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Evening entertainment

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Closing Ceremony - including Charity Raffle

Time: 6.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

It might seem kind of strange to have a Closing Ceremony kick off our evening entertainment programme but we know a lot of people will probably be heading home around this time so it's the best, and really only time to do it. Our Charity Raffle with all proceeds going to Action Cancer Northern Ireland will be included in the Closing Ceremony.

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs including a dinner date for two people with Miltos Yerolemou! The reservations for the meal in the Europa Hotel restaurant are booked for right after the closing ceremony finishes, so I hope whoever the lucky winners are that they haven't already made dinner plans.

Raffle tickets will be available from a table in the dealers room throughout the day.

Doctor Who: The Power of Three

Time: 6.30 pm (exact time to be confirmed)
Room: Castle Black

No need to go home to watch it, we're screening tonight's new episode of Doctor Who as it goes out live on BBC1.

Masquerade

Masquerade 2011

TitanCon 2011 masquerade entrants. Photo taken by Hear Me Roar.

Time: 7.30 pm
Room: King's Landing

Last year's masquerade was a big success even though we sprung it on everyone fairly late. With only two weeks notice our entrants did an incredible job. So with almost nine months notice this time we expect the bar to be raised pretty high at TitanCon 2012.

By popular demand Peadar Ó Guilín will be back on hosting duties at the masquerade for a second year.

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs for the best costumes as chosen by a panel of our guests.

Movie Previews: DEADlocked and Vampires Vs Leprechauns

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Time: 8.30 pm
Room: King's Landing

Causeway Pictures presents World Premére Previews of two movies as part of their forthcoming locally set horror slate. Spence Wright, screenwriter of both movies, will be with us to talk about what went into the writing of the scripts and how excited he is to see the finished projects.

First up is zombie flick DEADlocked, a dark horror about a group of bankers trapped in a corporate tower as a zombie epidemic spreads around Belfast.

This will be followed by comedy horror Vampires versus Leprechauns directed by Allan Gildea. The film is about a small Irish village which is besieged by a group of vampires attempting to open a gateway to hell.

UPDATE: Please note that this is just the TEASER trailer for these two films and NOT the entire movie. Thank you.

FILM: Strange Frame

Strange Frame

Time: 9.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

TitanCon is thrilled to present the Irish Premiére of Strange Frame. This beautiful hand animated science fiction film, directed by G.B. Hajim, takes us on a psychedelic journey into love and music in a dystopian future. It describes itself as the first lesbian science fiction rock 'n roll animated film.

Featuring an outstanding cast of voice talent including:

The Strange Frame project began in 1999 when G.B. Hajim and Shelley Doty decided to collaborate on a project using their individual talents and their passion for science fiction. They began with creating a backstory and television series done in GB's unique cutout animation style. In 2002 Doty and Hajim sketched out the arc for a tetralogy and wrote the screenplay Strange Frame: Love & Sax that was planned as the first instalment in what they anticipated would become a series.

In autumn 2004 preproduction began. Hajim had an offer to produce the film overseas, but was committed to enriching life in his local community in East Hawaii, one of the most economically depressed parts of the state. He went to the local high schools and colleges to find talented youth to train for this project. From a pool of applicants ranging in age from 13 to 23, Hajim trained 14 artists in computer art and animation. Part of the decision to go with cutout style instead of CG was one of creating a sustainable industry in East Hawaii. CG is being done all over the globe, with most productions getting their animation work done in Asia. By working in a medium that is fringe and hard to reproduce, Strange Frame led to a unique production pipeline not found anywhere else in the world.

In 2005, pre-production was completed and actual animation of the feature began. Each semester, high school students joined the team through the Hui'ana Mentorship Program sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Education. Over 40 interns trained at the small building which held the production facility. Hajim continued to reach out to the different schools around the state to find talent that might otherwise have left for the mainland or, worse, not find a home for their abilities.

The initial audio dialogue was recorded at Palm Records, Hawaii in 2005. Academy Award winning mixer Gary Rizzo of Skywalker Sound joined the team to create the surround sound experience in 2008. Strange Frame was finally completed in 2011 and had it's debut screening in Los Angeles at Bent-Con on 3rd December 2011. The film had it's UK premiere at Sci-Fi-London on 3rd May 2012 and is scheduled to be screened at DragonCon 2012 in Atlanta. Check out the trailer for Strange Frame.

Party!

Time: 10.40 pm - 1.00 am
Room: King's Landing

We've secured the Europa Exhibition Centre for an extra hour this year so our disco can continue till 1.00 am. For some people getting up early for the coach tour in the morning that may not be good news but for those that want to party harder on Saturday night we hope you'll appreciate the extra dancing time.