Festival

Drive-In Zeppelin: Other Worlds Austin 2014

Words cannot describe how much fun I am having right now dear reader, as I wrap up day 1 of the first annual Other Worlds Austin Science Fiction Film Festival. Bears Fonté, the founder, and crew have already captured my imagination and stand ready to enrich my life through a vast spectrum of science fiction shorts and full length feature films over the next 3 days. The level of creativity and diversity of the festival’s programming continues to astound me as does the interaction with my fellow fans.

The Geek Curmudgeon: OWA Preview

The inaugural Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival starts this Thursday, December 4 at the Galaxy Highland Theater. The 3 day event features 11 full length films and a variety of shorts. Not terribly surprising to anyone who regularly follows my writings, I’m covering the festival.

OWA Profile: Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

OWA Profile:  Jordan Brown, Programmer and Director of Submissions

"I enjoy the constant presence of the unknown.  It’s true that as technology progresses, it’s easier to fact-check things like believable movements in Zero Gravity or the proper procedure of carrying out a lab experiment.  But there’s a certain freedom to be had in creating a sci-fi story.  Can you prove that giant squirrel aliens don’t exist out there somewhere? "

Cthulhu's ready for his close-up: The OWA Laurels

Cthulhu's ready for his close-up: The OWA Laurels

“If there is anything Cthulhu understands, it’s branding,” acknowledges Fonté, referencing the hundreds of works of fiction, art, and film and television inspired by Lovecraft’s creation, “well, branding and mass genocide.”