WonderCon!

Feb. 24th, 2008 10:41 pm
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Well, yesterday was WonderCon and my birthday and I had a great time. We went to some panels and just kind of wandered around, taking it all in.

Panels we went to: Psychology of Batman, The X-Files movie panel (Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were both there, and really funny), Shutter panel (new horror movie with the guy who plays Ando on "Heroes"), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund auction (we got see Jim Lee and Terry Moore draw some pretty cool stuff), "Justice League: The New Frontier" screening (with Bruce Timm, Darwyn Cooke and the other creators doing a Q&A after).

I had a great time, it was a great way to spend my birthday.

Thank you [personal profile] tmelange for the virtual gift and thank you to [personal profile] bradygirl_12 and [personal profile] starsandsea for writing me some wonderful bday fic!

Date: 2008-02-25 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arch-schatten.livejournal.com
Hope you had a very good one! Sounds like the X-Files panel was awesome.. and the psychology of Batman? you gotta elaborate on that!

The new Frontier, eeee!! so awesome! I must get my paws on that.

*hugs* Happy belated birthday!

Date: 2008-02-25 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starsandsea.livejournal.com
Whee! I'm glad you had a good birthday! :D

New Frontier is awesome! *hearts it like crazy* I agree with Mina, though, we need to know more about the Psychology of Batman!

Date: 2008-02-27 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cavaleira.livejournal.com
Thanks Mina!

The Psychology of Batman panel in a nutshell:

I missed the first few minutes, but the Psychology of Batman panel was pretty cool. It was done by this professor from Henderson State University. He talked about how there are so many different versions of Batman depending on who's creating the story that before you can even approach the topic, you have to ask "Wait, which Batman am I talking about?" and the things that are always constant about the character (his parents are dead!!, etc..). He talked a bit about Freud (how the prominence of the mother's pearls in death sequences may have Oedipal allusions) and Jung. Then he went into common tropes about the character or reoccurent literary themes (the orphan child, post-traumatic stress, survivor's guilt, trickster characters, oracles, the shadow self). He also briefly touched on the Batman/Robin subtext (but I think that could be it's own panel, hehe). But ultimately, the psychology of Batman depends on each individual reader and what they want/need to see in the character. And with the long history of the character, there's plenty of evidence for our multiple readings.

Date: 2008-02-27 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cavaleira.livejournal.com
Yay, thanks Star! You should check out my reply to Mina, it'll give you a rundown on the Psychology of Batman panel.

Date: 2008-02-27 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starsandsea.livejournal.com
I can agree with that! It sounds like it was really interesting... :)

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