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Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame wall portraits

The gates of history are open. A new class of legends will rise. Who dares speak the name of this legendary place? Be brave and say it clear: SFFHOF!

For nearly twenty years MoPOP has been the proud custodian of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, preserving and sharing this essential pillar of pop culture history. Once a year we usher in a new class of inductees, each reshaping the whole with their art and perspectives, and we can’t choose that class without you.

Vote for SFFHOF 2023 Inductees 

Check out our most recent Hall of Fame class 

View full list of Hall of Fame members 

Science Fiction & Fantasy Hall of Fame is included with museum admission and is free for MoPOP Members.

Photo by Anita Woo.


The Hall of Fame exhibition invites visitors to explore the lives and legacies of the current inductees through interpretive films, interactive kiosks, and more than 30 artifacts, including Luke Skywalker’s severed hand from George Lucas’ The Empire Strikes Back, the Staff of Ra headpiece from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, author Isaac Asimov’s typewriter, and more.

Founded in 1996, the Hall of Fame was relocated from the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to its permanent home at MoPOP in 2004. The final inductees are nominated by the public, and chosen by a panel of award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, editors, publishers, and film professionals.


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