For our third amazing year, Sci-Fest LA will transport you to distant planetary outposts, trap you in undiscovered dimensions, fling you far into the future and drop you in a creepy seaside village not found on any map. Our 2016 line-up of mini-masterpieces are eerie, thought-provoking, moving, hilarious, and in some cases, just plain scary! Stay in the loop, by joining our mailing list.
A PROGRAM A:
May 1 (preview), May 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 29 (Performances)
WINGED CUPID, PAINTED BLIND
by Rob Hollocks
The love between two married scientists is put to the ultimate test when they are trapped in a deadly race against time.
by Janis Ian
Adapted by Lisa Beth KovetzA futuristic tale of love, honor and unwanted duty played out in a distant, war-torn galaxy. Based on the short story by the iconic singer-composer of “At Seventeen.”
SHOGGOTH’S OLD PECULIAR
by Neil Gaiman
Adapted by Michael Bernard
A naïve American student stumbles onto a creepy, uncharted seaside village that hides a horrible secret. Literary legend Neil Gaiman’s chilling homage to the work of Lovecraft.
by Spencer Green
Stranded for decades between dimensions, a desperately lonely astronaut suddenly has a surprise guest.
by Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman
A trio of quirky aliens fiercely interrogate a captive astronaut, determined to get answers to their questions about humanity.
April 30 (preview), May 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 26, 27, 28 (Performances)
LOVE LIFE ALPHA
by Nathan Wellman
A young couple find it tough to mend their damaged relationship under the constant, watchful eye of “Alpha.”
CERTAIN UNEXPLAINABLE EVENTS
by Cody Daigle
Three troubled teenagers have very different accounts of the night their friend disappeared.
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
by Michael J. Himstedt
A divorced man’s attempt to share Christmas with his estranged son is thwarted by terrifying, otherworldly forces.
by John P. Dowgin
A seemingly chance encounter between two strangers unleashes unexpected calamity.
THE YATTERING AND JACK
by Clive Barker;
Adapted by Matt. Murray and Jack Kenny.
Despite his best demonic efforts, a “Yattering” dispatched from Hell cannot seem to break the spirit of his designated victim. Based on the classic short story by one of Sci-Fi and Fantasy’s grandmasters.
FPLUS MORE FUN STUFF:
Sci-Fest LA will soon be announcing the dates of the Roswell Award (for Adult Science Fiction Writing) and the Tomorrow Prize (for best short Sci-Fi story written by a Los Angeles High School Student). In addition, we are attempting to schedule a few more unique “one-night-only” events during the festival in May. The best way to stay on top of the ever-evolving roster of Sci-Fest LA shows, events and give-aways is to subscribe to our mailing list at Sci-FestLA.com. Subscribers to our list are also the first ones to hear about discount offers