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George Takei, Patrick Stewart to Headline Smithsonian‘s ‘Future Is Here Festival’

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Alright nerds, get ready! 

Smithsonian magazine is holding their second annual The Future Is Here Festival May 16 – 18th on the Mall, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest collection of sci-fi geekery this side of ComiCon. The big draw this year is an advanced screening of the new X-Men movie featuring a live Q&A with the one and only Patrick Stewart. Presumably, there will be lots of actual sciency stuff too -but also Patrick Stewart! And George Takei.

Other guests include:

Brian Greene, Cosmologist, superstring and multiverse theorist, author of “The Hidden Reality”
Adam Steltzner, NASA’s “rock and roll engineer
Stewart Brand, De-extinction expert and Founder of The Long Now Foundation
Sara Seager, MIT Professor of Planetary Science and Physics
Kim Stanley Robinson, Hugo and Nebula-award winning science fiction author
The Mythbusters, (Courtesy of the Science Channel)
David Brin, Scientist and futurist: bestselling author of Earth and The Postman

To get more deets and purchase tickets, go here.

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