ANNOUNCING THE AWESOME CON SCIENCE FAIR PRESENTED BY THE SCIENCE CHANNEL

The Science Fair will welcome Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman to Awesome Con for StarTalk Live! at 12 PM on June 5

The Science Fair will welcome Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman to Awesome Con for StarTalk Live! at 12 PM on June 5

Awesome Con is a place to celebrate comic books, movies, television, toys, and games – and beginning this year, science and technology are joining the party at the inaugural Awesome Con Science Fair presented by the Science Channel!

Like Star Wars? You’re probably into space travel. Into Orphan Black? Maybe you wanna learn more about cloning. A fan of Terminator? You’re probably terrified of robotics. The worlds of science fiction and science fact overlap, and we’re excited to now expand Awesome Con and create new awareness, advocacy, and interest in all things nerdy, techy, wonky, and smart!

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!

Where and when is the Science Fair? It’ll run all three days of Awesome Con across our show floor and in our panel rooms…

Expo Floor Pavilion

Exhibitions including large institutions and upstart companies and inventors. Meet governmental agencies and DIY makers!

Panels

Dedicated talks and screenings on where science fiction and science fact meet and on new horizons in scientific discovery – featuring leading experts and engineers from across America.

And, as its headlining event, the Science Fair will welcome Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman to Awesome Con for StarTalk Live! at 12 PM on June 5. Awesome Con ticket holders with Weekend and Sunday badges will have access to StarTalk Live! included in their admission, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two upgraded seating options are also available:

Preferred Seating ($15) – Includes guaranteed, preferred seating and a limited edition StarTalk poster

Preferred Seating Book Signing ($75) – Includes guaranteed, preferred seating, a limited edition StarTalk poster, a copy of Bill Nye’s Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World book, and admission to a special book signing with Nye.

StarTalk Live! tickets go on sale on Friday, April 22, and be sure to follow Awesome Con on Facebook andTwitter for Science Fair updates!