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I’m reading about how this year’s Fantasia, like so many other film festivals, is shifting to take place online I wish them well, but can’t get excited by these virtual replacement events. What have your experiences been?


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I’m reading about how this year’s Fantasia, like so many other film festivals, is shifting to take place online I wish them well, but can’t get excited by these virtual replacement events. What have your experiences been? https://t.co/8xAPnos0PU

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  1. I’ve attended (i.e. watched) a number of panels from conventions that have gone online with mixed results. On the one hand I was able to ‘attend’ the San Diego Comiccon which I would not have been able to do, with or without a pandemic in progress. But even there the range of participants and topics that were geared to my tastes were very limited, some be overt marketing. Also attended a few from an SF con that I enjoyed. Those were all free to attend mind you. But Fantasia is a film fest and I don’t think watching a film on any monitor or even widescreen TV at home will appeal to many even if they are premieres or unreleased films given that they are charging for that. I did win a ‘ticket’ to the new Jay Baruchel horror movie an watched that, but it is nothing like a real big screen experience.

    Having said all that, I just saw an invitation and registered for a panel discussion at Fantasia tomorrow. Ironically it is the ‘Print is not dead’ panel hosted by Rue Morgue magazine.

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