See You at San Diego by Mathew Klickstein audiobook

See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture

By Mathew Klickstein
Foreword by Stan Sakai
Foreword by Jeff Smith
Afterword by RZA
Read by Scott Shaw , James Anderson Foster , Eric Jason Martin , Grover Gardner , Liam DiCosimoJoe HempelJim Meskimen , Hillary Huber , Curt Bonnem , P. J. Ochlan , Eunice Wong , Tim Paige , Feodor Chin , Lisa FlanaganSimon Vance , and Dion Graham

Blackstone Publishing 9781683966517
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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 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. The audiobook also features forewords by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and Jeff Smith (Bone), plus an afterword by Wu-Tang Clan’s own uber-nerd mastermind RZA.

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Summary

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 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.

The audiobook also features forewords by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and Jeff Smith (Bone), plus an afterword by Wu-Tang Clan’s own uber-nerd mastermind RZA.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Finally! An unexpurgated history of Comic-Con and fandom that comes directly from the horse’s mouth—actually a whole herd of horses. The overall result is as pleasantly chaotic as the con itself. What a relief!” Scott Shaw!, Comic-Con co-founder and cartoonist
“These wild and wooly origin stories of San Diego Comic-Con and fandom take us back to the thrilling days of yesteryear, before the crowds and lines, before hall h and Hollywood celebrities, before the endless summer of superhero box office blockbusters, to the halcyon days of the early 1970s when San Diego Comic-Con was the ramshackle creation of first-generation fans, teenagers, and stoners. All of this makes for a colorful oral history, especially from the mouths of the people who lived it firsthand.” Rob Sakowitz author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture

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Author Bio: Mathew Klickstein

Author Bio: Mathew Klickstein

Mathew Klickstein is a longtime writer, producer, and instructor who specializes in arts and culture reportage across all platforms. He was named “Humor Writer of the Month” via the prestigious Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. His writings have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, New York Daily News, and Vulture. He’s the writer of numerous nonfiction books on such topics as The Simpsons, Nickelodeon, and so-called “geek/fan culture.” Klickstein has worked extensively in all facets of live theater, film, and TV, and has recently entered the comic book creation field with his highly acclaimed series You Are Obsolete, currently being developed for television. Comic-Con Begins, his six-part audio documentary about the origins of the San Diego Comic-Con and the rise of modern fandom, was released via SiriusXM/Stitcher throughout Summer 2021. His recent middle-grade reader The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World! received a 2021 Independent Publisher Book Award and is also available as an audiobook from Blackstone Publishing. www.MathewKlickstein.com

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English