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Buy a Piece of Hell

For those of you diehard collectors, Horror Maestro Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Chillerama, Vh1’s Scream Queens) will be joining radio personality Leo Quinones (The Film Freak) as co-host of Fangoria’s Annual Horror and Sci-Fi Live auction in conjunction with esteemed auction house Premiere Props. The event will take place live on the internet Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd beginning 11am PST each day at www.premiereprops.com.

In addition to such rare, iconic items as Kiefer Sutherland’s trench coat from The Lost Boys, Dracula’s cape from The Monster Squad, the Endoskull from T3, genre legend Forrest J Ackerman’s personal photo album, and writer/director Tom Holland’s private Fright Night and Child’s Play production archives, offered to the public will be costumes and props from Sullivan’s 2001 Maniacs franchise, including the confederate eye patches worn by Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger – Nightmare on Elm Street) and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), horror giants who both have essayed the role of Mayor George W. Buckman.

“As a collector myself, I know there is no greater thrill than actually owning a piece of horror history,” said Sullivan. “The fans have been really great to the Maniacs franchise. I am delighted to be able to offer them this opportunity to bring the fine folks of Plesant Valley literally into their home”

Though certain items such as Englund and Moseley’s eye patches. Skinny Puppy Frontman Nivek Ogre’s Harper Alexander outfit, and Jezebel the Stuffed Sheep are expected to command high prices, a wide range of starting bids will be in evidence allowing all fans the chance to win their favorite screen worn costume of blood soaked prop (See below list for full listing).

Joining Sullivan live at the auction will be Tom Holland himself, as well as Maniacs stars Lin Shaye (Insidious), Christa Campbell (Drive Angry) and Trevor Wright (The Social Network). In addition to viewing live on the net, bidders and fans are invited to attend the auction in person as well at the Premiere Props Studios, 128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, California, 90245.

OUTLAND Premieres at Seattle LGBT Fest

Upcoming Australian comedy Outland is set to have its World Premiere at the Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on October 18.

Based on the only short film to play both the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the World Science Fiction Convention, this six-part comedy series focuses on members of a gay science-fiction fan club and features Adam Richard, Christine Anu, Ben Gerrard, Paul Ireland, and Toby Truslove. It is produced by Laura Waters (Angry Boys, Summer Heights High, John Safran’s Race Relations) of Princess Pictures.

Open about their sexuality but not so much about their geekdom, each member takes a turn at hosting the meetings. They soon discover that even if you’re out of the closet, it doesn’t mean there aren’t still skeletons in there… Outland is a series about belonging, no matter who you are, and how everyone searches to find a place to fit in.

SGLFF will be playing all 6 episodes of Outland across two sessions, and co-creator/writer John Richards will be attending as a guest of the festival. John can also be heard on the Boxcutters podcast at boxcutters.net.

And if you’d like to see the original short-film on which the TV show is based, check out the YouTube embed below!

Become X-Gays….

The brand spanking new, super fabulous, ultra gay comic book themed podcast, the X-Gays, just launched this week with its very first inaugural episode!

The X-Gays is a monthly podcast dedicated (mostly) to all things X-Men, hosted by two very, very gay men – Jason Brock and Brian Andersen. Each month Jason & Brian dive into Marvel’s X-Men family of comic books to offer gleeful reviews, oh-so-colorful opinions, a special spotlight on a beloved x-character, an award-worthy dramatic reading, and a special look at one non-X-title. Listen, laugh and delight in this gay perspective on those uncanny x-mutants we all know and love!

The first x-cellent podcast, which you can listen and download here http://www.thex-gays.com/, Jason and Brian cheerfully run through a gaggle of x-titles for the month of August 2011, declaring whether they “loved it,” “hated it,” or just plain old “liked it.” They also spotlight those wryly spawns of Wolverine, X-23 and Daken, and perform their first ever dramatic reading from a classic tale in New Mutants #42 featuring spotlighted x-character of the month Lila Cheney. Enjoy, comic lovers!

For more info on the X-Gays please visit: http://www.thex-gays.com/