WonderCon@Home: The Science of WandaVision

If I had been a kid thinking about a science or technology career in high school, The Science of WandaVision panel held at WonderCon 2021 would have sealed the deal for me to pursue a STEM career. The team from Fascinating Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gear-Based Technologies podcast tackle several specific topics from probability hexes to the idea of a Big Bang within an existing universe. Some of the things they cover:

  • How does a probability hex work?
  • Is magic simply science we can’t explain yet?
  • The science behind runes
  • Wanda’s chaos magic as a thermodynamic concept of entropy.

If you’re a fan of WandaVision and science this panel is a fascinating listen. I would encourage kids to watch as well as it introduces many high level concepts in approachable ways.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.