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Saturday, November 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Casting Affects Our Perception
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How does the choice of an actor for a role impact not only what we think of that character, but the narrative they sustain? How did the choice of Jason Momoa for Aquaman change our impression of what Atlantis would be like, and our expectations of his role in the films? What about the decision to cast Scarlet Johansson as Major Kusanagi? If, say, Lupita Nyong'o was playing Daenerys Targaryen, how would that alter the meaning surrounding that character's arc in Game of Thrones?

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Orenthal Hawkins

Orenthal V. Hawkins is an IT professional and a self-described Pop Culture Fiend. He is also adorkable, geektastic & delightfully nerdy. He is also 100% original and not a reboot. From B-movies to anime, from Old Time Radio to the Golden Age of Television, comic books and the film... Read More →
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Kim Kindya

Kim Kindya is a freelance web content manager, editor, writer, and event planne. She has worked at the SoHo ArtHouse (formerly the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art) in New York City, where she organized the successful AniMiniCon SoHo anime convention for 3 years. She has also been a producer... Read More →
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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she's exploring how the genre came out of the scientific history of the period. She has... Read More →
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Carl Paolino

Carl Paolino is a veteran of the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, screenwriter, and production designer, his credits include feature films, television series, music videos, Broadway shows, and television commercials. His animated productions include: MTV’s Celebrity... Read More →
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Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is a professor of autodidactism, stand-up philosopher, not-recently-published writer, former president of the Science Fiction Forum, freelance punslinger, and a co-founder of a hat trick of sf conventions. "Geek, Nerd, AND Dork? I'm a Triple Threat!"


Saturday November 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza IV