A Superhero for Generation Why

Conversations  |  Festival Highlights  |  English  |  1 hr

6 Nov Sat, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Festival Pass Plus  - $28 (Early Bird) | $35 (Regular)
location SISTIC Live
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16-year-old Kamala Khan may be the shapeshifting superhero, Ms Marvel, but she also shares many of the challenges faced by millennials – a misunderstood generation. Join G. Willow Wilson, co-creator and writer of the Hugo and Eisner Award-winning Ms Marvel comic series, as she unpacks the character’s origins. Explore the author’s roots in historical science fiction and fantasy, and what it means to write a superhero for new audiences.

This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.

Writers / Presenters


Chong Lingying is a publisher, editor and writer. She manages Asiapac Books, a publishing house specialising in illustrated content and comic books. In 2021, she published The Return of the Condor Heroes Collector's Edition and curated its launch exhibition. She occasionally writes for Singapore Community Radio and other publications/platforms.