Other Worlds Austin (OWA) offers more than just great SciFi and Horror content from independent filmmakers from around the world. OWA also features lots of fun and exciting social events where OWA attendees can engage with filmmakers and other attendees. At OWA, we will never schedule our social events against programming, so that attendees don’t have to choose events over films and vice versa.

Debbie Cerda, OWA Programmer and Hospitality Director explains this unique approach:

“Our OWA team shares a passion for Science Fiction and Horror film content beyond simply watching. We enjoy discussing with our filmmakers and fans what we find engaging in our OWA content. Continuing the dialogue beyond a Q & A is what draws many of our attendees to our year-round programming as well as the festival itself. Our social events provide a comfortable setting to do just that -- relaxing and chatting over a drink is even easier and thanks to the wonderful support of our festival host Flix Brewhouse.” 



Location: Flix Brewhouse
Addresss: 2200 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681

(Open To Super Massive Black Hole And Supernova Badges Only) 

Launch your Other Worlds Austin adventure with a special Happy Hour in the Flix Brewhouse Bar with special film guests including Gary Nelson. Feast on a delectable spread of appetizers, and the first 100 guests in attendance can enjoy (on us) a pint of one of the unique and refreshing ales from Flix Brewhouse including Luna Rosa Wit, Satellite Red IPA, and Umbra Chocostout. 


Thursday, December 7, 10 pm – midnight

Location: TechShop Austin-Round Rock 
Address: La Frontera Village, 120 Sundance Pkwy #350, Round Rock, TX 78681

(Open To Super Massive Black Hole And Supernova Badges Only)

After the special screening of EVENT HORIZON, we will take the party over to TechShop Austin-Round Rock located in the La Frontera Village (next to Lowe’s) for adult libations including award-winning beer from Oasis Texas Brewing Company, Meridian Hive mead, and LIVE kombucha soda, and snacks. Create your own SciFi and horror-themed crafts, and explore the DIY creations in the largest maker space in Central Texas. 

TechShop Austin-Round Rock is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. The location is packed with cutting-edge tools, equipment, and computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite. Most importantly, TechShop offers space to make and the support and camaraderie of a community of makers. 

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Stop by the button-making table, and make your own button featuring futuristic illustrator Arthur Radebaugh, whose life and art will be featured in Brett Bonewicz's documentary, Closer Than We Think, which premieres at this year's festival.

How to get to TechShop Austin-Round Rock from Flix Brewhouse

How to get to TechShop Austin-Round Rock from Flix Brewhouse


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Friday, December 8, 6 – 7 pm

Location: Flix Brewhouse
Address: 2200 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681

(Open to ALL Badge holders)

Meet up with OWA team, attendees, and filmmakers in the Flix Brewhouse Bar for handcrafted microbrews and a sampling of their best pub grub prior to our opening night screening BEYOND SKYLINE.

We're taking happy hour beyond with Chicken Tenders, Cookies, and a Texas classic of Chips and Queso. Enjoy unique and refreshing ales from Flix Brewhouse including Luna Rosa Wit, Satellite Red IPA, and Umbra Chocostout.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 9:30 pm - Midnight

Location: Idle Vine Brewery
Address:  16920 Joe Barbee Dr, Round Rock, TX 78664

(Open to all Festival Attendees, team registration is limited)

As seen in the world’s first bar-trivia TV show, the Big Quiz Thing — creators of the finest corporate and private live-trivia entertainment nationwide — brings its multimedia game-show spectacular to Other Worlds Austin for a tremendous sci-fi team-trivia game show!

Hosted by America’s premier live quizmaster and the BQT’s founder, Noah Tarnow, the Big Quiz Thing is way more than a bar quiz: It’s a full interactive quiz show spectacular, with video and audio puzzles, the Lightning Round, the Buzzertastic Finale, and the best, most “figureoutable” trivia questions anywhere, all played via the BQT’s unique digital answer system (play on your smartphone or another digital device). Plus, there’s hope for the less geeky: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers. All for honor, glory, and prizes. Learn more about the Big Quiz Thing at BigQuizThing.com.

Black Hole to Hell: The Use, Reuse and Abuse of Archetypes in SciFi and Horror (and SciFi Horror)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 10 am - 11:30 am

Location: Austin School of Film at Motion Media Arts Center
Address:  2200 Tillery Street - Austin, Texas 78723

(Open to the public, but please RSVP as a courtesy)

Can the familiar still frighten you? How do movies marvel us with visions of a future inspired more often than not, by other movies we’ve seen? Join acclaimed screenwriter Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON) as he breaks down some well-travelled cinematic set pieces (haunted houses, mystical swords, blood-thirsty monsters) across the genres to show how writers build off memory to construct their own mythology. Featuring clips from a variety of films, this workshop is perfect for genre filmmakers and fans alike. Remember, where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see.

RSVP at http://austinfilmschool.org/events/film-talks/film-talks-005-philip-eisner-talks-event-horizon/


SUNday, December 10, 9:30 – 11 am

Location: Romano's Macaroni Grill
Address:  Great Hills Market, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759

(Open To Super Massive Black Hole And Supernova Badges Only)

Journey with the OWA team and filmmakers to Romano’s Macaroni Grill in the Great Hills Market (northwest of Great Hills and US 183 intersection) for a breakfast buffet along with Bloody Marys and Mimosas to start out a full day of OWA programming.


Sunday, December 10, 10 pm - Midnight

Location: Skinny Bob's Billiards & Sports Bar
Address: Sky Ridge Plaza, 300 Hesters Crossing Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681

(Open to ALL Badge holders)

Join us after our closing night film CURVATURE for a SciFi Holiday themed Closing Night Party at Skinny Bob’s Billiards & Sports Bar, just around the corner from Flix Brewhouse.

Celebrate the end of the festival and onslaught of the holidays with cake and cookies, watch beloved holiday horror along with some OWA and UWA themed specialty drinks. Open play on several billiards tables from 10 pm – midnight.  

Limited quantity of Super Massive Black Hole And Supernova Badges are available, so buy yours before it's too late here.


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