something else?
(Carrie Vaughn, Jack M. Haringa, Daniel M. Kimmel, Marjorie Liu, Marshall Ryan Maresca)
Autographing: Jeffrey Carver, John Langan, Marjorie Liu, Michael Swanwick
Saturday 13:00 – 13:50, Galleria-Autographing (Westin)
Reading: Marjorie Liu
Saturday 17:30 – 17:55, Independence (Westin)
Women in Comics
Sunday 12:00 – 12:50, Marina 2 (Westin)
Do women get the same opportunities as men in comics? Do female superheroes receive fair representation? Are female superheroes ‘over-sexualized’? Let’s examine trends in the comic book industry over the last decade regarding the ‘fairer sex’ in comics. (Carrie Cuinn, D. Lynn Smith, Marjorie Liu, Jane Yolen, Brenda Noiseux)