Imagi-Movies Film Festival Changes Venue and Date

Last week, Famous Monsters of Filmland announced a change in date and venue for it’s first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival. Instead of as originally reported, the three-day festival will now be held at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills from April 8-10. It celebrates the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America’s #1 Sci-fi Fan. […]

Chiller Theatre Announces Guest List

Chiller Theatre is a toy, model and film expo focused on the horror genre. This year is will be held April 29 through May 1. Recently, they announced their guest list and it looks pretty good. Dean Stockwell Stockwell has quite a genre history, including roles in Quantum Leap, the Battlestar Galactica reboot, David Lynch’s […]

Celebrity Autograph Convention Features Stars of The Vampire Diaries

Eyecon, to be held in Atlanta, GA, this March 25-27, will feature celebrities from the hit CW series The Vampire Diaries. The weekend will feature: games, panels, celebrity Q&As, celebrity photo op sessions, celebrity autograph sessions, a Cocktail Carnival and Banquet with the Stars, and a Masquerade Ball on Saturday Evening. Guests will include: Paul […]

Horror Film Festival Coming to Los Angeles

Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine recently announced its first official film festival, The Imagimovies Festival. Held in Oxnard, Calif., April 1-3, it celebrates Forrest J. Ackerman’s legacy and devotion to inspiring the imagination of storytellers. Features of the event include: A tribute to Vincent Price including showings of Theater Of Blood, The Tomb Of Ligeia, […]

New Horror Convention Announced for Indianapolis

What looks like to be a comprehensive new horror convention has recently been announced. Days of the Dead will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis-West July 1 through 3 and promises to feature not only first-time celebrity guests, but also a bevy of names from the whole pantheon of horror cinema. Announced (so far) guests […]

Explore Mars in Mesa on Wednesday

Kobie Boykins, a charismatic, young mechanical engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be speaking at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Part of the National Geographic Live Arizona Speaker Series, the presentation is called “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation.” Boykins has been at the forefront of Mars exploration, working on such […]

Enjoy the Film Scores of John Williams in Long Beach

This Saturday, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra continues it’s 2010-2011 “This Ain’t Your Daddy’s POPS!” season with an evening of Hollywood music from composer John Williams. During his career, which spanned six decades, Williams created some of the most memorable motion picture soundtracks, including scores for: the Star Wars saga, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, […]

Going to the Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention?

I just learned of a convention that is about a one-hour, 20 minute train ride from my home and I’m thinking of going. What: Los Angeles Comic Book & Sci-Fi Convention Where: Shrine Hall 700 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles, Calif. Across from the USC campus, off of Figueroa Street. When: January 16th, 2011 10am […]

Conference Focuses on Global Science Fiction

“We’ve attracted almost three times as many scholars than we’ve ever hosted,” said Melissa Conway, head of Special Collections & Archives at University of California Riverside (UCR) and co-organizer of the 2011 Eaton Science Fiction Conference. “There is greater diversity of presenters and topics,” she added. As I mentioned in a previous post, authors Samuel […]

Take a Shore Leave in July

Shore Leave is a fan-run science fiction convention held each year in the Baltimore area. It often has a Star Trek emphasis, but has expanded beyond that, as well. The 33rd convention will be held July 8-10, 2011 and registrations are now open. Guests have yet to be confirmed or announced, but they usually include […]