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• After its successful premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, geeksploitation film Zero Charisma will be shown at the opening night of New York’s Comic-Con . The screening will be by invitation only - although there is a competition to win tickets , and it will also be released on multiple digital platforms including Google Play on 8 October. The film examines the life of Scott, a committed gamesmaster and roleplayer, and the effect on his D&D group when a hip newcomer joins. Trailer:
• As the universe continues to get excited about Doctor Who 's anniversary in November, Special Events Group are gearing up for the 50th celebrations with a mass themed wedding. The unofficial event will boast a themed cake, commemorative rings, compo for "best dressed" and other activities. Taking place on 24 November, Who -themed limos will whisk 50 lucky couples to the ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. The celebrations will be broadcast on local TV and members of the public will be able to join the fun at £10 a head. More at www.whovianwedding.com .
• MARVEL's talking about another TV spin-off from its superhero universe , thanks to Captain America 's Agent Carter.
• Wizards Vs Aliens will soon return for its second series and Russell The T declares it to be “wilder, bolder, deeper and funnier than ever, taking us from suburbia to the wilds of Tibet, encountering spaceships, magical worlds, haunted castles and galactic wars along the way.”
• Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and the rest of the Toy Story cast are returning this October for Halloween-themed Toy Story Of Terror . The half-hour special is set to air in the UK on Sky Movies in late October. This comes at a good time, as Pixar announce their plans to push back the release dates to both The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory . Trailer:
• BristolCon Fringe readings in the pub continue into their second month with Tim Maughan and Piotr Świetlik taking to the floor next Monday, 23 September, in the Shakespeare, Prince Street. The readings, which are organised by the BristolCon crew , start at 7.30 pm.
• Been following the online comic version of The Blade Itself , adapted from the work of top fantasy author Joe Abercrombie? If your Luddite-like answer is "no" then it's your lucky day: the first four issues of the series are coming to paperback at $14.99, with a foreword from Peter V Brett, so get your pre-order in from Monday 23 September.
• The makers of The Last Days On Mars have released its first UK trailer, with a grim look at the perils facing the crew of the Tantalus Base. It stars Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai and Olivia Williams. Trailer:
• Sequart has announced Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghost Interviews , by Patrick Meaney and Kevin Thurman. In 2010 and 2011 the top comics writer sat down and recorded over nine hours of footage, about his work and inspirations, which was later adapted into a documentary feature film. Meaney and Thurman’s new book, for $12.99 in print and $6.99 on Kindle, is a record of those interviews and the parts that never made it to the screen.