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Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd; in conversation with Wil Wheaton

Live Talks Los Angeles

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Santa Monica, CA

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Reserved Seats + Munroe's book Sold Out Ended $40.00 $3.19
General Admission seats Sold Out Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Live Talks Los Angeles invites you to:

An Afternoon with Randall Munroe
Creator of the popular webcomic xkcd, former NASA roboticist
in conversation with Wil Wheaton 

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers
to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Sunday, September 14, 2014

4:30pm
(Doors open for General Admission tickets at 3:45pm)

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90403
 

Tickets:
$20 General Admission

$43 Includes Munroe's book, Reserved Seating


 

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

 

Randall Munroe is the author of the popular webcomic xkcd and the science question-and-answer blog What If. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006, he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full-time, supporting himself through the sale of xkcd t-shirts, prints, posters, and books. He likes candlelight dinners and long walks on the beach. Very long walks. Lots of people say they like long walks on the beach, but then they get out on the beach and after just an hour or two, they say they're getting tired. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following.

 

Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM


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