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. […]

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, […]

SF Film Festival in London Celebrates 9th Year Running

When I created The Genre Traveler, one of my primary motivations was that there was no single resource for genre travel info available (and there still isn’t). Well, “because there wasn’t one” is also the inspiration for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, now in its 9th year. “The festival started primarily because there wasn’t anywhere […]

Coming Up these Weekends

There are so many things going on, I just can’t do them all justice. So, I thought I’d clean up my email box and give you the basics in this round up post. Genre Happenings for the Oct. 24-25 Weekend Sci-Fi-London: Oktoberfest 2009 Oct. 23 and 24 Because one science fiction festival every spring just […]

Festival of Fear 2009

Every year, horror film fans everywhere (but especially in North America), look forward to Rue Morgue‘s annual Festival of Fear. This year is especially noteworthy because the guest of honor will be Bruce Campbell, star of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead series of films. Also in attendance will be: B-Movie maven and future-star-director-incubator Roger Corman; long-time […]

A Fantastic Way to Spend Summer Days

The Fantasia International Genre Film Festival is scheduled for July 16 – August 3 this year in Montreal, Canada. It features a wide selection of science fiction, fantasy and horror films from around the world, including Hong Kong, Denmark, Thailand, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and more. To view trailers, visit (Note: the website is […]

Science Festival Coming to San Diego

Planned as the West Coast’s largest science event, the San Diego Science Festival will let attendees watch a car drive itself (Knight Rider anyone?), race robots and experience the thrill of jet flight. The festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 125 leading science organizations in San Diego and has attracted corporate and individual donors […]

Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Coming in August

Dario Argento, Italian film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his work in the horror film genre, will be the guest of honor at this year’s Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto, Canada. Held Aug. 24-26, this horror expo will also feature a suite of other special guests, including George Romero, Adrienne Barbeau […]

Tarantino Grindhouse Festival Announced

To help promote the “double feature” movie, Grindhouse, opening in theatres on April 6, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is hosting a movie festival today through April 30. According to If Magazine, the “event will be a showcase for the risqué films exploiting sex, violence and extreme subject matter from the 1970s that […]

George Lucas Honored at 50th Annual San Francisco Film Festival

The San Francisco Film Society will celebrate of the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco International Film Festival next year. This makes it the first film festival from Alaska to Argentina to reach the half-century mark, according to a press release. One of the highlights of the festival will be the awarding of the one-time-only […]