We all want to live in a fictional world where superheroes exist and amazing scientific things happen.
And for that, we enjoy reading science fiction books and binge-watching sci-fi movies and TV shows.
National Science Fiction Day is observed in America to promote and celebrate Sci-Fi movies and books.
If you’re a fan of the fictional worlds who wants to commemorate this day but doesn’t know how.
Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for some fantastic ways to celebrate the occasion.
When is National Science Fiction Day 2023?
Every year on January 2nd, Americans observe National Science Fiction Day. This day honors Isaac Asimov, a well-known Sci-Fi writer. People enjoy reading his books or other Sci-Fi books to commemorate the occasion.
Isaac Asimov was a Russian-American science fiction writer. He was considered one of the top 3 Sci-Fi writers of his time and wrote or edited over 500 books.
In addition to science fiction, he wrote mystery, fantasy, and nonfiction. He was a well-known author whose books received numerous awards.
Issac was born on January 2nd, 1920. As a result, this day is now recognized as the national day of science fiction to honor the work of Isaac Asimov.
Sci-Fi Day is a big deal for people who enjoy watching science fiction movies or TV shows and reading fictional books.
Here are some reasons why we and other Sci-Fi fans love this day and why you should.
- Gateway to Enjoyment + Learning
Who would have thought that learning could be enjoyable? But the truth is that watching or reading something in the science fiction genre can teach you a lot.
MCU, for example, has produced films in which various scientific concepts are employed.
Although some of these ideas are made up, they pique your interest and make you want to learn more.
These films develop your interest in scientific concepts like quantum physics, wormholes, the origin of the universe, and many more.
- Develops new Hobbies
Because of today’s hectic lifestyle, the younger generation is losing the habit of reading.
However, this national holiday motivates many people to read science fiction. As a result, you get a new hobby.
- Opens the World of Imagination
Sci-Fi is all about the ideal and imaginative worlds. Reading science fiction books and watching sci-fi movies or TV shows broadens your horizons.
These films increase the mind’s imaginative abilities. It gives you different perspectives on how the world works and how it might work in the future.
- Excuse to Binge-Watch a TV Show:
We all enjoy Netflix and chill sessions when there is no one between our favorite TV shows, movies, and snacks.
This day is ideal for binge-watching new or re-watching your favorite Sci-Fi movies or TV shows.
Here are some interesting facts about Sci-Fi.
- Frankenstein is often known to be the first Science Fiction novel published in 1818.
- The phrase ‘Science Fiction’ first made its appearance in 1851.
- In 1974 Sci-Fi writer Arthur C. Clarke predicted the usage of the internet and search engines.
- Isaac Asimov, a famous Sci-Fi writer, has written about space flights but refused to board an airplane.
You’ll probably binge-watch your favorite TV show or movie on Science Fiction Day. Or perhaps you intend to read a science fiction novel.
However, numerous other enjoyable and creative ways to commemorate this day exist. Have fun celebrating the day with some of the following ideas!
Buy or Read Books by Issac Asimov
Because this day is dedicated to Isaac Asimov, you must read one of his books. If you don’t already own any of his works, go to your local bookstore or order them online.
He has written hundreds of books, so you’d have plenty to choose from. However, you can begin with his foundation book or read his robot series.
Make a Journal
If you’re a diehard fan of Sci-Fi, you must keep a journal about it. Make a list of movies and books you’ve seen or intend to watch.
Print out your favorite movie scenes and use them to create collages in your journal.
If you are an artsy person, you can draw or paint a scene from your favorite Sci-Fi show in the journal.
Wear a Sci-Fi Costume
You might have a favorite character from a science fiction film or television show. Why not celebrate this day by dressing up as that character?
The costumes can be purchased online and in local stores. Then you can wear the costume to a party, take photos and post it online using #NationalScienceFictionDay.
However, if you are feeling brave, wear this costume around town.
Host a movie night for your friends. You can invite them over, make some snacks, and watch your favorite Sci-Fi show with them.
If you live far away from your loved ones, you can watch a movie or show online on a streaming site.
Throw a Theme Party
Finish the day with a Sci-Fi themed party. Decorate your home with elements from various movies, books, or television shows. Prepare or order the food featured in your favorite fiction.
You can then invite your friends. Ask them to dress as their favorite Sci-Fi character.
To enjoy the party, play games, watch movies, and lend them your Sci-Fi books to read.
To summarize, National Science Fiction Day is celebrated in America because of their love of Sci-Fi movies, books, and shows.
Also, this day is observed on January 2nd to honor the famous fiction writer Isaac Asimov on his birthday.
Sci-Fi fans celebrate the day in a variety of ways. If you decide to celebrate this day, take several photos and share them on social media to preserve the memories.