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Doctor Geek's Science Fair

The South Florida Museum Presents: Doctor Geek’s Science Fair

Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM – 7PM  $10 general admission day of the event.  Limited number of VIP tickets available

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Come experience man’s technology of past, present and future! A unique blend of science and fiction, this event combines a classic sci-fi convention with a science fair. Travel back in time in H.G. Wells’ Time Machine to explore technology of the past, then tour the futuristic technology with exhibitors such as

NASA,

USF Volcanology,

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation,

USF Special Collections Library,

Local Starfleet Chapter the USS Venus,

 the Ghostbusters of Winter Haven 

and D&B Comics.

 

The Geek Games*

The inaugural Applied Geekdom competition, “The Geek Games” is open this year to students ages 6-16.

*All students must pay the $10 general admission ticket to enter OR be members of the museum for FREE admission to the event. To pre-register for one or all of the individual games, or for more information please call Samantha Sprague: 941-746-4131941-746-4131, ext. 31. 

*Spaces are limited. Please register early to ensure participation. 

Recently, I was approached by the good people at SingleHop to participate in their Geekness Day celebration by providing a little information about how I embrace my Geekness.  So why am I posting this article today and not on the official Geekness Day of July 13th?  Simple, every day is Geekness Day at Doctor Geek’s Laboratory. So what makes Doctor Geek a geek? Well like everyone I have several geekdoms, several fandoms I am very passionate about.  I am such a Highlander fan I even have Highlander the Source in my collection.

What can I say? I am an archivist.  In fact, my video collection is so vast I single handedly could restore the Sci-Fi channel (note I did not say Syfy) and the ME TV channel.  Maybe I should see if the people at SingleHop can set me up with some dedicated servers and a cloud solution for my video server?

Anyway, while I am very proud of my video collection, I am most proud of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, the audio show that combines science and fiction to explore the future that has not yet come to pass.  I created the show as STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) outreach, and I am proud to say homeschooling parents are using the show to supplement their children’s science curriculum.  The success of our show is proof that nothing is impossible, just highly improbable.

So what is next for Doctor Geek’s Laboratory?  Are we resting on our success? Never! As Captain Kirk said, “risk is our business”.  In addition to beginning pre-production on season 3 of the audio show, we will explore the strange new world of live entertainment.  On September 27th 2014 The South Florida Museum is proud to present Doctor Geek’s Science Fair!  This full day expo combines the excitement of a science fiction convention with the fun of a science fair.  In addition to the panels, vendors and exhibitors, students will be participating in our inaugural Applied Geekdom Competition.

I hope everyone has a great Geekness Day! And remember to apply your Geekdom!

On September 27, 2014, The South Florida Museum is proud to present Doctor Geek’s Science Fair! A unique blend of science and fiction, Doctor Geek’s Science Fair combines a classic science fiction convention with a science fair.  In addition to the hands on activities, panels, exhibitors and vendors, students from all around have come to compete in our inaugural Applied Geekdom competition.

 

An all access pass that includes the planetarium presentations and the performance by The Ken Spivey Band (a Doctor Who Steampunk band) can be purchased in advance for $10.  Hurry tickets are limited.  Get your tickets today and enjoy a full day expo where you will have the opportunity to explore the future that is, the future that was and the future that has not yet come to pass.

Moment of Science - Hawking

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How do you celebrate the holidays when you love your job? Create a holiday episode of course! Fresh from the successes of the most recent public appearances Doctor Geek and his staff must explain the science behind Santa Clause before Claire’s strike team reaches the North Pole.