Science Fiction Convention
At the end of every September, the Technik Museum Speyer hosts a big science fiction gathering. Many Star Wars and Star Trek fans, including more than 100 costumed members of the German Garrison (www.501st.de) gather at Europe's largest space exhibition in Speyer. This science fiction meeting has now become an integral part of the museum's annual calendar. Each year, more and more fans show up looking like their favorite characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, comics or manga. In recent years, as many as 1,000 guests in costume have shown up. Whether young or old, the science fiction gathering in Speyer is an experience for the whole family.
Every year there are great sci-fi events on offer, too. For example, an opening show, a scavenger hunt with a competition for children, information and sellers of sci-fi materials, Star Wars souvenir photos with the German Garrison, the traditional parade, shows by the light saber group Saberproject (www.saberproject.de), Klingon workshops with Lieven L. Litaer (www.klingonisch.net), and various autograph opportunities.