Eight Squared Con: Eastercon 2013
The 64th British National Science Fiction Convention
29 March - 1 April 2013, Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford
Walter Jon Williams
Edward James (fan)
Eight Squared Con:
Back to the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford, this time in the snow;
it was still as friendly and pleasant
There was lots of great programming, so much so, in fact, that there were several times that
I wanted to go to two parallel sessions simultaneously.
This year is the first time
I took my notes using Evernote
rather than a pen.
Superheroes on Films
Ming, David Tallerman, CE Murphy (M), Susan Booth, Michael Abbott
Faster than a speeding bullet, superheroes have escaped from comics to films
and found a whole new audience!
How have they changed in moving to Hollywood --
is there a formula, when is it worth breaking, and what should be done next?
MA, reading secret heroes comics for over 30 yrs --
upset when films have different continuity from comics --
they can do really good suff in films, and I am watching them get closer to it!
SB, reading since "silver years", except mid70s-early 80s, interested in film adaptation
CE, (moderator) read comics since a kid
DT, written novels, starting a comic book series -- seen nearly all superhero films
Ming -- parents bought me Batman collection 30s-70s, XMen fan, haven't watched all films all the way through!
Favourite -- Avengers,
Avengers v X-Men!
Magneto v Iron Men can't end well!