Oh man… I am exhausted.  I just got back from a business trip last night, and now I am getting ready to go to bed so I can catch my 6AM flight to Atlanta…

Oh well, it’ll be a fun weekend.  Then I get a couple weeks to recharge until I take my trip to Seattle.

Busy!

polackstravels:

Kiyomizu-dera, Night Cherry Blossom Viewing. Kyoto, Japan.

polackstravels:

Kiyomizu-dera, Night Cherry Blossom Viewing. Kyoto, Japan.

thesamplebeforethedrop:

Keeping this in mind this semester.

thesamplebeforethedrop:

Keeping this in mind this semester.

2014 COMICS AND POPULAR ARTS ACADEMIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY

10:00 AM - WELCOME (COMICS)
Description:
Get a sneak peak at this year’s panel lineup, then hear from CPAAC’s keynote speaker kellysue DeConnick!
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

11:30 AM - GENDER IN SCI-FI FILM (AM SCI-FI MEDIA)
Description:
Scholars Joel Amnot & Johnathan Flowers investigate issues of gender, feminism, and masculine ft masculine ft in sci-fi films like Ender’s Game and Pacific Rim.
Participates:

  • Johnathan Flowers: Mako Mori is (Not) Your Feminist Heroine
  • Joel Amnott: Who is playing Ender’s Game? Whiteness, Masculinity, and Film Adaptation

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Marriott, M301-M302 

11:30 AM - PSYCHOLOGY AND GAMING (TABLETOP GAMING)
Description:
Psychologists Josué Cardona, Woody Harris, & Charles Rohr discuss the use of tabletop games and RPGs in therapy and clinical psychology.
Participants:

  • ·         Josué Cardona & Woody Harris: Gaming Is Good for You: The Positive Effects of Video and Board Gaming
  • ·         Charles Rohr: Roll Knowledge (Psychology): Examining the Role of Tabletop Role Playing Games in Society, Psychology, and Treatment of United States Combat Veterans.

Moderator: Richard Scott Nokes
Location: Hilton, Grand Salon C

2:00PM CPAAC PRESENTER LUNCH

4:00 PM - MYTH IN STARGATE (STARGATE)
Description:
Scholars and fans examine the Stargate franchise as myth-building.
Participants:

  • Richard Scott Nokes

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ


SATURDAY

10:00AM - LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS THEMES IN COMICS (COMICS)
Description:
Scholars of comics, literature, & religion explore literary and theological themes in DC’s ‘New 52’ and ‘Swamp Thing.’ D. Humphries, N. Sheppard.
Participants:

  • Durf Humphries: Old Testaments and the New 52: Conflicting Religions of DC Comics
  • Natalie Sheppard: Abandon Hope, Y’all Who Enter Here: Swamp Thing and Dante’s Journey Through The Divine Comedy

Moderator: Richard Scott Nokes
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

2:30PM - SCI FI: GENDER & UTOPIA (SCIFI LITERATURE)
Description:
Jennifer Hudgens discusses race & gender in Heinlein’s work, & Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder discuss historical & fictional utopias & dystopias.
Participants:

  • Jennifer Hudgens:  RAH, RAH, Womp: Race and Gender in Heinlein’s Science Fiction
  • Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder: The Broken Paradise: the Dystopia Lurking Inside Every Utopia

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Embassy A-B


SUNDAY

10:00 AM - POST-APOCALYPTIC SOCIAL CRITIQUE (APOCALYPSE RISING)
Description:
Critical Social Theorist Clint Jones analyzes the Walking Dead, the Massive, and Snowpiercer to draw conclusions about modern society.
Participants:

  • Clint Jones: Post-Apocalyptic Human Society:  An Examination of the End Times in The Walking Dead, The Massive, and Snowpiercer

Moderator: Damien Williams
Location: Westin, Chastain 1-2

2:30 PM - COMICS, SEMIOTICS, REPRESENTATION (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholars Spencer Chalifour and Jared Hegwood examine symbolic and representational techniques from Superman to Jeff Smith’s RASL.
Participants:

  • Spencer Chalifour: The Very Wheelwork of Nature: The Visual Representation of Alternate Realities in Jeff Smith’s RASL
  • Jared Hegwood: Subject, Signifier, Superman

Moderator: Matthew Brown
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

4:00PM - CPAAC PRESENTERS MEETUP
Description:
CPAAC Panelists meet and discuss experiences at this years conferences, and any improvements or adjustments to be made for the  following year. (Closed Session)

10:00 PM - DREAM LOGIC AND MURDER WIZARDRY (HORROR)
Description:
A discussion of the narrative effects of psychological concepts and themes from MANHUNTER to NBC’s HANNIBAL
Participants:

  • Damien Patrick Williams
  • Cleolinda Jones

Location: Westin, Peachtree 1-2


MONDAY

10:00 AM - COMICS IN THE COMPOSITION CLASSROOM (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholar Karl Mohn and comics professional Kelly Sue DeConnick discuss the various ways that educators can use the comic medium to teach students about composition and narrative.
Participants:

  • Karl Mohn: Comics and Multimodal Composition in the First-Year Composition Classroom
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

11:30 AM - STARGATE AS MYTH (STARGATE)
Panel Title:
Stargate as Stories, Myths, and Personal Identity
Description: The panel examines the rise of new media, & its effect on how we virtualize & mythologize notions of the self & the Stargate community. R.S. Nokes, D. Williams
Participants:

  • Richard Scott Nokes
  • Damien Williams 

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ

1:00 PM - COMICS & FEMINISM (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholars Daniel Amrhein and Kari Storla trace feminist themes from the origins of Wonder Woman to the Tomb Raider reboot comic by Gail Simone.
Participants:

  • Daniel Amrhein: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon
  • Kari Storla: "She’s just one girl": A post (modern) feminist reading of the Tomb Raider reboot
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

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For official maps to help you get around the con, be sure to check here: http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=where_to_go_hyatt (Where home is Hyatt Regency Atlanta,
265 Peachtree Street Northeast,
Atlanta, 30303, US )

In case you missed it.

NEWLY ADDED!

SUNDAY 10:00 PM - ROUNDTABLE ON RACE, GENDER, & SEXUALITY IN COMICS & FANDOM
Description: Open forum for discussing issues of race, gender, and sexuality that arise in the comics industry and fandom in general.
Participants:

  • Matthew J. Brown, Kari Storla, Daniel Amrhein, John Flowers, Vickie Willis, & You!

Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

I’m in “Dream Logic And Murder Wizardry” at the same time, but I’ll be through, after, if it’s still going. And I think it will be,

By the way? In addition to , , Vickie Willis, Dan Amrhein, and Matt Brown, the new panel now has, & .

You do not want to miss this.

acattale said: You have your pilot’s license?

Yup!  I got it way back in the day day of 2005!

Just a bit of cloud watching from our flight to Pennsylvania!

I’m out of town this week, flying.
So, flying selfie?

Aww yeah.

I’m out of town this week, flying.

So, flying selfie?

Aww yeah.