Monday, February 27, 2012

EVENT: Fantasy & Pop Culture Panel with Denise Mina, Kelly Link & Robert Shearman

Above: Zine creator and writer Kelly Link, novelist Denise Mina & fantasy and screenwriter Robert Shearman.

As a part of the Wellington Writers & Readers Festival 2012, taking place from the 9th - 14th of March, a trio of writers whose work collectively covers a wide spectrum of pop culture, will be discussing their writing in a fantasy-filled hour at the Embassy Theatre on March 14th. The panel will be hosted by NZ cartoonist and fantasy writer Dylan Horrocks.

Above: Denise Mina's two Hellblazer collections, covers by Lee Bermejo. Copyright DC Comics/Vertigo 2012.

Scottish writer Denise Mina is best known for her hard-hitting crime novels, but to comics readers she's the author of a well-regarded run on Vertigo's flagship title, John Constantine: Hellblazer. Her run was collected in two volumes: Empathy Is The Enemy and The Red Right Hand. She's also written A Sickness In The Family for Vertigo's Crime line, and was just announced as the writer for the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series.

Above: Cover for Book One of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Graphic novel. Cover by Lee Bermejo. Copyright DC Comics/Vertigo 2012.

Robert Shearman is a writer with some serious geek credentials, having written the episode Dalek for the modern Doctor Who TV series, which re-introduced the Daleks to a whole new generation of viewers.

And rounding out the trio is Kelly Link, an award-winning writer and zine creator. Her collections of short stories include: Stranger Things HappenMagic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters.

The panel will be taking place at The Embassy Theatre, Wellington, Wednesday 14th of March at 3.30pm. Tickets are $18 ($10 for students). You can book through Ticketek HERE.


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