J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of the cult science fiction series "Babylon 5," will deliver this year's Julius Schwartz Lecture, an annual event held to honor an individual who has made significant contributions to the culture, creativity and community of comics and popular entertainment.
The second-annual lecture, hosted by the Comparative Media Studies program, will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22, in 10-250.
Straczynski was one of the first television producers to actively engage his fan community online and has consistently explored the interface between digital media and other storytelling platforms. He wrote most of the 110 "Babylon 5" episodes, including an unbroken 59-episode run.
Tickets are required for the event, and can be purchased online at http://cms.mit.edu/juliusschwartz/tickets.html or at Hub ComicsÂ in Somerville and ComicopiaÂ in Boston's Kenmore Square. For more information, visit http://cms.mit.edu/juliusschwartz.