Because tickets for The New York International Fringe Festival are now on sale! Come one come all to see “…And Then She DIES at the End!” We’ve been having such silly good times putting this play together and we can’t wait to share it with everyone! Come experience…
“And as someone who writes about movies, and who cares about the big, flawed thing we call fandom, I’m saddened by someone turning that shared enthusiasm into a weapon. And even if this tragedy hadn’t happened at the premiere of one of a dwindling number of genuinely mass cultural events, I hate the idea of using an audience’s suspension of disbelief, their openness to and absorption in the spectacle unfolding before them, as cover—the gunman reportedly started shooting during a sequence involving gunfire, meaning the audience was slower to react. We are vulnerable when we go to the movies, open to fear, and love, and disgust, and rapture, surrendering our brains and hearts to someone else’s vision of the world. We don’t expect to surrender our bodies, too.”—How the Colorado theater shooting exploited one of our last mass, in-person cultural events. (via think-progress)
This is what really scares me personally about this incident. This is someone who took advantage of a cultural norm in a violent, tragic way. I don’t want people to suddenly gain a fear of going to the movies over a freak incident like this. Our culture needs the movie theater experience — so few things we do these days bring so many walks of life together as a silver screen. Don’t let this incident take that away. — Ernie @ SFB (via popculturebrain)
“My co-creator, that 13-year-old who’s in charge of the boobies, he wanted to be here,” Martin said, referencing the ‘Thrones’ SNL sketch starring Andy Samberg. “He heard this was a good place to do some scouting. But there was an emergency – there was a scene being shot in Belfast that had no boobies in it, so he flew over to put that to rights.”—George R. R. Martin at the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel. “Highlight of my life.” -sarahschneider (via popculturebrain)
So I’ll be stage managing this Fringe show and they could use a few extra bucks to meet their goal. If you’re so inclined, check it out. We had our first table read today. Funny and promising stuff. I wouldn’t lie to you.