Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Exhibition
Showcasing lasting impact through artifacts and histories.
Opens March 4, 2017
Explore the lives and legacies of the genre’s greatest in this new exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame honors science fiction and fantasy’s leading creators and has expanded eligibility this year to recognize the genre’s most impactful creations. In honor of the milestone anniversary, MoPOP will induct 20 new creators and creations in addition to its 2016 regular inductees: Star Trek, Blade Runner, and authors Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
Opening Saturday, March 4, the new Hall of Fame exhibition invites visitors to explore the lives and legacies of the current 108 inductees through interpretive films, interactive kiosks, and more than 30 artifacts, including Luke Skywalker’s severed hand from George Lucas’ The Empire Strikes Back, the Staff of Ra headpiece from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, author Isaac Asimov’s typewriter, and the “Right Hand of Doom” from Guillermo del Toro’s film Hellboy.
Founded in 1996, the Hall of Fame was relocated from the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to its permanent home at MoPOP in 2004. The final inductees are nominated by the public, and chosen by a panel of award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, editors, publishers, and film professionals.
For the fill list of 2016 inductees, view the press release.