I have a pretty big announcement to make. I’ve been teasing this for awhile now, but I have finally secured most of the information to make this official.
Comicpalooza: The Texas International Comic Con, which takes place every year in Houston, Texas, will host a film festival during the 2013 event. This festival has invited the Stephen King dollar baby filmmakers to submit their films for consideration to screen at the festival. This is a big deal. In 2013, Comicpalooza teams with Galacticon, the world’s largest “Battlestar Galactica” fan convention. Organizers expect over 25,000 people to walk through the doors of the three-day convention.
I am organizing the dollar baby screenings at Comicpalooza for 2013.
Here is a look at some of the films screening at Comicpalooza so far:
- Night Surf by Peter Sullivan
- Umney’s Last Case by Rodney Altman
- I Know What You Need by Shawn Lealos
- Maxwell Edison by Warren Ray
- All That You Love Will be Carried Away by James Renner
- Grey Matter by James Cox
- Last Rung on the Ladder by Jim Cole
- Paranoid by Jay Holben
- Lawnmower Man by James Gonis
- Cain Rose Up by Robert Livings
- Strawberry Spring by Doveed Linder
- Home Delivery by Elio Quiroga
We are expecting about three more films to round out the screenings. These will screen alongside a number of other submissions in the horror-themed film festival portion of the event. What is great is that the film screenings are free with your paid entry to the Comicpalooza convention.
The convention takes place on Memorial Day weekend 2013.
This leads to the next bit of big news from me.
As many people who know me are aware of, I have been planning to write a book about the Stephen King dollar baby filmmakers for a few years now. That book will finally get underway, as I start interviewing the filmmakers at the end of August and into September. The exciting news is that I have over 20 different dollar baby filmmakers lined up to interview.
The book should be available and on sale by the end of 2012. Early in September, I will build a new website, specifically for the book, and will keep it updated as the book progresses with director bios, photos and more. Keep an eye out here for more news on that.
Things are getting exciting and it will only get better from here.