As their website proudly states, “Why should kids have all the fun?” The Science Museum of Minnesota is having another event for the geeky adults out there. “Social Science” caters to those of us who are 21 and older, even letting us grab a drink as we enjoy the museum.
So why should this interest the cosplayers out there?
Two words: Superhero Science.
Followed by three magical words: Costumes are encouraged!
This Thursday evening the Science Museum of Minnesota is going to be overrun by heroic capes and fantastical powers. The event will go into the science of said powers and answer the question, “Are those abilities even possible?” Flight? Invisibility? Super Strength? The event will be taking seemingly impossible feats, examining them, and seeing how realistic they are—and you may be surprised at the answers.
The event will also feature a variety of guest speakers from the geek world. There’s local comic artist, Christopher Jones, who you may remember from such works as Young Justice, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and more. Next up is the University of Minnesota’s James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes, and one of the science advisers for the 2012 hit, The Amazing Spider-Man. Armed with a video game controller is Emily Reese, the host and producer of the video game music podcast, Top Score, and the creator of MPR’s Learning to Listen series. Last, but not least, is Barry Kudrowitz, an assistant professor and director of product design for the U of M.
Here is the nitty gritty of Thursday’s event:
Date: August 6th, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Age: 21 and older WITH a valid photo ID
Prices: Check out the website for details on getting tickets, www.smm.org/socialscience
Extra cosplay notes: No masks at the door AND no weapons—real or fake.