Fourteen or fifteen Shriek movie parties are planned from August through October, most to be held the weekend of August 19th (a week or two after Shriek: An Afterword hits bookstores). These parties will be held in Atlanta GA, Cambridge MA, Columbia SC, Des Moines IA, New York City, Orlando FL, Osceola IN, Philadelphia PA, Pittsburgh PA, Portland OR, Raleigh NC, San Francisco CA, Tallahassee FL, and Tempe AZ. I'll have details shortly on the public and private events.
One public showing just finalized that I can now announce is in Atlanta, Georgia:
Invited, Like the Fans: A Showing of Shriek: The Movie, with Soundtrack by the Church
August 6, 2006, 6pm to 8pm at The Five Spot (1123 Euclid Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-223-1100)
Stop by the Five Spot before The Church’s concert at the Variety Playhouse (right around the corner) to view Shriek, a short film with a soundtrack by The Church, written by World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer. Also, Church videos, door prizes (including Shriek beer and Church CDs), and other freebies. Check it out before the concert. With host, writer and publisher Daniel Read.
It's not yet clear if members of The Church will stop by for the event or not. But I hope to soon announce Shriek movie events that will feature appearances by The Church.
And here is extended information on the Portland, Oregon, event at the Clinton Street Theater. Thanks to Edward Morris Jr and Jay Lake for their kick-ass efforts.
Join us for a one-night-only screening of SHRIEK - the new film based on the fantasy novel by Jeff VanderMeer, set in his popular imaginary city of Ambergris. A full-fledged event, with give-aways of Ambergris beer, Shriek swag, freebies from The Church, refreshments, the infamous Ambergris experimental music from Pittsburgh musician Robert Devereux. MC'd by local Portland author Jay Lake and the tireless Edward Morris, Jr., with support from 23rd Street Books.
A city at war with itself. A night beyond imagining. And...aftermath.
Set in the classic imaginary city of Ambergris, Shriek is based on World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. With an original soundtrack by the legendary art-rock band The Church. Directed by Finnish director Juha Lindroos, a member of the Helsinki 19. (With a bonus showing of the short "A Rough Guide to Ambergris," a humorous walking tour of an imaginary city and a video message from Jeff VanderMeer and excerpt from his upcoming documentary.)
Edward has been on local Portland radio shows promoting the event and postering the entire city. Major kudos to Mr. Morris.