University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Workshop: Why So Serious: Adding Humor to Dark Fiction


It's human nature to tell jokes, yet why is so much fiction unrelentingly grim? Let's examine how humor can be used to best effect to support serious, dark fiction. We'll show some examples from popular fiction, then run through 'lightening' several test cases while keeping the overall dark tone of a story.


Panelist
Jenn Lyons

Jenn Lyons was a graphic artist and illustrator for 20 years and has worked in video games for over a decade. She previously worked on The Saboteur and Lord of the Rings: Conquest at EA Games. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Arizona Office Technologies
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Marshall Foundation

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