Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet, Part 4—Transformers

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 and young adults 15+ 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!

The second event in the series discusses Transformers and the science of robotics. Could future cars rearrange themselves into robots? What are robots today that already help protect the inhabitants of earth? And where do writers get their inspiration from?

Panelists joining us this night:

  • John Barber, writer, Transformers, and recent HASBRO Hall of Fame inductee for the most Transformer comics ever written
  • Brandon Easton, Writer, Transformers
  • Livio Ramondelli, Artist, Transformers
  • Sonia Martinez Diaz, PhD, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Nick Gravish, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

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NOTE: 15+ ONLY! IDs will be checked for drink tickets.

We thank our generous beer sponsor Pariah Brewing Co. for supporting Crossover: Where Comics & Science meet this year!

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.

Event Times

Start: November 16, 2018 6:30 pm