Tessa Morrison

Library Wars

Library Wars

The year is 2028 and violence in schools and universities of all levels have reached epic proportions and the mortality rate is so high that only 35% of students make it out alive and of that less than 15% graduate. To combat this the U.S. has enrolled all-VR schooling starting in 2030.

SILENT HILL: From Console to Big Screen

SILENT HILL: From Console to Big Screen

The SILENT HILL movie came out in 2006 and is probably one of the few video game-to-film adaptations that perfectly recreated the vibe and ambience of the source material.

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

I'm a social butterfly who loves raving about the fest and connecting people to something they wouldn't otherwise be aware of. It's not about who knew of it first...it's about sharing the experience.

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

This series is like four movies rolled into one: An adult mystery/cop procedural, a teen coming of age story, then a teen horror, and a summer kids film. Even so, here are some fun fan theories, some of my own, and a stinker.  

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Literal Island We Find Ourselves On

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the Literal Island We Find Ourselves On

If I were stranded on a literal island, [I would pick] Buckaroo Banzai. Along with being a stylish fellow who bares a striking resemblance to one Peter Weller, dude is a super well-rounded, renaissance man; he's a rock star, doctor(neurosurgeon), test pilot, and physicist. 

DAVE MADE HIS MAZE with A LOT of help from Art Director Jeff White

DAVE MADE HIS MAZE with A LOT of help from Art Director Jeff White

"All I know is that we used enough cardboard to give me PTSD  at the very sight of a pizza box these days."

The Craft

The Craft

OWA founder, Bears Fonte, has approved a rescue mission to help save Dave from his maze. But he said not all staff members can go on the mission—who will be left to run the festival? He has tasked Dan Repp, Senior Programmer and Event Director, with interviewing OWA staff to determine who goes into the maze. Next up, Tessa Morrison, Outreach Director.

Outreach Director Wants to Fill Your Holes. (No, not like that.)

Outreach Director Wants to Fill Your Holes. (No, not like that.)

Other Worlds Austin's Outreach Director, Tessa Morrison hasn't been seen or heard from in weeks. Where is she and what is she up to? Did she choke on some microwaved meal and now lies dead on her floor with the house cat eating her face? Get abducted by aliens? Eaten by wild boar? We aren't sure, but we are going to find out. 

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

I was raised on television, so after much debating and hemming and hawing, here are my top 5 favorite television shows of the past 5 years. I chose some based on the educational merit of the times and others on the taste of entertainment of our times.

BITH IN A PITH Presents: A STAR WARS Bestiary

BITH IN A PITH Presents: A STAR WARS Bestiary

Greetings! Jeffn Dahai here, the Bith in a Pith! You may know my musician brother Tedn Dahai of the infamous Cantina Band, Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes. Anyways, I'm here to show you the various creatures of the Star Wars Universe! Exciting, right?! Come with me as we tackle garbage squids, skirt sand worms, and avoid being crushed by the deadly Rancor.

Kelsey Don't Be Like Sam Neill in EVENT HORIZON

Kelsey Don't Be Like Sam Neill in EVENT HORIZON

Another transmission would come through as we'd grow closer to the last known location of the missing vessel. A distress signal. Likely riddled with static and alarming behavior...that seems on the level. So of course we would go investigate in that case...

The Unseen Should be Seen

The Unseen Should be Seen

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival 2016 will be premiering writer-director Geoff Redknap’s first feature length film, THE UNSEEN. Redknap has a lengthy resume working in special effects makeup for such TV shows as FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, THE FLASH, and even the X-FILES. Some of the films that he has done SFX makeup include WATCHMEN, DEADPOOL, CABIN IN THE WOODS, WARCRAFT, and STAR TREK BEYOND. It should go without saying that the caliber of make-up and special effects in this feature are up to snuff.

All Dolled Up and Nowhere to Run

All Dolled Up and Nowhere to Run

Somebody thought it would be hilarious to put that creepy antique doll at the end of my bed staring at me while I was asleep. And I would wake up to it looking at me. For years I assumed it had been my brother (sorry Dusty!) playing a prank on me, but when I brought the story up to my father he got a sheepish look on his face and confessed that it was him and mom all along.

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