My 2014 Comic-Con Schedule

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July 23 2014 11:00 AM

My 2014 Comic-Con Schedule

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Not pictured: 150,000 geeks.

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Starting tomorrow is the madhouse that is San Diego Comic-Con, and I’ll be there. I’m moderating two panels and participating in a third, and it’s always way more fun than I remember it being (and I remember it being a lot of fun). Just in case any BABloggees are going, here’s my schedule for your edification:

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

Thursday, July 24 at 12:45 p.m.: Behind the Scenes of Sci Fi in Movies and on TV (Room 6DE)

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I’m moderating this panel of four incredible people: Nicky Perlman (co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy), Amy Berg (Caper), Jane Espenson (80 bazillion things like Firefly, Once Upon a Time, and Husbands), and Gale Anne Hurd (producer of things like, oh, say, Terminator, T2, Alien, Aliens, and Walking Dead). We’ll be talking about new ways we consume media, and what it’ll mean for the people who create it.

Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m: The Science of Science Fiction (Room 7AB)

This is always a great panel, featuring people who write and consult on TV and movies, where we discuss how science is treated (or mistreated) in sci fi. Trust me, if you’re at SDCC you want to attend.

Saturday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m.: Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Superhero Science Analysis (Room 5AB)

I’m really excited about this one: I’m moderating a panel of several of the science advisers for the Marvel superhero movies, and we’ll be discussing the science behind the Avengers. We’re going to be running it in a very fun way, but before his death ex-Director Fury has made it very clear to me I’m not at liberty to disclose how … but if you read the description you’ll get a hint. Still, in general I’m not inclined to argue with Fury. Even posthumously.  

As for the con itself, I’ll be running around meeting up with friends, attending posh parties, hobnobing with celebrities, y’know, the usual. I’ll be at w00tstock for sure (not onstage, but watching) and I hope to make it to the Geek and Sundry lounge, as well as Nerd HQ.

And, of course, wandering the exhibit hall buying stuff I don’t need but desperately want. If you see me, come say hi!

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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