by Chris Tobias
Take Back the Sky will host a panel at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Thursday, May 30 at 4PM in Room 109. Our panel will be called “One Small Step for Fans: Browncoats in Space.” We will survey the history of science-fiction’s role in space exploration and examine the connection between the space industry and “geek culture” as well as fandom’s potential to make history beyond the boundaries of Earth. And of course we’ll talk a little bit about our primary objective, which is convincing SpaceX to name the next manned US spacecraft after the transport ship “Serenity” in Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” universe. If you’re going to be at the con on May 30, please stop in and hear what we have to say, and be sure to visit our table afterwards to sign our online petition and write a letter to Elon Musk.