CONVENTION REPORT: ConCarolinas 2016 (Concord, NC)

The Nerd Nation troupe descended upon Concord, North Carolina (north suburb just outside Charlotte) again this year for another installment of the popular ConCarolinas. Three days packed full of fandom, film, music, and parties; held at the very properly nice Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Convention Center. This has quickly become one of the big stops for…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE DEVIL’S LETTUCE’ (2016)

The Devil’s Lettuce is a 12-minute black and white mockaganda (mock+propaganda) in the vein of 50s and 60s anti-drug films. This short stars Blair Hoyle as an innocent “teen” Jeffrey Hawthrone who succumbs to peer-pressure and takes the new drug called JX375 (“the Devil’s Lettuce”) which makes him go insane, join up with a rabbit-worshipping,…

FILM REVIEW – ‘THE TELL-TALE HEART: SISTERS’ (2016)

Back in 1843, the legendary Edgar Allan Poe first published his iconic short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Some 173 years later, filmmaker Christine Parker remigines the classic horror story in her latest short film in The Tell-Tale Heart: Sisters. This adaptation tells the story of two sisters, Margaret and Caroline (played by Cathy Mattson and…

CONVENTION REPORT: ConCarolinas 2015 (Concord, NC)

ConCarolinas.. SciFi Carolina Style That little slogan rang entirely true this weekend. As one who has attended conventions for 15+ years, this little convention nestled just due north of Charlotte, NC delivered on that moniker. This was Nerd Nation Magazine‘s first time officially attending this particular convention (though Dave Harlequin had been swearing by it for…