The Mash N Barrel will be the main focus of Thursday Night. Come on down for a few drinks, catch up with some old friends, and get into the spirit of the ultimate Sci-Fi Weekend.
Got your quiz team ready? Then beam down your team captain to see the SCI-FI-LONDON guys and book yourself a slot!
By now the Galactic Gargle Blasters should be flowing. Fancy dress Karaoke anyone? Area 51 provide the costumes, you supply the angelic singing voices!
Bring one DVD or Blu-Ray disk of your worst film, a guilty pleasure that you want to inflict on the other unsuspecting early-birds to the weekend. We will sort through them and select the worst and you the audience vote on which one we screen!
A braincrunching scifi and fantasy quiz to get your juices flowing for the mega quiz on Saturday night.,. literature, film, TV and games will all feature - so wise up!
Music, Merryment, and dancing like yer dad in our very own Ten Forward.
Hosted by Sci-Fi Regulars...
Musical Rendezvous - Interplanetary Division
(2012, Pete Travis, 95mins)
Just in case you didnt catch this at the cinema and haven't bought the DVD yet (shame on you!) - we bring you the best damn comic adaptation ever - Dredd as it should be!
(2012, Ian Clark, 82mins)
Brand new UK sci-fi thriller set in a research lab. A group of people have agreed to takepart in drug trials for a new chemical called Pro9. Of course it all goes wrong and we have fun watching them die! Great performances, well made and a just what the doctorordered to kick the weekend off.
by Derek "Dez" Skinn
Dez Skinn presents a talk on creating an award-winning magazine.
by Robert Grant
Robert Grant, the literary editor at SCI-FI-LONDON and member of the Arthur C. Clarke Award jury has a new book out called How to write the Scifi screenplay. Join Robert as he talks about writing science fiction screenplays, world building, characters and much more.
A female view of writing and editing.
Amanda Rutter (Moderator), Sam Stone, Raven Dane, Emma Newman, Stacia Kane, Kim Curren, Francis Knight.
by Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
An interview with Curtis from misfits. Hosted by Paul Mount.
(2012, Jim Munroe, 81mins)
This funny and very political sci-fi movie premiered at SCI-FI-LONDON in May 2012. It takes us to Canada in 2040, following the USA and Canada becoming bankrupt. China runs the world and the North Americans now do the 'shit' jobs that no one else wants to do.
"Excellent science fiction is not dead, it just moved from the cinema to the Internet" - WIRED.
A male view of writing and editing.
Lee Harris, David J Howe, David Moody, Paul Lewis, Jonathan L Howard, James Smythe.
The face of Publishing:
David J Howe (Telos), Amy McCulloch (Harper Voyager), Amanda Rutter (Angry Robot), Anna (Orbit)
Stacia Kane, Emma Newman, Chris Brookmyre, and Gareth L Powell join host Paul Cornell for the Weekenders take on the Radio 4 panel game.
Glenn Fabry, Neil Roberts, Tim Pilcher, Peter V Brett and Paul Cemmick discuss working in a digital age. Hosted by Dez Skinn.
Creating Steampunk Worlds.
Robert Rankin, Sam Stone, Raven Dane
by Virginia Hey
(1981, George Miller, 94mins) - Intro by Virginia Hey.
Mad Max II - The Road Warrior is everything a bigger-budgeted Mad Max sequel should be: bigger, faster, louder, more explosive, bloodier... just come watch it and see the ultimate Warrior Woman introduce it! Awesome.
Chase Masterson and Manu Intiraymi join Sam Stone on stage.
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
Kim Curren (Moderator), Stacia Kane, Raven Dane, Jonathan L Howard, Francis Knight
(90mins) A selection of short films from previous and the upcoming film festival. We have something for everyone in this mix of fantastic film!
(1999, Dean Parisot, 102 mins)
Are they watching us? Are they among us here in North Wales? Who cares... this is one of the funniest films you will ever see and a proper scifi to boot! Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen... just brilliant.
Area 51's two hours of off the wall Sc-Fi stage mayhem returns once again with an incredibly tasty line-up.
(2009, J.J.Abrams, 127 mins)
Following Galaxy Quest is tough, but what could be more perfect than the amazing 2009 Star Trek. We are so excited about the new film coming in May this year, that we thought we would whet all our appetites with this brilliant high-octane reboot of the greatest franchise on the planet!
It's Party Time in the MAIN VOID, as Musical Rendezvous - Interplanetary Division hit the decks.
(1975, Jim Sharman, 100 mins)
A man in stockings is a beautiful thing...isnt it? Can you prove that? Well dress up, down or sideways and come singalong to this classic cult musical. There will be no prizes for the best looking, but there might be some action behind the bike sheds later... let's do the timewarp again!
(1972 Lionel Jeffries, 99mins)
A mysterious solicitor Mr Blunden visits Mrs Allen and her children and makes her an offer she cannot refuse, to become housekeepers of a derelict country mansion. There, the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years ago. They prepare a magic potion that allows them to travel backwards in time to the era of the ghost children.
by Simon Clark
An interview with with Best selling Horror Author Simon Clark. Hosted by Sam Stone.
Frazer Hines, Peter Davidson, join interviewer and Doctor Who Historian David J Howe
1st–3rd March 2013