“One Fantastic Rogue Beast” Live Discussion Tonight!

one-fantastic-rogue-beast-1-263x263For today’s Friday Feature, I want to announce a free Signum Symposium coming up tonight. “One Fantastic Rogue Beast — An Impromptu Star Wars/Harry Potter Chat” will feature of team of bloggers and podcasters who spend their time thinking about the intersection of culture and film. Thanks to Kat Sas for posting this announcement, and to the intrepid Sørina Higgins for hosting. I look forward to participating–though I come in as clearly the least qualified. Still, two hot films within huge mythic worlds that have influenced a generation of fans. T’will be a good chat–so you should join in at 7pm EST tonight!–and a great chance for readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia to catch up on the work of these other bloggers.

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This Friday, starting 7pm Eastern Time, I’ll be joining several friends to discuss the latest installments of the Harry Potter and Star Wars film franchises: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Rogue One. The group of panelists are all teachers and students at Signum University and I’m sure we hold a lot of Potter and SW knowledge between us. We look forward to discussing these new movies as adaptations and expansions of their respective stories and worlds, their approach to casting and diversity, how they function as prequels, and their endings. Will we sing their praises as thoughtful and thought-provoking engagements with these beloved sagas, or will we decry them as yet two more installments in Hollywood’s increasingly franchise-driven climate? Who knows! Tune in to find out.

The panel will consist of Sørina Higgins, Brenton Dickieson, Kelly Orazi, Emily Strand, and of course my…

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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