B-Movie Maniacs, Singing Zombies and Webseries Mavens are Set to Stun!
In a Brisbane exclusive, Supanova and FilmInk will again host D-Day, a special half-day of programming on Friday, November 9th which celebrates the creators of genre content. As well as providing an opportunity for fans to revel in the finished product and meet the stars of their favourite movies and TV shows, on D-Day Supanova provides a chance to peek behind the curtain at how genre productions are actually created.
This year, D-Day features both international and local content:
B-MOVIE MANIACS [1:15pm – 2:30pm]
Larry Cohen and Laurene Landon in conversation with Dr Mark Ryan (QUT)
Local genre film expert Dr Mark Ryan interviews Larry Cohen, screenwriter of nearly 80 movies and director of 20, including Maniac Cop, It’s Alive, and The Ambulance. They will be joined by Cohen’s actress collaborator on these films, Laurene Landon, an Amazon-woman ‘shero’ who also starred in Roller Boogie, Full Moon High, Hundra, and Robert Aldrich’s final film, All The Marbles. Cohen and Landon will discuss their careers in B-movies, the growing popularity of genre film, and some behind-the-scenes tips for aspiring genre filmmakers.
LET’S SING… THERE’S ZOMBIES OUTSIDE! [2:45pm – 3:45pm]
Staged reading of a new screenplay seeks feedback and… Brains!
Let’s Sing… There’s Zombies Outside! is a zombie musical feature film created by writers Candice Deere and Mark Deere and developed through the Screen Queensland Writers’ Room initiative. Actors will read from the script and give D-Day’s audience a sneak peek of the new screenplay. Brisbane-based producer Glenn Wilkinson and the creative team invite the audience to get involved in the production by giving feedback on how to make this the best zombie movie possible.
WEBSERIES MAVENS [4:00pm – 5:15pm]
Felicia Day, web series creator, in conversation with Nick Spinks & Lara Murray (Hoodlum)
Felicia Day first appeared on our screens as Vi in Joss Whedon’s TV series, Buffy. An avid gamer and fan of World of Warcraft, she created a web series about gaming called The Guild, which has now had six seasons and over 69 million views on YouTube. It has spawned a spin-off comic book series, merchandise and music videos. Felicia also starred as Penny in Joss Whedon’s web series Doctor Horrible’s Singalong Blog and wrote Dragon Age: Redemption, a web series related to the BioWare game of the same name. On the topic of how to create a winning web series, Felicia appears in conversation with Nick Spinks and Lara Murray of Brisbane’s Hoodlum, a BAFTA and Emmy-award winning digital entertainment agency.
Special bonus! Felicia will be signing directly after her Q&A until 6pm. To be a part of this session you need to attend her panel where you’ll receive a raffle ticket indicating you were there.
In addition to the D-Day programming, Supanova’s trading floor will be open from 1pm to 7pm on Friday afternoon, allowing keen collectors and savvy fans the chance to pick up the most desirable collectables and autograph tickets before the busy weekend. Autograph and portrait tickets will be available from the Supanova Store for the celebrity signing and photo sessions taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Supanova’s limited number of highly desirable VIP passes are already SOLD OUT for Brisbane; these come with priority queuing and a number of autographs included. For those who missed out on VIP passes, attending D-Day on Friday afternoon is also a great way to beat the rush.
Friday passes for D-Day are $22.50 pre-purchased through Foxtix or $25 at the door.
For a fuller experience weekend Supa-Fan Passes are available allowing admission to all three days of the expo including access to the exclusive Opening Night ceremony and programming Friday 6-10pm. There are also separate one-day passes for Saturday and Sunday. Kids 12 and under can attend Supanova for FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.