May 1, 2016 11:59 am

StarTalk Live! Takes On Awesome Con for the First Time!

Comic co-host Eugene Mirman and guest host Bill Nye. © 2015 Photo by Jakub Mosur. All rights reserved.

Today’s guest blog post about StarTalk Live! at Awesome Con Science Fair is written by Monica Marquez & William Amoyaw, our social media interns from SUNY New Paltz. Follow them on Twitter: Monica tweets at @momox94 and William at @gillie_da_kid18.

Have an appetite for science?

In need of a fun-filled weekend?

Then come join StarTalk Live! featuring Eugene Mirman and Bill Nye as we take over Washington D.C and make our first appearance at Awesome Con this June.

Awesome Con, one of the largest fan conventions on the East Coast, is a three-day event that will run from Friday, June 3rd until Sunday June 5th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

You don’t want to miss out on the capstone event of the weekend – us! Not only will this Science Fair provide a platform for some of the leading scientific institutions in our country like NASA and the Smithsonian, but also the science fair now features StarTalk Live! Join us at noon on Sunday, June 5th, when Eugene Mirman, one of the “50 funniest” comics in New York (according to Time Out New York), and science educator and engineer, Bill Nye the Science Guy, will bring our brand of humor, science and insight onto the Awesome Con stage.

What are they going to talk about? We don’t know yet. But, given that this is our first time in Washington, DC, the capital of our county, it could be funding science initiatives. It could be the importance of STEM education. Maybe we’ll even have special guests from the government. Regardless of who our guests are, though, one thing is for sure: this show will be just as filled with science and comedy as every StarTalk Live! show is.

Keep in mind that your ticket to StarTalk Live! is included with a Sunday pass to the convention. We plan on checking out the convention before and after the show Sunday. From what we’ve heard, Awesome Con is all about hanging out with comic fans and celebrating the pop culture we love here at StarTalk, from movies and comic books to cosplay. We might not have time to check out any of the discussion panels, but if you do, be sure to let us know here in the comments to this blog post what you did and what you thought of it.

Don’t miss out on the celebration and purchase your tickets for StarTalk Live! at Awesome Con now! Your ticket for StarTalk Live! is included with Weekend and Sunday Convention passes! You can also purchase your tickets at the door, but advance tickets are always recommended to avoid lines.

For now, why not catch up on our podcasts from StarTalk Live! at SF Sketchfest earlier this year and whet your appetites before heading out to DC! Links below!

StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 1)

StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2016 (Part 2)