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EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.

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Sunday, March 31 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Red Queen's Race: Big Business Superhero Comics

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DC’s “New 52”, Marvel’s “Marvel Now”: it seems as if the publishers of superhero comics always need to be reinventing themselves, but always as the same thing as before. Michael Abbott, Liz Batty, Susan Booth and Roz Kaveney ask if this is healthy, or if there’s an alternative they’ve missed.


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Michael Abbott

Eastercon programming archminion. Supremely talented Mike Nesmith impersonator.
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Susan Booth

I've been reading SF for 57 years, and fantasy for a little less. I remember hiding behind the sofa watching 'Quatermass and the Pit' and have been an active member of media fandom for many years, including writing both meta and fan fiction about films and TV. I was there for super hero comic books at the start of the Silver Age and have read comics on and off ever since. My first convention was Seacon '79. I attempt pro fiction. Surely that's... Read More →


Sunday March 31, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court