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Saturday, October 19 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Glorifying the Villain: From Joker to Punisher to Deadpool

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  1. Why do certain villains, especially in comics, achieved cult-like popularity among fans? Why do we celebrate characters (like the Joker) who aren’t morally ambiguous, but morally reprehensible? Should we be drawing conclusions about society from this trend, or do people just like to root for the bad guy sometimes?

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S.M. Carrière

When S.M. Carrière isn't brutally killing your favourite characters, she spends her time teaching martial arts, live streaming video games, and cuddling her cats. In other words, she spends her time teaching others to kill, streaming her digital kills, and cuddling furry murdere... Read More →
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John Haas

John Haas is a Canadian author living in Ottawa with his two wonderful sons, who give him plenty of motivation to succeed. His fiction appears in such recent anthologies “UnCommon Evil” & “Spring into SciFi”. In the final quarter of 2018 his story “Damned Voyage” won 3rd... Read More →
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Elizabeth Hirst

Elizabeth Hirst has loved fantastic fiction since she first put pen to paper. She has worked as an animator, online game writer and founder of her own small publishing label, and during that time, representing the people, places and culture of Ontario has remained close to her heart... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats