GENRE SMASH! with JANE ESPENSON

Date: Apr 15, 2014

The hard part of putting on an event featuring uber-mega-macro-mega-prolific TV and web writer Jane Espenson is that it’s hard to figure out what to focus on.

Should we talk about her beginnings on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, where she wrote some of the most re-watchable episodes ever? Or HUSBANDS, the insanely popular and timely webseries she co-created, which was the first webseries ever reviewed by The New Yorker? Or ONCE UPON A TIME, which pulls consistently great ratings with its modern take on fairy tales? Or her work on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA or TORCHWOOD or that one episode of GAME OF THRONES she wrote or the cool Jane Austen-y episode of FIREFLY she wrote or her incredible reputation as a blogger or her valuable work on the metaphorical understanding of event structure in the English language alongside world-renowned cognitive linguist George Lakoff?

OK, maybe that last one doesn’t exactly have a huge Venn diagram overlap with our regular audience. Still, though: Jane is cool!

She’ll join us April 15 at the NerdMelt Showroom, where we’ll talk about her life as a writer, her choice to focus on genre fiction, and how her lunch choices inspire her creativity. And we’ll talk about all that stuff we mentioned above. Maybe not so nitty-gritty with the cognitive linguistics.

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