Monday, October 28, 2013

San Diego Comic Fest 2013

Thank you to the San Diego Comic Fest organizers for inviting me to present on one of my favorite topics: Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols in the role of Lt. Uhura. I thoroughly enjoyed the audience interaction after my presentation. They posed fascinating questions providing food for thought. Nichol's role is getting increasing attention not only from fans but from scholars as well. It was my maiden voyage into publicly speaking about my long time fascination with space and Sci. Fi.



                                                          Nichelle Nichols


Readers know how I enjoy meeting new talent and on Friday evening before my presentation, I walked past the graphic artists' room. A bit shy, I waited until Sunday to go in, but met two really talented and nice guys. So let me mention them first: Rodney Anderson Jr. and Aaron Moore.


       Delores Fisher with graphic artist/novelist Rodney Anderson Jr.

Rodney autographed and gave me this sample of his original artwork that I'm holding. (Definitely looking for this work to become a collector's item as his talent continues to get media buzz.)

                Delores Fisher with graphic Aaron Moore at Comicfest

Aaron and I are holding a sample of his artwork that is also getting media notice.             

Had to give props . . .now, for the rest of the convention. . . . . .As I walked around the event at the Town and Country Convention Center Friday afternoon before my presentation, I saw award winning author Eric Shanower http://age-of-bronze.com/ signing autographs and had a chance to chat with him for a few minutes. His popular works are an inspiration for others in the genre.

For refreshments, Friday and Sunday, I was chillin' at the theme decorated "Draco Tavern" where lie readings and other events highlighted the tasty eats. Previous Saturday engagements left me anticipating my return to the Comicfest on Sunday.

On Sunday from 11:15 to 12:15, I had a blast participating on the panel discussion of: "It's the End of the World As We Know It" with Clayton Moor, James Morris, and Stephen Potts: thank you for the fun and intense discussion. Seriously guys . . . you rock!!! Oh yea,  a shout out to fellow blogger whose handle is Nerdie Girl http://www.thenerdygirlie.com/2013/10/san-diego-comic-fest-2013.html thank you for the positive press! Here's her photo of our panel.

                            Yep, Carpe Noctum readers, that's me in the hat!!!!

After our panel, I attended the lively and informative discussion on  "Uhura and Leia: Sci Fi Chicks and the Evolution of Feminism." Star Trek expert, professor John Putnam (San Diego State University), Bjo Trimble, and Stephanie Slater provided anecdotes, research stats, and critical analysis that had the filled to capacity crowd on seats edge with enjoyment.

Completing my maiden voyage,
"Hailing frequencies open captain:" signing on for more convention adventures,
Delores Fisher



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