Dr. Marc DiPaolo

Dr. Marc DiPaolo

Academia / Panelist Guest / Writer

Marc DiPaolo has twenty years of college teaching experience. He has published nine books, including Fire and Snow: Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones and War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film. DiPaolo has also (co-)edited five cultural studies anthologies, plus the Pearson composition textbook The Conscious Reader. A former New York reporter and consultant for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, he has appeared on Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (AMC), in The Times (UK), and on BBC4 and NPR.

Website: https://drdipaolo.wixsite.com/marc

Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B

Before and After the Apocalypse

What happens after the world ends? How has the threat of apocalypse changed how we live, how we work, how we govern in the modern age? What's the state of the grid, and all the things we take for granted?

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Frayser, Michelle Muenzler, Jeff Provine, Haileigh Todd, Adam J. Whitlatch

Tracks: Science Fiction, STEM, History, Pop Culture & Entertainment

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Noble

Readings: SF: Past, Present, Future

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Tim Morgan

Tracks: Writing & Publication

Tags: Reading

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Noon | Location: Boomer B

In Defense of Difficult Women

Maleficent, Elphaba, Ursula, and other witchy women who won't stay where we put them. Panelists dissect the characterizations of complex women in SF storytelling, how they are written well or written poorly. How do these characterizations of women compare to real-life portrayals of women in media?

Panelists: Shai Fenwick, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, J. H. Fleming, Marguerite Reed, Sissy Space, Caroline Spector

Tracks: Writing & Publication

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma G

Endgame, and the Future of the MCU

Discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the year's exciting new additions to the franchise and what Endgame means for the future of some of our favorite superheroes.

Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Phillip Hollecker, vickey malone kennedy, Ethan Nahté

Tracks: Film & TV, Comics

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma E - Autograph Tables


Panelists: Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Bekah June, Steven E. Wedel

Tracks: Autographs

Tags: Autographs

Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. | Location: Boomer B

Cinematropolis Live Podcast: Mourning Game of Thrones

The hit HBO series is finally complete. Was it satisfying? Where do we go from here? How will this affect the conclusion of the book series? Join for this live recording and discussion with Cinematropolis Podcast.

Panelists: Caleb Masters, Alexandra Bohannon, Dr. Marc DiPaolo, B. J. Thrower

Tracks: Podcasting, Fandoms

Tags: Podcast Live Recording

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