Help Make The Museum Of Science Fiction A Reality
A new fundraising campaign aims to take the first bold steps towards creating an innovative 'Museum of Science Fiction' right in the heart of Washington DC. The Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $165,000 to help fund the creation of a preview location which organizers hope will spur on funding for a fully operational museum site.
However, don't think for one second that the preview site will simply be a soul-less fundraising location. The museum's Indiegogo campaign confirms that along with some top-drawer science fiction artefacts, the preview site will be home to a series of informative and enlightening educational programs, meaning any visitor should have more than enough to keep them happy.
"The preview museum will become a center for science fiction fans and enthusiasts, in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities," say organizers. "In the space, we will hold our first public lectures, education programs, film screenings, book signings and special events. And you're invited to join the project."
"The preview location will also house the museum's first collection of artefacts from film, television, literature, and art, along with prototypes from the museum's model shop."
Some of the sci-fi gems already collected by the museum start-up organization include original props from various Star Trek shows as well as artworks from the renowned Howard and Jane Frank Art Collection.
This is certainly an ambitious project, but if you ask me, it is one that is long overdue. The growth of conventions such as the San Diego and New York Comic Cons have coincided with a new golden age for science fiction. Sci-fi movies are starting to dominate peak cinematic release seasons such as Thanksgiving and Summer and, with a plethora of releases scheduled from Marvel, DC, and Disney's LucasFilm, this looks set to be a continuing trend.
Rewards for your donations range from official magnets and coffee cups at the lower end, right through to an opportunity to sit on the museum's advisory board for the first year of its existence.
This is a non-profit project that is absolutely worth getting behind, so why not visit the campaign and prove that you were there from the very beginning?