Scott Tracy Griffin is available to speak on a variety of topics concerning American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, his immortal characters of literature, and their role in pop-culture history across media, including pulp magazines, novels, newspaper comic strips, comic books, film, radio, and television.
Tracy regularly moderates and participates in panels and presentations at genre events, such as Comic Con International in San Diego (annually since 2012); WonderCon (Anaheim/Los Angeles, CA); Los Angeles Comic Con/Comikaze Expo (Los Angeles); Westercon (San Diego, CA); the Gaslight Gathering (San Diego); ValleyCon (Fargo, ND); and at the Edgar Rice Burroughs fan conventions held yearly at locations across the country.
Community organizations that have hosted Tracy’s talks include the Oak Park (IL) Library; the Santa Monica History Museum; the Santa Monica YMCA Y’s Mens & Womens Club; the Santa Monica Pier; the Hollywood Heritage Museum; the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden; the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS); the Los Angeles Central Library; the Los Angeles Breakfast Club; and the Tarzana Book Forum in Tarzana, California, the San Fernando Valley town founded by author Burroughs and named for his famous character.
Academic settings for his presentations include the Tarzan Centennial Celebration at the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and the Tarzan Centennial Conference at Bridgewater College in Virginia.
Among the film screenings and special events in which he’s participated are the 2018 Burbank International Film Festival on behalf of Tarzan Revisited (Winner, Best Feature Documentary), which included a Q&A with filmmaker Robert de Young and actor Casper Van Dien; and a presentation at Larry Edmunds Bookstore in conjunction with a rare showing of 1918’s silent film Tarzan of the Apes at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
To contact Tracy to schedule a presentation or media interview, reply via the “Comments” link below.
All dates tentative—please check back to confirm times and details.
Wednesday, February 14 – Valentines Day with Tarzan and Jane, Hollywood Heritage Museum, Hollywood, CA 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 – Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show, Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, CA, 10 – 11 a.m.
Friday, Sunday, March 23, 25 – WonderCon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Thursday, April 26 – Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), Null Space Labs, North Hollywood, CA, 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24 – Santa Monica Pier 360, Pop-Up Museum (Johnny Weissmuller exhibit), Santa Monica, CA, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 30 – Tarzan Returns to the Arboretum, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA, 3 p.m.
Friday, July 21 – Comic Con International, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA 11-12 a.m.
Thursday-Saturday, August 2-4 – Edgar Rice Burroughs Dum Dum gathering, Morgan City, Louisiana
Saturday, August 18 – Tarzan on Screen and Page: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Literary Legacy, Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, CA 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 9 – Tarzan: The Story Behind The Legend, Burbank International Film Festival, Burbank, CA 3-5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 – Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Los Angeles Legacy Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Angeles, CA 7-9 a.m.
Friday-Sunday, October 26-28 – Los Angeles Comic Con, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA