While supplies last, you can get a free chapbook “I Haunt the Spaceship” written by Brian C. Baer, author of “How He-Man Mastered the Universe” and “Bad Publicity,” at the Penguinate table (B91). These chapbooks contain three short stories that center around death and the afterlife. Ghosts on spaceships, a serial killer at a “recovery resort,” and the delay of a film production are all part of the fun.
Baer’s extensive knowledge of the pop cultural phenomenon is on display in “How He-Man Mastered the Universe.” His interviews and research are part of the work that he put into the book, but just as important to the book is the reason behind his passion for He-Man. Baer explores how deregulation changed the world of children’s television and how He-Man led the charge.
Baer’s fictional work, “Bad Publicity” is a noir story involving a tabloid reporter and his ghost informer. The trade-off for great information and what it leads to may be more them the reporter is willing to surrender.
Supplies of “I Haunt the Spaceship” are extremely limited. Make
your way to table B91 and claim your copy on Friday! (They will be available
all weekend if they last that long!)
With just one more day to go, I wanted to highlight a couple of great things at our table. First, if you know the secret pass phrase and you are one of the first two people to say it at the Penguinate table (A1), you could win a tiny Avenger!
On Jun 1 and 2, 2019, Author Brian C. Baer will be attending Lilac City Comicon 2019 as a panel moderator and guest author signing books at the Penguinate table (A1). Baer will host panels on both days and will sign books from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Penguinate table on Sunday only. You will be able to purchase Baer’s books throughout the weekend.
Baer is the author of “How He-Man Mastered the Universe.” His seminal work on the Master of the Universe franchise examines the social and cultural impacts that the He-Man cartoons had on Children’s television. It also discusses the cult classic film adaptation. Baer’s adept analysis and thorough research bring to light new information that many people aren’t aware of.
By connecting He-Man to the greater cultural and political
movements of 1983, Baer achieves something that few authors are capable of. He reveals
the reasons why He-Man is truly important to the U.S. culture and allows the
reader to draw conclusions about how that has affected the present. On the
surface, it’s difficult to fathom how He-Man has affected those who grew up
Baer’s detailed dissection of the He-Man film helps this book
to stand out as a labor of love. His own personal connection reinforces the
importance of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
Baer’s “Bad Publicity” is a story about an entertainment journalist who has a ghost helping him dig up dirt on the rich and famous. A noir detective story, “Bad Publicity” is as inventive as it is entertaining. If you like detective or ghost stories, Baer’s book will find a prized place on your shelf.
Baer is offering attendees at Lilac City Comicon 2019 the opportunity
to get a collection of his short stories for free. Those who stop by the Penguinate
table (A1) will be able to pick up a copy of the chapbook “I Haunt the Spaceship…
and other stories” while supplies last!
Baer will be moderating Saturday’s “State of the Comic Book
Adaptations” at 4 pm on the Main Stage. On Sunday, after his book signing from
10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Penguinate table, he will moderate the Guest
Spotlight panel with Falk Hentschel at noon and the “Moon Knight” fan film
screening at 2 pm in room 402c. All times are subject to change.