Science Fiction Marathon
The Science Fiction Marathon is a weekend (approx. 36 hrs.) of back to back science fiction movies, trailers, and surprises. This event was started in 1976 and is attended by CWRU students, the Cleveland community, and people from out of state and from other countries.
In 2000, the Marathon celebrated its 25th anniversary. A local artist from Conneaut, Ohio by the name of KRASH so enjoyed attending the marathons that he created a mural with 24 sections. Each section was printed on a t-shirt and sold at the marathon. The complete mural was revealed for the 25th anniversary.
Listen to Charley Knox talk about science fiction films on WCPN 90.3 from Sept. 2, 2009 on the Around Noon Radio Magazine Show hosted by Dee Perry.
The Marathon takes place every spring semester starting the
Friday after the first day of classes. For those of you who like to plan far in advance, the upcoming marathons will be:
- 45th Marathon - Jan. 17-18, 2020
- 46th Marathon - May 21-22, 2021
- 47th Marathon - April 22-24, 2022
- 48th Marathon - Jan. 20-21, 2023
- 49th Marathon - Jan. 19-20, 2024
- 50th Marathon - Jan. 18-19, 2025
NOTE: Marathon 46 was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was pushed back later into the Spring 2021 semester. Marathon 48 is on track to return to our regular schedule.