In case you hadn’t noticed, the festival is nearly upon us, the programme has been released, the printed version will be hitting the streets after Easter and the digital version is available now from here, with our official festival site also launching after Easter, when everyone gets back from Eastercon. To take advantage of special offers on tickets (buy 5 get 1 free) call the box office on 020 7451 9944 (booking fee applies). Of course, next weekend is our 48 Hour Film Challenge, so if you haven’t signed up to take part do so now.
The next few weeks are going to incredibly busy, not just for us at SCI-FI-LONDON, but for anyone interested in genre films and looking for an escape from the media onslaught of election campaigns (I recommend ERASER CHILDREN and 2033 as two films at our festival that will serve as antidotes/cautionary tales). If (fictional) espionage is your thing then you should check out FanFest at the London Film Museum in County Hall at Westminster, next to the London Eye, with lots of guests and signings. If you haven’t visited the Film Museum it has a great collection of sci-fi props, costumes and sets in its collection.
The week after the festival is the Terracotta Far East Film Festival, which is held at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square. This will be of particular interest to those attending our anime and Japanese all-nighters. We have arranged a great reciprocal offer: Terracotta FF ticket holders get 10% off tickets for SFL9 and SFL ticket holders get tickets for Terracotta at PCC for £6 instead of £7.50.
Look out for more special offers and related events in the coming weeks.