Quick note for you to scribble into your Time Lord branded diary: SCI-FI-LONDON 26 - 30 April.
This year the festival is partnered up with SFX magazine whose editor, David Bradley, sums up the event quite nicely:
"SCI-FI-LONDON is growing in prominence every year, and the SFX team is excited to be working with a festival that not only showcases a varied range of SF films but also boasts the Douglas Adams Memorial Debate and the Arthur C Clarke Award for Literature"
All this takes place at the new Apollo West End cinema in Lower Regent Street. We haven't checked it out yet, but the five-screen venue is fully licensed meaning you can get as wobbly as some of the plots on offer.
Not a lot of detail on what will be showing yet, but the award-winning mockumentary from Russia First on the Moon and the animated The Place Promised in our Early Days from Japan have both been confirmed. There's also the chance to spend the whole night in your anorak with free Redbull, coffee, ice cream and breakfast, a host of animated movies and a night of Mystery Science Theater 3000. We ever really got the charm of having people talk through movies, but MST3K creator and star Kevin Murphy will be on hand to explain the appeal.
More information can be found on the SCI-FI-LONDON website.
Alternatively you can spend your Monday evenings up at the Prince Charles for a season of Asia Extreme entertainment. It's already up and running, but between now and the 8th of May you can see Lady Vengeance, Dumplings, Blood & Bones, Blood Rain, Leave Me Alone, Omen, Bunshinsaba, Nightmare, Inner Senses, Infection, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Old Boy and more besides.
More details on those and a LOT of other cool screenings at the Prince Charles website.