Panel Video: Weaving a Story: Narrative Traps, Collapse, and Substitution in Anime at Anime Boston 2017


A panel I gave at Anime Boston 2017, talking about narrative structure in anime.
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The first three chapters of Animated Discussions cover the same topics in greater depth. Buy it any of the sites listed at that link!

Anime Boston 2016 Schedule

I will be at Anime Boston this coming weekend, March 25 – 27, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston! I’ll be presenting the following panels, all more or less new (dates/times/rooms subject to change):

  • 10-11 a.m. Friday, Hynes Panel 302/304: EVA Pilots, Rose Brides, and Puella Magi: Heroic Truma and Anime
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Hynes Panel 310: The Duel Named Revolution: Making Sense of Revolutionary Girl Utena (based loosely on the series of entries I did on Utena back when)
  • 1-2 p.m. Friday, Latin Latin Madoka More Latin V: The Incubators Strike Back
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Hynes Panel 208: Analyzing Anime 101: How to Watch
  • 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Sheraton Panel Constitution 1: Fullmetal Alchemy: Real-World Alchemical Tradition and FMA (based loosely on the entry of the same name I did back when)

Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood! If not, I intend to record all of them except Analyzing Anime, which has too much audience participation to work as a video.

Star Trek, 9/11, and the Age of Perpetual War


A panel I gave at Connecticon 2015, talking about differences between 90s Trek and modern versions, and how those reflect changes in American attitudes to war, terror, and security.
The panel ran out of time, so the last half hour has never been seen anywhere before!
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My in-character STO blog: http://e-n-morwen.tumblr.com

The Near-Apocalypse of '09: Heroic Trauma and the Protector Fantasy in the DCAU


Recording of a panel I gave at Connecticon 2015.
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ETA: If you’re having trouble understanding me because of the ridiculously loud panel in the next room, turn on closed captioning! It’s not YouTube’s shitty auto-captioning, I actually transcribed myself.

Vlog Review: Gravity Falls S1E4

 
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Vlog Review: Gravity Falls S1E3

 
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Vlog Review: Gravity Falls S1E2

 
Reminder that Patreon backers can see these videos (including Korra, Steven Universe, and now Gravity Falls, plus my panels on anime and the apocalypse, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and postmodern anime) 4-5 weeks early AND Near-Apocalypse articles four MONTHS early!
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