Category: 2017 Guest

  • Mason Peck PhD

    Mason Peck PhD

    Mason Peck PhD, former NASA Chief Technologist and Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and the Director of Cornell’s Space Systems Design Studio. Mason is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Technology Subcommittee.

  • Morgan Gendel

    Morgan Gendel


  • Cas Anvar

    Cas Anvar

    Cas Anvar is a multi-talented, award-winning actor who has over 100 credits to his name in both film and television. From his big break in the Golden Globe and Spirit Award nominated movie ‘Shattered Glass’, he’s appeared in  ‘The Terminal’, ‘Source Code’, ‘The Vatican Tapes’ and the multi-Oscar winners ‘Argo’ and ‘Room’. You can also…

  • Marc Okrand

    Marc Okrand

    Linguist, creator of the Klingon language and author of Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, The Klingon Way, and The Klingon Dictionary

  • C. Alex Young PhD

    C. Alex Young PhD

    Solar astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Associate Director for Science of its Heliophysics Science Division. Alex is also a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and Chair of the Technology Subcommittee.

  • Jamie Anderson

    Jamie Anderson

    F – A – B . . .  the son of iconic British science fiction television and film producer, Gerry Anderson. Jamie will  discuss his father’s legacy and his new project: Firestorm. Jamie is also a member of the Museum of Science Fiction Board of Advisors.

  • Thomas Dolby

    Thomas Dolby

    Gifted musician, inventor, writer, teacher, and engineer extraordinaire Thomas Dolby will be a featured speaker at Escape Velocity. The pioneer of synthpop best known for his single “She Blinded Me With Science” will take the stage at EV17 to talk about the intersection of music and technology and perform a sample of his hit songs.…

  • Joe Haldeman

    Joe Haldeman

    Joe Haldeman is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War. That novel, and other of his works including, The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. His latest book, Work Done For Hire…