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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sci-Fi Museum Still Heading Toward DC Blast-off

Each week in our Saturday Supplement we re-post an entry of interest to both residents of the Washington area and visitors to DC that first appeared in another publication's web site.


It's been a few months since we've heard any updates on the proposed Museum of Science Fiction. In March, the group working to make the museum a reality ended a months-long IndieGoGo campaign to raise $160,000 towards building a preview museum. That goal fell way short as only about $55,000 was raised.
Speaking with DCist back in December, Museum of Science Fiction Executive Director Greg Viggiano said that the IndieGoGo campaign wasn't intended to be the main source of income to fund the preview museum, but that they're "basically using the crowd funding to raise public awareness."
That goal, Viggiano tells DCist, was wildly successful. Since announcing the intentions to build the museum last fall, the museum has found major partners in The Science Channel and OMNI Reboot, among others, as well as found hundreds of volunteers to help out in any way they can. But now that the groundwork has been laid, Viggiano says they're entering the next phase, with the ultimate goal of finding a site for a preview museum by the end of the year.
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