Providence students in Professor Russ Reeve’s Fantasy Literature, Film and TV class took a field trip to the Los Angeles Convention Center in March to joinThor, Iron Man and Zombies for WonderCon 2016.
This Providence literature course takes a broad view of fantasy as a genre and incorporates ancient myth, medieval romance, fairy tales, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, magical realism and newer sub-genres including urban fantasy. And Comic-con’s WonderCon in Los Angeles is the epicenter of the galaxy each year where fantasy is concerned.
According to Professor Reeves, fantasy literature provides remarkable insights into questions of personal transformation, language and reality, and the nature of the world. And one of the benefits of studying at Providence in Pasadena is being located so close to Los Angeles and Hollywood with unparalleled access to experience fantasy in action.