Two Genre Film Events and a Book Signing

What: SITGES — the International Film Festival of Catalonia
Where: Catalonia, Spain
When: Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 15., 2006
This film festival for horror and fantasy film fans is celebrating it 39th year with more than 200 films, 24 of which will be competing for festival prizes and honors.
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What: Book Signing
Where: Dark Delicacies, Burbank, Calif.
When: day, Oct. 15, beginning at 2 p.m.
Popular genre authors will be signing copies of their graphic novels at the specialty bookstore Dark Delicacies, located at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd. in Burbank, Calif. Scheduled authors include Pete Von Sholly, signing Extremely Weird Stories; Dame Darcy, signing The Illustrated Jane Eyre; Todd Livingston and Courtney Joyner, signing The Wicked West II: Abomination & Other Tales; and Lisa Kirby, Steve Robertson, Mike Thibodeaux and Richard French, signing Jack Kirby’s Galactic Bounty Hunters.
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What: AFI Fest 2006
Where: ArcLight Cinema complex, Hollywood, Calif.
When: Nov. 1 through 12, 2006
AFI Fest, a production of the American Film Institute, is the longest-running film festival in Los Angeles and one of the most influential film festivals in North America. This year there will be 146 films from 45 countries screened. Genre films in this year’s fest include Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, a mythical fantasy interweaving three tales about the fear of death and the quest for eternal life; David Lynch’s Inland Empire, which has the tagline “A nightmare to remember”; and four of Dark Horizon’s six-film series, Alien Autopsy, Dark Corners, Danika, and Re-Cycle.
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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.