Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SF in SF: John Carter

Join SF in SF for a screening of JOHN CARTER (of Mars!)
(PG-13, 132 mins.)

Truly, we don't feel this can POSSIBLY be as bad as Disney's spin doctors claimed...it promptly disappeared from the theatres, but gee, we know a lot of people in the field of science fiction literature that really liked it!  We're going to let you make up your mind yourself - any fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs should find something enjoyable in there!

As a special bonus only for SF in SF attendees
- we're delighted to have a Burroughs scholar on hand to introduce the film!  Author Richard A. Lupoff was the editor at Canaveral Press in the early 1960's, when they issued many of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels.  This included first editions based on unpublished manuscripts and previously uncollected magazine stories. Lupoff also briefly served as a consultant to Pixar Studios on the John Carter motion picture. Ironically, he has never seen the finished film, so it will be as new to him as to anyone else in the audience!  He is also the author of Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

5:30PM - doors and cash bar open

6:30PM - Event begins - free popcorn for the movie!
$5-$10 suggested donation at the door.
All SF in SF events are held as fundraisers for Variety Children's Charity of Northern California - to date, we've helped raise over $30,000 for the kids in our community!

Seating is limited, and is first come, first seated.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance next to Citibank on Market St.
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — Seriously. Parking sucks in this area. We are directly adjacent to the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI station! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; otherwise, find a parking garage here.

sfinsfevents@gmail.com, or call 415-572-1015 (night of event only)
  • SF in SF will be on hiatus in August, with no author event due to our participation at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago 
  • Saturday, September 15th with authors MALINDA LO, CINDY PONS and ROZ KAVENEY
  • Friday, October 12th - LITQUAKE!!  authors KEN SCHOLES, ANDREW MAYER, and TAD WILLIAMS join us for EPIC!  Legends of Fantasy.  Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest and best -- from the creation myths and quest sagas of ancient times to the mega-popular fantasy novels of today 
  • Saturday, November 10th with authors KIM STANLEY ROBINSON and CECELIA HOLLAND
  • Films in Sept., Oct., and Nov. to be announced closer to the dates


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