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Apocalypse Later Roadshow

Welcome to the Apocalypse Later Roadshow!

Under the Apocalypse Later banner, I've been curating and hosting a variety of mini-film festivals at a similar variety of conventions across the American southwest since LepreCon 39 in May 2013.

My goal is to bring quality international short films to new eyeballs at no cost to the filmmakers or the events.


Over 47 events, I've screened 293 short films and 5 features from 40 different countries in 9 cities and 4 states, plus Zoom:

Future

# Event Location Date Sets Scope Web
48 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 12 Tucson, AZ Mar 2024 3 x 45 steampunk

Past

# Event Location Date Sets Scope Web
47 CoKoCon 2023 Tempe, AZ Sep 2023 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
46 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 11 Tucson, AZ Mar 2023 3 x 45 steampunk
45 Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2022 San Diego, AZ Sep-Oct 2022 2 x 60 steampunk
44 CoKoCon 2022 Tempe, AZ Sep 2022 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
43 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention X Tucson, AZ Mar 2022 3 x 45 steampunk
42 Virtual CoKoCon 2021 Zoom Apr 2021 1 x 60 sci-fi, fantasy
41 Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Zoom Apr 2021 2 x 45 steampunk
Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2020 San Diego, AZ Oct 2020 2 x 60 steampunk
CoKoCon 2020 Phoenix, AZ Sep 2020 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
LepreCon 46 Chandler, AZ Apr 2020 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
40 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 9 Tucson, AZ Mar 2020 3 x 45 steampunk
39 Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2019 San Diego, AZ Oct 2019 2 x 60 steampunk
38 CoKoCon 2019 Phoenix, AZ Aug 2019 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
37 Westercon 72 (NASFiC 2019) Layton, UT Jul 2019 3 x 60 sci-fi, fantasy
36 Cirque du Livre 2019 Mesa, AZ Jul 2019 1 x 60 books
35 LepreCon 45 Phoenix, AZ Apr 2019 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
34 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 8 Tucson, AZ Mar 2019 3 x 45 steampunk, weird west
33 Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2018 San Diego, CA Oct 2018 2 x 90 steampunk
32 CoKoCon 2018 Phoenix, AZ Aug 2018 1 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy
31 Westercon 71 (Myths and Legends Con 5) Denver, CO Jul 2018 3 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk
30 LepreCon 44 Phoenix, AZ Jun 2018 2 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk
29 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 7 Tucson, AZ Mar 2018 3 x 45 steampunk
28 BasisCon 2017 Mesa, AZ Nov 2017 1 x 45 children's
27 Gaslight Steampunk Expo 2017 San Diego, CA Oct 2017 2 x 45 steampunk
26 Westercon 70 (LepreCon 43) Tempe, AZ Jul 2017 1 x 90 sci-fi
25 Cirque du Livre 2017 Mesa, AZ Apr 2017 1 x 90 books
24 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 6 Tucson, AZ Mar 2017 3 x 45 steampunk
23 BASIS Mesa Comic Con Mesa, AZ Nov 2016 1 x 45 children's
22 Gaslight Gathering 6 San Diego, CA Oct 2016 1 x 75 steampunk, horror
21 LepreCon 42 Phoenix, AZ Jun 2016 3 x 90 sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk
20 Phoenix Comicon 2016 Phoenix, AZ Jun 2016 1 x 60 steampunk
19 Cirque du Livre 2016 Mesa, AZ May 2016 1 x 90 books
18 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 5 Tucson, AZ Mar 2016 3 x 45 steampunk
17 Comic & Media Expo 2015 Mesa, AZ Oct 2015 2 x 60 pop culture
16 Gaslight Gathering 5 San Diego, CA Sep 2015 1 x 60 steampunk
15 Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival 2015 Jerome, AZ Sep 2015 1 x 90 sci-fi, horror
14 Westercon 68 (Conjecture 13/Conchord 27) San Diego, CA Jul 2015 2 x 45 sci-fi
13 LepreCon 41 Phoenix, AZ Jun 2015 3 x 90 sci-fi, steampunk
12 Phoenix Comicon 2015 Phoenix, AZ May 2015 1 x 60 steampunk
11 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 4 Tucson, AZ Mar 2015 4 x 45 steampunk
10 FearCon de los Muertos! Phoenix, AZ Nov 2014 2 x 90 horror
9 San Diego Comic-Fest 2014 San Diego, CA Oct 2014 2 x 45 steampunk
8 FANtasm (CopperCon 34) Avondale, AZ Aug 2014 1 x 90 + F sci-fi, horror
7 Geeks4Good Charity Show Mesa, AZ Jul 2014 1 x 30 sci-fi
6 Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival 2014 Jerome, AZ Jun 2014 1 x 120 sci-fi
5 LepreCon 40 Phoenix, AZ May 2014 1 x 90 + F sci-fi
4 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention III Tucson, AZ Mar 2014 3 x 45 steampunk
3 DarkCon 2014 Phoenix, AZ Jan 2014 1 x 90 + F sci-fi, punked genres
2 CopperCon Revolution (CopperCon 33) Mesa, AZ Aug 2013 1 x 90 + F sci-fi
1 LepreCon 39 Phoenix, AZ May 2013 1 x 90 + F sci-fi


What is the Apocalypse Later Roadshow?

Most commonly, a mini-film festival is at least one set of short films that I select for a convention and introduce at the event. Usually, what this means is that I:

  • select quality short films both from around the world and, if possible, locally to the convention
  • tailor them to the genre of the event and, if there is one, a theme or special guest
  • obtain screening approval and high quality digital files from the rights owners
  • compile the films into one or more coherent sets
  • introduce and screen those sets live at the event
  • conduct Q&As, where possible, with represented filmmakers

The length and number of sets varies to meet each convention's needs and occasionally I also include a feature, but mostly proceedings play out as above.

Information Pages

For anyone who cares, here's a more detailed background as to why I do this.

For conventions and filmmakers, here's the key high-level information you need if you want me to host a mini-film festival at your event or if I've asked you for permission to screen your film.

Photo Credits

The photos underneath the header were all taken by Countess Chaos Creations, except for the eighth, which was taken by Bob Leeper of Evermore Nevermore, and the last, which was taken by The Geekian Report.

From left to right, they document my sets at LepreCon 39, CopperCon Revolution, DarkCon 2014, Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 3, LepreCon 40, FANtasm, San Diego Comic-Fest 2014, Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 4, Westercon 68, Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival 2015 and Comic & Media Expo 2015 respectively. The last is my sign and venue at Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention 5.




Last update: 24th January, 2024