Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nine Worlds convention

I'll be attending a new, multi-genre convention on the 9th and 10th August called Nine Worlds, and you can find all the details and tickets for the event here. The idea behind it is to do one of those huge, wide ranging events that you see a lot of in America, but not as much here.

It looks really cool, and has tons of great guests, including Rhianna Pratchett, Laurie Penny, Kim Newman, Paul Cornell, Kai Owen, Joe Lidster, Gary Russell, Emma Newman, Matthew Waterhouse, Zoe Margolis, Danie Ware, Chris Barrie, and many more.

I'm taking part in the Friday activities, and have a panel at 10am on the Saturday, about writing for Doctor Who and Torchwood, with Joe Lidster and Gary Russell. I think there's a signing after that, then I'll have to leave to get to the Swanwick Summer School that evening, so I won't get to see the rest of the convention. Hopefully next time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Crazy For You short world premiere at FrightFest

The subject line gives it away - Crazy For You, the short film I wrote and directed, starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, gets its world premiere at this year's FrightFest, on Friday August 23rd, at 4.15pm.

The details are all at this Crazy For You blog post, so go and have look for how to get in. Backers, don't worry, you'll get the viewing link when it's ready! We still need to finalise the sound and FX, and things like that. Almost there...

I love FrightFest. All of my movies have screened there. And now my directorial debut short is screening there. Please be gentle.

Friday, July 12, 2013

CvsZ at SDCC, and how to use rhyming slang

I'm back from CONvergence, which was *amazing*. We had great screenings of CvsZ and Tower Block, everyone was wonderful, and I ate ALL of the food in America. ALL of it. I'll do a full report about it when I've recovered from the jet lag, but in the meantime...

Cockneys Vs Zombies will have a screening at San Diego Comic Con! It's on Saturday July 20th at 8pm, in Marriott Marquis Marina Ballroom D. There's only one screening, and it's bound to fill up fast, so make sure you get in there quick if you want to see it there. You don't need a ticket (apart from your normal convention pass), from what I'm told it's a queueing system like all screenings - first come first served. Get queueing! It's the British way!

Obviously, if you can't make that screening, it's still being released on August 2nd, in selected US cinemas (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Tempe, Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Columbus, Austin so far) and also VOD at the same time - that's Video On Demand (Amazon, iTunes, Playstation, Xbox, Vudu), so you have plenty of ways to watch it. Demand that video! Demand it!

While you're waiting, here's a Shout Factory video podcast featuring me, in which I explain how Cockney rhyming slang works, and give you some examples - two of which you probably already use. So go and have a butcher's.