21st Sep2018

Preview: Thought Bubble 2018

by Phil Wheat

UK comic con (and its actually a comic con, not an MCM type mixed-media affair, this one actually focuses on comics and their creators) Thought Bubble started life in November 2007 as a one-day event in the basement of Leeds Town Hall and has grown in status and stature over the years. The festival celebrates […]

20th Sep2018

Line-up for third annual ‘FilmFear’ season announced

by Phil Wheat

HOME and Film4 have today announced the programme for the third annual FilmFear season – six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests coming to Manchester this October. Acclaimed Scandi fantasy Border, co-written by the author of Let the Right One In, kicks off the season on 26th October and is the […]

01st Sep2018

‘All In’ 2018 PPV Predictions

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to the All In prediction column, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is a preview of what may be the biggest wrestling card of the year. I’d also like to thank CBS Sports for providing the card listing that we are working with here. I’m really excited for this one, so […]

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24th Aug2018

Official selection announced for Fractured Visions Film Festival

by Phil Wheat

The organisers of the Fractured Visions Film Festival have announced the line-up for their inaugural event. Says the organisers: Over the past 10 months the festival has been privileged to witness some of the finest examples of modern horror from across the world. But after a tough selection process with dozens of stunning submissions, the […]

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21st Aug2018

Grimmfest announce 3 UK premieres for October’s fear fest

by Phil Wheat

Manchester-based genre film festival Grimmfest have announced the first 3 of many UK premieres lined up for this year’s 10th anniversary edition; along with details of some very special awards prizes on offer for films in the official selection. The full festival programme is due to be unleashed on Monday 3rd September 2018, but here’s […]

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10th Aug2018

IMPACT Wrestling announces 2 dream matches for the UK!

by Phil Wheat

IMPACT Wrestling – who return to Britain with a live show at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 on Sunday September 9th – has announced two international dream matches for the company’s first live event in the UK in almost three years, pitting IMPACT Wrestling’s top stars against the very best of Britain. Sami Callihan vs. Jimmy Havoc Sami […]

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04th Jun2018

Grimmfest announce 2018′s festival special guest

by Phil Wheat

UK genre film festival Grimmfest have announced that this year’s 10th Anniversary festival will take place at the ODEON Manchester Great Northern, 4th-7th October – and that the special guest will be actress and horror genre icon Barbara Crampton. Renowned for her roles in cult classics such as Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara continues to be a major figure […]

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24th May2018

Creative England name Pinball Films in the top 50 of innovative creators for 2018

by Phil Wheat

Maverick, lo-fi, outsider producers Pinball Films and director Ashley Horner (pictured above) have been nominated as one of Creative England’s 50 most exciting creative companies in the country right now. CE50, a showcase of the best up and coming, innovative and disruptive companies across film, games and digital tech sees Industry leaders come together on […]

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24th May2018

Guests announced for PLAY Expo London 2018

by Phil Wheat

PLAY Expo, the UK’s largest arcade, indie and retro gaming show, comes to London’s Printworks for the first time on the 11th and 12th of August 2018. A must attend event for any videogames fan, featuring hundreds of original arcade and pinball machines, plus consoles and PCs playing a virtual who’s who of gaming classics […]

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11th May2018

Fractured Visions Film Festival reveals poster and event dates

by Phil Wheat

Fractured Visions Film Festival is headed up by filmmaker Phil Escott (Cruel Summer) and genre academic Dr. Mikel J. Koven (La Dolce Morte), and is a celebration of all things horror. The festival was designed to help spotlight both emerging talent within the horror genre and those who have helped build it. Over two days, […]

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07th May2018

Megacon & Madame Tussauds team for ‘Justice League’ exhibit

by Phil Wheat

The organisers of this years MEGACON Orlando have announced the convention is to give first look at the new Madame Tussauds Wonder Woman Figure and host an exclusive preview of the Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit. From the press release: MEGACON, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa […]

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01st May2018

2nd round of films announced for ‘Fantaspoa 2018′

by Phil Wheat

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, have revealed the second wave of programming selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd, 2018. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in the lakeside city of Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, containing more than […]

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30th Apr2018

The ‘Steel City Underground Film Festival’ puts out submissions call

by Phil Wheat

Sodom & Chimera Productions, known for their experimental features and short films, is inviting likeminded filmmakers to Europe this September with the inception of the Steel City Underground Film Festival (SCUFF). A celebration of horror, arthouse, experimental and weird cinema, SCUFF is curated and hosted by Sodom & Chimera’s founder James Quinn (Flesh of the […]

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26th Apr2018

The Miskatonic Institute announces “Manson Family” themed event

by Phil Wheat

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London will use the Manson family as a springboard to delve into the sub-genre of films inspired by cults and alternative religions in California from the 60s and 70s, in a masterclass entitled No Sense Makes Sense: Gurus, Cults, Murder and Movies, taught by author Ian Cooper who frequently […]

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26th Apr2018

Glasgow to play host to ‘Weird Weekend’ this June!

by Phil Wheat

In a follow-up to their “Cage-a-rama” event, Matchbox Cineclub have announced Weird Weekend, a whole weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world. Among the highlights, Bill & Ted star Alex Winter will take part in a Skype Q&A after a screening of his directorial debut Freaked (1993); Glaswegian director Bryan M Ferguson […]

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17th Apr2018

MidWest WeirdFest opens entries for 2019 fest

by Phil Wheat

MidWest WeirdFest, the cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, underground and just plain weird has announced a call for entries today, for the third annual film festival – which will return to the Micon Downtown Cinema in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from March 8-10, 2019. Says Peter Marcy (pictured above), the director of the horror […]

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13th Apr2018

First round of films announced for ‘Fantaspoa 2018′

by Phil Wheat

Brazil’s Fantaspoa, the largest genre film festival in Latin America, is proud to reveal the first wave of films selected for their upcoming fourteenth edition, running from May 17th through June 3rd. The celebrated genre film fest, which takes place annually in Porto Alegre will announce their full line-up, consisting of more than 100 films, […]

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11th Apr2018

First 2 films for Fantasia Film Festival 2018 announced

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018. Talented Montreal illustrator Donald Caron, who has crafted emblematic imagery for the event since 2011, has designed a […]

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09th Apr2018

New guests announced for Megacon Orlando 2018

by Phil Wheat

Megacon, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has announced new celebrity appearances and programming for this year’s show, which takes place Thursday May 24th through Sunday May 27th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Whilst the line-up was already star-studded, the organisers have recently added […]

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06th Apr2018

V&A Museum announces ‘Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt’ exhibit

by Phil Wheat

Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt celebrates the innovative and rapidly changing design field of videogames this autumn, in what will be the first exhibition of its kind. The V&A will explore how contemporary designers, players and critics are pushing boundaries in playful and radical new ways. Rare glimpses from the creative process of developing games such […]

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05th Apr2018

The Miskatonic Institute announce ‘A Restoration of Nosferatu (1922)’ talk

by Phil Wheat

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies – London is set to welcome Watchmaker Films founder Mark Rance to discuss the proccess and importance of film restoration while putting a spotlight on his challenging work on the Nosferatu release (pictured above). The talk will primarily explore the complex and subjective issues currently floating around in many analog-versus-digital […]

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04th Apr2018

Grimmfest to celebrate 10 years with first ‘Grimmfest Awards’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Grimmfest, the Manchester based genre festival is pleased to announce the first Grimmfest Awards, a new scheme to celebrate the very best genre titles selected for the annual festival and the creative teams behind them. Said festival director and founder of Grimmfest, Simeon Halligan: We are launching the awards, […]

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