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Hi all -

I've got some cool news that I've been waiting to announce. It turns out that I'm going to Comic-Con this year. Now I'm not talking about the small comic conventions (hence the "-con" ;)) that are in cities all over. I'm talking about THE Comic-Con, with a capitol "C", in San Diego. I've always wanted to go. Yeah, yeah...the fact that I'm going is not the cool news because over 100,000 people go there every year. I'm not that important.

The cool news is that my short, "Pen vs. Pencil" got into the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI:IFF) screening there and I will be presenting it. Even better, another one of my projects, "Zombie Prom" got in as well. Now THAT's cool...2 of my projects in the same festival...a festival that's being shown at a convention where over 100,000 people attend. That's more than 3 times as many as Siggraph, and they didn't accept my film.

What's more (if that isn't enough), is the festival is a juried event. That means in addition to the screenings, there are awards given to the best in each category.
In a wonderful coincidence, one of the judges is Chris Gore, producer of "My Big Fat Independent Movie" (which, btw, is available at Best Buy as an exclusive 2-disc DVD), and he knows me well ;). Now, I'm not saying PvsP is going to win...that's one of 16 in the animation category I can only imagine how many that submitted. It's so great that it's just there...that being said, wouldn't it be cool? Zombie Prom, however, is one of 3 in the comics-oriented catigory...that stands a good chance.

If you're in the San Diego area and want to learn more about the Comic-Con, CCI:IFF and see the film schedule, click here. The convention is from July 20-23. The screening of PvsP and Zombie Prom is on Thurs, the 20th at 4:15 and 7:30, respectively.


- Luciano

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