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: per event. Tickets include two beers from Mission Brewery and one comic book from IDW. NOTE: 21+ ONLY! IDs will be checked at the door.
Please note: During these events, there will be photography and video recording. By attending these events you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs.
Friday, October 27
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Comic: 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary
Science: Infectious Diseases
Steve Niles, creator and writer of 30 Days of Night!
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Creator of V-Wars
Dr. Joy Phillips, Research Associate Professor of Immunology, The Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center, SDSU
Nina Gao, Ph.D. Student, Microbiology, UCSD
Here's what you missed so far:
Friday, August 25
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Comic: My Little Pony
Science: Psychology & Social Sciences
We thank Mike Hess Brewing for generoulsy donating the beer for this event!
Tuesday, July 18
Comics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and V-Wars
Science: Molecular Biology
Kevin Eastman, co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times Best selling Author and creator of V-Wars
Dr. Ronald Colman, Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Sharon Schendel, Technical Writer, The Scripps Research Institute
We thank Aztec Brewing for generously donating the beer for this event!
Friday, May 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Comics: Saucer State and X-Files
Science: The Universe and Alien Life
Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer at IDW Publishing and writer of Gloom Lake, ROM, Onyx, Weekly World News
Tom Waltz, Editor (Saucer State) at IDW Publishing and writer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Silent Hill
Dr. Shelley Wright, Assistant Professor of Physics at CASS (Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences) at UCSD
Dr. Nicholas Galitzki, Postdoctoral Scholar at CASS (Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences) at UCSD
We thank Intergalactic Brewing for generously donating the beer for this event!
Friday, March 24, 6:30 to about 8 p.m.
Comic: Back to the Future
Science: Time Travel
Bob Gale, co-creator of Back to the Future,
John Barber, co-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 delicious beer for the event!
at Fleet Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego, United States