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Film Review: Sorry About Tomorrow

8 hours ain't a lot of time to make a movie. The 48 Film Project has given us a lot of films, some of which have been remarkable, and some of which have been among the worst films ever made. I should know: I've made a couple of those. In recent years things seems to have changed and the pinnacle of these films are among the best shorts I've seen all year. Like There's Nothing Funny About a Clown in Love and Snow in the City from San Francisco, the winners in several other cities have really moved me, and none of them with the intelligence and dark logic of Sorry About Tomorrow.

Film Review: Except For Us

This is a film that I really hope makes the rounds. It is another project funded through Kickstarter, and a solid science fiction film at that

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

I do love me some board games. I've been playing 'em since I was below the recommended age and never gave up. Over the...

Why yes, I’m going to WorldCon by Christopher J Garcia

I love WorldCons, and not just because that's where the Hugos are given. I've been to a few of them, and had a great...

The Cautionary Tale of ZellaCon -or- How to Hoax and Still...

Once in a while, I enjoy a good hoaxing. I've done Hoax Newsletters (http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/PorkAuthority.pdf) and various Hoax bids, notably the Hollister WorldCon Hoax (http://www.bovil.com/Conventions/hollister2008/PachecoProgress1.pdf)...

Review – Judge Minty by Steven Sterlacchini

OK, let's talk about fan films. They've been around forever. There were folks making movies based around characters from books as early as the...

Another Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form Ballot – A Sidewise View…

I kinda like the Best Dram Pres Long Form ballot this year. It's a varied one, has one fairly good-sized surprise, features some obvious...

The Last Bookshop by Richard Dadd & Dan Fryer

"There have always been stories. Ever since the earliest days." Once in a while, I like to be reminded that the future is pretty from...

AutoDrive by Rory O’Donnell

"Paranoia is the backbone of science fiction, and deservedly so." - Chris Garcia Some films grew out of concepts that are neither obvious, nor simple....

A Night at the Office by Eric Eppinger

I grew up watching Creature Features. It was a late night show where host John Stanley (or, for slightly older kids, Bob Wilkins) would...

Yeah Rite by Michael Penney

One of the things that has always been perfect for short films is that you can take a known property and play with it...

A Conversation about Cheating with My Time Traveling Future Self by...

There are things that titles tell you. A title like "A Conversation with My Time Traveling Future Self" says "Expect science fiction comedy played...

Amelia by Frank Lucatuorto

We love mad scientists. We always have. It's arguable that the Dark Ages tradition of the Evil Wizard is the earliest form of the...