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In Conversation with Paul Dini proudly sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology Cinema and Screen Studies

In Conversation with Paul Dini

9 Dec

As part of the Superhero Identities Symposium, we will host a rare public appearance by one of the most important superhero writers of the past 25 years.

Join Paul Dini, iconic writer of numerous stories within the Batman universe including the best-selling graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story, and co-creator of fan favourite character Harley Quinn, who was recently played by Margot Robbie in the blockbuster film Suicide Squad, for a special event exploring his multifaceted career.

Tickets: FULL: $35 CONCESSION: $30 MEMBER: $30
  • Paul Dini is the Emmy, Eisner and Annie Award-winning writer of some of the most popular superhero stories ever, crossing the worlds of animation, film, comics and games. He is one of the writers for Batman: The Animated Series and related shows and films, including Batman: The Mask of Phantasm, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond.

    Other credits in Dini’s amazing career include ABC TV’s Lost, the Star Wars spin offs Ewoks and Clone Wars, as well as Tiny Toons Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakzoid!, Ultimate Spider-Man, DC Comics The Batman Adventures: Mad Love and Superman: Peace on Earth.

    His 2016 graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in June and is a harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini’s courageous struggle to recover from a vicious mugging, and how the figure of Batman helped him to deal with the trauma.

    Following this special event there will be a book signing by Paul Dini in the Cinema. Only attendees who have purchased a book or item of merchandise at the ACMI Shop will have the opportunity to get a signature. Signatures will be limited to one item. 

    The Superhero Identities Symposium is organised by the Superheros & Me research team, and supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and ACMI.

    In Conversation with Paul Dini is part of the Superhero Identities Symposium (8-9 December). Register for the full symposium here.

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