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The folks from Puerto Rico Comic Con have organized a small exhibit of geeky art by Puerto Rican artists celebrating Puerto Rican geeks or “Geekricans.” I stopped by and took some pictures to share. If you are in Puerto Rico, the exhibit will be open until May 15th at Artlab gallery, Calle Condado 306 in Santurce. Look for the red door.
This year PRCC will be held May 22-24 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.
This past weekend was the yearly Free Comic Book Day, when comic book stores around the world offer their customers special free editions of new comic books and usually have additional events, like artist signings and cosplayer groups. This year we stopped by Metro Comics at San Patricio Mall in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. We arrived before opening which was a good thing because the line gets pretty long as the day goes by. The store is a pro at this day and has good crowd control so even though it’s a small shop it accommodated everyone and the wait wasn’t bad at all. They use the mall’s hallway for their extra events.
Some local artists were in attendance and I purchased some Puerto Rican comics and got them signed for no additional cost. One of the free comics from the States was in Spanish. It was Castilian Spanish though, which sometimes takes me out of the story because my brain isn’t used to it.
I had a great time as always. I didn’t take a lot of pictures this time but I’ll share what I have. I’ll write about my local comics haul this week, so see you soon!
Check out this trailer for Protocolo (Protocol) a short film about a malfunctioning “American-Chinese Cloning Company” machine. The film was made by Rodrigo Hernández as his film school senior project. He is working on a feature-length film based on the short’s premise.
Hernández will be presenting his short this weekend at SciFi London.
Source: El Economista
Peruvian director Arthur Cross is currently developing his debut feature film The 2nd Horseman. The movie was filmed in the deserts of Peru, specifically in Chilca, a region with a history of alleged UFO sightings *cue X-Files music*.
The 2nd Horseman’s plot revolves around Serah, a woman who disappeared in the local Quarantine Zone and reappeared a year later with a message of hope or doom (or both). The Second Horseman Special Operations Unit mercenaries must face an armed cult to prevent them from using Serah to usher in the End of Days. In the Bible, the Second Horseman (the red horse) represents war, so that should reinforce your sense of where the plot is going.
In an interview on Peruvian television, Arthur Cross and assistant director Nathiel Farfán discuss production of their independent film, and how excited they are about producing a science fiction film in their country. Cross mentions that the Quarantine Zone is forbidden because of temporal/space anomalies, and that the Horseman Unit originally protected the scientists that go into that area.
Cross is an enthusiastic fan of science fiction and action films, and was particularly inspired by military sci-fi and Michael Bay films for The 2nd Horseman.
Most of the cast is from Peru, except the Russian lead, Irina Prischepa. From the humorous “Making Of” it seems she speaks perfect Spanish. She is a dancer, and if Summer Glau (River of Serenity) is any indication, choosing a dancer as an action hero is a great decision.
The 2nd Horseman release date is estimated for March 2014.
Here is the trailer in English (the actual film is in Spanish):