THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE
July 27, 2004 - Here are my photos from the 2004 Comic Con in San Diego (July 21-25), at which I, Pete Coogan, and Chuck Loridans presented on the Wold Newton Universe at the Comics Arts Conference on Thursday, July 22.
July 31, 2004 - On Thursday, July 22, 2004: 3:00-4:00 Comics Arts Conference Session 2: Literary Archaeology and ParascholarshipContributors to Creative Mythography: An Expansion of Philip Josť Farmer's Wold Newton Universe,* editor Win Eckert, Pete Coogan (Fontbonne University), and Wold-Newton scholar Chuck Loridans explain the literary archeology of works of parascholarship such as Farmers hoax biography Tarzan Alive, Mark Gruenwalds prozine Omniverse, and James Sturms Unstable Molecules. They discuss the theory and methodology of parascholarship and trace the composition of an article from their forthcoming book. Sociologist Clyde McDaniel (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) responds.
*1/14/2005: The book is now entitled Myths for the Modern Age: Philip Josť Farmer's Wold Newton Universe.
Here is the presentation. You can either view it in frames with the Outline, with or without the Notes displaying, or in full-screen Slide Show mode. Click the "Back" button on your browser when you are done.
Here is the Response by Dr. Clyde McDaniel. Win Eckert, Pete Coogan, and Chuck Loridans would like to thank Dr. McDaniel for his interest in, and attention to, our efforts.
Or watch it all right here:
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Tuesday, July 20
On the Embarcadero
On the retired carrier Midway
Wednesday, July 21
A few Wold Newton moments
The Comic Con is very prominently promoted in San Diego
The HMS Surprise from the film Master and Commander
Thursday, July 22
Lord of the Rings exhibit at the Comic Con
Chuck Loridans, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Win Eckert at JM's Hollywood Comics booth
Comics Arts Conference Session 2: Literary Archaeology and Parascholarship
Friday, July 23
Win, Chuck, Caveman Robot, and Andrew
MonkeyPunch, the creator of Lupin III
Forrest J. Ackerman(!) and science-fiction writer Greg Bear
Chuck meets Forry!
I'm Gumby, Dammit!
Saturday, July 24
The amazing Ray Bradbury
Giant robots invade San Diego. Only Sky Captain can save us now!
Win and Forry in an action shot
Pete, Win, and Chuck at the bar
"I'm crushing your head, I'm crushing your head!"
Pete waxing scholarly....
...and Chuck waxing poetic...
Sunday, July 25
At the San Diego Zoo, before heading home
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