Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Arts for Thursday, Nov.7:

LOFT FILM FEST: Documentary filmmaker Jacob Bricca is a visiting professor at the UA's School of Theater, Film and Television, who will also be screening one of his films at the Loft Cinema's Film Festival.

TUSCON SCI-FI CONVENTION: TusCon Forty will take place from Nov. 8-10. The sci-fi convention has been around for 40 years. Fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy come together and get to meet some of their favorite authors, filmmakers and artists. We caught up with two fans who will be attending this year's event.

JFK ASSASSINATION: A conversation with Dr. Richard Buyers, a Tucson physician who wrote the book "Why the JFK Assassination Still Matters - The Truth for My Daughter Kennedy and for Generations to Come." There will also be an upcoming special about JFK's assassination on PBS 6.

OPERA GUILD: The Opera Guild of Southern Arizona and UA opera students are inaugurating their new season on Thursday, Nov. 14. "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss II will be performed at Crowder Hall as part of the cooperative effort between the UA Opera Theater with the Arizona Symphony Orchestra. While the Opera League focuses on raising money for Arizona Opera, the guild is dedicated to assisting students in the UA opera program.

FACES OF ALL SOULS: A look at attendees of the 24th annual All Souls Procession, which took place Sunday, Nov. 3.

AZ Illustrated Arts is produced by Mark McLemore. Contact him at mmclemore@azpm.org.