Only 3 days to go until we land in Camden Town! Going, going, gone...
First off, if you wanted to come to our Cabaret night at the Camden Head, it has sold out! Seems like we put together a stellar line-up, so watch out for us doing this again!
Secondly, if you want to see Angels & Airwaves, LOVE - there are only 15 tickets left, so book ASAP!
There are tickets still available for the all-nighters and other screenings including ANOTHER EARTH and THE DIVIDE, but don’t risk missing these either! Tickets available online at http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s75/Camden/
Mexico, Argentina and Japan offer us three very different takes on a dystopian future at Oktoberfest, here are the details:
HELLDRIVER is crazy swords and zombie madness in a post-apocalyptic future. This movie is an assault on your senses and one hell-of-a-ride, from the team that brought us TOKYO GORE POLICE.
Trailer and full details at www.sci-fi-london.com
BY DAY AND BY NIGHT is a Mexican take on the stylish cerebral SF movie. With nods to Logan's Run and THX1138, the film takes us to a strange time when people live by day or by night.
It was first seen in the UK at Edinburgh Festival and we are delighted to be showing it in London.
PHASE 7 is fast becoming a cult movie and draws much inspiration from cult-master John Carpenter. Set in Buenos Aires, it has a deadly virus, over-zealous troops and a very heavily armed next-door neighbour.
It has won several awards and been a festival hit, see it at Oktoberfest!
Free stuff at Oktoberfest...
As well as the movies we have some fun stuffed planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Cyber Hall.
Bring the kids (or not) to our free Fairy workshop (Elves and Wizards welcome too) being delivered by the queen of recycled wings, Twisted Twinkle.
We also have a superhero drawing competition with leading comic producers, Hayena Studios. There is even a Tekken tournament before the Anime Allnighter.
And the man who helped Funky Fish and Cyber Dog strut their stuff, Camden’s Original Cyber Artist; will be exhibiting his ‘ FUTURISTIC Artifacts' Check our http://www.VinceJo-Nes.Com
Full details on the weekend programme on our website.
If you simply cannot make it along to Oktoberfest, or want more brain food, here are mentions of a few things to do:
The BFI IMAX are screening REAL STEEL on their glorious screen from October 14. We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away and one lucky attendee will get a goody bag full of RS stuff... nice!
To win some tickets, email us and we will draw 3 names at random. Send your email to RS@comps.sci-fi-london.com
Also, don't forget the SFX WEEKENDER 2012. Those lovely people at SFX have given some more detail on deals for the weekend - and it is a cracker!
They have confirmed that the Doctor’s wife, the first daughter of Amy and Rory Pond, and the sweetest lady in science fiction, Alex Kingston will be joining in the fun at the SFX Weekender 3 at Prestatyn holiday camp in North Wales on Friday 3 February and Saturday 4 February 2012, with a pre-party on Thursday 2 February for the early birds.
We have an exclusive 10% discount on Silver and Gold tickets*
JUST CALL THE TICKET HOTLINE NOW QUOTING SFXSL (UK national rate number) TICKET HOTLINE: 08700 110034. *Offer valid until 31 October 2011.
Visit their website to www.sfxweekender.com
more information and the full terms and conditions –
Other star guests confirmed include:
Eve Myles – Torchwood's Gwen Cooper
Sylvester McCoy – The seventh Doctor & star of The Hobbit
Robert Rankin – The author returns to host the SFX Awards
Bryan Blessed - Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon
Craig Charles – The Red Dwarf star returns to the decks
Regular contributor to the SFL website and all-round great guy, Charles Christian has a new book coming very soon. Details are sketchy at the moment but we wanted to big him up early.
Full details will appear here soon http://proximabooks.wordpress.com/this-is-the-quickest-way-down-by-charl
Many moons ago, SFL were involved in a project that celebrated the legendary Polish author, Stansilaw Lem. Finally, the book is out. LEMISTRY is published by Comma Press and is available here. We have three copies to give away and, as usual, all you have to do is email us to be in the draw. Send your details to email@example.com
Canongate Books have given us five copies of their latest release The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan, along with some of their best sellers; The Radleys (Matt Haig), Little Hands Clapping (Dan Rhodes) and David Eagleman’s Sum - Forty Stories of the Afterlife (check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9eLDkTJmE&feature=related
Visit their site www.canongate.tv
to find out more about these great titles. We will be giving these books out to lucky people attending screenings at this weekend’s Oktoberfest.
For your ears
Take a listen to I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, Friday 21 October, 5-5:30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM
Virginie Sélavy talks to Louis Savy, director of SCI-FI-LONDON, and Strange Attractor Press publisher Mark Pilkington about environmentally-concerned science fiction films, including Silent Running, Phase IV and The Last Winter.
Full details here http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/events/2011/10/eco-sci-fi/
For your eyes
We are delighted to share our brand new webTV show called THE PULSE.
A regular new feature to the site, The Pulse will become a news round-up and magazine web show, bringing you some great stuff... check out Episode 1 here http://www.sci-fi-london.com/pulse
If you didn’t download the SFL app during our main festival in May, we have a new version in for approval with Apple, which will hopefully be ready by the weekend, to keep you up to date with what’s happening at the festival.
We have added some new features including classic sci-fi radio shows, such as Dimension X, and THE PULSE.http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sci-fi-london10/id432216511?mt=8
An updated Android version is in the works.
That's it for now, see you at the weekend!
The SFL Team.