As I look at my calendar, I see that I have some events coming up to get excited about . . .
Saturday, April 21st - The 2012 BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest - Redmond, WA. This was a lot of fun last year, and I'm looking forward mostly to the shorts Steve and Gord of the BoneBat Show have gathered this time around . . . (Yes, I said I like Steve and Gord's shorts . . . )
Tuesday, April 24th - The Grindhouse Film Festival - Portland, OR. This time around, they're showing a 35mm print of King Kong vs. Godzilla . . . and I can't wait! This will be the first time I've been to the Hollywood Theatre since they've had their new seats installed, and I'm eager to try them out before . . .
Friday-Sunday, May 11th-13th - The H. P. Lovecraft & CthulhuCon - Portland, OR. I'm a long-time attendee of the HPL Film Fest (I've been going every year for around the past ten years), and this year, the Festival is happening in May instead of October. New management took over last year, and last October's show was a little light on content compared to previous years (although there were some FANTASTIC films shown!) so I was thrilled that this May's event spans the traditional Friday though Sunday weekend. I don't think any announcements have been made regarding what films will be shown, but if previous Festivals (under either regime) are any indication, I'm sure I'm going to walk away with a few new titles added to my Must-Buy-Movies list!
Friday-Sunday, May 25th-27th - Crypticon - Seattle, WA. We're only going to be there Saturday and Sunday, and while I don't have any details yet, I'm scheduled to be a panelist again this year. I'm also VERY excited at the prospect of meeting Ricou Browning.
As much fun as it is to watch movies I wouldn't normally get to see or meet celebrities and the like, the best part of these events is having an opportunity to meet with and hang out with friends. In some cases, these festivals and conventions are the only times/places that I get to see some folks, so if you're going to be hitting up any of these events, drop me a line - I'd love to meet ya'!