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Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!






                                                                                                             

Die-hard fans know comics are no trivial matter. They aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues and social justice. Join IDW Publishing and the Fleet Science Center for a four-part event series for adults 21+ that will look at the art, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics.

  • How do artists create the artwork? How do writers develop the stories?
  • Are they communicating realistic scientific concepts?
  • Could they even be predicting what's to come in science and technology?

Comic book artists, writers and local scientists will give short talks, followed by open discussion, addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics. Enjoy local brews and stimulating discussion with comic book creators and fans! Events will be held at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station on select Friday nights. Come to one or all!

Location: San Diego Comic Art Gallery, 2765 Truxtun Road, Barracks 3, Liberty Station, San Diego, CA 92106

Cost: $15 per event. Tickets include two beers from a local brewery and one comic book from IDW. NOTE: 21+ ONLY! IDs will be checked at the door.


Friday, March 24, 6:30 to about 8 p.m.

Comic: Back to the Future

Science: Time Travel

Featuring:
Bob Gale, co-creator of Back to the Future,
John Barberco-comic writer,
Dr. Lisa Will, associate professor for physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College and the Fleet's resident astronomer,
Daniel Klein, graduate student in physics at UCSD

Big THANKS to Wavelength Brewing for supplying some delicious beer for the event!

 

Friday, May 26, 6:30 to about 8 p.m.

Comics: Saucer State and X-Files

Science: The Universe and Alien Life

Speakers to be announced!

 

Friday, July 7

TBA! Special Comic Con Crossover

 

Friday, August 25, 6:30 to about 8 p.m.

Comic: My Little Pony

Science: Neuroscience 

Speakers to be announced!

 

Friday, October 27, 6:30 to about 8 p.m.

Comic: 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary

Science: Infectious Diseases

Featuring Steve Niles, creator and writer of 30 Days of Night!
Scientists to be announced soon.