Did you miss our opening ceremonies? Or do you just want to watch it again? Here’s the video of Sasquan Guest of Honor Dr. Kjell Lindgren’s welcome to members of Sasquan at the opening ceremonies. (Cool to see our convention badge floating in zero gravity. And there’s a tribble on the space station! Yes, just one…)
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Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention
19-23 August 2015 at Spokane WA USA
“Brother Guy” Consolmagno to give Carl Sagan lecture at Sasquan
Spokane, 6 November 2014
Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, will give a speech for the Carl Sagan Medal he received for 2014 as part of Sasquan’s First Night. The Sagan award is given annually by the American Astronomical Society for excellence in science writing. Brother Guy, an active fan and a member of the MIT Science Fiction Society, will give this speech at 8 PM on Wednesday night.
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ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION
Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the
largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors,
publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo
Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science
fiction and fantasy, are voted on by the Worldcon membership and
presented during the convention.
Sasquan is organized under the banner of the SWOC: http://swoc.org/
“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction
Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC”, “Hugo Award”, the Hugo Award Logo,
and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service
marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary
Practice your mind control at the Mobius Science Center
Ever wanted to:
- Practice mind control …………………….(with your head hooked to a computer)
- Test your aerodynamic designs ……..(paper airplanes, that is)
- Build a cheap rocket ……………………..(out of water bottles)
- Perform an autopsy ………………………(virtual autopsy, of course)
Then you’ll be happy to hear that the Mobius Science Center and Mobius for Kids’ Museums, that just opened this year are near the Spokane convention center and the Sasquan hotels.
The goal of the museum was to make the science center interactive to build an experiential visit to the science center instead of housing static exhibits.
Other fan–friendly events that the Mobius Science Center held this year that are:
- Steampunk Science Saturday
- Sci-Fi Spectacular film series
- Extreme Science Show
The Mobius Science Center is open most days, but Mondays, except for some holidays.
For more information about Mobius Science Center, visit their website.