Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Sci-Fi Film Festival

Iron Man (2008)If you happened to notice some human-sized rubber aliens on the Underground today, don't panic! It wasn't Red Ken's cronies from City Hall out to threaten electors. It was merely a promotion for Sci-Fi London, the UK's only dedicated sci-fi and fantasy film festival, which opened today and continues until 4 May. Animation fans watch out for Dragon Hunters. And note the release date of Iron Man: 2 May; you'll find a review on the festival website (title link). Among its many gizmos, the festival again hosts the Arthur C Clarke Awards for best sci-fi novel. The finalists are:
The Red Men: Matthew de Abaitua, Snow Books
The H-Bomb Girl: Stephen Baxter, Faber & Faber
The Carhullan Army: Sarah Hall, Faber & Faber
The Raw Shark Texts: Steven Hall, Canongate
The Execution Channel: Ken MacLeod, Orbit
Black Man: Richard Morgan, Gollancz.
May the force be with you.


At 1/5/08, Anonymous Film dude said...

Britain's _only_ SF/Fantasy film festival???

er... festival of Fantastic Films has been going for 19 years.

At 1/5/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Film Dude

Sorry about that! It's what the blurb said. Silly me for taking any blurb at face value. Maybe the word "dedicated" stops it being a false claim, but maybe that's splitting hairs.

A work colleague who goes to Trecky conventions made a similar comment to yours when I spoke to her today.

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.


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