Octocon 2012

The Golden Blasters ...Round Two, Seconds out...FIGHT!

Well this time next week the Con should be well underway and you gentle reader should be in the middle of deciding which panel you're going to attend first? So in anticipation of the beginning of everybody's favourite con , here's the next two nominees for this years blasters and I gotta tell you, there's gonna be blood!


Live Action: USA: Directed by Greg Omelchuck and Raina James

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Texas , the near future. Simon is a dog, Chorebot is the robot who looks after him while the master is at work but when tragedy strikes in the shape of a bizarre accident, will anyone notice Simon and Chorebot and will anyone care?

John Vaughan says: All I have to say is If you're not moved by the ending of this beautiful little short...than you're dead inside.

The Shoreditch Slayer

Live Action: UK: Directed by Simon Levene

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So in the wake of the  Twilight books and  movies , where have all the scary vampires gone and what do they do for a living?

John Vaughan says: The shortest of our entrants this year, beautifully shot and produced in the style of a health and safety warning, this will leave you laughing.

The Golden Blasters 2012....and so it begins!

The entrants have been watched, they have been weighed, they have been measured and they have not been found wanting. This year we had the largest selection of entrants yet and the most difficult decisions to make to date when it came to our final selection, be it Rock operas set at Miskatonic University to two men discussing the potential of life in the universe in the desert to solar experiments with unforseen and disasterous circumstances. To all our entrants we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for providing us with hours of entertaining and intelligent work.

  So without further ado, onto our seven nominees for this years Blasters and once again we will be spanning the world in our quest for this years winners, from England to Canada, The United States to Australia. From a unique vision of Texas in the near future to the depths of deep space and back to the innerworld of Cyberspace, we promise you a show you will never forget. So turn down the lights , draw the curtains and prepare for this years Blasters because here come our first two nominees.....

MURGI KENO MUTANT (Attack Of The Killer Mutant Chickens)
Animation : Bangladesh: Directed By Nayeem Mahbub
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Bangladesh, the near future and the city is terrorized by mutant killer chickens. The only line of defence, Mashud Khan, Kung Fu instructor and Dhaka's number 1 mutant chicken chef, hey people still gotta eat!

John Vaughan says: We are honoured to show our first entry from Bangladesh and what an entry. 15 minutes of animated high adventure that is as insane and brilliant as the title suggests.You may never look at Chicken the same way again.

Documentary: Canada: Directed by Kieran Dick

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Within his writings Phillip K. Dick often posed the question "What is real?" In this short experimental documentary, film maker Kieran Dick (No Relation) asks "what is real and how do you capture it?" A fictional character, a fake and a phony come together from the world of Phillip K Dick to discuss discuss the possibilities of trying to document truth.

John Vaughan says: Shown at this years Slamdance film festival , what appears to be an experimental documentary on the writing of Phillip K Dick could be nothing more than a figment of the imagination of the director or it could be the truth?  A film the Author himself would question " Is this real?"