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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AuthorCon / ParaHorror Festival

James Felix McKenney will be appearing at Author Con / Para Horror Festival in Oneonta, NY on October 12 & 13.

A screening of three of our films, The Off Season, Satan Hates You and Automatons will take place starting at 3:00pm on Friday. On Saturday, McKenney will host a filmmaking panel at 5pm.

Tickets are available at the festival website.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Indie Science Fiction Cinema


Check out this wonderful book by Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay and Chris Vander Kaay covering a wide range of recent SF films that includes a section on our film AUTOMATONS with an interview with James Felix McKenney, as well as discussions with other filmmakers about their modern SF movies.

Pick up Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today: Conversations with 21st Century Filmmakers today!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Coming to Oneonta, NY this October!

Three of our films, The Off Season, Automatons and Satan Hates You will be screening back-to-back this October in Oneonta, NY!

Writer-Director James Felix McKenney will be at the screenings to introduce the movie and for a Q&A.

It's all part of the Authorcon-Screamfest weekend where James will also be appearing.

Info and tickets available at:

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Before Geeks Were Cool Episode 73: Micro Memories

The World’s Worst Podcast returns with another rambling tangent-filled episode as Laree and Jim take a trip to inner space to reminisce about their favorite childhood toy line, the Micronauts!

Collect them all on iTunes!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Announcing the Geeks Away Travel Guide!

Search for nerdy fun by city, state or zip code on Geeks Away

March 27, 2018

The Geek’s Away Travel Guide is every science fiction, comic book, anime, fantasy, gaming and horror fan’s tour guide to the nerdiest attractions in America (and eventually, other places in the world!). Search by state, city or zip code for listings of geek-approved shops, exhibits, film locations and other destinations that no self-respecting pop culture fan should miss.

Created by filmmaker, writer, artist and lifelong geek James Felix McKenney, the guide currently lives on the web at with an Android app currently available and an app for iPhone and iPad coming within the next few weeks.

“The idea came to me when my friend and co-host of my podcast, Before Geeks Were Cool, was coming from Los Angeles to visit me in New York,” says McKenney. “We were planning on spending some time going to comic shops, toy stores and other geeky attractions in NYC before heading to Pennsylvania to visit the Frank Frazetta Museum, so I started looking for guides to other nerdy stuff we could do on the trip in between. I was really surprised to find that such a geek guide didn’t exist, so I set out to remedy that.”

McKenney stresses that the online guide is a work in progress with hundreds of listings currently featured with more being added every day. “There are already sites online to locate comic book shops or that list convention schedules, so we’re really focused on geeky art galleries, arcade bars, gaming stores with unique events, nerdy roadside attractions, theme restaurants and filming locations from genre movies, as well as a few ‘destination’ comic shops and other places of interest.” Visitors are also welcome to contact Geeks Away via the website to suggest listings.

So whether you’re traveling to a new state or just wondering what you may be missing in your own neighborhood, Geeks Away is here to make sure you don’t miss out on any fun!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Submit Your Film to the Great Western Catskills International Film Festival

Calling all filmmakers!

The first ever Great Western Catskills International Film Festival will be held in town of Andes, New York for one weekend this fall. Come experience the best in independent film from all over the world. Screening times will be announced as the films are chosen for the festival.

We are now accepting submissions! Great Western Catskills International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

As we are a new festival, we are currently not in a position to offer entry fee waivers.

Submit your film now on FilmFreeway!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Movie Club: Escape from New York!

Laree and Jim talk about John Carpenter's action classic. Get it on iTunes!