Come to the Loscon Screening Room for delectible treats both new and classic, short and long! The screening room will be showing films from 4pm till late night Friday and Saturday and 1-4pm on Sunday. Several films will have Q&A sessions with the creators. We hope to see you there!
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Tabloid Witch Film Contest
Tabloid Witch is horror film contest that seeks to discover and promote new horror talent including directors, actors, composers, make-up artists, and more. Come for hours of short and full length fabulous horror films and commentary.
4pm to 8:30pm
Lovecraft Mini Movie Marathon
Start with a viewing and Q&A from Aaron Vanek on his Lovecraftian horrors and continue to watch submissions from the Lovecraft Short Film Festival and related shorts.
8:30pm to 10:30pm
War of the Worlds: Goliath and Q&A
It’s an R rated, retro-history, steam punk epic set in [the year] 1914, fourteen years after the first failed Martian invasion. Mankind has rebuilt her cities and military adapting a lot of the abandoned Martian technology. They’ve created an international defense force, A.R.E.S., based on the lower end of Manhattan and under the command of Theaodore [sic] Roosevelt. They’ve built a formidable force centered around giant, steam powered battle tripods. Think of “Band of Brothers” meets “Star Wars”, meets World WO. It will be cool-steam powered battle tripods, doomed Cossack cavalry charges, victorian decco, steam punk Manhattan, 1500 foot long armored battle zeppelins, Teddy Roosevelt, souped up Tri-planes, blood on steaming metal, sex in the cockpit. The usual.
10:30pm to midnight
Little Shop of Horrors
During the production of the film, the director Frank Oz shot a 23 minute ending based on the off-Broadway musical’s ending. However, after receiving critical reviews from test audiences the ending had to be re-written and re-shot with a happier ending. Come and see that origional ending.
Midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Come sing, dance, and do the Time Warp…again.
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Justice is Mind: Evidence
Imagine a not too distant future in which MRI technology has advanced to the point where it can read your memory in video form. Imagine having one of these new “FVMRI” procedures and it reveals that you have murdered two people. Imagine having to defend yourself against the state’s primary evidence against you in a court of law – your own memory.
1:30pm to 4:00pm
The AkerMonster Chronicles and Q&A
Forrest J Ackerman was an agent, a notorious, serial bit player, and an honorary lesbian. Known the world over as “Uncle Forry”, “EEEE”, “4SJ”, “Dr. Acula”, and numerous other pseudonyms (a few none too kind), Mr. Ackerman was perhaps best known as the original editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the creator of Vampirella, and all-around mega-fan! Well you should know that many of the things you love and the people you admire (for the most part!) think of Forry as a treasure trove of knowledge and enthusiasm! Be it horror, science fiction, fantasy, or just generally being naked, he has been there, done that, seen it done or turned away from it!
If you are interested in volunteering for the screening room please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.