A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West
Screening Tuesday, May 27th at 7PM
AMC Cherry Creek Theater
3000 E 1st Ave., Denver CO 80206

Website: http://www.amillionways.com/

This movie is rated: R • Runtime 116 minutes
You must be at least 17 years of age to play for tickets


Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West.  After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man.  When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love.  But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

Starring alongside MacFarlane are Oscar® winner Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. MacFarlane reunites many of the filmmakers behind Universal and MRC’s hit film Ted including Scott Stuber (Bluegrass Films) and Jason Clark who produce, and Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin who co-wrote the script.

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HorrorFest Haunted Tour

Bryan and Baxter

All New HorrorFest Haunted Tour
Presented by the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society
and Warning Radio’s Bryan & Baxter

Available on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 and Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Join Bryan & Baxter of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Society with their new Haunted tour. This is the latest edition of their infamous Haunted Denver Coach Tour. You will get to see some Denver haunts and learn about the urban legends and stories told about these amazing locations.  With all new locations this year including The Daniels and Fisher Tower and Union Station among others. This unforgettable tour lasts two hours. Our smaller more intimate bus only seats 12 people for each tour.  Get your tickets quickly before they sell out! Tickets for the 2 hour tour are $40.00.

Funny and engaging, Bryan and Baxter know where all the ghosts are buried in Denver. Together, they present an informative and inciteful tour filled with historical information and hands-on "this is where it was" accounts. Uniquely intriging, their collection of artifacts, anticdotes, and wisdom make this a one-of-a-kind ghost experience.

Bryan and Baxter also host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.com. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and de-bunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name.

There will be two tours this year. The first is on Thursday night and leaves the Marriott Denver Tech Center at 8:00pm promptly. You will need to meet up in the lobby by 7:45pm. The second tour will be on Friday May 2nd. It leaves the hotel at 10:30pm. You need to meet up with your hosts in the (crowded) hotel lobby by 10:15pm for the Friday night tour.

Get tickets now!

Common StarFest Question

I just got an email question from Mendie about tickets for StarFest. Since her email address bounced back to me and she had a common question – I decided to answer it here.

She said she was trying to buy a three day pass for her son and didn’t know the difference between the 15.00 ticket and the 50.00 [I think she meant 55.00] one. She wanted to know if he needed both.

The short answer is NO. The correct ticket page for StarFest 3-Day tickets is at http://starland.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=113_114&products_id=467 – those tickets are priced at $55 for adults and get you into all regular events at the convention.

The $15 ticket [I think] she was referring to was our ComicFest 3-Day ticket. That gets you into just the events at the Hilton Garden Inn (next to the Marriott). It does not include any of the events at the Marriott. The $15 ticket is NOT needed for anyone who purchases the above StarFest ticket as it includes admission to events at both the Marriott and the Hilton.

I would refer anyone that is still confused to our convention ticket page at: 
all ticket options are well described there. You can also call us at 303.777.6800, if that doesn’t clarify things.

HorrorFest Make-Up Challenge

HorrorFest Makeup Challenge

Face Off Make-Up Challenge
HorrorFest Saturday, April 20, 3:00pm

This years challenge, Vengeful Spirits!  Come face off against fellow make-up artists for a fabulous grand prize provided by those awesome folks at Reinke Bros.  You will have 2 hours to complete your vengeful spirit make-up.  Models will be provided for each contestant.  You will need to bring all your own supplies and something to drape your model with.  No pre-made masks allowed although we will allow premade appliances to be used.  Pre-made appliances may not cover more than half the face.

Models we need you as well!  If you are available for 2 hours you can become a model for one of our artists.
Sign up to participate in the make-up challenge or be a model in the Horror Extras room.

Updated Filmmakers’ Panel Schedule

Our schedule has been updated! Unfortunately, the change was made after the print program was sent to the printers. It is correct on Guidebook and at the Starland website.

12:00 – 1:00 Processes: Creative and Otherwise with Robert David

How are films made? Award-winning filmmaker Robert David will explain the processes he uses to create his films. He will be using his latest film After Life and other projects as examples.

1:00 – 2:00 Editing Your Film

You have all the elements for your film. Now, you have to put it together. Professional editor Scott Unruh will go over what you need to do and the tools that are available to you.

2:00 – 3:00 Tricks and Tips for Better Sound

KU professor Matt Jacobson goes into the nuts and bolts of getting better production and post-production sound. Learn tricks to use in production and post-production, to give your film a professional soundtrack.

3:00 – 4:00 Fan Editing 101: Rip, Recut, and Remix Hollywood Cinema

Faneditor and University of Kansas PhD student Joshua Wille will introduce fanediting, show examples from popular fan-made recuts of Hollywood films, and demonstrate how he made some of the extensive changes in his own fanedit, Watchmen: Midnight. See excerpts from before and after Watchmen (2009) was recut, then see the entire fanedit later in the evening (6:30 PM Friday in Aspen Theater).

4:00 – 5:00 Low-Budget Visions: Telling Stories in the Digital Age

Since moving to the Midwest, University of Kansas professor Matt Jacobson has shot five feature films… and has taken two of them to Sundance! Hear him talk about being a filmmaker on a shoestring budget, as he screens clips from his movies, including the Sundance films CSA: Confederate States of America, and The Only Good Indian, new films Destination: Planet Negro! and Jayhawkers, and The Battle for Bunker Hill, a post-apocalyptic film screening this year at StarFest (3:30 PM Saturday in SF Video).

Robert David to Present at Low Budget & Independent Filmmakers Panel

Robert DavidAward-winning filmmaker Robert David is a familiar face to many StarFest attendees.  His movies have shown at local festivals, theater venues, coffee houses, bars, and parks in the area over the years—in fact a dozen years ago, he was a regular at StarFest and MileHiCon showing his and others’ movies, mostly on film.  Robert also free-lanced for many years for PBS (“Wild America”), Discovery Channel (“Expedition Earth”), and ESPN (US Ski Team coverage).  In 2003, Robert opened The CinemaLab, which has grown into a leader in motion picture preservation and restoration for the studios, large archives and small.  It is little-known that The CinemaLab has a full service motion picture photochemical facility in Englewood, CO in addition to their 4K digital restoration studio in Burbank, CA.  Robert considers The CinemaLab to be his playpen for making movies.  Truth is, The CinemaLab, Robert, & crew have saved many movie treasures, including five James Whale features, Academy Award winners, and the complete works of Stan Brakhage.  He is a collaborator of Nathaniel Dorsky’s, whose last two films ended-up on the New York Times “Best of (2011 & 2012)” movie lists.  StarFest Weekend, Robert will be discussing his processes—creative and otherwise kicking off  the “Low-Budget & Independent Filmmakers’ Panel” on Friday Noon, April 19th in the Humboldt Peak Room.  His presentation could be called, “How to make a living as a filmmaker in Colorado using humble talents and little resources.” He will use his newest film, “After Life” as a case study and show clips.  Robert is a great resource to aspiring cinema artists, and what he says is backed-up by results.  Welcome back to StarFest, Robert!  He’ll be around and available all weekend.

Aiden Sinclair to perform at HorrorFest 2013

Horrorfest 2013 Presents Paranormal Illusionist Extrodinaire
Aiden Sinclair

Aiden SinclarMr. Sinclair will be bringing his amazing show “Illusions of the Passed, an Evening of Haunts and History” to HorrorFest this year.

What lies beyond the veil?  Do spirits linger among us?  Do the dead return?  Welcome to the world of the Paranormal Illusionist…

There are those who hunt for ghosts, Aiden Sinclair brings them to life!​

What if you could speak to the departed?  What if you could go back in time and relive the past?

Aiden Sinclair is a Master Magician that takes his audience on a journey through history.  Tales of terror, tragedy and triumph are brought to life through the art of illusion.

His presentations will take you beyond the limits of imagination and grant you a personal experience with the unknown.

Survive an encounter with Jack the Ripper…

Witness the last voyage of the Titanic…

Journey into the dark depths of a Victorian Asylum…

Join this Master Magician for an evening of unforgettable entertainment!

The Model Show Resorts to Bribery

We’ve done everything we can think of to promote the the Model Show in the past. This year, we’re doing something a little different. For every model you bring in, you will get a chance to win a Polar Lights 1:350 USS Enterprise kit! For every modeling event you participate in, you get another chance! Bring in a flyer for yet another chance!