Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Patt Morrison for Wed 7/22/09


Wednesday, July 22, 2009


1:00 – 1:40




1:40 – 2:00

Comic-Con and the Evolution of Comic Book Influence on Pop Culture

Comic book lovers convene at the San Diego Convention Center starting tomorrow, with the beginning of the 40th Comic-Con: International. The annual conference has expanded over the years beyond comic art, films, and science fiction to include things like animé, toys, video games, and web comics. How has the growing influence of comic books on pop culture affected the comic book industry?


Comic-Con will take place July 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center, with a Preview Night tonight.



Dan Buckley, Publisher of Marvel Comics (based in New York)

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2:00 – 2:30

Will We All Feel CalPERS' Pain?

The California Public Employees' Retirement System is set to report a 23% decline in its assets for this fiscal year, making it the worst return in decades for the pension powerhouse.  While members of CalPERS might fret about the $56 billion loss in value they won't be the only people feeling CalPERS pain—local municipalities, who leaned on CalPERS for affordable loans, also will suffer.  Another byproduct of the national recession and California's budget mess, how will CalPERS weather the storm?





2:30 – 3:00

Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the U.S.

Where did Chop Suey come from, why did American Jews fall in love with egg rolls, and how did Manifest Destiny and America's post WWII rise to power inform our palates? Author Andrew Coe is here with a fresh understanding of a centuries-long exchange between American taste and Chinese culinary tradition.



Andrew Coe, author of "Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the U.S."; he has written for Saveur, Gastronomica, and the New York Times

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