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Upcoming Appearances

  • June 10, 11am Almaden Library

Intolerance in Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts

  • June 15, 4pm Joyce Ellington Library

Newt Scamander’s Care of Magical Creatures

  • June 17-18: HydraCon, Santa Clara Convention Center

https://www.hydracomiccon.com

Promote Your Work! Saturday in Great America Meeting Room 1 from 10:30AM-11:30AM.

The Heroine’s Journey Saturday in Great America Meeting Room 1 from 3:30PM-4:30PM.

Steam and Dieselpunk Superheroes Sunday in Great America Ballroom K from 1:00PM-2:00PM.

  • July 22: Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA

Artists’ Club: Jewish Scifi Fantasy 130pm

CBD Artists Group Flyer 2017 07 22 Valerie Frankel

  • July 28 Fremont Library 12-1

Outlander, Myths and Symbols

Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite in a fetching kilt. The series has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic. Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline is also filled with mythology and symbolism from around the world, from the Fair Folk and the Loch Ness monster to wendigos, ghosts, zombies and succubae. The series is also rich with its own symbolism: heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire’s blue vase and wedding gown, her wedding rings and pearl necklace. This presentation by Valerie Estelle Frankel (author of five books about the Starz series and novels) untangles the myriad of myths, legends, symbols and literary references found within.

  • Aug 19, 330pm: Santa Teresa Library:
    Newt Scamander’s Care of Magical Creatures

All are invited to everything, though conventions have admission fees. Library and bookstore events are free.

Happy summer break, everyone!

Dancing with Donna Flier 2018 Hawaii

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