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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: A Report From New York Comic-Con

Costumes were plentiful at the New York Comic-Con at Jacob Javitz Center.
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Costumes were plentiful at the New York Comic-Con at Jacob Javitz Center.
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Friend Of PCHH and NPR Books editor Petra Mayer recently returned from New York Comic-Con, so we asked her to talk a little about what she did while she was up there. As it happens, she kept herself very busy, moderating a panel full of authors she admires and chatting up one of the biggest nerd icons of her (and my) pop-culture coming-of-age.

We'll talk about the relative prominence of the New York flavor of Comic-Con as compared to the San Diego flavor, we'll hear about a new book involving the UN, we'll reflect on what kind of hard-working women pop culture often does and doesn't bring you, and we'll hear about what Smaug is up to these days.

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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