The 13th Man with Charlie Minn and John Comstock
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The 13th Man with Charlie Minn and John Comstock

Date: Oct 17, 2019

The Blinn College-Bryan Campus invites the community to a seminar featuring John Comstock, the last survivor pulled from the tragic collapse of the Texas A&M University Bonfire in 1999, and documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn.

Comstock and Minn will discuss their film, “The 13th Man,” with students and guests at the Blinn-Bryan Campus at noon Thursday, Oct. 17, in Student Center Room F-120 (map). The event is sponsored by Blinn’s Visual/Performing Arts and Kinesiology, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions, and admission is free and open to the public.

Comstock will share his story as the last surviving student pulled from the wreckage when Bonfire collapsed during construction in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, 1999. Minn’s “The 13th Man” explores the cause of the collapse and includes interviews with Comstock, other survivors, and victims’ family members. Comstock and Minn will address the creative process that went into developing the film and answer questions from the audience. There also will be a screening of “The 13th Man” trailer along with brief clips of the movie to complement the discussion.

For more information about the seminar, contact Wise at
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