The 11th annual Flyover Film Festival takes flight July 21-26 at the Speed Cinema and Kentucky Science Center. Six films with ties to the Bluegrass will have their Kentucky premieres, all of which were helmed by female directors.
Film lovers and filmmakers will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with many of the directors from this year’s Flyover Film Festival Pre-Flight Reception to be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 21C Hotel. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. In addition to the opportunity to meet filmmakers, all guests will enjoy free light bites.
A closing night celebration with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks for attendees of that night’s screening will be held at KMAC Museum after the 7:30 p.m. Kentucky Science Center screening on Friday, July 26 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
In addition to the regular Flyover Film Festival screenings, an Indie Directors Panel with Kay Milam, Bethany Brooke Anderson, Ilana Rein, Urooj Yazdani, Ani Simon-Kennedy and Soozie Eastman will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Speed Cinema. The discussion will focus on their personal journey within the film industry, as well as explore the broader aspects of representation in film, including the range and available roles for women both in front of and behind the camera.
More on the pre-flight reception can be found here.
Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. Since 2002, they have played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world. Brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs.
They helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance, were profiled in the 2008 documentary "We Are Wizards," and appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden. With their annual Yule Balls (2005-present) and the Wizard Rock EP Club (2007-2009), the band has raised over $100,000 for the Harry Potter Alliance and other literature-related charities.
In 2019, they will release Lumos, their first full-length album in 13 years and tour libraries across the USA.
This concert is a Halfway to Potterpalooza event, this Saturday, June 29, 2019. It is a first-come, first-serve event for all ages. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. More information available here.
ConGlomeration, Louisville's only multimedia sci-fi and fantasy convention run for fans, by fans is 50 uninterrupted hours of family-friendly fandom. ConGlomeration 2019 will be held Easter Weekend, April 19 to 21, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel.
At ConGlomeration, the fan experience is about more than spending hundreds of dollars to stand in line for hours with only a generic celebrity photo and autograph to show for it. Members describe ConGlomeration as a geek family reunion.
Meet Star Wars Super-Author Timothy Zahn
Legendary Star Wars novelist and sci-fi super-author Timothy Zahn will be the 2019 Author Guest of Honor. In some circles Tim is known as “the man who saved Star Wars.” His Thrawn Trilogy — which introduced the infamous villain Grand Admiral Thrawn to Star Wars canon, as well the Imperial capital planet of Coruscant, and the assassin-turned-hero Mara Jade — kickstarted widespread interest in the EU in 1991. Since then, Tim has published over forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction.
Meet D&D and Magic Illustrator Steve Prescott
Acclaimed game illustrator Steve Prescott will be the 2019 Artist Guest of Honor. Steve is one of the most recognizable and influential RPG artists of the last 20 years, with his unmistakable style appearing in games and sourcebooks since 1995. Steve has developed illustrations and designs for White Wolf Games, FASA, Paizo, Blizzard, Copenhagen Creators, Hasbro, Animal Planet, and most notably for Wizards of the Coast where he has contributed heavily to both Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.
Meet Your Long-Lost Geek Family
ConGlomeration has been a fixture in the local science fiction calendar since 2001, continuing a Louisville fandom legacy that began with RiverCon in 1975. Come be a part of this ongoing tradition and meet the long-lost geek family you didn't know you had.
Activities start at noon on Friday, April 19 and continue until 2pm on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Advance memberships are $35 until December 31, $40 until April 5, 2019 and $45 thereafter and at the door. Children five and under are admitted free of charge. More information can be found here.
1619 Flux: Art + Activism will be hosting an artist mix and mingle cocktail party open to all creatives: visual artists, performance artists, professional and amateur artists, recent art graduates, creative entrepreneurs, and community activists & organizers. Our intention is to further foster a growing network of artist support and collaboration amongst Louisville’s art community. We are hoping to hear from creatives on the types of support needed to further establish their practice, grow professionally, and promote themselves and their craft. More information here.
Saturday March 23, 2019, 11am - 3pm. Food + Beverages Served, Free to the Public!
The Louisville Hot Club offers weekly sessions of classic jazz played in their best booming fidelity from the original 78rpm discs. Hosted by WXOX ART-FM's Justin Brown and WKCR-FM's Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera, the meetings may be themed or a potpourri of jazz from the 78 era (1917 to ~1953). The music ranges from Blues to BeBop, from Jazz Age Hot to West Coast Cool.
Held at the beautiful 1920s style speakeasy, Hell or High Water, The Louisville Hot Club promises fun, laid back listening and expert commentary in an intimate environment.
The club meets each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Hell or High Water (112 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202). We highly recommend you make your reservation at www.hellorhighwaterbar.com today as the club tends to book up!
All are welcome. Bring your 78s! Fall in with the pack and dig the shellac!