Author Guests

Mathew Klickstein

Days Appearing



Mathew Klickstein has spent the past two decades chronicling and (for good or ill?) helping to kick-start the 80s/90s Nostalgia Industry via his prolific spate of books, documentaries, articles, podcasts, and live events across the country. SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age presented the first exhaustive history of the “First Kids Network,” has become the ultimate resource for those following in Klickstein’s footsteps, and was re-released as an updated “Fifth Anniversary Edition” for Nick’s recent 40th anniversary. Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons (w/ series writer Mike Reiss) remains the only long-form “insider” story of the most beloved (and beforehand guarded) cartoon series of all time. Selling Nostalgia: A Neurotic Novel is an absurdist Fear & Loathing-esque coda to the now-waning “Nerd/Geek Culture” to which Klickstein has been a primary contributor. And the 80s sci-fi/horror inspired comic book series You Are Obsolete will be released in OGN/paperback edition April 21, and explores our current generational shift in a frightening, hopefully not too prescient way that left critics and fans alike glued to their pages and e-readers during the series’ initial five-issue Sept 2019-Jan 2020 run. To satisfy all voyeuristic curiosities, and to find out why Mark Mothersbaugh has said Klickstein "may be the geek guru of the 21st century," tumble further down the rabbit hole here:

Author autographs are free. You may bring your own books, or buy copies at the show, and have them signed at one of our 10 author booths in Merchant Mesa near the Upper-F entrance during the authors' posted signing times.

Guest Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTE: All guest appearances and posted signing times are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please check the app and website regularly and consult posted schedules in Celebrity Summit for the most up-to-date information.