Loscon 35
November 28-30 2008, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Loscon

Comics Panels

COMIC BOOKS TO MOVIES There seems to be no end of movies based on comics, ranging from Superheroes to the more esoteric V for Vendetta. Some of them work creatively, some financially, some do both. But some don’t. What works? What doesn’t? And where do filmmakers go wrong?

COMICS: WORDS & PICTURES An in-depth look at the art of bringing together the story, the dialogue, and the images that make comic books and graphic novels a unique art form.

FROM SMALLVILLE TO SECRET IDENTITY Kurt Busiek, Jeph Loeb/Alfred Miller, Grant Morrison, and others have found radically different ways to retell and re-invent Superman’s story. Panelists discuss approaches that add to and detract from the collective myth.

WHAT IF SUPERHEROES WERE REAL? Superpowers we’ll accept as a given. But what effects would there be on society if there really were superheroes? Would governments just let them act? Would near absolute power corrupt? Would the existence of superheroes ultimately bring forth supervillains? What toll (or benefit) would the world see from years or decades of superpowered daring-do?