Over the weekend, some lucky fans got the chance to see the unaired pilot episode of THE SIXTH GUN. The episode was shown at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM. It was a great event, with zombie cowboys, themed adult beverages, Q&A, book signings, costume contests, and staged shootouts at the end of the Santa Fe Trail!
Despite a little rain and a blackout that delayed the first screening by a couple of hours (during which we did a panel discussion in the dark), the event was an absolute blast! The pilot was really well received. It looked great on the big screen. And I think we introduced a bunch of new readers to the book!
As George R. R. Martin recently posted, the pilot episode of THE SIXTH GUN will soon be premiered (exclusively and probably for the one and only time) at Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe!
THE SIXTH GUN is a exceedingly popular Fantasy Western series that’s been burning up the comic shops the past few years. Zombies and gunslingers, hard to beat that. Given the popularity of the comic, no one was surprised when NBC picked up the television rights to the series and filmed a one-hour pilot, shooting most of it on one of the many “old west town” sets that surround Santa Fe. But everyone was surprised when NBC passed on the pilot rather than go to series.
In a couple of days, I’ll be heading to Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! You can find me at table S-02, where I’ll be stocked up on trades and hardcovers of THE SIXTH GUN, THE DAMNED, and the (just released) HELHEIM!
You can find me at my table most of the show, but I’ll also be at a couple of panels throughout the weekend:
The Nerdist Writers Panel
Room: HALL A (611-614)
Time: 3:30PM – 4:20PM
Join host Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) as he talks about the process & business of writing comics. Joining Ben will be Greg Rucka, Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Dynamite 10th Anniversary: The Best in Barbarians and Sci-Fi!
Time: 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Join the Dynamite gang and their star-studded line-up of creative talent for an hour of explosive power! Gail Simone raises the banner with Red Sonja! Bill Willingham creates a brand-new Steampunk world in Legenderry! Fred Van Lente punches machines to death with Magnus: Robot Fighter! Get the latest news right from the source, as the Dynamite team gives you a dynamic glimpse behind-the-scenes!
The Oni Press RevolutiONIze Comics Panel
Room: TCC 301
Time: 6:00PM – 6:50PM
Join Director of Publicity John Schork and Editor in Chief James Lucas Jones as well as a fierce cabal of top Oni Press creators as they announce new titles, show off current titles, and generally thrill and amaze. Free high fives with admittance!