The ApolloCon Media Room showcases original science fiction, fantasy and horror productions by local and not-so-local producers.
For more info on the Media Room at ApolloCon 2009, please e-mail our Media Room Directors.
This year's flavor: Monsters !
Can you make a Science Fiction, Horror and/or Fantasy movie in two days?
The Rules (handy pdf)
- All filming, recording, editing must take place within the spaces defined (the Hotel area) during ApolloCon (from the point you sign in until the deadline which is 12:01 am Sunday Morning).
- Sign-in begins when the movie room opens on Friday. This gives .you just over 28 hours.
- No filming unwilling participants.
- No filming in off-limits areas (this includes panels.)
- No "Adult" material (no nudity, graphic violence or sexual situations)!
- Keep everything PG rated, as these films may be viewed by minors.
- Films should be no longer than 20 minutes, and must be presented in a format that the media room can display.
- Acceptable formats are DVD, MPG, AVI OGG, MOV and MKV. Most codecs are accepted. If you are unsure please submit a sample for the movie room to experiment on so that we can determine if there will be any difficulties.
- While the competition is open to any film meeting these qualifications, sticking to the theme is strongly encouraged.
- And this year's theme is Movie Monsters! The star of your show needs to be a Monster of your creation in the great giant monster tradition. Remember this must be done in the ApolloCon hotel area over the course of the conference.
For more information, contact our Media Room Directors.
|For more information...|
|Done the Impossible||Documentary||1.3 hours||A fan-documentary on the rise and fall of "Firefly" and Serenity. Available for purchase on their website!|
|Operation Bloody Station||Sci-Fi||11 min||Firefly fan-film: In the 'verse, Reavers are horrific monsters, but an experiment to remove their aggression goes terribly wrong.|
|Mosquito||Documentary/Parody||11 min||A short comedic parody of Joss Whedon's sadly short-lived "Firefly" television show.|
|Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove||Horror||1.5 hours||Feature-length horror film - mature audiences only. This film is available on Amazon.com!|
|Monster Cops: The Midnight Special||Comedy/horror||1.5 hours||A fan-film take on "Cops", this follows a team known as "Shadow Company" who take on Werewolves, Zombies and Vampire Terrorists. Available for purchase on their website!|
|Hellraiser Prophecy||Horror||.5 hours||A fan-film crossover between Hellraiser and The Prophecy.|
|The Pit and the Pendulum||Horror||7 minutes||Ray Harryhausen (Legendary visual effects producer) presents Edgar Allen Poe's classic tale in stop-motion animation.|
|Geekin'||Comedy||1.5 hours||An original film about friends united in their common passion: Role-playing games... until an attractive girl shows up and threatens their happiness, friendships, and even their game. DVD Available through their website at a special ApolloCon discount. Just use the code "apollogeek" when ordering to get your discount!|
|Star Trek: Phase II||Sci-Fi||Award winning fan-created series set in the 4th year of the original series. Guest stars Walter Koenig and George Takei.|
|Star Wars: Revelations||Sci-Fi||.75 hours||Star Wars small-budget fan-film with a big-budget feel. Even Yoda likes this one!|
|Star Trek - Hidden Frontier||Sci-Fi||.5 hours||One of the most boldly-produced, highest-quality fan series available on the internet today.|
|Star Trek: Tales of the Seventh Fleet||Sci-Fi||.5 hours||Fan films from the Seventh Fleet, a region of Starfleet, International.|
|Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning||Sci-Fi||1.75 hours||A feature-length sci-fi fan film from Finland, several years in the making. In Finnish. Subtitled. Available for purchase on their website!|
|First World||Sci-Fi||.5 hours||An original science-fiction epic covering from the early years of NASA to 2018, and what a planned moon landing reveals.|
|Fanboys||Comedy||.5 hours||The original 2003 New Zealand fan film that this year's upcoming movie of the same name is based on.|
|The Squared Triangle||Sci-Fi/Parody||38 minutes||The disturbed minds that brought you "When Aliens Attack" present an unusual tale of psycho-ology, infidelity and raw nuclear energy (9 volt battery not included). An ApolloCon exclusive! Not available for download!|
|Infest Wisely||Sci-Fi||A lo-fi Sci-Fi movie in seven episodes, each by a different director, but all written by Jim Munroe.|
|Shadowrun: One Night||Sci-Fi||.3 hours||Short machinima fan-film set in the dark world of Shadowrun, where magic meets technology.|
|Reversing the Polarity - Memoirs of Time and Space||Documentary/Parody||20 minutes||Spoof retrospective documentary of a fictional BBC sci-fi serial called "Timequake".|
|Dr Who - Tyranny of the Daleks||Sci-Fi||.25 hours||Short fan-film with the Doctor facing, what else, Daleks!|
|Dr Who - The Wrath of Eukor||Sci-Fi||.5 hours||Fan-film featuring the origin of a female(?!) Doctor.|
|Dr Who - Visions of Utomu||Sci-Fi||.5 hours||Second fan film with the female Doctor.|
|Dr Who - Broken Doors||Sci-Fi||.3 hours||Final fan film with the female Doctor.|
|Dr Who - 2 Doctors and the Anti-Matter Menace||Sci-Fi||17 minutes||Dr Who fan spoof - an ApolloCon exclusive - not available for download!|
|Anime Music TV||Anime||1 hour||Anime Music TV is an hour's worth of anime music videos by various fans. All should be suitable for all audiences.|
|Attention Deficit Theatre||Mixed||1 hour||An hour of random short clips. Great for the attention defi- is that a donut?|
|Turkish Star Wars (Dünyayi kurtaran adam)||Sci-Fi/Parody||1.5 hours||The original Turkish space spoof, complete with badly edited in Star Wars footage and other strangeness. Subtitled.|
|Turks in Space (Dünyayi kurtaran adam'in oglu)||Sci-Fi/Parody||1.5 hours||The sequel made with a much higher budget still manages to be horrible. We only show these because you asked. Subtitled.|
|Freddy Vs. The Ghostbusters||Sci-Fi/Parody||35min||Even Denver has an Elm Street. Fortunately, they also have their own chapter of the Ghostbusters!|
|Return of the Ghostbusters||Sci-Fi/Parody||1.5 hours||The boys in brown, Denver Chapter, are back - and this time, they've got real problems!|
|Imperial Chopper||Sci-Fi/Parody||23 minutes||A clever blend of "American Chopper" and Star Wars that has fast become one of the most famous films in fandom.|
|Not 2B Toyed With||Comedy||10 minutes||Inspired by acquisitive fans and quirky collectors of all dispositions, this movie is a comic look at this obsessive nature and asks the question, "Who decides a toy's fate?"|
|The Hunt for Gollum||Fantasy||35 minutes||The Ring of Power has been taken from Gollum by Bilbo of the Shire. The heir of Isildur sets out to find him before he falls into the hands of the enemy and reveals the location of the Ring...|
|The Emperor's New Clones||Sci-Fi/Parody||2hrs 10mins||Fan-made parody of episodes 3 and 4. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll... dance?|
|12:00am||Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (cont'd)||Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove (cont'd)|
|01:00am||By Request Only|
|01:30am||By Request Only|
|08:00am||Anime Music TV||Attention Deficit Theater|
|10:00am||Judging for Iron Director|
|11:00am||The Emperor's New Clones|
|12:00pm||Showing Iron Director winners|
|01:00pm||Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning||The Hunt for Gollum|
|01:30pm||Attention Deficit Theater (Star Wars edition)|
|02:30pm||Freddy Vs. the Ghostbusters|
|03:00pm||Live Presentation||Go to the Feedback Session|
|04:00pm||Live Presentation||and the Dead Dog Party!|
|05:00pm||Return of the Ghostbusters|
|06:00pm||Movie Room Opens -|
|06:30pm||Science Talk with Paul Abell||The Hunt for Gollum|
|07:00pm||Opening Ceremonies||Star Trek: Phase II|
|08:00pm||The Hunt for Gollum|
|08:30pm||Freddy vs the Ghostbusters|
|09:00pm||Return of the Ghostbusters||Imperial Chopper|
|09:30pm||Star Wars: Revelations|
|10:00pm||Done the Impossible|
|10:30pm||Star Trek: Phase II|
|11:30pm||Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning||Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove|