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 with him.
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.