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The Fleet Science Center to host An Evening With the MythBusters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara

The Fleet Science Center will also host three exciting panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego and a special Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®: Comic-Con Edition.

July 16, 2018


San Diego-This summer, the Fleet Science Center gets in on the action at the pop culture, science fiction and fantasy event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con. The Fleet will be hosting a one-time-only event with the MythBusters, a special Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® and present three panels at San Diego Comic-Con that explore the science behind the latest pop culture and science-fiction obsessions.

MythBusters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara will be in San Diego for Comic-Con, and they'll be at the Fleet Science Center for a special event, one night only. The ticketed, public event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. The evening will begin at the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, where a panel discussion with the MythBusters will be led by the Fleet's CEO, Dr. Steve Snyder. With a decade of mythbusting under their belts, Kari, Tory and Grant will share behind-the-scenes stories from the TV show, give updates on what they're doing now and talk about why it's so much fun to blow things up.

After the discussion, event attendees will head upstairs to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition and indulge in the exhibition with Kari, Tory and Grant, where they will be able to see the props and gadgets from the show and test multiple myths explored in the exhibition.

An Evening With the MythBusters is all ages, so you can bring the entire family. Tickets are $29.95 for nonmembers and $24.95 for Fleet members. Tickets can be purchased at the Fleet ticket counter or via Eventbrite.

Tickets for An Evening With the MythBusters provide admission to the Fleet Science Center. Attendees will be able to come in at any point during the day to enjoy all of the Fleet's interactive exhibits.

For the second year in a row, the Fleet Science Center will be hosting a Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®: Comic-Con Edition at Future Tech Live! (formerly VR Con). Future Tech Live! will take place at the OMNI San Diego Hotel from July 18 through July 22. During this special edition of Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be able to join the scientists at Future Tech Live! and ask them anything they want. The scientists will be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!"

The Fleet is also hosting three fun and informative panels at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The first panels is Bada** Female Scientists in the Lab and on the Screen. With the success of "Black Panther" and television shows such as "Timeless," "The Flash," "Arrow" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," female scientists are becoming more and more prominent in pop culture. For this panel, the Fleet Science Center has partnered with local female scientists and the creative teams behind some of the most popular movies and television shows to discuss what it means to be a woman in science and how important it is to give future generations of scientists and creative minds the opportunity to see themselves represented in different roles in society. This panel takes place Thursday, July 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. at San Diego Comic-Con, room 6DE.

The second Comic-Con panel is Popular Science-Beyond Entertainment. Since the launch of the MythBusters television show in 2003, it has entertained audiences around the world. But MythBusters was never intended to be solely for entertainment purposes. Rather, the show and its iconic pop-culture hosts have sought to highlight the science involved in discovering the truth behind popular urban legends. Join Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara as they discuss MythBusters and compare notes with local scientists on the scientific methodology for experiments and why failure is not only encouraged but also a necessary part of research and discovery. This panel takes place Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at San Diego Comic-Con, room 25ABC.

The last panel is Genetic Mutations-Will We All Be Metahumans One Day?From Marvel's "X-Men" to television shows such as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Gifted," "Runaways," "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage" and "Stranger Things," people with genetic mutations are featured as having superpowers. How realistic is the science behind these superpower-creating mutations? Join the Fleet Science Center, geneticists and the creative teams behind some of these popular shows to discuss the possibility of humans one day having superpowers.This panel takes place Saturday, July 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. at San Diego Comic-Con, room 25ABC.

Comic-Con badges are required for entry to panels and to the Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®: Comic-Con Edition at Future Tech Live!.

For more information on An Evening With the MythBusters, please go to: www.fleetscience.org/events/evening-mythbusters.

Tickets for the event are available at: eveningwiththemythbusters.eventbrite.com.

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To request an interview, media preview or to attend the event with the MythBusters at the Fleet, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org. We can arrange interviews with talent and local scientists involved in the Comic-Con panels and the Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®: Comic-Con Edition.

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Additional Links:

Information about the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con is here: http://www.comic-con.org/cci.

Information about all the panels at San Diego Comic-Con can be found here: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/my-schedule.

Information about the Future Tech Live! is here: https://www.futuretechlive.com

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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™. In the community, we also provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility.For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.