This year our panelists returned to their first convention in a very long time, VanCAF 2022, and walked away with some books worth sharing. We discuss Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly, Mmm Syrup and Prayer of the Ninth House by Tajliya Jamal, Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas, Science Ghost by Christian Haruki Lett, You Can’t Get There from Here by Shannon Kao, Where Have You Been? by Ivana Filipovich, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks, The Year 50 Project by Jason Turner, and Our Little Secret by Emily Carrington. We also get into the past and future of comics conventions and comics infrastructure, cosplay, -bounding, and Comics Prom. There’s a lot to talk about!
Also mentioned in this episode:
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Firebug by Johnnie Christmas
The War at Ellesmere, Zombies Calling, Demonology 101, Ice, and Ride On all by Faith Erin Hicks
True Loves, The Year 40 Project, Outbreak Diaries, and Sad Vampire all by Jason Turner
You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife edited by Kel McDonald and Andrea Purcell
The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor
Let’s Write Some Solarpunk by Jam
As well as VanCAF, TCAF, Emerald City Comic Con, SPX, the Portland Zine Symposium, Calgary Expo, Pentacon, Minicomi, Anime Revolution, Anime Evolution, Camosun Comic Arts Festival, and Canzine.
Music by Sleuth
Our next episode will be on Mare Internum by Dershing Helmer.