Thursday, June 3, 2010

FantaSci 8: Invasion of the Krackle Botz

Hey Superfans!

It’s time once again for the yearly mega-event FantaSci, the all-day sci-fi/fantasy convention here at the library! This marks the 8th edition of the program and I have to say it’s shaping up to be the biggest yet. Our theme this time out revolves around the mysterious Krackle Botz, whose origin and purpose will be revealed at a special afternoon session with artist Brian Bridgeforth. I can only tell you that it has to do with something very cool and exciting that will be taking place at the library in the coming year, and this session will be a fun teaser/preview. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

Of course there will be lots of great authors, artists, filmmakers, and fan clubs on hand, as well as special guests and collectible vendors. Regal Cinemas will also be here with movie passes, cool promotional items and posters to give away, as well as a stunning display from an upcoming blockbuster. Programming will run throughout the day featuring panels and workshops, gaming, and a special presentation by the one-and-only Dr. Madblood as a prelude to the Madblood anniversary celebration taking place at Monster Fest in October. But that’s not all . . .

We will be capping the day off with a FantaSci edition of Fantasmo in the evening, featuring a classic sci-fi double-feature. Kicking things off will be a screening of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country presented by Klingons from the IKV Devastator, followed by Forbidden Planet. All on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen!

Without any further ado, here are your full FantaSci 8 details:

When: Saturday, June 26th, 9:00 a.m.

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road

Schedule of Events:

11:00 a.m. - Three Decades of Trekking Through Star Trek Movies - Presented by: Starfleet Atlantic

12:00 p.m. - Lightsaber Duel & Demonstration - Presented by: Tidewater Alliance

12:00 p.m. - Writer Beware: Avoiding Publishing Scams - Presented by: Rich White

12:00 p.m. - Literary Aliens, Fairies, Vampires, Werewolves & More - Oh My! - Presented by: Pamela Kinney

1:00 p.m. - Costume Contest

1:30 p.m. - Invasion of the Krackle Botz! Sci-Fi Art From Concept to Creation - Presented by: Brian & Marie Bridgeforth

1:30 p.m. - Pickleman Productions - A Look Inside the Jar: Animation, Puppetry, & More -Presented by: Elizabeth Pasieczny

1:30 p.m. - LOST: Discussion & Recap – Presented by: Pat Quevedo, Wendy Natividad, Katrina Ross

2:30 p.m. - Quick Write Workshop - Presented by: Tony Ruggiero

2:30 p.m. - Classic Dr. Madblood Episode - Presented by: Dr. Madblood & Craig T. Adams

3:00 p.m. - Lightsaber Duel & Demonstration - Presented by: Tidewater Alliance

3:30 p.m. - Embracing Your Inner Klingon - Presented by: IKV Devastator

Doors Close at 5:00 p.m. and Reopen at 7:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m.Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – Presented by: IKV Devastator

10:00 p.m.Forbidden Planet

A pretty full day to say the least! For even more cool details check out the Chesapeake Public Library home page at and the FantaSci web site at See you on the 26th!

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