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Sunday, March 31 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Reboot: Reinvigorating a Tired Franchise, or Worst Idea Ever?

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The entertainment world, with its plethora of great characters and interesting universes, is no stranger to reboots and expanding universes. It is often a chance to widen appeal and make it easy for new readers to jump in and gives a chance to update outmoded ways of thinking. These reinventions and expansions must navigate shaking up a formula, reframing a world, and bringing a contemporary eye to classic stories and iconic characters without alienating the core audience that fell for these beloved characters so many years ago. Join Cecil Castellucci (Female Furies), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Age of Republic), Sarah Kuhn (Shadow of the Batgirl), Jackson Lanzing (Star Trek: Year 5), Javi Grillo-Marxuach (The Dark Crystal) as they discuss how to breathe new life in old characters and avoid the unforgiving pit of the trite homage.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 209