Pseudo Science Fair - (Year 0.0)

Celebrating the science in fiction – Oct 13-15 2017 – Dayton Convention Center

Exhibit Guidelines

Ok, so let’s get a few things straight here.

This is a science fair in appearance only. We do not expect for you to have a working transporter or a high-powered death ray (Please, no working death rays). This exhibition is about creative presentation, prop building skills, acting and plain old fun. So, here are some rules that MUST be followed in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience. Remember, pseudo science can be found in ALL genres. Anime, fantasy, tv, movies, games and of course sci-fi (old and new) are all welcome.



  1. No equipment or machinery that would be considered unsafe by city, state, or federal law.
  2. No explosives of any kind. (This included firecrackers, mortars, m80’s, etc.)
  3. No modified cooking devices. (all devices must be used in manner intended by the manufacturer.)
  4. No open flame of any kind.
  5. No flammable chemicals of any kind.
  6. No combustion engines or fuel burning generators. (Power can be provided for a small fee.)
  7. No burning or melting of plastics that will create poisonous fumes.
  8. Your exhibit must remain in your designated station.
  9. No live animals may be used in your exhibit.
  10. No actual harm may be done to human exhibits.
  11. Weapons policy must be followed at all times.

Breaking any of these rules may result in not only disqualification from awards, but ejection from the convention and possible legal action by Pseudo Science Fair, the Dayton Convention Center or local authorities.


1.  Creativity – Is your project original and interesting?
2. (Pseudo) Scientific basis in your chosen sci-fi universe. – Does it make sense?
3. Explanation – How well do you know your stuff?
4  Implementation – Presentation, Costume, Prop-making skills – Is your project made          entirely of duct tape and hope? Probably a bad idea.


These guidelines may be updated at any time with or without notice. Please check back often for edits, additions or changes.

If you have any questions about your exhibit please contact us for clarification.