June 2 6:30 PM San Diego

Amplified Ale Works in East Village

1429 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Die-hard fans know comics are no trivial matter. They aren't just picture books for children and geeky adults. Comics have a long history of addressing complex issues, from science lab accidents to ethics, moral issues and social justice. Join IDW Publishing and the Fleet Science Center for some fun events that will look at the stories, science and technology featured in some of our favorite comics.

Comic book writers and local scientists will give short talks, followed by open discussion, addressing the creative and scientific sides of comics. Enjoy stimulating discussions with comic book creators and fans! 

Join us for our next event on Sunday, June 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Amplified Ale Works (East Village) in San Diego as we explore the science and stories of the popular comic book and movie franchises TransformersTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.

Featuring: Tom Waltz, Writer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and more); John Barber, Writer, Transformers (and more) and Editor in Chief at IDW Publising; J. Dianne Dotson, Author, The Questrison Saga; Kali Wallace, Author, Salvation Day; Dr. Frances Barron, Scientist; Dr. Troy Sandberg, Scientist; Dr. Lisa Will, Scientist and the Fleet Science Center's Resident Astronomer

Check the program website for details and updates.


Launch Party & Signing Event

Mysterious Galaxy

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92111


Guest Author

July 14-27, 2019

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Shared Worlds is an annual summer program designed for teen writers interested in speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, etc.). The students work in groups with an experienced “world-building coordinator” to design and build a world.