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Westercon is a regional convention that moves around the western third of North America. I hosted a couple of sets at Westercon 68 in San Diego and another one at Westercon 70 in Tempe; Westercon 71 in Denver expands the Apocalypse Later Roadshow into a third state, Colorado.
I always try to avoid repeating films within the same market. Usually that means a combination of the same genre and town, like science fiction/fantasy in the Phoenix metropolitan area. As I've only done two Westercons and I've never screened anything in Colorado, that left me wide open for choice. I went for two sf/f sets and one steampunk set.
Westercon 71 was also Myths and Legends Con or MALCon 5. As many myths and legends involve quests, my first sf/f set was themed around people searching for things, albeit very different things. Two films in this set are new to the Roadshow, coincidentally the Best Sci-Fi Short from the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival last year and the year before.
The steampunk set was made up entirely of films I've screened before at steampunk conventions, though I aimed it at being a varied selection to highlight how diverse the genre really is.
For my second sf/f set, I went all out for variety. I've only screened ne of the six films in the Roadshow before and that was only a week earlier at LepreCon 44. Four of the other five were sourced from my full film festival's line-up last year, with the exception being my favourite from this year's IHSFFF sci-fi sets.
|1||Escape Pod||2016||3:43||Wesley Jamal Fleming||Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts||USA||IMDb||Vimeo|
|2||Real Artists||2014||12:00||Cameo Wood||Charming Stranger Films||USA||IMDb|
|3||RomantiCorp: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Computer||2014||7m||Kirill Kripak
|4||Focus||2014||14m||Matt Chesin||Madu Productions||USA||AL||IMDb|
|5||Noro||2016||19:45||Duncan Roe||The South
|6||Time Trap||2013||8m||Michael Shanks||LateNite Films||Australia||IMDb||Vimeo|
|3||The Ningyo||2017||27:02||Miguel Ortega||half M.T LLC||USA||IMDb||Vimeo|
|1||Theo's Blues||2017||7:19||Cliff Sarde||CE Productions||Arizona||YouTube|
|2||Entre les Lignes||2015||5:20||Emmanuelle Remy
Lorenn le Bec
|3||The Girl with the Mechanical Maiden||2013||15m||Andrew Legge||Restoration Films||Ireland||IMDb|
|4||Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo||2010||7m||Joseph Gordon-Levitt||hitRECord||USA||IMDb||YouTube|
|5||S.P.A.G.H.E.T.T.-1||2009||11m||Adam Varney||Florida State University||USA||AL||IMDb|
|6||Tea Time||2014||9m||J Derek Howard||Noble Knight Media||USA||IMDb||YouTube|
|7||Corset||2015||30:00||Olga Twighlight||Twighlight's Lodge||Russia||IMDb|
|1||Hope||2017||10:35||Adam A. Losurdo||Frifond||Norway||IMDb|
|3||818||2017||20:58||Claude Lahr||Le Centre National de l'Audiovisuel
Le Service National de la Jeunesse
|4||The Lost World of Avian||2014||9:30||Gary Mirabelle||Non Stop Stop Motion||USA||IMDb||Vimeo|
|5||Breaker||2017||10:43||Philippe McKie||Philippe McKie||Japan||IMDb||YouTube|
|6||Fugazi||2017||28:30||Laurent Michelet||Cookies Films
Les Films du Cygne
Last update: 16th July, 2018