Frankenstein: 200 years later

Frankenstein: 200 years later 
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s seminal literary masterpiece next year, the Museum is building our own creature with the help of Tom Spina Designs and the graduate costume production program at UNC Chapel Hill. The team is creating an animated replica of the iconic monster with the capability of allowing people to control certain features from their iOS or Android mobile device via the Museum’s mobile app.

This project highlights several important aspects that resonate perfectly with Escape Velocity multidisciplinary mission: women in science fiction, literature, science (the creature’s biology in this case), robotics (our display animatronics), coding (the Museum’s mobile app and control of the creature’s animatronics), and art (the display object, the creature).

New Escape Velocity Trailer Video

Click here to see the new trailer video for Escape Velocity 2018: Other Worlds on May 25-27 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Stay tuned for special guest announcements on Facebook and Twitter!

Open Call For Escape Velocity Panels
If you have a cool program idea, send it in to our open call for panels – click here!

Our Third Annual Competition is Open!

International Costume Competition and Fashion Show
To celebrate the importance of fashion and costume design to creating rich worlds and expanding our imaginations, the Museum is holding an international costume competition and fashion show. See finalists raising the bar with wearable technologyand coded costumesAstrid Bear, grand master costumer and wife of science fiction author Greg Bear will be on the jury panel to evaluate the finalists.

Early Bird Special: book two hotel room nights and get 30% off on two weekend passestwo  EV 2018 t-shirts, and two Museum of Science Fiction pins (offer ends onDecember 15, get a jump on holiday shopping)!

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Star Trek Costumes for Halloween!
Check out Roddenberry Entertainment’s selection of Star Trek costumes and sewing patterns. Click here to see their online catalog.