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Comic-Con’s Chief Communications Officer Gives Panel Recommendations

Skeletor searches for his arch-nemesis He-Man within the throngs of people at...

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Above: Skeletor searches for his arch-nemesis He-Man within the throngs of people at Comic-Con International, cosplay by Owen Berry. July 21, 2017


David Glanzer, Comic-Con chief communications and strategy officer

Beth Accomando, KPBS arts reporter


David Glanzer, Comic-Con's chief communications and strategy officer, usually has to address a lot of questions about the logistics of running a large pop culture convention. But Glanzer is also a fan of pop culture (especially "Star Wars" if all the toys in his office are any indication) and if he wasn't busy running the show he'd be attending panels.

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One panel he recommends that people seek out is Art During the Holocaust (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Room 4).

The panel description states: "Panelists examine the art and propaganda that was seen during WW2 and the Holocaust. Art was used in so many ways along with the Nazi propaganda that destroyed so many innocent lives ... Panelists will include Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax (who survived three concentration camps between the ages of 13 and 17, including Auschwitz), Sandra Scheller (daughter and award-winning author of 'Try to Remember: Never Forget,' a book describing her mother's holocaust experiences), Robert Scott (owner of Comickaze Comics, San Diego), and Esther Finder (president and founder of Generations of the Shoah-an organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors). Igor Goldkind (author, 'Is She Available?') moderates."

Glanzer said the media often focuses on the celebrities and studio panels of Hall H but Comic-Con has a mission statement to also provide education and many of the hundreds of hours of programming do just that.


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opening quote marksclosing quote marksI cover arts and culture, from Comic-Con to opera, from pop entertainment to fine art, from zombies to Shakespeare. I am interested in going behind the scenes to explore the creative process; seeing how pop culture reflects social issues; and providing a context for art and entertainment.

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