Culture on My Mind – Yer a Twenty-Year-Old Wizard!

Culture on My Mind

Culture on My Mind
Yer a Twenty-Year-Old Wizard!
January 31, 2022

Can you believe that it’s been twenty years since the film version of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone premiered? The Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track celebrated it just last week.

On January 27th, the panel of ToniAnn Marini (The Geeky Devil), Deanna Toxopeus (RevolutionSF’s Facebook page), Darin Bush (on Amazon, though you should join me in telling him that he really needs a website), Shaun Rosado (pneumaz on Twitter), and me for a discussion on the movies, the books, our memories of the franchise, the legacy, and our acceptance of all Wizarding World fans despite what the franchise’s creator thinks of them.

These Classic Track Quarantine Panels will be held once every two weeks (or every fortnight, if you will). If you want to play along at home, grab your internet-capable device of choice and navigate the webs to the YouTube channel and/or the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.

If you want to connect with the track, Joe, and/or Gary on the socials, you can find them on Twitter (ClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and sneezythesquid) and Instagram (SciFiClassicTrack, JoeCroweShow, and Gary_Mitchel). And, of course, to celebrate more pop culture awesomeness, you can find Dragon Con all year round on the internet, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The next panel will be on February 10th. The docket contains a mool-ti-pass anniversary, fictional sports (just in time for that “Superb Owl” football game), battling bands, a famous bloodsucker, and a bonus panel that shall remain hidden for now. You can find all of this and more every other Thursday as the American Sci-Fi Classics Track explores the vast reaches of classic American science fiction.

The episode art each week is generously provided by the talented Sue Kisenwether. You can find her (among other places) on Women at Warp: A Star Trek Podcast.


Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.


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