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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS
What should be a big weekend for horror movies just isn’t this year. So there’s not much happening on-screen nationwide. But anyone who wants to catch something visual that’s not too abysmal here in New York can check out the midnight showing of anime classic Spirited Away at Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street. Seeing this Japanese Alice in Wonderland on the big screen would be a poignant way to show your support for colorist Michiyo Yasudawho passed away this month. The crew at Studio Ghibli are still bereft.
If you hold off until Saturday night, you can turn it into one of the most memorable nights of the year. Nerd rockers The B-52s will hold their Halloween Scream concert just up the street at Webster Hall. You should have plenty of time to pub crawl from one event to the other.
This being the weekend before Halloween, the City is crawling with private parties at trendy clubs and pop-up venues. The one that caught our eye wasGemini & Scorpio’sStranger Things-themed Masquerade Macabre. Go to boroughcon.com/events and follow the links to see if you can still get in.
This week’s nerdiest network is IFC, which debuts a new comedy-horror show titled Stan Against Evil. Simpsons writer Dana Gould and brilliant comic actor (not just comic, just brilliant) John C. McGinley pool their talents on this send-up of shows like The X-Files, so it’s got our attention already. Airtime: 10 p.m.
One long-awaited — and one long-dreaded — movie comes out a week from tonight. Then we all catch our breath after an exceptionally dorky month.
WHAT’S NEW AT BOROUGHCON
We’ve updated our vendor and artist applications, posted our first TV review (The Walking Dead season premiere on AMC) and ran a highly viewed review of Cosmic Times’s Deep Space Tragedy.
We now have two official hotels: the Crowne Plaza and the Hilton at JFK Airport will share the duties. We’re pleased to announce Delta Air Lines as our official carrier. To make travel arrangements, follow the links from boroughcon.com.
VIZmedia has signed on as a BoroughCon sponsor. More announcements of sponsors and guests are in the works. That said, if you agree that BoroughCon is the place to be for Memorial Day weekend (on the Queens campus of St. John’s University), we will have pre-sales via Indiegogo starting in a couple weeks.