Posts Tagged Vampire
Belated New Year’s Resolution #105 – get back to updating content on here again. Now that we’re starting to expand our nonsense beyond just RPGs, I think I’m going to start reflecting that around here as well. (Cut back on RPGs and invest more time in artistic pursuits was also on the list.) So, unless there is something of particular RPG interest going on during the week, I think I’m going to run this weekly missive on two parts: News, and Things I’m Geeking Out On. Let’s see how that works out.
In the News category:
We will be running two slots at Strategicon in February (2/13 – 2/15)
On Saturday, we will be running a GURPS game based on a new SciFi/Fantasy setting we are working on which takes place in a multiverse, which means both cool tech and magic with be a thing.
On Sunday, we will be running a Hunter (nWod) game wherein our group of Hunters has discovered a popular Halloween Festival is being run by vampires.
Info for the con and early sign ups for our games can be found here.
Lastly, I acquired a spiffy new DSLR for Christmas and now have a Flickr account if you are curious about my non-convention related pictures. I am also actively posting on HitRecord, if you are interested in that sort of thing. (It’s pretty awesome, you should check it out.)
Things I’m Geeking Out On: Indie Supernatural-y themed Movies
I’ve got three indie movies that I have added to my queue recently, which are either currently available or will be available shortly, depending on where you live and when you are reading this. Although each is pretty different in execution and tone, there is a general theme here of urban horror/fantasy done in a new and interesting fashion. My picks for movies I will likely be bugging people to watch with me in the near future:
Afflicted – The subject of a recent Girl on Guy episode, this is the most outside my comfort zone. I’m generally not big on found footage films, and I tend to like my horror with a large side of humor. However, I am a big fan of action and the trailer looks pretty amazing, so I’m going to trust Aisha Tyler on this one and check it out when it’s available on Blu-Ray.
What We Do In The Shadows – Just the trailer for this seemed like 90% of the World of Darkness games I’ve ever played turned into a goofy movie. I feel like at some point in the future someone will ask me what a Vampire the Masquerade LARP is like, and I will recommend watching this movie. But in an affectionate, self-effacing humor kind of way. Also, it reminds me I still haven’t watched Flight of the Conchords, and I should remedy that.
Suburban Gothic – Unlike the other two, it looks like this one is actually going to get a decent theatrical release, so maybe I’ll actually see it in a theater. (Or not, theaters are kind of over-rated.) Anyways, this looks super funny, reminds me of hanging out with my spooky minded friends in college, and has Kat Dennings, which is always a plus in my book. Kat Dennings is on my short list of actresses I think would be fun to have dinner with.