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Don’t forget Free Comic Book Day 2011

April 24, 2011

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

All around the world Comic Book shops give away comics and have extra specials on this day – and there’s no catch! Walk in to a local comic store and walk out with free comics from a wide range of publishers and writers!!! It seems like utter madness, and so it may be, but it’s madness in your favour!

Quite a few Melbourne stores participate every year, so use this handy locator to find the closest participating store to you

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/fcbd_global.asp

here’s a list of free comics! You really can’t go wrong, so get out there, grab some free schnizzle and get your comic on!

http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp

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The Melbourne Browncoats

August 30, 2010

Too late to prime you for Joss Whedon’s flying visit to Melbourne for Writers’ Festival, I can only hope you were able to find that choice morsel on your own… but for Whedonverse devotees now feeling short of a Buffy Bonding session, fear not!

Melbourne has its own semi-official Whedon Fan Club in The Melbourne Browncoats.

Their website describes the following:

About Melbourne Browncoats

Welcome to the new home of the Melbourne Browncoats! This is a place for fans of Joss Whedon’s television series “Firefly” and movie “Serenity”, as well as other projects involving cast and crew of the Whedonverse.

For the past few years, we’ve been building a Browncoat community under the banner of Browncoats Downunder. And we’ve had a blast! Hosting pub nights, supporting the annual “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity events and running a Browncoat Booth at local conventions.

And there’s more fun to come! We’re getting back to our roots and focusing on meeting local people at local events, hence the refinement in our group’s name.

We invite you to poke around the site, check out photos of our past activities and learn about what we’re up to next. And if you find you want more, why not join us? This is an all inclusive group, and there are no fees to join. Just come along to events which take your fancy, join us on Twitter and meet some of the wonderful folk that make up Melbourne’s Browncoat community.

Twitter: @MelbBrowncoats
Facebook: Melbourne Browncoats

As you can imagine, the Whedon Visitation was possibly the zenith of 2010’s Browncoat activities, but there will be plenty requiring a serious debrief and withdrawal-redressing any time soon, so check out their facebook/twitter/website and, if you find yourself amongst the saddened Serenity set – join on up!

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Monsters, Ghouls and Melancholy Misfits – a season of films @ ACMI 09 – 18 July 2010

June 3, 2010

Two ACMI posts in a row is almost self indulgent, but anyone who has read through this blog would understand that I couldn’t leave this particular event unmentioned!  A season of underground/lesser known horror, grostesquerie and ghoul films alongside some beloved classic schlock to coincide with ACMI’s Tim Burton exhibition in July.

The week-long spook-fest includes the following films:  more information about session times and bookings here:

Freaks + Frankenweenie

Tod Browning’s cult curio from 1932 screening with Burton’s Frankenstein-inspired live-action short.

The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s moving Victorian-era drama about a hideously deformed yet disarmingly genteel man.

Jason and the Argonauts

The mythological 1963 fantasy classic with special effects by stop-motion wizard, Ray Harryhausen.

Frankenstein + Frankenweenie

Mary Shelley’s gothic novel spawned both James Whale’s Universal classic and Burton’s 1984 short.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Terence Fisher’s 1969 Hammer horror, most faithfully inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic story.

Black Sunday

Mario Bava’s moody gothic horror from 1960 made a star of cult ‘Scream Queen’ Barbara Steele.

Baron Blood

Mario Bava’s Austrian-set Grand Guignol gothic melodrama, with Joseph Cotton and Elke Sommer.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

F.W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 German Expressionist classic.

Dracula

Bela Lugosi stars in Universal’s enduring 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s literary classic.

Forbidden Planet

MGM’s 1950s sci-fi cult classic, shot in Cinemascope and starring Robby the Robot – as himself!

The Raven + Vincent

The Universal Pictures’ classic starring Bela Lugosi screens with Burton’s early stop-motion short.

The Pit and the Pendulum

Roger Corman’s extravagant Edgar Allan Poe adapatation co-stars Vincent Price and Barbara Steele.

The Tomb of Ligeia + Vincent

Roger Corman and Vincent Price re-team for Corman’s brilliant, U.K. set, Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.

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Vampire Con! Sat May 22nd, West Brunswick

May 10, 2010

http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=minicon2010

Something to get your teeth into if you like a bit of Fangtastic entertainment…

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