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.
Turns out that was good news for GAME OF THRONES, since we promptly made off with two of SIXTH GUN’s stars, Pedro Pascal (who became Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne) and Michiel Huisman (our new Daario Naharis). It was less good for all the other folks on SIXTH GUN, whose work would never be seen.
But now it will… on Friday, May 23 the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe will be showing the pilot of THE SIXTH GUN… the first and, quite likely, last time the pilot will be shown, and beyond a doubt the ONLY time you will ever get to see it on a big (okay, medium sized) screen. It’s an event that comic fans. fantasy fans. western fans, and zombie fans will not want to miss.
We are planning a whole day of activities around THE SIXTH GUN. We will have two showings of the pilot, one at 4:00 pm and one at 8:30 pm. In between we will have gunfights, zombie shambles, zombie dance hall girls. Some local members of the cast and crew should turn up (the first time they’ve had a chance to see the fruit of their labors). Our bar will be serving a special cocktail, the Sinclair Shooter.
And we will have three very special guests: writer CULLEN BUNN and artist BRIAN HURTT, the guys behind the SIXTH GUN comic, will be flying into Santa Fe to join us, together with RYAN CONDAL, scriptwriter and executive producer for the television pilot. Cullen and Brian will be autographing copies of the comic and graphic novels, and joining Ryan for a panel discussion and Q&A about the comic, the TV show, and the future of the series.
The best part? All of this is FREE. No charge for admission to either of the screenings, the panel, any of it.
And if you get to the Cocteau by noon, we may even make a zombie of you. The more zombie gunslingers and zombie dance hall girls we have on hand, the more fun it will be. It takes a lot of zombies to make a proper horde…
See you at the shootout. May 23. Remember that date.
We will be signing books, sold by Big Adventure Comics, between screenings!
While we’re in the area, Brian and I will also be signing at Astro-Zombies in Albuquerque! That signing will be on Saturday, the 24th, from 1:00 – 4:00!
I’m looking froward to the trip! I hope to see you there!