As we close another year, we reflect on our accomplishments in our effort to establish a museum dedicated to science fiction. Escape Velocity 2017 was a big success thanks to our team of dedicated volunteers, loyal staff, exhibitors, partners like NASA, and thousands of people who attended our second annual event. As Escape Velocity gains momentum, our community grows, and with that growth we hope to make educational impacts using science fiction as the main catalyst. We look forward to the New Year and meeting you at Escape Velocity 2018. Next month we will announce our first lecture series – please stay tuned!
As the Museum and Escape Velocity are both 501c(3) organizations, please consider making a year-end donation – click here. Alternatively, please think about buying a ticket to EV 2018 to support our educational programs. Thank you, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year!
Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction
Check out the Museum of Science Fiction’s latest take-home exhibit! It’s $9.99 on Amazon. See what io9 had to say about our first anthology here.
Frankenstein at Escape Velocity 2018
Tom Spina and his team at Spina Designs on Long Island just finished the creature. Their work is amazing as you can see from this sneak peek. The creature will be on display at Escape Velocity wearing a costume created by the students and faculty in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art.
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 costumes. Astrid Bear, grand master costumer and wife of science fiction author Greg Bear, will be on the jury panel to evaluate the finalists.
Escape Velocity 2018 is 147 days away!
Don’t miss EV 2018 as we get ready to celebrate a few major anniversaries:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818): 200 years
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): 50 years
Planet of the Apes (1968): 50 years
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968): 50 years
Battlestar Galactica (original series) (1978): 40 years
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983): 35 years
Babylon 5 (1993): 25 years