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Escape Velocity – Three Days of Science And Science Fiction – at the Gaylord 2019.

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More

WHAT:          

Escape Velocity 2019

 WHEN:               

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24 through 26

 WHERE:             

Gaylord National Resort in Fort Washington, MD

DESCRIPTION:  

The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote informal STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals.

PROGRAMMING:  

Escape Velocity features a variety of programming throughout the open hours of the show.  Friday sessions run from 10:00 a.m. until past Midnight; Saturday show hours start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with a Midnight film showing of Plan Nine from Outer Space and Sunday runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Features include celebrity guest appearances; panels and sessions spanning a broad spectrum of science fiction and STEAM genres; gaming competitions; a film festival and photo ops in legendary sci-fi environments; among others.  For a full schedule of hours and events, please visit https://escapevelocity.events/programs.

CELEBRITIES:

Scheduled celebrities and industry notables include Dominique Tipper, Gigi Edgley, Anwan Glover,

Dan Curry, David Brin, PhD, Morgan Gendel, Marc Okrand, Kellie Gerardi, Mason Peck, PhD, Ghostbusters Tri-State Division, DJ Shaleigh, C. Alex Young, PhD, Eric Suggs, Jr., Aisha Matthews, Iron Knight Cosplay, Jeff Rutenbeck, PhD and David Grinspoon, PhD

PURPOSE:         

Escape Velocity 2019 seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas. Escape Velocity’s mission is to attract young people to science, technology, engineering, art, and math by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States using science fiction as its primary engine.

WHO:                 

Escape Velocity is a partnership between the Museum of Science Fiction and NASA.

 TICKETS:            

Three-day weekend pass tickets, priced $30 for youths (aged 11-16), $50 for adults and $100 for the full VIP treatment, are available through the Escape Velocity website or onsite at the Gaylord Convention Center.  Ten-dollar PAY IT FORWARD tickets allow patrons to donate a single-day admission for an underserved youth in the Washington, DC metro area.   For tickets or additional information, please visit https://escapevelocity.events.

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About the Author ()

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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