Author: Chris Garcia

Film Review: Sorry About Tomorrow

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... Read More »

Film Review: Except For Us

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 Read More »

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

Science Fiction Hobby Games by Neal Tringham 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 last few years, I’ve become a more frequent player, having made a se... Read More »

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 time at every one of them. This year has some promise of being one of the better ones despite the incredibly high cost of... Read More »

The Cautionary Tale of ZellaCon -or- How to Hoax and Still End Up Hosting a Convention

The Cautionary Tale of ZellaCon -or- How to Hoax and Still End Up Hosting a Convention

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.p... Read More »

Review – Judge Minty by Steven Sterlacchini

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 1910s, and the explosion in comic books led to a huge number of fan films based on them. TV and... Read More »

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 choices, and has a two-horse race as I see it. That said, there is a ballot that I see in my head that is m... Read More »

The Last Bookshop by Richard Dadd & Dan Fryer

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 where we’re sitting, the present endlessly dull, but the past is far more vibrant than any techno... Read More »

AutoDrive by Rory O’Donnell

AutoDrive by Rory O’Donnell

AutoDrive – Directed 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. When I watch a short, whether ... Read More »

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 introduce films as the most down-to-Earth horror hosts you’ve ever met. I saw so many great old timey scienc... Read More »

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