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Paul Levitz
Paul Levitz
Lecturer, American Studies Department, Columbia Unviersity
The Rise of Geek Culture
The Rise of Geek Culture
What forces conspired to allow geek culture to break out of the basement and dominate the movie theater, television and even young adult publishing? In an era when The Big Bang Theory can devote an episode to the challenges of getting tickets to Comicon, to an audience over ten million viewers who understands the context, what’s left to conquer? In his talk, Levitz will explore how geekdom rose to the top.
Fontana's (Age 21+)
105 Eldridge Street
Manhattan, NY 10002, USA
Bio
Paul Levitz is the only writer to appear on the New York Times' Graphic Books Bestseller Lists for both fiction and non-fiction. He teaches Columbia University's American Graphic Novel course, and was an award-winning fanzine editor in Brooklyn before Brooklyn was cool, the editor of BATMAN, served as the President & Publisher of DC Comics, and has written over 400 stories for comics, including the Eisner Award-winning 75 YEARS OF DC COMICS: THE ART OF MODERN MYTHMAKING (Taschen, 2010) and the forthcoming WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (Abrams ComicArts, 2015).