NEW this year! For panels with the black LIMITED icon, attendee space is limited. Please add the panel to your My Sched to reserve a spot unless the panel’s description contains a link to a special ticket.

Featured Speakers

avatar for Robert Godwin

Robert Godwin

Apogee Space Books
Owner and Founder
avatar for David Brin

David Brin

Scientist, Author
avatar for ERIC SUGGS, JR.


Animation Roots Studio
avatar for Aisha Matthews

Aisha Matthews

Museum of Science Fiction
Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity
avatar for Peter Olotka

Peter Olotka

Future Pastimes
Game Designer
avatar for Kellie Gerardi

Kellie Gerardi

Project PoSSUM
Scientist-Astronaut Candidate
avatar for Greg Nicotero

Greg Nicotero

The Walking Dead
Executive Producer / Director / Special FX Make-Up Designer
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Bigelow Aerospace
Deputy Program Manager
avatar for Peter McGrath

Peter McGrath

Director, Global Sales and Marketing, Space Exploration Division
avatar for C. Alex Young

C. Alex Young

Associate Director for Science, Heliophysics Science Division
avatar for Lou Mayo

Lou Mayo

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
avatar for Morgan Gendel

Morgan Gendel

Screenwriter, producer, and futurist
avatar for Phil Frana

Phil Frana

James Madison University
Associate Dean and Associate Professor
avatar for My Alien Mermaids

My Alien Mermaids

Circus Siren Pod


avatar for Charles Adler

Charles Adler

St Mary's College of Maryland
avatar for Carrie Anderson

Carrie Anderson

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Planetary Astronomer
avatar for Brittany Azzato

Brittany Azzato

Cosplay Dance Off
avatar for Jeffrey Barber

Jeffrey Barber

Integrative Strategies Forum
avatar for Vince Barrett

Vince Barrett

avatar for Lindsay Bartleson

Lindsay Bartleson

Geek Diva Cosplay
avatar for Michael Bear

Michael Bear

BAE Systems
Technical Director
avatar for Katie Brenholtz

Katie Brenholtz

Kate Monster Cosplay
avatar for Philip Cook

Philip Cook

Eagle Films
avatar for Anna Coughlan

Anna Coughlan

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
avatar for William Coughlan

William Coughlan

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
Associate Artistic Director
avatar for Steven Danziger

Steven Danziger

BAE Systems
Senior Manager of Quality, Site Executive
avatar for Hillary Dennison

Hillary Dennison

Naval Research Lab
Computational Astrophysicist
avatar for Nick DePinto

Nick DePinto

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
avatar for Teresa Marie Doran

Teresa Marie Doran

Actress, Executive Producer, Art Director
avatar for Tony Dortch

Tony Dortch

Paranoia Boi
avatar for Bill Eberly

Bill Eberly

In Saturn's Rings
Lead SDSS image processor
avatar for Molly Glover

Molly Glover

Fantasy Flight Games Studio
avatar for Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon

American University
Audio Technologist
avatar for Rebecca Stone Gordon

Rebecca Stone Gordon

Bio-Anthropologist & Horror Scholar
avatar for Garth Graham

Garth Graham

Star Power Comic
avatar for Craig Greathouse

Craig Greathouse

University of North Georgia
Professor of Political Science
avatar for Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg

George Mason University
Founder, Winterion Game Studios
avatar for Eric Guadara

Eric Guadara

Dashing Cape Games
The Administrator of This Facility
avatar for Andriel Hartwick

Andriel Hartwick

The Gerudo Vagrants

Jason Harwell

In Saturn's Rings
Co-Producer and Lead Hubble/ESO Image Processor
avatar for Charles Hildebrandt

Charles Hildebrandt

Museum of Science Fiction
Production Counsel
avatar for Dean Howarth

Dean Howarth

The Natural Philosopher
avatar for Tom Hyre

Tom Hyre

Director of Panel Operations
avatar for Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

American University
Professor and Associate Dean
avatar for Ali Jennings

Ali Jennings

avatar for Carlos Keyes

Carlos Keyes

Executive Producer
avatar for Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba

Kurenai Kiba
avatar for Jane Kinney

Jane Kinney

Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Director of Business Operations
avatar for Michael Kirk

Michael Kirk

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Research Scientist
avatar for Jesse Kirkpatrick

Jesse Kirkpatrick

George Mason University
Asst. Professor
avatar for Val Klavans

Val Klavans

In Saturn's Rings
avatar for Michael Klein

Michael Klein

James Madison University
Associate Professor
avatar for Dan Lin

Dan Lin

Actor, Executive Producer, Vocalist
avatar for Timothy Logue

Timothy Logue

Thales Alenia Space
Senior Director, Sales and Business Development
avatar for Ralph Lorenz

Ralph Lorenz

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Senior Professional Staff
avatar for Joe Loyacano

Joe Loyacano

James Madison University
Instructor and Academic Advisor
avatar for Barry Luokkala

Barry Luokkala

Carnegie Mellon University
Physics professor
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

Barbara Mabie-McClain

The Museum of Science Fiction
Manager, Pop Culture Programs
avatar for John Maestri

John Maestri

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
avatar for Merman Finneas (Sean Mancho)

Merman Finneas (Sean Mancho)

Gaudian of Atlantis
avatar for PJ Manney

PJ Manney

PJ Manney
avatar for Bill Margol

Bill Margol

Sr. Director of Programming & Development
avatar for Joe Marshall

Joe Marshall

BAE Systems
Global Engineering Fellow
avatar for Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews

Twilight Struggle
avatar for Jesse Mayer

Jesse Mayer

Calamity Crew
avatar for Carol McCaffrey

Carol McCaffrey

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
avatar for Mark McDonagh

Mark McDonagh

USN Captain (retired)
avatar for Mermaid Seanna (Anni Mielke)

Mermaid Seanna (Anni Mielke)

The Shenandoah Mermaid
avatar for Christian Moran

Christian Moran

Writer, filmmaker, and futurist
avatar for Jonathan Moreno

Jonathan Moreno

University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Robert Mosher

Robert Mosher

US Foreign Service (retired)
avatar for Heff Munson

Heff Munson

Sound Patterns
avatar for Erik Kristopher Myers

Erik Kristopher Myers

avatar for Connor Nixon

Connor Nixon

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Research Space Scientist
avatar for Paul Oehlers

Paul Oehlers

Museum of Science Fiction
Director, Escape Velocity Film Festival
avatar for Rob O’Malley

Rob O’Malley

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Project Director

Gregory Payne

University of Maryland College Park
avatar for Bobby Petersen

Bobby Petersen

Ghostbusters Tri-State Division
Founder and Event coordinator
avatar for Steve Ray

Steve Ray

Jabberwocky Audio Theater
avatar for Chrissy Rey

Chrissy Rey

Pongos Learning Lab
avatar for Aki Roberge

Aki Roberge

Research Astrophysicist
avatar for Merle Robinson

Merle Robinson

DoD Civilian Analyst (retired)
avatar for Kenneth Rogers

Kenneth Rogers

Montebello Elementary Middle School
English Teacher
avatar for Paul Romani

Paul Romani

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Space Scientist
avatar for James Scott

James Scott

Information Warfare Author
avatar for Tyrone Selby

Tyrone Selby

Spark-Flow Studios
avatar for C. Edward Sellner

C. Edward Sellner

Visionary Comics
Co-Founder / Co-CEO / Writer-Artist Chief Creative Officer

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