Aisha Matthews from the Museum’s Journal of Science Fiction will lead EV 2018’s literary track with programming on Afro-futurism and panels featuring award-winning authors, Greg Bear and David Brin.
The Space Kingdom of Asgardia at EV 2018
The theme of Escape Velocity 2018 is “Other Worlds,”‘ so we can’t think of a more perfect event partner to have for this year’s convention than the Space Kingdom of Asgardia. Many of the seminal works of science fiction have featured settings beyond Earth, and Asgardia is taking the first steps towards bringing the dream of living among the stars into reality. We are pleased to welcome the 160,000 citizens of Asgardia to Escape Velocity. To learn more about Asgardia and their recent successful satellite launch from NASA Wallops Island, please click here.
Gaming & Simulation at EV 2018
Escape Velocity 2018 will feature a new Gaming & Simulation track, with panels and events covering both video games and boardgames, and will include a peek into the world of professional wargaming and simulation as practiced in the defense and intelligence community. Meet game designers, learn about game history, and dive into some of the best panels at EV 2018. To read more, click here.
Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator at EV 2018
BridgeSimulators.com will be presenting the Starship Horizons Bridge Experience!
Starship Horizons is a multi-player bridge simulation experience allowing 2-6 players to work together as the ship’s bridge officers. The core gameplay experience is designed around players commanding their own starship as the bridge officers in the roles of Captain, Flight, Tactical, Science, Engineering and Operations.
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is an 11-day cinematic event held at the historic Somerville Theatre from February 9th to the 19th. The 2018 edition marks their 43rd anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America.
The first nine days consist of a traditional film festival. Whether they be features, shorts, webisodes, workshops, parties or a new Hollywood film, BostonSciFi emphasizes emerging directors with distinct visions from around the globe. For tickets, please clickhere.
NASA Space Science Educational Consortium
The NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) capitalizes on NASA’s rich history of sharing research and technology through compelling and innovative education projects. The NSSEC continues the Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) work at the forefront of NASA’s educational endeavors by linking exciting science and missions directly to the American public.
The NSSEC has an extensive, engaged, and committed set of partnerships that bring unique, world class resources to SMD and communicate NASA’s messages to targeted populations. The NSSEC provides collaborative partnerships within SMD and with external organizations, technology companies like Google and informal education venues like theMuseum of Science Fiction and Escape Velocity.
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 134 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