Monday, October 12, 2015

ZAPPCON this weekend in Fresno!

ZAPPCON is finally here this week and Lao American artist and writer Nor Sanavongsay and I will be exhibiting and presenting there in Fresno. We're really excited for them as they mark their second year.

We're always excited to be able to come to the Central Valley to discuss science fiction, fantasy, horror, myths and legends, and this year we're going to be discussing Southeast Asian Superheroics and Lovecraftian Laos.

Southeast Asia Superheroics! 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and the beginning of the refugee journey for over a million people from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In this panel we provide a look at how comics have depicted this journey from the pages of Iron Man and G.I. Joe to G.B. Tran's award-winning Vietnamerica and the DC comics hero Katharsis.

Lovecraftian Laos: Laos isn't the first place you'd think to connect the cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft, especially considering it's a landlocked nation, but in this discussion we look at where traditional myths and classic monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos can collide!

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