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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.
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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 02:11:22 PM »
Woah, what a deal!!

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 10:12:49 PM »
Very cool. I have to admit I am curious to hear how My Little Pony intersects with Neuroscience.

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:21:19 PM »
I found a book once: "The science of the X-Men" where it goes into detail on how their powers work.  It's pretty darn cool.  :)

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 01:03:49 PM »
Sounds cool.  I might have to check this out one of these days... ^__^

Thanks for sharing, @AzT!
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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 12:37:04 PM »
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The Fleet Science Center hosts Kevin Eastman ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"), Jonathan Maberry (New York Times Best selling author and creator of V-Wars), and Dr. Ronald Colman from The Scripps Research Institute, for their regular “Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet” event on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

This is a 21+ event, bring your ID.

Tickets are $16 and include two beers from Aztec Brewing, and one comic book.

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 06:06:05 PM »
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Friday, August 25 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT

In this edition of Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet, we'll explore psychology and social sciences featuring IDW Publishing's My Little Pony.

Speakers:
Christina Rice, writer My Little Pony
Dr. Gail Heyman, Professor, Department of Psychology, UCSD
Dr. Jonathan Bowman, Professor of Communication Studies, USD

Time: 6:30—8 p.m.

Cost: $15. Price includes two beers from Mike Hess Brewing Company North Park and one comic book from IDW Publishing.

Location: The event will be held at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery at 2765 Truxtun Road, Barracks 3, Liberty Station, San Diego, CA 92106.

About Crossover:
Diehard fans know that 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 to enjoy a local brew and take look at the art, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics. Comic book artists, writers and local scientists will give short talks, followed by an open discussion addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics.

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 06:19:58 PM »
I have a "Science of the X-Men" book that I found years ago.  It's pretty interesting how they go in depth how Kitty's phasing, etc works.

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2017, 12:25:30 PM »
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Friday, October 27

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Comic: 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary

Science: Infectious Diseases

Featuring

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

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
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We are excited to share the line up for the 2018 Crossover Series:

March 30: Join Star Trek writer Mike Johnson, and Star Trek editor Sarah Gaydos,  as they discuss Star Trek comics, space science and space travel with Grant Teply, postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science at UCSD and Guinevere Keller, engineer at the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space group at UCSD.

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May 25: Featuring the GI Joe vs Six Million Dollar Man comic and the science of bionics.

September 14: Featuring the Sonic the Hedgehog comics and a look at physci principles.

November 14: Featuring the Transformer comics and the science of robotics.
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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 04:49:26 PM »
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We are excited to share the line up for the 2018 Crossover Series:

March 30: Join Star Trek writer Mike Johnson, and Star Trek editor Sarah Gaydos,  as they discuss Star Trek comics, space science and space travel with Grant Teply, postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science at UCSD and Guinevere Keller, engineer at the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space group at UCSD.

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May 25: Featuring the GI Joe vs Six Million Dollar Man comic and the science of bionics.

September 14: Featuring the Sonic the Hedgehog comics and a look at physics principles.

November 14: Featuring the Transformer comics and the science of robotics.


Ohhhh, that's a cool find!  Thanks for sharing, AzT.  I think I'm going to have to check that out...

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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 09:21:36 AM »
I have to say, I have bought tickets for 2 of these and always end up not going b/c it's Friday evening and I'm so tired from the work week that when I get home I just don't have it in me to rush back out to make these. It sucks to have wasted money like that, but now I know myself LOL
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Re: Fleet Science Center Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet!
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 09:28:57 AM »
1) I LOVE that IDW is so active in our (San Diego) community!  Their headquarters is at Liberty Station, above the SD Comic Art Gallery.  They do this sort of thing when it fits my schedule (last year they had a similar series that they did at local pubs: a beer/science/comics thing) and they're always fascinating!  I highly recommend

2) Kevin Eastman lives in San Diego (close to me, actually) & goes to our martial arts studio.  He's a really nice guy, loves talking to fans, and frequently makes appearances in town when he's not on the road (you can see a mock-up of his office at the Comic Arts Gallery)

3) The local brewery is likely Stone Brewery, which has a brewery at Liberty Station.  It's one of my favorite local breweries, so bonus points to SD Comic Art Gallery

4) The Fleet Science Center is great in its own right.  They did an awesome exhibit not too long ago detailing the history of video games and the gaming culture, where they had dozens of video games: from old school consoles like original Play Station & Nintendo, to new consoles, as well as a ton of old school cabinet games.  They even did a late-night session where they stayed open until midnight or after midnight (and they serve beer at the concessions, so parents tagging along with their kids could have their own brand of fun).

I guess in summary, this is great all-around!  And I can't recommend enough that everyone check out the SD Comic Art Gallery when they're in town