Livetweet With Us: July #DIYSciFilm

Back in June, our intrepid DIY Science Zone Events Coordinator, Torrey Stenmark, decided to apply her fandom, snark, and critical thinking by leading GeekGirlCon fans in livetweeting that 1985 masterpiece of scientific accuracy Real Genius. In between critiquing the dubious lab safety, “reasonably plausible laser science,” and unlikely hacking protocols, the livetweeters enjoyed 80s soft electronica and the “#distractinglysexy” Val Kilmer.

They also shared college anecdotes that I should really advise our readers not to try at home!

You can read a round-up of the whole event over on Storify.


July’s #DIYSciFilm: The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Image source: IMDb

If you’re feeling right now like you missed out on a pretty cool event, no need to worry–it was such a hit that Torrey’s planning another one for this Thursday, July 23, at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. This time around it’ll be the 1990 TV adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie story The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in which Hercule Poirot investigates a poisoning conundrum. Torrey is both a chemist and a costumer, perfectly poised to critique both the science and the fashions!

Join Torrey (@tereshkova2001) on Twitter and use the hashtag #DIYSciFilm to be part of the conversation, and don’t worry if you miss it–I’ll post a summary here on Friday.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is Series 3, Episode 1 of the BBC series Poirot, available on Netflix.

Written by GeekGirlCon Manager of Editorial Services Winter Downs.

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