Pinball Under the Stars

Sunday Sept. 1 come out to a free outdoor cinema screening of Wade Krause: Pinball Artist at the Bernal Heights Film Festival in San Francisco.

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

Photo from Bernalwood, Todd Lappin

There will be music at 6:30 PM, and the film program starts at 7:00. Bring a picnic, blankets…and warm clothes for the San Francisco summer night.  See you Sunday!

10th_web_banner_1060px

Advertisements

Do you go to Gen Con Indy? Maybe you should.

I had a great time at Gen Con Film Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The con and its film festival see over 40k attendees during 4 days and take over the Indianapolis Convention Center and surrounding hotels.

anewman-gencon-cosplay

I had the opportunity to screen Pinball Donut Girl  for this huge passionate community, and participate in panels with other indie filmmakers.
anna-gencon-indy-panel

Producers’ panel on Indie Series, moderated by Anna. Left to right: Devi Snively (Martini Mom and Devil Spawn), Joe Atkinson (The Book of Dallas), Steve Gossett (Ninja Laundry), Tara Eary (Zombie Fairytale Theater), Chris Lukeman (Once Upon a Time in the 1970s), Anna Newman.

There was an arcade room and console games, but I didn’t see any pinball beyond my film. Maybe someone can get a couple games out there next year. I can try and hook people up with the organizers if anyone wants to look into that.

gencon-dice

Huge exhibit floor, tons of films, and literally thousands of gaming events.  Lots of cosplay.

anewman-gencon-indy

We also spent a late evening at the Indiana State Fair with PBDG ambassador to the Midwest, Mark Czarnowski (Chiefly Pinball).  Awesome!  My family attended the California State Fair every year when I was growing up. Made me miss my 4-H days.

anewman-fair-midway

anewman-state-fair-pig

anewman-suffolk-sheep

Back at the con…

gencon-crowd

If you like table games, cosplay, models/miniatures, indie film, or just people watching, check out Gen Con. Fun and friendly people and well organized;  I would love to return.

Also check out the series available from the filmmakers on my panel.  You can enjoy many of them right now online (CLICK THE IMAGES).  I’ll be posting video of the panels themselves later.

martini-mom-devilspawn

Martini Mom and Devil Spawn

book-of-dallas

The Book of Dallas

onceuponatime-1970s

Once Upon a Time in the 1970s

zombie-fairytale-theatre

Zombie Fairytale Theater

ninja-laundry

PS: if you haven’t picked up a DVD of the Pinball Double Featurette, I just received the second run from the duplicator and I’m shipping again.  $10.99 for both short films plus a film on the design and creation of the visible pinball game and more.

Come hang out with me and Harrison…

Apparently Harrison Ford heard that Wade Krause: Pinball Artist will be playing at Cinequest in San Jose in a couple weeks, and decided to attend.

harrison-ford-cinequest

Seriously, there are ton of interesting events at Cinequest, including a live talk with Harrison Ford, who is being given an award. Consider coming to more of the festival than just the screenings of Wade Krause: Pinball Artist.

screening times

Screening Times

But if you can only come to one event, please do come out and support Wade and the film. We are screening as part of the Docunation program. Here are the times:

Thursday, Feb. 28 1:45 pm
Friday, March 8 6:45 pm (most cast/crew are coming to this screening)
Saturday, March 9 1:30 pm

I’ll be at all of them.

More news coming later this week about pinball games from PPM at the Cinequest opening night party on 2/26. Mark your calendar now!!

PS: Wade is part of a cool kickstarter campaign to make more art games with Coop, Jeremy Fish, Frank Kozik, Alex Pardee and Sam Flores— you might want to check that out:  Bring Back the Arcade Campaign.