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UPSIDEDOWN CROSS DVD RELEASE PARTY

Exploited, Abused, Addicted and Sick… Nadine Survived the Streets, but Can She Survive an Exorcism?

Find out at the Upsidedown Cross DVD release party on Friday February 26th from 7 to 9 at Forbidden Planet NYC!

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Once again Forbidden Planet will team up with Alternative Cinema home entertainment to host an in-store event of epic proportions! This time for for the release of Upsidedown Cross, the newest feature film by director William Hellfire (Duck! The Carbine High Massacre, An Erotic Werewolf in London). Celebrate with the stars and crew and get your copy of Upsidedown Cross signed!

About the Film…

Nadine (Erin Russ/Porkchop), a drug addicted young prostitute in the throes of withdrawal, returns to her childhood home and the mother she ran away from. Nadine’s mother, Delilah, is a delusional religious fanatic that believes demons have possessed her daughter. In search of a “cure” for her daughter’s erratic behavior, she finds a rogue preacher (David Yow of The Jesus Lizard) willing to exorcise the demons.  But neither mother nor daughter recognize the true devil until it is too late!

This collector’s edition of Upsidedown Cross – limited to 1,000 copies – includes a 2-sided cover featuring original photography by Jackie Cerniglia, an illustrated Chick Tract comic by notorious underground comic artist Mike Diana, and image galleries featuring photos and original illustrations inspired by UpsideDown Cross.

What: Upsidedown Cross DVD Release Party and signing.
When: Friday February 26th 7 – 9PM
Who: William Hellfire: Duck! The Carbine High Massacre, An Erotic Werewolf in London
Erin Russ: Porkchop, When Black Birds Fly
Tina Krause: Nikos The Impaler, Woodsman: Forest of Pain,
Mike Hunchback: The Long Island Serial Killer, Diary Of A Deadbeat
Rick Savage: Silence of the G.A.M.S., Backdoor Lambada
Jimmy ScreemerClauz: When Blackbirds Fly, Where the Dead Go to Die

Why: Support independent cinema!

Can’t make it to our in-store event with the cast and crew of Upsidedown Cross? Don’t sweat it it, Forbidden Planet has got your back! You can pre-order a copy of Upsidedown Cross now at www.fpnyc.com and we will get it signed for you by all guests in attendance on February 26th. Then after the event we will ship it right to your door. So if you live in another state or are just really lazy you can still get a signed copy of Upsidedown Cross and lie to all your friends about how great a time you had at the Upsidedown Cross in-store event at Forbidden Planet NYC!

Too lazy to even go to our site and use the search engine to find Upsidedown Cross? Well click right HERE to order!

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7th Annual Druid Undergeround Film Festival

Forbidden Planet is beyond stoked to be sponsoring The 7th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival. It’s just one short week away so prepare to have your minds melted!

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THE 7th ANNUAL DRUID UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Check the facebook event page HERE!

Official website: www.druidundergroundfilmfestival.com

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave at 2nd St NYC 10003
Near Broadway-Lafayette St B,D,F,M Trains

Mon+Tues April 21st + 22nd 8pm

$10 Admission
FREE Raffle!

After a tour of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Druid Underground Film Festival plunges into New York to deliver a white-knuckle hell-ride of avant-weird short films from around the world! Anthology Film Archives hosts a non-stop cavalcade of outrageous films which recklessly skate through experimental, comedy and horror as DUFF rips into its 7th year of absurd and inspiring programming! Join us for a night of bizarre films and free raffle prizes and find out why Flavorpill says DUFF doesn’t so much “defy convention as mow it down, douse it in kerosene, and flick a Zippo at it”!

“An entertaining parade of talent that is hard to find… a hilarious must-see!” – Campus Circle
“Velvety surrealism… appallingly funny” – LA City Beat
“DUFF strikes new territory… left me electric for days” – Sean Carnage
“Packs a lot of weird shit into two hours of screenings” – LA Weekly

PROGRAM:

NIGHT I
Monday April 21st
8pm

Part 1: DUFF’s Found Footage Assault
A hardcore, one-hour hell-ride mega-mash up of absurd footage sourced from VHS tapes of police self defense, Christian propaganda and “real” demonic possession!

Part 2: Shorts Program:

Damon Packard: “The Great Packard Lincoln Breakdown”
Darren Herczeg: “Psychic Lawyer”
Brennan Hill: “Hero/Psycho”
Danilo Parra: “Laundry”
Charles Pieper: “Earl of Bureaus”
Danilo Parra: “Torture Room”
Vitamin Wig C: “Tear Light”
Rich Polysorbate: “Smerdly’s Seahorse”
Ignacio Genzon: “Handy Man”
John Geary: “Devil’s Arrest”
Michael Park: “Clown Town”

NIGHT II
Tuesday April 22nd
8pm

Part 1: Shorts Program:

Brent Weinbach: “My Buddy Commercial”
Brent Weinbach: “Gangster Party Line”
Danny Plotnick “Skate Witches”
Sander Maran “Lollipop Massacre”
Jan Soldat “Law and Order”
Melissa Piekaar “Waiting”
Brent Weinbach “Squeeze”
Aimee Goguen “Pterodaktulos Sound”
Lindsay Laven and Gina@Odpoledne TV “An Instrument of Ritual Part 3”
Andrew H. Shirley “Fuck Bike #001”
Martynka Wawrzyniak “Chocolate”
Anthony Cerniello “Danielle”

Part 2: The Whore Church Mixtape Vol. 1
The Whore Church, a Boston-based VHS mixtape collective, has created a cacophony of over-the-top action shots, cheap gore, gross porno and American propaganda intercut with sleazy 80’s dialog, nasty jungle rhythms and death metal edited from over 600 video & 100 audio sources! Seriously sick and awesome!

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Doctor Who X-Mas Gift Idea List!

The season of giving is upon us folks, so strap in for a lesson in gifting! Let me guess… your friend, spouse, super attendant, local librarian, etc… is a big old Doctor Who fan and you don’t know a Dalek from a donut. Don’t fret, I was just like you once! Thankfully I’ve spent the last eight years of my life getting familiar with our product so you don’t have to pay attention to your loved one’s interests. I mean, who has the time to really care now-a-days anyway? And why would you even bother when you know you can step through those big wooden doors and ask one of our many knowledgeable staff members to get you the gifty goods that make you look like you have been reading Saint Nick’s personal e-mails. I wonder if Santa’s e-mail is filled with spam about antler enlargement and beard dye? Anyway… use the following Whovian wish list as a gift giving guide and I’m sure your loved ones will think you actually do love them. Only a gift giver that really pays attention to the needs of the recipient could come up with a present that perfect.

Socks – We’ve all dreaded getting socks for Christmas, well not this year! With every length and design combination imaginable we got more DW socks than you can shake a foot at.

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Doctor Who Time Vortex Watch – Even a time traveler needs to know what time it is. The TARDIS flies around the vortex each minute on this bad boy!

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Tardis One Piece Pajamas – Time to retire those old sleeping garments and get into this adult sized Tardis costume one piece pajama with the footsies and all… and yes they have those grippy little nubs on the bottom of the feet.

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Dalek 16 oz Tumbler Set – Exterminate your thirst with this Dalek Tumbler set. 5 different colored cups with lids and straws that make these guys look just like one of the Doctors foes.

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11Th Doctor Mr.Potato Head – Here is a gift that is sure to get someone ex-FRY-ted! The worlds of Sci-Fi and Starches collide right now with this Mash Smith 11th Doctor Mr. Potato Head. Comes with all the fixens!

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Doctor Whooves My Little Pony Back Pack – So your giftee loves both Doctor Who and My little Pony, and also goes to a school where they only use really small books… well we’ve got the perfect thing for them! Whovian, Brony, whateves.

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Tardis Tea Pot – Brew yourself a spot of English Breakfast Tea and serve it up to your guests in this Tardis shaped tea pot during your next Doctor Who get together.

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Doctor 3-D Figural Mug – Ever wonder what it would be like to eat French Onion Soup out of your favorite Doctors skull? Well now you can! Pick from an array of awesome 3-D Figural mugs!

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And that my friends is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. I could go on and on with Doctor Who gift ideas, in fact I might just do another DW gift idea list before the X marks the Mas. But before I do this topic again I hope to get a few more lists up specific to other factions of fandom. With a little bit of help by the end of this gift giving season everyone will be begging to be on your x-mas shopping list!

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Dynamite and The Beat Present a NYCC Welcome Party and CBLDF Member Drive Thursday Night

To do 10/10/13 (and where your friendly neighborhood FPNYC manager will be headed after our Adventure Time gig tomorrow night): Dynamite Entertainment and The Beat’s NYCC Welcome Party and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Member Drive!

“Come join comics’ greatest creators and Be Counted as a cbldfmember of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Smithfield in the heart of NYC! This party is free for all CBLDF members, and if you join or renew at the event you’ll get in for free and receive special gifts from Dynamite & CBLDF! Donors joining or renewing their CBLDF Membership at the $50 level or higher will receive a free open bar wristband, while supplies last!”

Come out for a good cause and hobnob with the really, really, ridiculously good looking people in the comic industry!

Thursday, October 10, 2013
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Smithfield
215 West 28th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)

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OCCUPY COMICS EVENT

May 22nd marks the public release of the first issue of a wild and fascinating comic collaboration. Occupy Comics #1 will be on shelves and we at Forbidden Planet recommend everyone get it. This is not only a comic that features the likes of Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, David Lloyd, Charlie Adlard, Marc Andreyko, Kevin Colden, Molly Crabapple, J.M. DeMatteis, Joshua Dysart, Brea Grant, Joe Keatinge, George Krstic, Joseph Michael Linsner, B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles, Laurie Penny, Matt Pizzolo, Steve Rolston, Riley Rossmo, Douglas Rushkoff, Tim Seeley, Simon Spurrier, and Ben Templesmith. It’s not just a time capsule of radical ideas/stories for/about change. And, most importantly, its not just quick way for some people to make quick and easy money like some other comic publishers that shall remain nameless. DC. This is a book about one of the most culturally significant happenings in this country in a long time and whether you agree with its ideals or not makes it no less poignant. So in honor of this achievement in the choice of medium we have decided to peddle we will be having a signing with Dean Haspiel, Ron Wimberly, Ben Templesmith, Ales Kot, and Matt Pizzolo on May 22nd at 6:30pm. Come get your copy and get it signed by all these artists and writers who created something larger than themselves about a movement that was bigger than anyone anticipated.All proceeds from the book’s sales go to current Occupy initiates such as Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. Read comics that matter.

NOTICE:

ATTENTION ATTENTION!
Ben Templesmith WILL NOT be in attendance on Wednesday’s Signing due to some unavoidable circumstances. Ben however WILL be stopping by to sign copies of Occupy Comics #1 and Ten Grand #1 so we WILL have SIGNED Ben Templesmith comics in abundance just not the person. Our’s and Ben’s sincerest apologies.

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Somewhere Around The Number Ten Best Comics That Nobody Told You About

Part 1:

I love Chris Ware. Bit redundant to say so this holiday season with everyone and their sister buying Building Stories, but with so much comic awesomeness that happened in 2012; between Charles Burn’s second installment to his X’ed Out trilogy, The Hive, and Brian K. Vaughn’s SagaSAGA… It’s too easy for amazing comics to get lost in the stacks, so I’m here to give my somewhere around the number 10 best comics of 2012 that nobody told you about…

LOSE #4

Michael DeForge might be the most prolific cartoonist working right now. He pumps more work and at a higher quality that would make any other cartoonist want to quit, or work harder…..no quit thats the correct response. On top of Lose #4 this year you can also see his work in the pages of Adventure Time comics, where he does the backgrounds,variant covers, anthology stories in  Nobrow 7 (more on that in a bit) and the newest  KUS, not to mention his on going serial Ant Comics, oh and his porn comic that he designs that features work by Johnny Negron, Brandon Graham, and Jillian Tamaki….more on all of them latter too…Bottom line, DeForge has a hand in everything and you’re probably a fan of his already, so read Lose, or Ant comics, or KUS, or Nobrow, or one of the million other things he worked on this year. King of comics 2012 goes to DeForge, no contest.

The Underwater Welder

Did I mention that DeForge is Canadian? Canadians….must be a universal sigh when cartoonist’s who aren’t Canadian talk about them. Jeff Lemire is another cartoonist hailing from The Great White North. Lemire had a full year of releases with Sweet Tooth Volume 4 and 5, the reprinting of his Xeric grant book Lost Dogs and Underwater Welder. Underwater Welder is for lovers of well paced, clear story telling, and the Twilight Zone. Lemire has an economy to his comics, the art is quick yet purposeful in the same manner as the writing, which rewards the reader with a world that they can envelope themselves in. Lemire is an odd school of cartooning, he’s not so deep into independent styled comics as DeForge, but he isn’t mainstream either (though he does write the only two books at DC still worth reading Animal Man, & Frankenstein Agent of Shade ). He’s a cartoonist in love with genre but doesn’t mistake comics to be only that.

Nipper Volume 3

Nipper Volume 3 finally came out! WOOOOOOO! I might be the only American to love Nipper so go buy it and prove my gross presumption wrong. Keeping in theme with brilliant Canadian cartoonists, Nipper volume 3 is the Canadian version of Family Circus, if Family Circus was anything like a real family and not so adorable that even your grandmother finds it lame. Always silent, black and white line work with one beautiful saturation of red dropped into each panel, Doug Wright creates multi-layered story telling, in the most simple yet still incredible complicated drawing. Just go look already, and then come meet me for coffee to talk about it, I’ll be here till next year trying to describe why it’s so effffffing smart.

Diary Comics 4

Dustin Harbin is yet another broken hearted cartoonist, upset that his nationality isn’t Canadian. Diary Comics 4 starts with Dustin talking about how amazing it is to be in attendance at the Doug Wright rewards (the Canadian version of the Eisners), and how he wishes we as American could take comics as seriously as they do. Why can’t we folks? Dustin’s beautifully minimalist drawings deceive readers with their simplicity, when they are really just the right amount of information needed, each mark done with purpose in mind and simply decroative. Go read em’ they’re good. And if your not a fan of memoir, you just like the punching and kicking comics, he did letter Casanova sooo…..I don’t know Matt Fraction wrote Iron Man for like a century right? See the full picture of creators not just the characters you like….

Pope Hat #3

Pope Hat #3 by Ethan Rilly. Rilly is surprise surprise, another Canadian. Pope Hats is technically 3 issues deep but you really only need/want two and three. In Pope Hats Rilly tells the story of Franny, a young law clerk at a massive law firm, picture Wall Street with less Charlie Sheen….okay no Charlie Sheen, just that one part where he gets punched in the face by Michael Douglas… Rilly drawings show traces of his influences but they don’t unhinge the story. You can see traces of Doug Wright’s drapery in the clothing, and bits of Shultz popping up in the rendering of grass and clouds. It’s like a love letter to days past when cartooning was a profession and getting a weekly strip in a newspaper was the dream. Pope Hats narrative shares a similar tone of nostalgia with its drawing, that bitter sweet pain, from an old wound.

Thats the end of Part 1. Part 2 on Sunday 12/23/12.

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Something Weird @ MAD Museum 6/9/12 7PM

Believe it or not all my rambling about VHS has paid off! The Museum of Art and Design, Jake Yuzna, Rebecca Cleman and I (Matthew Desiderio) have put together the mother of all VHS tributes with screenings, workshops, and a real functioning video store on site.

VHS at MAD takes places between June 9th and August 18th.

Museum of Art and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Come see VHS get its due respect at the MAD Museum in NYC! The Museum of Art and Design has allowed the likes of VHShitfest, Horror BoobsLunchmeat Vhs Fanzine and more to present films of the VHS era that are dear to their hearts. Experience rare SOV classics like Hellroller and Tales From The Quadead Zone on the big screen, come to a live work out session dictated by the weirdest fitness videos in existence, or come and rent a copy of Jerry Macguire from the pop-up rental store. VHS makes anything possible and this is proof so don’t miss this chance to be a part of VHiStory!

In celebration of the influential medium known as VHS, the Museum of Arts and Design presents a three-month survey of the short-lived video revolution. VHS screenings include a wide array of VHS offerings, including rare genre films, bootleg rock concert videos, independent works by the likes of Todd Haynes, Troma Video, and Nam June Paik, live workout classes by Richard Simmons and Susan Powter, and lost public access gems. In honor of its VHS series, MAD has also recreated a video rental store within its walls. In its exploration of the mutliple facets of the format, VHS demonstrates the impact of this technology on the history of cinema.

What beter way to kick it all of this Friday June 9th at 7PM than with a screening of the H.G. Lewis classic Something Weird screened from a special composite tape containing Something Weird Video trailers, a Joe Bob Briggs intro and outro from The Sleaziest Movies in the History of the World tape, and more!  And who better to present it than my good buddy, Horror Culture Enthusiasts and lover of Something Weird: Mike Hunchback.

Something Weird
1967, Dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis
With Tony McCabe, Elizabeth Lee, and William Brooker

Directed by cult icon Herschell Gordon Lewis, Something Weird brings together a uncanny plot including LSD, psychic phenomena, a grotesque witch who can morph into a beautiful young woman, a kung fu socialite, ghosts, federal agents, psychopaths, and much more. A standout work from the midcentury exploitation and underground film movement, Something Weird was nearly lost until the distribution company Something Weird Video was founded in 1990, taking both its name and its logo from the film.

Something Weird Video released numerous Gordon Lewis films, as well as many other exploitation films, European genre films, and forgotten classics. Taking advantage of the video market formed by VHS, Something Weird Video and other likeminded distributors originated a curatorial approach that championed cinematic works through VHS release and video store selections. By doing so, these companies gave new life to cinematic oddities that pushed boundaries in both their subject matter and their approach to narrative filmmaking.

Special introduction by Mike Hunchback, Horror Culture Enthusiast and curator of Hershel Gordon Lewis and Frank Henenlotter retrospective.

So put everything else on pause and come out to one of the many VHS events at the MAD Museum!

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Monday 4/23 @ 6PM Rock N Roll Comics In-Store Signing

Just one more day till The Story of Rock N Roll Comics signing!

The DVD’s are here and so are a handful of original Rock N Roll Comics!

There will be giveaways all throughout the signing including free tickets to the screening of The Story of Rock N Roll Comics at Cinema Village that same night!

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Who leaves the crusts?

Check out the new T-Shirt company An Infinitude of Tortoises by one of my favorite customers… some weird, wild, and great stuff!  Make sure to search for “leaves the crust” for the answer.

An Infinitude of Tortoises:

• Something to Delight, Offend, And/Or Mystify Almost Everyone!
• Stuff Unlike Other Stuff!
• Transcendentally nerdy high esoterica intermingled with straightforward, rib-ticklin’ amusement.
• Overwhelmingly shirts, plus a few bumper-stickers for those with bumpers in need of sticking, and a couple dog garments for good measure, because we mustn’t forget the dogs.

At An Infinitude of Tortoises you’ll find designs for fans of …
• science fiction
• lexiphilia/logophilia/wordplay
• space exploration
• model rocketry
• software/programming
• mathematics
• physics
• entomology
• politics
• literature
• humor
• the “spatially misplaced”
• … and a bunch of other stuff impossible to categorize.

AND there’s at least one item that may well appeal to comics fans….

Tell your friends.  Tell your family.  Tell your pets.  Tell your appliances, both major and minor.
Be on the vanguard; quell your arcane yearnings, your yearnings for arcana — go explore!

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Annual Post Thanxgiving Comix and Graphic Novelist Night!

Jeffrey Lewis, Fuff

Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His critical writings on the comic book Watchmen have lead to Jeffrey lecturing all over the world. Jeffrey’s most recent self-published comic book Fuff is an anthology series combining biographical pieces, fiction, and travelogues, and is currently up to issue eight.

Josh Bayer, Raw Power and Suspect Device

Josh Bayer is a Cartoonist/Artist/illustrator living in Harlem, NY. He began publishing his comics in 1988. Since then, he has collaborated with Raymond Pettibon, been listed in Best American Comics, been rejected by The Yes Men’s Fake NY Times project. He is an advisor at the Sequential Art Workshop and a teacher in schools all over New York.

Jason Little, Motel Art Improvement Service

Jason Little’s Jack’s Luck Runs Out was the first Xeric-funded comic book to be printed in color. His first graphic novel, Shutterbug Follies won two Ignatz awards. His second book continues the “Bee” series with Motel Art Improvement Service, Jason teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and curated three exhibits of comics-as-installation-art at the Flux Factory.

Morgan Pielli, Indestructible Universe

Morgan Pielli has self-published his short fiction series Indestructible Universe Quarterly since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies; including Sundays and Funny Aminals, and newspapers such as The Vermont Commons and Bash Comics Weekly. Morgan posts new Indestructible Universe comics every week online.

MK Reed, Americus

MK Reed is the author of Americus, drawn by Jonathan Hill & released this fall by First Second, and draws the web comic, About a Bull. Americus first appeared as a short story in Papercutter #7 and was nominated for a 2008 Ignatz for “Outstanding Story”.

Jeffrey Lewis, Fuff
Born and raised Lower East Sider Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His critical writings on the comic book Watchmen have lead to Jeffrey lecturing all over the world. Jeffrey’s most recent self-published comic book Fuff is an anthology series combining biographical pieces, fiction, and travelogues, and is currently up to issue eight. Learn more at http:// www.thejeffreylewissite.com /


Josh Bayer, Raw Power and Suspect Device

Josh Bayer is a Cartoonist/Artist/ illustrator living in Harlem, NY. He began publishing his comics in 1988. Since then, he has collaborated with Raymond Pettibon, been listed in Best American Comics, been rejected by The Yes Men’s Fake NY Times project. He is an advisor at the Sequential Art Workshop and a teacher in schools all over New York. Visit him at http:// www.joshbayerart.com/

Jason Little, Motel Art Improvement Service

Jason Little’s Jack’s Luck Runs Out was the first Xeric-funded comic book to be printed in color. His first graphic novel, Shutterbug Follies won two Ignatz awards. His second book continues the “Bee” series with Motel Art Improvement Service. Jason teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and curated three exhibits of comics-as-installation-art at the Flux Factory. Learn more at http://www.beecomix.com/

Morgan Pielli, Indestructible Universe

Morgan Pielli has self-published his short fiction series Indestructible Universe Quarterly since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies; including Sundays and Funny Aminals, and newspapers such as The Vermont Commons and Bash Comics Weekly. For more information visit him online at http:// www.morganpielli.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @UltraMorgnus.

MK Reed is the author of Americus, drawn by Jonathan Hill & released this fall by First Second, and draws the web comic, About a Bull. Americus first appeared as a short story in Papercutter #7 and was nominated for a 2008 Ignatz for “Outstanding Story”. Learn more about Americus at http://blog.saveapathea.com/

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VHS Goes To College @ Nitehawk Cinema 8/25/11

Thursday August 25th VHS Goes To College @ The Nitehawk Cinema
Get pepped for the second installation of VHS Vault: VHS Goes To College! Featuring a night full of programming straight from the A.V. Club’s personal collection. On Thursday, August 25th, Nitehawk Cinema, Wild Eye Releasing, Horror Boobs and Lunchmeat Magazine team up to blow your heads… tape heads that is.

The VHS Vault unlocks it doors at 9:30, but get there early to avoid a late slip. The day starts off in Homeroom where you’ll be subjected to a trailer show culled from the sleaziest of the school genre. Then prepare to learn a lesson from Lunchmeat as they host an educational clip show. Don’t worry if you forgot to pack a lunch, the cafeteria will be serving up some great food and drink specials. Make sure you brush up on your video knowledge — you’ll never get into college unless you do well on your VHSATs! Horror Boobs whips out another game show with great prizes you definitely don’t want to miss. The evening will culminate with the feature presentation of King Frat on the big screen!

Admission is FREE! Uniform is optional, but you’ll wanna look your best for the Pep Rally. And make sure to bring your back pack, filled with tapes. Trading is encouraged!
Be there… cause we’re taking attendance!
Thursday, August 25th 9:30 PM
136 Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg Brooklyn

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VHS Trailer Show Part Deux 8/18/11

Coming this Thursday to the 92Y Tribeca Screening RoomVHS Trailer Show Part Deux! I hope you guys are not tried of hearing me talk about VHS cause it ain’t stopping anytime soon.

Some of us refuse to let go of our VHS tapes.

One reason is that they have become a treasure trove of trailers for movies that time forgot. Being forced to scan past them each time you want to get to the feature, you end up developing an affection for these seemingly made-up movies. For the VHS Trailer Show, we present you with our favorite trailers, directly from VHS tapes. Armed with their favorites will be Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh (I Love Bad Movies), Mark Freado (Junk Food Dinner), Zach Clark (Modern Love is Automatic), Harry Merritt and Reid Bingham (Cinebeasts), Matthew Desiderio (Horror Boobs/VHS Vault) and a special segment of “VHS Trailers That Should Have Been” from the Found Footage Festival. Expect Vidmark oddities, action heros, and erotic thrillers, to name a few. We’ll also invite audience members to share their favorites, so if you’ve got a tape, cue it up!

Seems like they were stupid nice enough to bring me on board for a segment… finally some recognition! I call it a way to validate all the piles of tapes in my apartment.

Here are the details one more time…

VHS Trailer Show, Part Deux
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 8 pm
92YTribeca SCREENING ROOM
200 Hudson Street Manhattan NY

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Lloyd Kaufman @ The Strand 7/6/11

Lloyd Kaufman will be at The Strand tomorrow (July 6th) at 7 PM to discuss and sign his new book Sell Your Own Damn Movie.

Make sure to drop by Forbidden Planet before hand and stock up on Troma merch to get signed.  We have tons of DVDs, shirts, stickers, books and more!!! Everybody should support this damn event!

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Underground film making icon Lloyd Kaufman, the President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of “The Toxic Avenger,” as well as  “Terror Firmer,” “Tromeo and Juliet” and “Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead,” will discuss his extremely humorous and informative new book, Sell Your Own Damn Movie. Sell Your Own Damn Movie! covers everything you need to do to get your finished film seen by festival-goers, movie-goers, DVD-buyers and web-goers around the world. Inserts include interviews and pointers from veteran distribution pros as well as directors and producers who share their own front-line stories.

Lloyd Kaufman is president of the world-famous Troma Entertainment, the oldest and, arguably, the longest-running truly independent film studio in history. He is also the president of the IFTA (Independent Film & Television Alliance), whose members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. He is also the author of Make Your Own Damn Movie and Direct Your Own Damn Movie.

One more time…

Lloyd Kaufman Sell Your Own Damn Movie discussion and signing.

Wednesday, July 6th 7PM

@ Strand Book Store

828 Broadway @ 12th street

Manhattan New York

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