IDW & Reuben H. Fleet Science Center To Hold Talks On The Science Of Comics In San Diego
RAC - Saturday, April 02, 2016
TFW2005 reports that IDW has teamed up with San Diego's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center to hold a series of events titled "Crossover: Where Comics & Science Meet." While all the talks are set to feature comic properties currently published by IDW - Orphan Black, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla - the first talk on April 22 should be of particular interest to Transformers fans as it centers on robotics in comics! Keep reading for the full description and schedule.
Diehard 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 Reuben H. 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!
Upcoming Events & Topics:
April 22: Transformers, Rom, Micronauts and the Science of Robotics
June 10: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla and the Science of Mutations
August 12: Star Trek and the Science of Space Travel
October 14: Orphan Black and the Science of Cloning
Location: All events will be held at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. 2765 Truxtun Road, Liberty Station, Barracks 3 (close to Stone Brewing)
Time: Each event will start at 6:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 per individual event and $55 for the combo ticket for all four events. Tickets are available online and only a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for each event. The Combo Ticket for all four events will only be available until April 22 at 6 p.m. To purchase ticket please click on the "Register Now on Eventbrite" button below.
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