OMG OMG OMG. I'll be the moderator for the Mythbusters panel at Comic Con this year!
Comic Con is a HUGE scifi/fantasy/comic/gaming/pop culture convention held every year in San Diego. I've always wanted to go, and last year,
the Hive Overmind Discover Magazine sent me there to be on a panel about science in science fiction (I have several blog posts about it; start here and click through to the next ones, in particular this one with a video of our panel). They're sending me again this year (and I'll have more about that a little later), and I'm really excited to go.
Then last week I get a call from My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™, asking me if I'd like to moderate their panel! I said yes immediately (and then cleared it with the magazine; maybe I did that a little backwards), because despite all indications I'm not a complete idiot.
On the panel we'll be talking about the new season, what they have planned for the next, and how their Moon Hoax testing episode would have been an unwatchable disaster without my science advice. I'll really try to come up with some unusual questions for them, but I could use some help from you, me droogs. If you've got a good question for the 'busters, put it in the comments below... and if I use it I'll give you a shout-out.
And may I just say once again: squeee!
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.