Britain’s largest Aliens convention kicks off this Saturday at the Space Centre in Leicester.
As you can see there’s plenty to do over the weekend. Quite a few of our forum members are going and I’ll be speaking during the Prometheus panel as well. Make sure you get down there and enjoy yourselves.
Aurum Press, the Quayside Publishing Group and AvPGalaxy have teamed up to give 2 AvPGalaxy fans the chance to win a copy of the eagerly awaiting Alien Vault – The Definite Story of Making the Film. We have one copy available for residents of the United Kingdom and one copy available for those in Northern America.
If you think you know the answer simply follow the instructions and e-mail me the answer along with your real-name so we can check you are “liking” us on Facebook. This competition will be open until Saturday night (9pm GMT). Good luck to everyone!
EDIT: And the competition was over last night! Winners will be announced later on tonight.
With the release of Aliens – Infestation looming at the end of the month (October for the US), slowly we’ve been having previews show up online but nothing really new until this:
“In the late ’80s, the famous sci-fi author William Gibson wrote a script for Alien 3 that never wound up getting filmed. You can find it [...]and someone involved with development of Aliens: Infestation apparently did, because they used some of Gibson’s story ideas for the game. In other words, the development team is hardcore. “
This comes from an article in Nintendo Power. The article also talked about the Union of Progressive People, another element from Gibson’s script. It’s something I’m really curious & excited about. Thanks to Sexy Poot for the scans.
I’ve just uploaded episode #5 of the AvPGalaxy podcast. In this episode we talk to Andrew David Clark, one of the organizers behind the upcoming Alien Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens convention here in the UK!
As always, let us know what you think and I hope to see plenty of you at the convention! You can also subscribe to our podcast via iTunes now!Subscribe
Filming may have finished at Pinewood but it looks like Prometheus is now moving to Spain:
Thanks to Ikarop for the news and translation.
I know this is extremely short notice but Empire magazine has been/is hosting a special cinema event, called Big Screen, over this weekend and tomorrow features an Alien focused panel:
“A panel of behind-the-scenes crew recall the making of a science-fiction masterpiece, as hosted by Ian Nathan, author of the forthcoming Alien Vault…”
Featuring on the panel are Dennis Lowe, who you will remember doing the fantastic Alien Maker and Alien Fan documentaries. Also there will be Ivor Powell, producer for Alien. Tickets will be available on the door and I believe around £12. So if you’re in or around London, come join me at the panel.
I’ve just been sent the newest poster for the upcoming Aliens Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens convention which includes new details:
Isn’t my name Aaron Percival? That’s right, I’m talking on a panel with Ian Nathan (Empire writer and author of Alien Vault) and Christian Fowler of Alien Prequel News. There is also going to be a dinner party with the guests and the guys over at Alien Legacy. Myself, Vulhala & resident Giger approved blogger Valaquen are going so make sure you buy a ticket and join us.
Thanks to an anonymous source, I’ve got two new pictures from the set of Prometheus for you all:
The smallest image is a close up of the jars/urns mentioned by the SDCC reports and briefly seen in the recently leaked footage images. Up close they look nothing like the Alien eggs. The large image is of a Gigeresque tunnel which connects to the urn chamber which contains the huge head. We have done colour correction on both these images to reduce the noise.
Back in June an AvPGalaxy forum member discovered a new book coming out: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film.
“Alien Vault reveals the details behind the making of the groundbreaking 1979 science-fiction horror film, one of the cult classics of the genre. This licensed, behind-the-scenes guide examines the creation of the movie via director Ridley Scott’s hand-drawn storyboards, concept sketches, script pages, spaceship blueprints, never-before-seen production photos, and rare collectible memorabilia.“
It’s being written by Ian Nathan, a well known journalist for Empire. It is scheduled for publication on the 2nd of September. However, Ian Nathan was at the London Film & Comic Con early July with some early copies of the book and Andrew Clark was lucky enough to get a copy. Check out some of the pictures he took of the book.
The official Twitter & Facebook pages for Prometheus are live and have been for the last week:
The pages also show off the newest version of the Prometheus logo. Thanks to JaaayDee and Darkoo for the links.