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WVIA and Bucknell University present Author Neil Gaiman
(2013-10-02)
Bucknell University and WVIA present novelist, comic book author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV Photo credit: Sophie Quach
(wvia) - Bucknell University and WVIA present novelist, comic book author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

This special television presentation was recorded as Gaiman, who is known for his innovative approach to storytelling across multiple genres, spoke at Bucknell University's Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

Gaiman is a New York Times bestselling author of novels for adults and children, and an award-winning writer and curator of short fiction. His work, acclaimed for brilliant storytelling and an entertaining dark sense of humor, has been honored with many awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, and the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

His DC Comics series Sandman, which the Los Angeles Times called, "the greatest epic in the history of comic books," won 12 Eisner Comic Industry Awards and a World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to receive a literary award. A new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, was released this summer.

Gaiman's presentation is part of the Bucknell Forum series "tech/no," which embraces technology and its perils and promises. The series aims to stir discussion about the pros and cons of technology, its benefits and damages, its legitimate promises and false panaceas, and its capacity to satisfy human need and desire even as it can bring risk and danger.

Learn more about The Bucknell Forum at https://www.bucknell.edu/newsevents/speaker-series/bucknell-forum.html

Encore broadcasts of Neil Gaiman's presentation can be seen on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. on WVIA TV.

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