Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductees

To celebrate the twentieth year of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, this year will see 24 members inducted, including 15 creators and 9 properties. Some of the inductees were selected by popular vote last year, while other inductees were selected by the panel of jurors. The Hall of Fame is currently hosted by The Museum of Pop Culture (MOPOP), formerly the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum. Inductees are listed below and will be celebrated on March 4.

Creators

  • Douglas Adams
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Keith David
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Jim Henson
  • Jack Kirby
  • Madeleine L’Engle
  • C.S. Lewis
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • George Orwell
  • Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Rumiko Takahashi
  • John Williams

Properties

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • The Matrix
  • Myst
  • The Princess Bride
  • Star Trek
  • Wonder Woman
  • The X-Files

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2011 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Class

Four new members will be inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, housed at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. The induction ceremony will take place as part of the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, to be held June 24-26, 2011.

  • Vincent Di Fate
  • Gardner Dozois
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Moebius

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Avatar at SFM

A collection of memorabilia from the film Avatar is scheduled to go on display at Seattle’s Science Fiction Museum from June 4 through September 3, 2012, at which time it will tour other cities. The exhibit will include props and costumes used in making the film.

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Potter & BSG in Seattle

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” opens this weekend at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center. On the other side of Seattle Center, the exhibit “Battlestar Galactica” opens at the Science Fiction Museum. The Harry Potter exhibit, which debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, is touring and making its fourth stop, its first on the West Coast. The Battlestar Galactica props, which include three spaceships, fifteen costumes, and more, are now part of the SFM collection and will be sent on tour in about 18 months.

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BSG at SFM

The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle has announced that it will host an exhibit on Battlestar Galactica in cooperation with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy. The display will open on October 23 and will include props from the recently aired show, including three full sized spaceships and costumes. The exhibit will run through March 4, 2012.

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2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Science Fiction Museum has announced the inductees for the class of 2009. This year’s class will be inducted the weekend of June 26 at the Seattle museum. This year’s inductees include Connie Willis, Michael Whelan, Frank R. Paul, and Edward L. Ferman.

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SFM Gets New Director

Christina Orr-Cahall has been named the new CEO and Director of the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington. Orr-Cahall replaces interim CEO Josi Callan. Orr-Cahall comes to the museum from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, where she held a similar position. When Orr-Cahall took over the Norton Museum nineteen years ago, it had 16 employees and is now considered a major regional museum. She is expected to begin at the EMP/SFM on July 1.

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