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Wizard World St. Louis 2018 Panel: The High Cost of Resurrection

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Panel at Wizard World St. Louis 2018 Comic Con

St. Louis is Nerd For A Living’s hometown, so we’re always excited to take part in the STL installment of the Wizard World pop culture convention.

For the 2018 show, N4AL’s Adron Buske will be presenting our “High Cost of Resurrection” panel, with a group of writer guest speakers. Details below.

Wizard World St. Louis is February 2nd-4th, 2018, at the America’s Center — 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101.


Saturday Programming

The High Cost of Resurrection: The Ramifications of Bringing Characters Back to Life

The High Cost of Resurrection: The Ramifications of Bringing Characters Back to Life

Saturday, February 3rd | 3:30-4:15pm | Room 151

It’s known as the “Comic Book Death”: the killing of a character in a work of fiction only to bring them “back”. Superman, Jon Snow, Agent Coulson, Buffy Summers… popular characters are just too resilient to remain in the grave. But does that damage the stories’ impact? How emotionally invested can an audience be when big consequences are easily reversed? Nerd For A Living podcast host Adron Buske talks with a panel of writers about this pervasive trope, and when it has (and hasn’t) worked.

Panelists include:

  • Ryan Dalton – author, The Year of Lightning; The Black Tempest; The Genesis Flame
  • J.R. Frontera – author, The Hound of God; End of the Line; In Death, Everything
  • Kristin Helling – author, The Altruism Effect; The Bystander Effect; Capsule
  • Melody Meiners – freelance writer, ghostwriter and story consultant