Since 1977, Madison has hosted an annual spring event called WisCon, a convention that aims to highlight the role of women and other marginalized groups in science fiction. It proudly calls itself the world’s first feminist science-fiction convention. The 41st annual WisCon takes place May 26–29 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Ahead of the event, […]
The new movie The Emissary from writer/director/actor Tim Erskine. Erskine an Indiana native, shot the sci-fi comedy entirely in his family’s ancestral home, Wisconsin’s Door County. The movie will screen this Friday, January 13th at the Threshold event venue, 2717 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Tim Erskine joins the Buzz and Brian Standing by phone.
Marilyn Taylor interviews poet F.J. Bergmann about Madison’s poetry subculture and madpoetry.org. F.J. Bergmann is interested in speculative and science fiction poetry.
UW Communications Arts Ph.D. candidate Ashley Hinck studies “Fan activism and fan performances of citizenship, including football, D.C. Comics and Harry Potter.” She joined Brian Standing on Monday, September 23 to talk about how fan subcultures are making a difference in the real world. You can read Ashley’s entire paper here.