Next weekend (Jan. 12-15) is Arisia, the annual Boston area science fiction convention. I'll be there doing panels, a reading, autographing, and just hanging out. If you're there, please say hello. And if you're interested, here's my schedule:
Movie Year in Review Marina 1 Sat 11:30 AM
Our annual look back at the year in SF, horror, and fantasy film. Our panel of experts will cover every theatrical release of 2017. Find out which ones are worth catching up with. Note: Time for audience participation is reserved for the end of our panel's high speed review.
Judaism's Influence on SF/F Marina 2 Sat 4:00 PM
Jewish theology and culture permeates SFF & fandom from popular comics to well-known science fiction stories, which filters down in unrealized ways to fandom. What effect has Judaism had on the development of SF/F and fandom in general? Join our panel of knowledgeable fen to learn about Jewish influences.
Riverdale: A Great Place to Get Away With It All Marina 3 Sun 10:00 AM
Most people could be forgiven for not thinking that an *Archie* comics teen version of *Twin Peaks* would be an obvious, unqualified success. Nevertheless, *Riverdale* premiered in 2017 to strong ratings, positive reviews, and picked up a Saturn Award along the way. What is it that makes Archie and his gang work for a modern audience?
Mixed Genre Reading Hale Reading Mon 10:00 AM Fantasy, fanfic and Frankenstein; our authors will be reading their own works of fiction.