Crossover: Where Comics and Science Meet
Part 2: Mutations
Part 2: Mutations
San Diego Comic Art Gallery
June 10, 2016
|My free comic and event badge|
I had missed the first event as these are held on Friday evenings which happen to fall on the Fridays I work. I took the day off for this event since a dear friend of mine, Chris Mowry, was one of the panelists along with Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Dr. Ronald Coleman, Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute, and Dr. Pritwish Pal, Sr. Marketing Manager for Oncology at Illumina.
The Q&A portion of the event lasted about an hour, and the best moment was when an audience member asked the scientists on the panel to give an example of a mutation which occurs in humans. This was in reference to a previous comment by the scientists that mutations happen in the human body. The questions was answered by Dr. Coleman and his answer was "Well, you started as a single cell." Mic drop!
After the panel, there's an opportunity to get autographs and chat with the panelists.
|Godzilla Wars arcade game owned by Chris Mowry|
|Posing with a Godzilla statuette owned by Chris Mowry.|
This Godzilla mask is made from the original mold for the costume used in the very first Godzilla movie made in 1954. As you can see, I just had to take a silly picture with it.
|Godzilla mask owned by Chris Mowry|
There are two more Comics Meets Science events coming up and tickets are only $15 + $1.74 Eventbrite fee.
The next event is on August 12 and is on Star Trek and the Science of Space Travel.
The last event of the series is being held on October 14 and is on Orphan Black and the Science of Cloning.
The Ruben H. Fleet Science Center is also hosting a few other events in July.
Suds and Science on July 11
and Fleet Night of Science happening during SDCC on July 21.
I want to give a shout out to Dr. Ronald Coleman whose research is focused on discovering a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, and I truly hope he achieves his goal of discovering this cure in his lifetime.