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Wednesday, July 22
 

3:00pm PDT

Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/usVy_zerb74

Lit-X Teacher Cohort members Eric Kallenborn (fine arts department chair, Oak Lawn Community High School) and teacher Michael Gianfrancesco (North Providence High School) collected questions on social media from teachers, parents, and librarians about all things comics in the classroom and posed those questions to this amazing panel: Ronell Whitaker (English department chair, Community High School District 218), Lucy Knisley (comic creator Stepping Stones, Relish, French Milk), Jason Walz (teacher/comic creator Last Pick, Homesick), and Lisa Wu (consultant and former teacher).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/wo5ukr8575s

History is a story told by the victors: until it's not. The story landscape is changing. There is more space in the narrative world for stories both by and about people with diverse experiences. Join our lively panel debate to see how that re-storying is emerging; in academic institutions, in live performance, in digital experiences, and in a proliferation of creative tools that empower people to tell their stories.

Introduction by Brian MacDonald, UCLA, GeekED (ucla.edu)
Moderated by Asha Eaton, KTN manager ImmerseUK (immerseuk.org)
Panelists
Pip Brignall, co-director Reality Check Productions (realitycheckproductions.co.uk)
Sarah Ellis, director of digital development at Royal Shakespeare Company (rsc.org.uk)
Juliette Levy, University of California, Riverside, Dept of History (juliettelevy.org)
Linda Sellheim, education program manager at Epic Games (epicgames.com
Tess Tanenbaum, University of California, Irvine, Transformative Play Lab (transformativeplay.ics.uci.edu)

Special thanks to Comic-Con and GeekED for inviting us to share our thinking, and to Epic Games for their financial support of alt: a world-scale Augmented Reality multi-player game for the discovery of alternative civilizations in the real world (alt-history.com)

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Teaching and Learning with Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/FUWlbl__gKc

Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this panel that reveals practical activities and theory involved in teaching with comics while discussing teaching and making comics with the incredible creators and educators Nick Sousanis (Unflattening), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), David F. Walker (Naomi), and Brian Michael Bendis (Naomi). www.comicspedagogy.com

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vaWlLTYk-c0

Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops) is joined by Chad Sell (Cardboard Kingdom) and science comics team Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks (Astronauts) to talk about collaboration in kids comics! This panel is moderated by Betsy Gomez and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Books for All: It's Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/2w5blSCH6ZQ

In a panel hosted by the LitX teacher cohort, Jill Gerber (teacher, Rowland Hall School), Tony Weaver (CEO, Weird Enough Productions), Adan Alvarado (teacher, Bloom Township High School), Yehudi Mercado (comic creator Sci-Fu, Fun Fun Fun High School), and Christina "Steenz" Stewart (comic creator, Archival Quality, Heart of the City) discuss how teachers, librarians, creators, and parents can share impactful and diverse comics with kids of all ages. Moderated by Adam Ebert (teacher, Bloom Township High School).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/LrceWULlU-0

Sabaa Tahir (A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel) is joined by James Otis Smith (Black Heroes of the Wild West), R. Sikoryak (Constitution Illustrated), and David Bowles (Rise of the Halfling King) in this discussion about graphic novel adaptations. Moderated by Adam Kullberg (Pop Culture Classroom) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Participants
R. Sikoryak
Constitution Illustrated
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump. He adapts the classics for various anthologies, including The Graphic Canon, Fable Comics, and more. His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Onion, MAD, and SpongeBob Comics, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He's done storyboards and character designs for Augenblick Studios on various animated projects. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and previously at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he's presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg. Constitution Illustrated is in stores next week!

Sabaa Tahir
A Thief Among the Tress: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel
Sabaa Tahir is the author of the An Ember in the Ashes series. She grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother's comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. This is Sabaa's first graphic novel collaboration.

David Bowles
Rise of the Halfling King
David Bowles is an award-winning Mexican-American author and translator, as well as an associate professor of literature and Nahuatl at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over 20 books, among them Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico and Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Maya Poetry. September will see the release of his graphic novel Rise of the Halfling King, which Kirkus calls "an unmissable adventure of mythical proportions." Next spring, the first volume in his steampunk graphic novel series Clockwork Curandera will drop. David's work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as School Library Journal, Apex, Strange Horizons, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children's Literature. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

James Otis Smith
Black Heroes of the Wild West
James Otis Smith is illustrator of the graphic novel adaptation Showtime at the Apollo, by music writer Ted Fox. He studied writing and film before becoming a production artist for independent movies in New York. Years of growing up reading comics had taught him how to write with both words and pictures, which was good training to become a film and video editor. Missing the straightforward honesty of ink on paper, he eventually returned to his first love, comics. In addition to the Apollo Theater history, he drew the children's book adaptation of the fantasy novel Ancient Lands by Jason McCammon and the mature-readers cyberpunk Gang of Fools. As a childhood fan of old serials and the classic American aesthetic, he has long hoped to reclaim those stories lost in our oversimplified telling of our own history, and expand who and what we mean when we say America. Black Heroes of the Wild West (coming September 2020 from TOON Books) is his first book as both author and illustrator.

James Otis lives in the last apartment free of cats in Brooklyn, New York.

Moderated by Adam Kullberg
Pop Culture Classroom
Adam Kullberg is the education director and interim executive director for Pop Culture Classroom, a Denver-based nonprofit.

Sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee

Wednesday July 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/S_9mCHgl8j0

J. D. Lombardi (host/producer, YouTube's Lombardi Labs and middle-school science teacher, Glendale Unified) along with Justin Montgomery (MentalXhaustion.com), Guadalupe De La O (STEM teacher/science instructional coach, Alliance Schools), and G. L. Lambert (screenwriter, G.L. Lambert Explains It All podcast) will trace conspiracies and propaganda throughout comics, shows, and movies, and how they correlate to the current climate of increased conspiracy theories. Teaching science literacy, in and out of the classroom, is more crucial now than ever in combating misinformation, especially related to our current pandemic.

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

GeekEd: College and the Nerd Mind
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/5lvgyuk3zTs

Teachers, education administrators, and student affairs professionals are being called to respond to a wide variety of mental health concerns across the education landscape, with students today managing greater educational debt, digital identities, and high expectations for academic performance. This has become intensified in the era of COVID-19 and the need for educators to manage the needs of students remotely This panel of educators and mental health experts share how they have applied their passion for fandom and the lessons they've learned from superheroes to develop new best practices in our service to students. Panelists include Drea Letamendi (UCLA), Jeremy Parker (UCSC), Aaron Jones (UCSC), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Wednesday July 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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Thursday, July 23
 

11:00am PDT

Hollyweird Science: Creativity, Correctness, and Collaboration
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/DpVK5T0G5hI

In addition to a constructive examination of the depiction of science and scientists in TV and film, the Hollyweird Science books explore how onscreen depictions compare to real life: when it's right, when it's wrong, and when it's wrong for the right reasons. The books have also noted parallels in the careers of both working scientists and Hollywood storytellers: in both instances, few who begin the journey find successful careers, and both are very demanding and highly competitive. The common wisdom might be that the comparison ends there--that storytelling is highly creative, or "right-brained", while the life of the scientist is dominated by "left-brained" analytical thinking and reasoning. Our panelists of scientists and Hollywood creatives explore the thought processes, motivations, and inspirations that drive their own careers, and explore the idea that these careers that seem diametrically opposed superficially have much more in common than you might think, and that creativity and analytical thought are complementary, not end members of a spectrum. Featuring Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Black Sails), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel), Deric A. Hughes (Warehouse 13, The Flash), Helen Stringer (Spellbinder, Paradigm), Stephen Cass (senior editor, IEEE Spectrum), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), and Kevin Grazier, Ph.D. (Gravity, Escape Room 2). Session moderated by Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Psych Geeks). Session held in your home.

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Science of Back to the Future
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/KnxgpI6fDVI

Flux Capacitor, hoverboards, flying cars, and time travel. The Back to the Future stories have introduced us to a lot of interesting and futuristic ideas. Join the Fleet Science Center and IDW for a closer look at the Back to the Future comic series and for an exciting reveal of a mind-blowing crossover: Back to the Future meets Transformers! Pow! The creative team behind Back to the Future, Transformers and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.
Panelists are:

John Barber - editor-in-chief, IDW, writer Back to the Future and Transformers
Cavan Scott - writer, Back to the Future and many other pop culture classics
Juan Samu - artist, Transformers and many other pop culture classics
Saura Naderi - outreach director at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, engineer and robot builder
Dr. Lisa Will - Fleet Science Center resident astronomer and professor of physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College
Andrea Decker - Fleet Science Center, moderator

Thursday July 23, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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5:00pm PDT

The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/XW07eXULxUc

From transporters to "tech the tech" to spore drives, Star Trek led in filmed TV sci-fi from its very birth DNA through its sequels with real and projected science, inspiring generations of astronauts and futurists like no other space franchise. And now, every titled science advisor for the Trek TV series since 1991 (season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation) joins "Dr. Trek" Larry Nemecek (Portal 47) to examine that legacy today: Has the old science-vs.-story tension evolved with savvier audiences? Zoom-ing in with answers and anecdotes are scientists-turned-writers Naren Shankar, advising seasons five and six of Star Trek: The Next Generation (now showrunner/executive producer on The Expanse), André Bormanis and his 19 total Trek seasons after that (now co-executive producer, The Orville), and Dr. Erin Macdonald (all six current Star Trek series shooting/in development).

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers: More Science in Your Fiction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/bfthnGYdQao

Jeane Wong (founder and educator, LXS) is obsessed with science and has a solid origin with superheroes and teaching young minds about discovering those same powers in the real world - from tiny insects to deep ocean creatures to robots, rockets, and beyond! Join Jeane, along with her LXS panel guests Dr. Tom Darlington (chief scientist, NanoComposix), Ben Frable (marine biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Dr. Sunny Fugate (technical director for cyber warfare, Naval Information Warfare Center), Dr. Nicholas Galitzki (edge of the universe explorer/cosmologist, Simons Observatory), Lisa Zeigler Allen, Ph.D. (J. Craig Venter Institute Microbial & Environmental Genomics), Molly Matty, Ph.D. (Dr. DNA, Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Jasmine L. Sadler (rocket scientist and CEO, The STEAM Collaborative), and Angela Zoumplis (extremophile explorer, Scripps Institute of Oceanography). They will discuss how comics and science fiction push scientists and engineers to rocket past what we know is possible at any given moment and into an otherwise unimaginable future! Come curious and leave inspired!

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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Friday, July 24
 

12:00pm PDT

Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next BIg Outbreak
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/GK7bCi52-vo

Ever wonder how we can translate what we've learned from our recent pandemic challenges into dealing with the next unknown, even the zombie apocalypse? Join author Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, Devolution), biodefense experts Dr. Greg Koblentz (George Mason University), Dr. Gigi Gronvall (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Shanna Ratnesar-Shumate (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Dr. Jarod Hanson (USAMRIID and University of Maryland Medical Center) and moderator Justin Hurt (Comic-Con Today assistant editor) for an engaging and entertaining discussion of how we could prepare for what comes next in the realm of infectious disease.

Friday July 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Real Weird Science Alive and At Home!
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/OyY9XYvOgI0

Members of Los Angeles-based group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater (CAPT), working with legendary publisher EC Comics and the EC Fan Addicts Thommy and Josh Burns, dissect the real science in famous Weird Science comics from the 50's. Entomologist Lisa Gonzalez joins a discussion led by Ben Dickow of CAPT and an LA science museum about the gruesome real life habits of bugs featured in the comics. Learn something! And check out the debut of the group's CAPTivity, their unique, quarantine-friendly performance series that brings comics to life--at home!

Friday July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Sinless, Fearless, Ruthless - A look at science and social science in a YA sci-fi book
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/j2Mioh18zcw

Imagine a world where your looks depend on "being good" and adhering to social norms and morality. That is the premise of Sarah Tarkoff's new Young Adult book series Eye of the Beholder. The book's young heroine is part of a future where all countries in the world are governed by a new religion. A future where not following the doctrine and the morality of the religion has physical implications. Could there really be a higher being so powerful or are there other powers at play? Join the Fleet Science Center, author Sarah Tarkoff and scientists, as they discuss the story, the science and the social science behind the Eye of the Beholder Trilogy.

Panelists are:
Andrea Decker--Fleet Science Center, Moderator.
Nicole Henniger--PhD and assistant professor in the department of counseling & psychology at the Tennessee Tech University.
Amy Lawton--PhD candidate, Department of Sociology at University of Connecticut.
Samantha Russman--PhD student at the Jacobs Engineering School at UC San Diego.
Sarah Tarkoff--author of the new YA sci-fi series Eye of the Bolder and writer for TV shows, such as Arrow and Witches of East End, just to name a few.

Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am PDT

Cosmos: Possible Worlds
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/YY-bSJAn3dQ

UPDATED: Fri, Jul 24, 11:24PM
Making its network debut on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c on FOX, the latest installation in the Cosmos franchise, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, takes audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration revealing previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have. Join creator, executive producer, director and writer Ann Druyan; host and acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; executive producer, director and writer Brannon Braga; executive producer Jason Clark; and visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun for a conversation about what is in store for the next chapter of Cosmos and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the series. Featuring an introduction by executive producer Seth MacFarlane and exclusive never-before-seen footage, this panel discussion illustrates why Cosmos has remained relevant for the last 40 years.

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:00am PDT

Back to the Moon and Beyond With NASA
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/c4riBZCalX0

NASA is returning humans to the surface of the moon by 2024 as part of its Artemis program. This decade, the agency and its partners will explore more of the Moon than ever before, including the lunar south pole. Using the Moon for scientific discovery, NASA will also test technologies to move humanity farther into the solar system, beginning with Mars. The panel, hosted by William Shatner, will include NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Kjell Lindgren as well as space technology expert LaNetra Tate, and spacesuit engineer Lindsay Aitchison, who are working to get humanity back to the moon and beyond!

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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11:00am PDT

Eye of Newt and Wool of Bat: the science behind magic potions and spells
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/rH1zV9YqM6Q

Potions class is in session! Is there some truth behind the enchanted elixirs and demonic deterrents in fantastical fare like Harry Potter, The Witcher, and Sabrina? Naturopathic doctor DeJarra Sims will walk you through nature's real-life tinctures for healing, sleeping, wit-sharpening, and love, and explain the science behind their effects. Introduced by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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1:00pm PDT

Blast Off with Disney+'s "The Right Stuff"
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/iyudS7OPIJM

From Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, The Right Stuff is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a clear-eyed look at the early days of the US space program. The series follows seven of the military's best pilots become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Competing to be the first in space, these ordinary men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring America to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope. In this 45-minute panel moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, you will hear from the cast and crew about making this compelling and cinematically extraordinary series, PLUS an exclusive first look will be revealed!

@DisneyPlus

Panelists:
Dr. Mae Jemison, moderator, principal - 100 Year Starship & Former NASA Astronaut (@maejemison)
Patrick J. Adams as Major John Glenn(@halfadams)
Jake McDorman as Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard(@jake_mcdorman)
Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Gordon Cooper(@colinodonoghue1)
Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom
Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra
Micah Stock as Deke Slayton (goodstockmicah)
James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter(@jameslafferty)
Nora Zehetner as Annie Glenn (@norazehetner)
Shannon Lucio as Louise Shepard(@shannonmlucio)
Eloise Mumford as Trudy Cooper (@Eloise.mumford)
Eric Ladin as Chris Kraft (@ericladin)
Patrick Fischler as Bob Gilruth (@pfischler)
Mark Lafferty (@garklafferty), showrunner and executive producer
Jennifer Davisson, executive producer

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Surviving the Hunger Games: Are the Odds Ever in Your Favor?
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/vnZ_27Nzwek

The Hunger Games trilogy and prequel reveal a world where the wealthy pit children of the working class against each other in an annual fight to the death. Do these stories offer an analogy to real-world conflicts or survival tips for everyday life? What does it take to survive? And are the odds ever in your favor? To discuss the strategy, consequences, and psychology of Suzanne Collins's characters and real human nature, Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), moderates Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Deidre Garriott (Space and Place in The Hunger Game), Wind Goodfriend (Popular Culture Psychology), Steven Huff (weapons expert), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels), and America Young (Mockingjay: Burn).

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

The Fleet Science Center Celebrates: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Stories and Science of Androids, Space Travel and Aliens
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/SpJR2qq3TIk

For seven seasons Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to take us on one wild ride after another. The show is coming to an end with season seven, which premiered on May 27, and we are excited to celebrate the show with this panel. It is one thing to explore the amazing, and sometimes scary, abilities of inhumans (mutants), and quite another to take these stories into a matrix-like world, into space and even on a time-traveling adventure. Join the Fleet Science Center and executive producers, writers, and actors from Marvel's immensely popular TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they reveal how these stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right. Panelists are Jeffrey Bell (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner, executive producer, and writer), Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center, moderator), Dr. Virginia De Sa (professor in the Cognitive Science Department at UC San Diego), Elizabeth Henstridge (actor, Jemma Simmons), Dr. Anila Kanchan Madiraju (research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Melissa Miller (scientist and science writer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), James Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Sharla Oliver (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Dr. Troy Sandberg (postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego), Joel Stoffer (actor, Enoch), and Craig Titley (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and writer).

Saturday July 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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Sunday, July 26
 

11:00am PDT

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/kUo7mLpRxuk

David Rosing (JPL, system engineer), Shonte Tucker (JPL thermal and system engineer), Rhonda Morgan (JPL, optical science), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical engineer and manager), and Laura Kerber (JPL scientist) discuss the latest JPL rover mission and other adventures of missions when there was no one around to fix it.

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Christmas in July: The Psychology of Pop Culture and Christmas
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fdbl85KMjuk

It may be July, but Christmas is in the air! People love the holidays and have fond memories of various Christmas media, from watching A Charlie Brown Christmas to listening to "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey to debating whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween or Christmas movie. Christmas movies and television shows come from every genre such as horror, science fiction (anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special), to classic stories with Santa Claus. Christmas media is so popular that some television and radio stations run Christmas marathons and specials 24 hours a day during December. What are the psychological aspects about our personality that influence returning year after year to those favorite holiday classics and the desire to experience new Christmas media? Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Psy.D. (Marshall University School of Medicine), and graduate assistants Casey Collins and Jake Bass, M.A., conducted a national survey to identify what are people's favorite Christmas movies, TV shows/specials, and songs. Additionally, we examined participant's personality, as well as their world beliefs to investigate what aspects of our personalities and attitudes draw us to these old and new Christmas classics. Results from the study will be presented along with an overview of the psychological theory behind the pop culture research.

Sunday July 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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