Awesome Con DC is starting to hit its stride in its third year by pulling in the big acts like Peter Capaldi and John Barrowman but it does not want to rest on that talent alone. Tapping in to the inherent science lover in a lot of its fans, they’ve expanded their standard set of comics, movies, toys and television nerdom into the realm of science!
Announced today Awesome Con will be partnering with the Science Channel to host the inaugural Awesome Con Science Fair!
The Awesome Con Science Fair presented by the Science Channel’s participants include the Science Channel (obviously), NASA, the Smithsonian, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the Society for Science and the Public, and Nerd Nite.
That is awesome and all but really, the thing that gets me going is the fact that Bill Nye will be there along with Eugene Mirman for StarTalk Live!
StarTalk Live! stage performances are hosted by either Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Guy, and cohosted by comedian Eugene Mirman. Each live show bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth, and the environment.
Bill Nye was a big part of my childhood and I’m not ashamed to admit I rewatched Bill Nye the Science Guy when it came out on Netflix. It is good to see the sciences represented in such a way and I hope other Cons pick up on the idea in the future.