NYC Area Alert: Doomsday Film Festival and Symposium Begins Tonight, Runs All Weekend
The 2009 Doomsday Film Festival explores our collective obsession with the Apocalypse in film, art, and culture. From raptures, plagues, meteorites, nuclear holocausts, aliens, zombie attacks, ecological catastrophe, and cybernetic revolt to the 2012 doomsday predictions, the Festival will touch upon all possible permutations of our collective demise. We’ll be screening films from across the board, with works ranging from premieres to established classics to rediscovered gems. On the schedule for the 2009 Festival are nuclear fallout cartoons, early ’60s atomic parables, ’80s zombie punk, award-winning independent shorts, and much more. The event will incorporate a panel-based symposium featuring authors, artists, and all manner of experts on the End of Days. We plan to tackle the Apocalypse in all its forms, and hope you’ll join us for the ride!
So yeah, get your Apocalypse on! And come see me! I’m on a panel tonight entitled “Doomsday Over the Ages & How to Survive The Apocalypse,” with Nicholas Thompson from Wired, Hugo Award-winner Ron Miller, Lee Quinby (author of Millenial Seduction: A Skeptic Confronts Apocalyptic Culture), and Andrew Rosenthal–a chaplain. There’s stuff happening all weekend long, including an Apocalypse Literary Reading on Sunday (which I’ll also be part of). As near as I can tell, the whole thing is going down at DCTV (87 Lafayette, NYC). All the details are here, and it’s perfect for date night–so I’ll see you there, and/or in Hell.