Bad Astronomy

Moderating the Mythbusters Comic Con panel? CONFIRMED.

OMG OMG OMG. I’ll be the moderator for the Mythbusters panel at Comic Con this year!


Comic Con is a HUGE scifi/fantasy/comic/gaming/pop culture convention held every year in San Diego. I’ve always wanted to go, and last year, the Hive Overmind Discover Magazine sent me there to be on a panel about science in science fiction (I have several blog posts about it; start here and click through to the next ones, in particular this one with a video of our panel). They’re sending me again this year (and I’ll have more about that a little later), and I’m really excited to go.

Then last week I get a call from My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™, asking me if I’d like to moderate their panel! I said yes immediately (and then cleared it with the magazine; maybe I did that a little backwards), because despite all indications I’m not a complete idiot.

Adam will be on the panel, as well as Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara. Kari can’t attend, as by then she’ll be a brand new mommy. That’s wonderful for her, of course, though a bit of a bummer for us. Adam and Jamie were on a panel at CC last year (that’s the picture shown here) and it was a riot. This year, the room is twice as big, too. Discovery Channel has more info on their press release (PDF; click that link, select your location and “Discovery Channel” for network, then click the link on the right labeled “Mythbusters Comic Con panelists”).

On the panel we’ll be talking about the new season, what they have planned for the next, and how their Moon Hoax testing episode would have been an unwatchable disaster without my science advice. I’ll really try to come up with some unusual questions for them, but I could use some help from you, me droogs. If you’ve got a good question for the ‘busters, put it in the comments below… and if I use it I’ll give you a shout-out.

And may I just say once again: squeee!

P.S. This is getting picked up a bit online, like at the San Diego City Guide and Pop Culture Zoo.