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  • What we accomplished in 2017

    What we accomplished in 2017

    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…

  • David Brin is coming to Escape Velocity 2018!

    David Brin is coming to Escape Velocity 2018!

    David Brin joins us for EV 2018! Award-winning science fiction author and Museum advisory board member, David Brin is coming to Escape Velocity! David’s book, Heaven’s Reach is perfectly on-theme for this year’s event: Other Worlds. David will be discussing Fractal World of his Uplift series (a fresh spin on the Dyson Sphere idea), a cluster of space habitats circling a white…

  • Greg Bear joins us for EV 2018!

    Greg Bear joins us for EV 2018!

    Greg Bear joins us for EV 2018! Award-winning science fiction author and Museum  advisory board member, Greg Bear is coming to Escape Velocity! Greg’s Eon series is perfectly on-theme for this year’s event: Other Worlds. Greg will be discussing Thistledown and the science behind building artificial worlds as well as signing books and participating on discussion panels. You can check out Greg’s…

  • Frankenstein: 200 years later

    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…

  • EV 2017/16 Blog Archive

    EV 2017/16 Blog Archive

  • DC Stunt Coalition

    DC Stunt Coalition

    When many of us were children, we wrapped ourselves in bath towels and chased our siblings through the house while swinging around cardboard paper towel tubes and yelling “VRUUM VRUUM” in imitation of the famous lightsaber sound effect. The average person gives up that kind of thing when they get older, but not the members…

  • Site Attacked: Life Functions Not Terminated

    Site Attacked: Life Functions Not Terminated

    DreamHost DDoS Attack 8-24-2017 The Escape Velocity event website is hosted by Dreamhost. DreamHost was down earlier today due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Based on a few Twitter feeds and blogs, the attack appears to stem from Dreamhost’s decision to host the white supremacy site (Daily Stormer) that recently lost their…

  • Getting Pumped for EV2017

    Getting Pumped for EV2017

      Tony “Paranoia Boi” is a Cosplayer, Dancer & Competitive Dance Gamer from Virginia. He has been cosplaying for almost a decade and portrays video game characters and pop culture icons. Hi s love for dance goes as far back as mimicking Michael Jackson videos as a 5 year old. His style consists of a blend of…

  • Top Ten List

    Top Ten List

    Escape Velocity 2017 Updates Sept. 1 – 3 Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC Plan your Escape!!! So, you’ve logged into sched and started planning your Escape Velocity weekend. The trouble is, there is almost TOO MUCH AMAZING PROGRAMMING to choose from. Not to worry – Here’s a top-ten, not-to-miss selection from our programming team: 10:…

  • Dressed for Success at EV2017

    Dressed for Success at EV2017

    Allen Ryde is a passionate, long time cosplayer and artist who has served as a judge for costume and cosplay competitions at various conventions such as Raleigh SuperCon, Katsucon and Anime USA. In addition to being a costume competition judge, Allen is also a commissioner, artist, theatre professional and burlesque entertainer. He has been in…