Provost Pictures' Production Company blog featuring Canadian projects - currently producing the independent feature film “The Beast of Bottomless Lake”
05 October, 2010
Where the Wild Fans Are
This weekend was VCON - if you haven't been reading the past few posts. And it was a lot of fun.
We got started a little later than expected but it was all well and good as everyone hung in there until we got going.
The screening was well received. David Nykl arrived just as the film was beginning and he and I sat at the back of the house quietly amusing ourselves with an analysis of how the various jokes played. There were a few responses that fell outside of what we are accustomed to. One of the oddest I can't say without giving a spolier - so I won't - but I will say that there is a sequence of Star Trek jokes including one that really has to be paid attention to... typically only one voice in a theatre will laugh out loud at it, but this time it was the whole room.
The Q&A after the film was probably the most rollicking we've had - the fact that there were about ten of us from the film involved in it certainly helped. We got it on video, so when we can perhaps we'll post a few choice bits.
As I was taking names for the DVD list (people who want to know when and where to get the DVD when it's available (if you happen to be one of those, say so in a comment and we'll work something out) one of the attendees mentioned that she'd come all the way from (not intending to directly quote Counting Crows) somewhere in middle America just to see the film.
I looked down at her name tag, suspecting (correctly) that I knew the answer. One of the most regular commenters on this blog - Rosie AKA Rosehawk - possibly the world's biggest David Nykl fan had come all the way to VCON to see the film. I thought that was pretty cool.
She had also brought one of our CafePress shirts for everyone to sign... which we did later up in the hospitality suite.
It was a lot of fun.
More press has come from it already and there will be even more soon - look for a post in the next couple of days.
And the folks at VCON suggested they could hook us up with some other conventions... so keep your eyes out if you are in other Sci-Fi convention worthy cities!