Convention News

NYCC 2017: Sci-Fi Authors Sketch Out Our Future With Robots and AI

  The first panel we hit this year was a collection of sci-fi authors talking about robots, robot rights, artificial intelligence,...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 07 October 2017 - 10:25AM

Dr. Phil Frana Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Matter Duplicators

  We previously interviewed Dr. Phil Frana about digital immortality, memory, and sci-fi utopias, but his presentation at Escape...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 8:17PM

Legendary Sci-Fi Author Joe Haldeman Tells the Story Behind 'The Forever War'

Joe Haldeman’s guest panel at Escape Velocity 2017 started with a short, sweet introduction from Charles Hildebrant, from the Museum...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 11:35AM

Cas Anvar Talks About the Science Behind the Flip and Burn, CQBs, and 'The Expanse'

When celebrities make red carpet appearances, they wear Rolex watches or designer dresses. When Cas Anvar walked onto the stage at...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 9:40PM

'Star Trek' Writer Morgan Gendel Goes Behind the Scenes of 'The Inner Light'

Season five of Star Trek: The Next Generation is mostly known for a couple things — the introduction of Bajoran officer Ro Laren,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 6:48PM

Seven Terrible Science Fiction Movies with Great Soundtracks

In 1977, Star Wars changed the landscape for sci-fi movies in countless ways, one of which was the sweeping orchestral score by John...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 2:03PM

The 5 Best Short Sci-Fi Films From Escape Velocity 2017

When I sat down to see the film blocks at this year's Escape Velocity (hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction for the second year!),...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 3:10PM

Win a Three-Day Weekend Pass to Escape Velocity, the New Con by the Museum of Sci-Fi!

We've called Escape Velocity the best sci-fi con you've never heard of. Now we're giving away 5 pairs of Weekend Passes to the event,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 1:17PM

'The Defenders' Debuts at Comic-Con With a Martial Arts Filled Trailer

There were some things we'd already guessed about Marvel's upcoming Netflix miniseries The Defenders. Namely, that the four heroes...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 1:04PM

'Game of Thrones' Comic-Con Trailer Hints at Strange New Alliances

Spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones below.The idea of HBO releasing a Game of Thrones trailer after one episode of season...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 22 July 2017 - 11:28AM

Escape Velocity 2017: The Greatest Sci-Fi Con You've Never Heard Of

We've been to almost every kind of convention imaginable, from PAX Prime to New York Comic-Con--we've been close enough to Steve...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 4:33PM

Disney Reveals a Miniature Demo of 'Star Wars' Land, and It Looks Absolutely Incredible

If you've been following the construction of Disneyland's new, hugely expansive Star Wars experience, you'll know that there's plenty...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 11:14AM