Last night, the shocking news broke of the tragedies that befell affluent sections of the Los Angeles area. News has been spreading that this was not an isolated incident and that the same type of event has happened throughout the country. Details are still scarce, but it appears that individuals associated with a controversial program known as “The Invitation” held dinner parties where the attendees were comprised of their close friends and people special to them.
A device has been created that can send someone back in time to fix what went wrong. This one person would seem to be the most unlikely of “heroes,” in that they have thrived in this new world and have built up an “empire” in the scorched earth.
We spoke with Mr. Joe M. Morton before he undertook this daring attempt to cancel the apocalypse.
It’s finally time to meet Mark Martinez, OWA Programmer and Social Media Director! Mark came to Other Worlds Austin from that slightly peculiar, darkly clad cousin of the SciFi genre… Horror. He helps run the Austin Horror Society, promotes horror related events, covers the horror genre for various media outlets, and is in charge of horror programming for FanboyTV.
A few months after the inaugural 2014 festival, our team decided to pull together all the profits from the festival and send team member Kelsey Hockmuller into space to discover the true meaning of Science Fiction. The launch and first six months of the exploration went well, but then silence. We tracked the ship and it has been orbiting Saturn for the last year and a half. The great news is the Other Worlds Austin team was able to raise enough money to send a rescue mission to save Kelsey and her crew. Since we have no idea what made the ship go dark, we are planning for everything. Please keep Kelsey in your thoughts. She is screaming right now and no one can hear her.
Last week we lost one of the most influential film composers. The tragic death of James Horner was quite a shock to the not just the film community, but to all the people that have experienced his work over the years. Chances are that if you’ve seen a film in your lifetime that you’ve been touched by his work.
David Hewlett has had quite a distinguished career as an actor in the sci fi genre (Stargate:Atlantis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Splice). He has now returned to the genre as the writer/director of the new film DEBUG. We had a chance to chat with this accomplished artist about his new ambitious film and all sorts of sci fi goodness!!!