MoPOP is a museum of modern & contemporary popular culture. It has hosted numerous events, including an annual festival featuring celebrities from various spheres of entertainment.
The museum is located in Seattle, Washington and was created by Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen in 2000. Since then, MoPOP has organized dozens of exhibits that have traveled across America and worldwide.
The museum—previously known as Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM)—has a lot of in-person & online programs. These include "Sound Off!"
MoPOP, in collaboration with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), will be presenting the Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival. This event takes place every winter at Seattle Cinerama Theater.Since 2007, the MoPop celebrates recording artists with the Founders Award for their noteworthy contributions.
Just over 10 years ago, the founders of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame established it on 18 June 2004. The museum hosts a large archive of people & robots who have made significant contributions to science fiction, both as an art form & as an idea.
The museum itself is separated into several different galleries with themes related to the subject matter. These galleries include "Homeworld" for movie props, "Fantastic Voyages" for first editions, costumes, etc., and "Them!" containing many model replicas.
The advisory board of the museum included renowned directors such as Steven Spielberg, Ray Bradbury, James Cameron, and George Lucas.
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This museum is home to many iconic items like Captain Kirk's command chair, the B9 robot, the Death Star model, the T-800 Terminator and the dome. They all play their own part in representing different films in pop culture history.
The Science Fiction Museum will be taking over a new exhibit and collaborating with The Hollywood Museum. They're also renaming the Hall Of Fame to honor people who have had contributions in science fiction fields.
The Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy was founded in 1996 by Kansas City's Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy (SCFF) and the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at University of Kansas (KU).
The initial USSF Board of Directors comprised Keith Stokes (1996–2001) and Robin Wayne Bailey (2002–2004). Recognition was only given to those professionals who practiced as writers and editors, and four were inducted annually: one deceased writer and one deceased editor, plus two living editors.
Each class of four was announced at Kansas City's annual science fiction convention, ConQuesT, and inducted in Boston at the Campbell Conference hosted by CSSF.