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FilmCon 7 in Madison, Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Quad Cities' started by jedihexer, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. jedihexer

    jedihexer Jedi Youngling star 2

    Apr 17, 2002
    Well September is here, and for many people that means things are kicked into high gear. School, upcoming holidays, and big Fall films that everyone has to see.

    It's also not to long before FilmCon 7. Less than 11 weeks away. Hopefully many of you have gone to the website and looked at the updates. The final programming is done for the sci-fi part, now we only have to finish the film and everything is done.

    We will also have a FULL film room. Friday thru Sunday as many films as we can pack in. From around the world and the USA, fan films and Indie films of all types.

    So far we have had a good response to sign ups, 7 this last week. But we need more. Flights have gone up in price, also rental rates-those projectors don't come cheap! So I am asking that if you are interested to sign up soon.

    We are planning a huge article/ how to book for students and film people. The book will be printed up and have color photo's to reference, the problem is "how many do we make"? Unless I get a good number, we will run out like usual. Many of the articles are from recent journals and books that many people do not have access to outside of the industry, and we so want to share the information.

    So wink, nod, and nudge...I need you to sign up. I thought maybe sending out a survey but realized know one would really respond. I would like to know if anyone is planning on bringing new people with them. I know several folk's who have in the past and everyone had a great time.

    Remember that your club did win best of show for the sostume contest 3 years ago! I would love to see more representation from Iowa again.

    Keep checking the web site for updates, and remember to spread the word about the convention. Let others know.

    Hope to hear from many of you soon- Take care for now. Email from the website with questions.


    FilmCon Chairman
  2. Forcebewitya

    Forcebewitya Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 7, 2002
    Hello everyone, just a friendly reminder about Filmcon its only two months away now. If you still cant decide whether to go or not take it from someone who's been going since number three its a ton of fun and every year has something new and exciting to offer. Whether your into costuming, fan films, sci fi, or just want to have a great weekend Filmcon is the place to be. So it would be great to see some of you up here rememeber if you're interested to pre-reg quick because right now its only 30 dollars for the weekend but that will be going up soon.

    here's some of the guests that will be here for the weekend, this is taken from the website

    Andrew C. Nelson
    Returning for yet another engagement at FilmCon is animator and teacher C. Andrew Nelson. "Drew" will be covering new aspects of animation, film- making, portfolio design and prep for students. Not to mention he is a huge sci-fi fan and also plays Darth Vader on the side for Lucasfilm.

    Christopher Shy
    Christopher Shy first approached a core group of artists in 1994 to form a new Studio. A Studio that would take no money, or be of any specific art style or movement. Rather it would adhere to the Philosophy of The Ronin, in the sense that it would move free from constraints, and be masterless in its form and function. Each artist would be free to do what he or she chose, but together the Studio would lay down its first group ideals.

    Studio Ronin was created to Promote the work of the artists
    Studio Ronin was created to Protect the work of the artists
    Studio Ronin was created to Produce Payment for the artists
    As a small group of artists in 1994 who were unsatisfied with the traditional studio concept. Joining as a team the Studio has expanded from a handful of illustrators to include photography, fine art, story and proof of concept to entire background mattes for animation and film.

    Chris is a local artists who is starting to make a huge impact both in the comic world and film. Chris is the artist for the graphic novel "Silent Leaves" but his talents will be seen more widely this Winter in the new film "Pathfinder" starring Karl Urban (from LOTR's). Chris will be brining many items from his studio including models used in his graphic publication. You can learn more about Chris and his work at here:

    Jerry Digby
    Along with Chris, is a fellow film and Pathfinder person - Jerry Digby. Jerry is the directors Assistant and is the person in charge of many aspects of the film. With some special help from Chris and an OK from FOX pictures, Jerry will be bringing actual costumes and props from the film. In fact there will be a special room of Chris's work from the film set up the entire weekend of the convention.

    Linda Godfrey
    Also attending is Linda Godfrey. Being an author and journalist Linda has covered many stories and events here in Wisconsin, but is best known for her books "Weird Wisconsin: and "The Beast of Bray Road". Linda will be talking about local stories and events that could be used for film stories. She will also be on other film panels as well. You can learn more about Linda and her books at these sites:

    Bryan Arendt

    There is little need to tell you who he is, but Bryan Arendt will be returning to show even more of the spectacular artwork he wowed us with this last Fall. There will be an entire new Star Wars collection plus many new pieces he has been working on over this past year.

    Charley Montoya
    Have anyone of you seen "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Well if you have you will most likely remember the great looking sets and how wonderful they looked all decorated up. Well, once again with some help from some local people we are very thankful for helping me arrange this.

    Charley Montoya is a set dresser for both "Pirates" 2 and 3. He has also worked on many television series as well. Charley will be coming home directly from the set of the newest film and gi
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