The nerdy discussion game gets an “Awesome-Con Edition” combining a little “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” a little “Jeopardy,” some “discussions in comic book shops,” and a LOT of “awkward”? discussion! Panelists (with audience participation), respectfully answer surprising-but-true questions based on Awesome-Con Themed news, scientific research, and pop culture fandom debates – with a focus on ‘controversial-adjacent’ topics in nerd culture…for points! From astrophysics to Zork…comic book crossovers to commodification of 80s nostalgia…from Marvel movie memes to comment section culture…TV tropes and little-known-factoids…all of geekdom is fair game!

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Saturday, August 21
Room 146AB