Public Speaking

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); PearlCon (Van Nuys, CA) 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; the LA5 Rotary Club of Los Angeles; the Museum of the San Fernando Valley; the Tarzana Book Forum; the Encino/Tarzana Library; and the Tarzana Safari Walk 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.

2020 Appearances

All dates tentative—please check back to confirm times and details. Additional dates to be added!

Saturday, February 8 – Westlake Village Discovers, Westlake Village City Hall, Large Community Room, Westlake Village, CA, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8 – Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show, Glendale Civic Center, Glendale, CA

Friday-Sunday, April 10-12 – WonderCon, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA CANCELLED

Friday-Sunday, April 17-19 – Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Chicago, IL POSTPONED

Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28 – Dum-Dum, Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Antonio, TX CANCELLED

Thursday-Friday, July 23-24 – Comic Con International, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA CANCELLED


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Scott Tracy Griffin on IMDB

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Tarzan on Film on Facebook

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration on Facebook

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast Fear and Fantasy interview of Scott Tracy Griffin (starts at 7:00)

Journeys in Classic Film‘s Ticklish Business podcast interview of Scott Tracy Griffin (starts at 24:00)

Scott Tracy Griffin interviewed by Bob Andelman for Mr. Media

Tarzan Is 100 presentation at Larry Edmunds Bookstore by Scott Tracy Griffin

Highlights from Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Santa Monica Connection at the Santa Monica History Museum

La’s Plight Tarzan Sunday comics story authored by Scott Tracy Griffin, art by Gray Morrow

Tarzan on Film Interviews and Reviews on ERBzine

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration Interviews and Reviews Part I on ERBzine

Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration Interviews and Reviews Part II on ERBzine

Order Alter Ego #129 Tarzan comics issue from Two Morrows Publishing