Evening Events

Escape Velocity After Hours – Evening Events

For people that attended Escape Velocity 2017, our evening events were amazing!


Cosplay Dance Off, Friday, September 1
Where Street Dance meets Cosplay! Watch as our Cosplay Dance Off teams battle it out as your favorite characters against each other for that Convention’s Grand Champion title! Dance Off has been running strong for over 12 years now at east-coast conventions, Anime USA, Katsucon, MAGFest, and Anime Mid Atlantic. There have even been sister shows performed at other convention venues such as New York Anime Festival, Nekocon, Zenkaikon, and Animazement. Over the course of three rounds, our dancers will go team vs. team, 3 vs. 3, and the final round our Team Captains go head to head! Join us for the show! Anything can happen!

Space Party, Friday, September 1 – 21 and over
Join us for a late-night space-themed party. On music, Shaleigh is a singer and DJ from DC whose musical influences include Imogen Heap, Lana del Rey, Banks, Kid Cudi, and Eminem. You’ll be able to hear her spinning tracks live all night at the Space Party, but you can listen to a sample of her music now on her Soundcloud page.

We will have themed cocktails, great music, dancing and geeking out. Sorry kids, this is Party is for the 21 and up crowd. Costumes are always welcome but not required. You may want to rethink the full Wookie gear, though. Things could get hot in here.

Metropolis, Friday, September 1 – at midnight
Metropolis is a German silent film produced in 1927 that uses a dystopian society to explore the dangers inherent in capitalism and industrialization. Based on a novel by Thea von Harbou, it was directed by her husband Fritz Lang, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and stars Alfred Abel as Joh Fredersen, Gustav Fröhlich as Freder, Brigitte Helm as both Maria and the Machine-Man, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Rotwang the inventor.


Science Fiction Film Festival, All weekend, with Awards Saturday, September 2
The festival will connect science fiction filmmakers to several audiences: fans, fellow artists, scientists, and educators. We are committed to generating meaningful discourse on the relationship between entertainment and theoretical or actual scientific ideas. Screenings throughout the event, with the Awards Ceremony Saturday night. Click here soon for film festival schedule.

Doctor Whose Line Is It Anyway! Saturday, September 2
This is the show where everything’s made up, the points don’t matter, and is everything Pop Culture Sci-Fi! A Class Apart Comedy, a sketch comedy and LP troupe based out of the D.C. area, aims to entertain, enlighten, and examine pop and nerd culture through improv comedy. This performance is an improv comedy “competition” in which four members of ACA will perform various comedic games and sketches.

Dance Party, Saturday, September 2 – 21 and over
With favorites from all genres and top hits, come for the dance, stay for the party!

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday September 2 – at midnight
Additionally, the Film Festival will include a midnight screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced in 1975, the British-American musical comedy horror film was directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O’Brien based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, music, book, and lyrics by O’Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s.