At a special Reunion and Commencement appearance with all ticket sales going to financial aid, Amanda Palmer ’98 played the piano and the ukulele and joyfully performed a set of her inimitable songs. Her husband, Neil Gaiman, winner of writing honors from the Newbery Medal to the Hugo Award to the Will Eisner Comic Award, read from his work and joined Amanda in fielding questions from a rapt audience of alumni, parents, and students. The show had a parallel life as a webcast—with a huge worldwide audience (second at Wesleyan only to Barack Obama’s 2008 Commencement speech).
Friday, May 24, 2013
Crowell Concert Hall
During Reunion & Commencement Weekend