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#31: Westercon 71

#31

Westercon is a regional convention that moves around the western third of North America. I hosted a couple of sets at Westercon 68 in San Diego and another one at Westercon 70 in Tempe; Westercon 71 in Denver expands the Apocalypse Later Roadshow into a third state, Colorado.

I always try to avoid repeating films within the same market. Usually that means a combination of the same genre and town, like science fiction/fantasy in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As I've only done two Westercons and I've never screened anything in Colorado, that left me wide open for choice. I went for two sf/f sets and one steampunk set.

Westercon 71 was also Myths and Legends Con or MALCon 5. As many myths and legends involve quests, my first sf/f set was themed around people searching for things, albeit very different things. Two films in this set are new to the Roadshow, coincidentally the Best Sci-Fi Short from the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival last year and the year before.

The steampunk set was made up entirely of films I've screened before at steampunk conventions, though I aimed it at being a varied selection to highlight how diverse the genre really is.

For my second sf/f set, I went all out for variety. I've only screened ne of the six films in the Roadshow before and that was only a week earlier at LepreCon 44. Four of the other five were sourced from my full film festival's line-up last year, with the exception being my favourite from this year's IHSFFF sci-fi sets.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Set #1

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 Escape Pod 2016 3:43 Wesley Jamal Fleming Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts USA IMDb Vimeo
2 Real Artists 2014 12:00 Cameo Wood Charming Stranger Films USA IMDb
3 RomantiCorp: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Computer 2014 7m Kirill Kripak
Katia Kripak
Scope-Entertainment UAE IMDb
4 Focus 2014 14m Matt Chesin Madu Productions USA AL IMDb
5 Noro 2016 19:45 Duncan Roe The South
Disruptive
UK IMDb
6 Time Trap 2013 8m Michael Shanks LateNite Films Australia IMDb Vimeo
3 The Ningyo 2017 27:02 Miguel Ortega half M.T LLC USA IMDb Vimeo


Steampunk Set

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 Theo's Blues 2017 7:19 Cliff Sarde CE Productions Arizona YouTube
2 Entre les Lignes 2015 5:20 Emmanuelle Remy
Lorenn le Bec
Christelle Alion
Nolwenn Eve
Tom Cascoli
ArtFX France Vimeo
3 The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden 2013 15m Andrew Legge Restoration Films Ireland IMDb
4 Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo 2010 7m Joseph Gordon-Levitt hitRECord USA IMDb YouTube
5 S.P.A.G.H.E.T.T.-1 2009 11m Adam Varney Florida State University USA AL IMDb
6 Tea Time 2014 9m J Derek Howard Noble Knight Media USA IMDb YouTube
7 Corset 2015 30:00 Olga Twighlight Twighlight's Lodge Russia IMDb


Science Fiction/Fantasy Set #2

# Title Year Length Director Company Country Review IMDb Online?
1 Hope 2017 10:35 Adam A. Losurdo Frifond Norway IMDb
2 Visage 2017 9:35 Jackson Tobiska
Blake Hodges
Jackson Tobiska USA IMDb
3 818 2017 20:58 Claude Lahr Le Centre National de l'Audiovisuel
Le Service National de la Jeunesse
Luxembourg
4 The Lost World of Avian 2014 9:30 Gary Mirabelle Non Stop Stop Motion USA IMDb Vimeo
5 Breaker 2017 10:43 Philippe McKie Philippe McKie Japan IMDb YouTube
6 Fugazi 2017 28:30 Laurent Michelet Cookies Films
Les Films du Cygne
Belgium IMDb




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