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Hank Green in conversation with Dianna Cowern - "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing"

Hank Green in conversation with Dianna Cowern - "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing"

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Shiley Theater
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

John Cleese

Warwick’s & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present

Hank Green

discussing in conversation with Dianna Cowern,

creator of Physics Girl

An Absolutely

Remarkable Thing

Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at:

University of San Diego's
Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego, CA 92110

This is a ticketed event.



  • $28.00 - One general admission - Includes one pre-signed copy of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
  • The Meet & Greet for the first 100 ticket buyers is SOLD OUT.
  • General Admission Check-In at 6:15PM.
  • Please print out your tickets.
  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • You will receive a PRE-SIGNED copy of Hank's book when you check in.
  • There will be cards available in the lobby for you to use to ask Hank a question.
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. Shuttles will be available from the parking structure to the theater.
  • The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.
  • Meet & Greet Information (SOLD OUT): In lieu of a public signing, Hank will do a Meet & Greet with the first 100 ticket buyers. Hank will take photos with each fan via an event photographer only; no selfies or photos with personal phones will be allowed. The photographer will post all of the photos online after the event for fans to download. Hank will not sign any books or memorabilia during the Meet & Greet.


Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Green cofounded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com, which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon, the world's largest conference for the online video community. In 2017, VidCon drew more than forty thousand attendees across three events in Anaheim, Amsterdam, and Australia. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health. Hank lives in Montana with his wife, son, and cat.

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship --like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor --April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires --and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

Dianna Cowern is the creator of Physics Girl. Nicknamed “happy pants” in college, Dianna researched dark matter with Prof. Jocelyn Monroe as an undergraduate at MIT, and low-metallicity stars with Prof. Anna Frebel as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, before bringing her happy intern pants to GE where she worked as a Software Engineer designing mobile apps. Eventually, she started exercising the nerdy side of her brain on YouTube as Physics Girl before (and while) heading over to UCSD as a science outreach coordinator. She loves to surf, SCUBA dive and play the ukulele.

Below are parking instructions and directions to Shiley Theater. 

From Linda Vista Road, please enter campus through the WEST ENTRANCE/ MARIAN WAY. This is the closest entrance to the event venue. Once on campus, guests are encouraged to park in the West Parking Structure. From this parking structure, shuttles will run regularly to main campus with a drop off location near Shiley Theatre, which is located in Camino Hall. Signage will direct you to the theatre.  
Once parked, guests must use one of the payment kiosks (available on each level) to pay for parking until 7 p.m., after which time parking is free. The rate is $1.50 per hour. Pay stations accept coins as well as Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards. They do not accept cash or American Express cards.
All paid parking areas at USD operate as pay-by-plate. This means that a license plate number is required when making a payment at the pay station. It may be helpful to take a picture of your license plate after you park your vehicle. Once you have made your payment, there is no need to display your receipt on your dashboard.