Mathew Klickstein Live at Aspen Grove

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Mathew Klickstein to our Aspen Grove location on September 20th at 6:00pm. He will be presenting his book See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture. This is a free, nonticketed event open to the public.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless intimate, hilarious, and often-thought provoking stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of today’s convention and fandom community.

See You At San Diego is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of the Comic-Con and fandom scene. This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and the story of the transformation of mainstream American pop culture into comic book culture over the past century.

Join some of the biggest names in fandom as they launch off at ludicrous speed into the spiraling galaxy of geek culture through the kaleidoscopic lens of the planet’s biggest pop culture gathering worldwide (clocked twice by Guinness!): the San Diego Comic-Con. With such special guests as: Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Scott Aukerman, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Trina Robbins, the Russo Bros., Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Seeley, Kevin Eastman, and many others — along with 400+ photos and art — the book also features forewords by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and by Jeff Smith (Bone), plus an afterword by Wu-Tang Clan’s own uber-nerd mastermind RZA.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mathew Klickstein is a prominent pop culture historian, having penned such books as: SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age; Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons (w/ original series writer Mike Reiss); and Selling Nostalgia: A Neurotic Novel. A longtime journalist, documentary filmmaker, television producer, playwright, podcaster, and novelist, Klickstein also recently dipped his toe in the comic book creation realm with his series You Are Obsolete. His six-part audio documentary Comic-Con Begins, in partnership with SiriusXM/Stitcher, is available on all audio platforms (www.MathewKlickstein.com) and now expanded in a visually-explosive book form as See You At San Diego (2022). He lives in Dayton, OH.

 

See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture By Mathew Klickstein, Stan Sakai (Foreword by), Jeff Smith (Foreword by), RZA (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Mathew Klickstein, Stan Sakai (Foreword by), Jeff Smith (Foreword by), RZA (Afterword by)
$39.99
ISBN: 9781683966517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fantagraphics - September 6th, 2022

Event Location: 
Aspen Grove