Cosmic Encounter Experience at Escape Velocity

May 25-27, 2018

Marriott Gaylord Hotel
National Harbor MD

The Cosmic Encounter Experience at Escape Velocity will offer show attendees and fans of the game a chance to join Peter and Greg Olotka at the table. They'll be playing with attendees, displaying rare Cosmic artifacts, and talking with fans on designing aliens, the history of Cosmic and more.

But wait... there's more!

  • Fantasy Flight Games will be there to make a special Cosmic announcement. 
  • World CosmicCon Champion Jack Reda will join us - play him in person!
  • Overboardgames will Twitch stream live Tabletop Simulator games on a giant screen.
  • Can't make it to the con? Join in on TTS and play along. Schedule your games here.
  • Cosmic Encounter designer Bill Eberle will be playing on TTS.
  • Join the Overboardgames Discord server to get connected and organized.
  • We'll also be playing Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne, based on the mechanics of Cosmic Encounter.
  • See the full EV 2018 schedule here.
  • “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is...42!” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Join us every Saturday from 2PM - 6PM ET [schedule] on TTS and Overboardgames Discord server to warm up for EV!

Check out the new Cosmic Encounter on Tabletop Simulator, now with Cosmic Eons Expansion for free

On March 14, 2018, Cosmic Encounter® Connector got a massive graphics upgrade as part of Tabletop Simulator v10.4. The new floating star background and spinning warp will hypnotize you into gamer bliss. The playing area is completely redesigned, and there are nifty new gizmos to play with. Great work from our partner, Berserk Games.


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cosmic encounter, Fantasy Flight games & a life-size millennium falcon

 Image Credit: Lifestyle on Reddit  The Cosmic Encounter location at Escape Velocity will be near Fantasy Flight Games and a full-scale replica of the  Millennium Falcon’s  cockpit built by a team of Star Wars fans from Huntsville, Alabama. 

Image Credit: Lifestyle on Reddit

The Cosmic Encounter location at Escape Velocity will be near Fantasy Flight Games and a full-scale replica of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit built by a team of Star Wars fans from Huntsville, Alabama. 


Cosmic Encounter is a defining, seminal part of board game history. Nearly every modern game design can trace part of its roots back to the ‘every-player-has-a-special-power’ idea that first appeared in Cosmic Encounter.
— Charles Hildebrandt, Production Counsel, Museum of Science Fiction
I love Cosmic Encounter. Completely apart from the space/aliens aspect is the brilliant notion — wholly original — of having a game with a basic rule set... then allowing different players to break each and every individual rule. It is probably the most original game concept in 100 years.
— David Brin, HUGO award winning author and Escape Velocity 2018 guest
 
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About the Museum of Science Fiction

The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain. Get a full press packet here on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision.

About Escape Velocity 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction and NASA are partnering to bring Escape Velocity 2018 to Washington, DC. The event is a futuristic world’s fair to promote STEAM educational activities within the context of science fiction using the fun of comic cons and fascination of science and engineering festivals. Escape Velocity 2018 seeks to make a measurable positive impact to boost informal learning on the more conceptually challenging academic areas. Escape Velocity's mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our young people in science, technology, engineering, art, and math by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States using science fiction as its primary engine. Escape Velocity will achieve orbit on May 25-27, 2018 at the Marriott Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. For a full press packet on Escape Velocity, please visit our website.

Read more in the press release.