We discovered an upcoming convention that is relatively close to Nebraska and we were like “Hey, let’s go check it out…”
That con is the Tulsa Sci-fi Horror Weekend on October 22nd and 23rd. Guests include Joe Bob Briggs, Charles Band, Zach Galligan, and Michael Berryman. In addition to another Full Moon Roadshow experience (maybe this time Band will actually have his props and stage setup unlike Flashback Weekend in which he had nothing), there’s also Evil Dead: The Musical which I’ve wanted to see for years now, and a performance by the Damsels of Dorkington. And of course, Jeff, who will be attending his very first con, will be nerding it up at the Magic: The Gathering events.
Dead Lantern will be attending in two capacities. We’ll have a vendor booth set up to hawk Outpost Doom and we’ll also have correspondents running around doing press which you’ll find on DL throughout the weekend (photos, stories, videos, etc.). We’ll also be doing a Splattercast live from the convention itself, which should be a great time.
So, if you’re in the Tulsa area, stop by the convention. You are guaranteed to have a wild and crazy time with the Splattercast.
A few years back, Trent Reznor made a Nine Inch Nails album called Year Zero. It’s pretty freakin’ terrible. That being said, the strange story behind the concept album (a future dystopian world where the US government has become controlled by extreme Christian fundamentalists who run death squads to root out art while weird stuff starts happening like people seeing hands of God coming out of the sky) was pretty rad. A few years back, Reznor was trying to get it turned into a TV show. Apparently, he’s succeeded.
According to this, HBO has green lit the show and it’s got some powerful backers behind it, including Tarantino’s uber-producer. Most interesting to me is the revelation that Daniel Knauf, the dude behind the criminally underrated and totally awesome show Carnivale is handling script and story duties. Whereas I might have been “meh” to this news, I’m now excited by it. Hopefully HBO sticks with it like it did True Blood so it finds an audience and not jettison it like Carnivale and Rome.
Reznor has been keeping busy. Aside from working with his wife in a terrible band (I don’t blame him for that, I mean, puss is involved. You kinda gotta throw your wife a bone now and then), he has scored the new David Fincher flick, The Social Network, (the score of which, is, pretty good) and has been busy behind the scenes getting this major tv project off the ground.
Color me curious again. I’ve always liked Reznor and even though his music has sucked dick in the past few years, he seems to be getting a second wind. Maybe scoring and TV work is that new second life.
It’s nearly October, which means Turner Classic Movies is going to be playing lots of great horror fare. Their big spotlight this month is Hammer. Every Friday in October they will be playing 4 old school Hammer flicks ranging from the Dracula series to The Mummy to Frankenstein and a bunch of other classy Hammer far in between.
Check out this link for TCM’s introduction to Hammer and a full listing of all the films they are screening in their full, unedited, commercial free glory.
Be sure to keep an eye on the TCM listings for all types of non-Hammer horror films playing this October!
It’s time for the next MTG pre-release! Our shops here in Lincoln have jumped on the midnight tourney bandwagon and I couldn’t be more excited. Staying up all night in a comic book shop and digging into a new game with a bunch of fun folks is a total blast.
I’ll be heading to Comic World here in Lincoln tonight, and probably HobbyTown tomorrow to catch another event. Send me good vibes so that I open some sick bombs!