New York Comic Con, Silver Summit, Production, January!October 9th, 2012
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth at New York Comic Con
Today is a quick Precious Metal Head entry – we are madly packing up to head out to New York Comic Con. Now for our third year we’ll face over 100,000 fans – now is our final chance to tell ‘em the movie is here.
This year we are very honored to have Jon Schaffer in our booth – of course Jon plays a key role in our movie, delivering a fiery speech to the rebel underground. We are hoping to let more IE fans know about Jon’s film debut!
Iced Earth fans will be psyched to see Jon live in New York on Saturday – we’ve set up two times for signatures and meetup, plus lots of Iced Earth/Sons of Liberty gear for sale. Come on by and throw a goat for Iced F’ing Earth!
New Comic is in Print
Our comic is in print! It’s beautiful, either in black/white, or in full color. We will have copies for sale in New York, or online at our store. Just in time for the holidays!
One of the very cool things about the comic is that it is another lens on Silver Circle. It’s the same story – but instead of being animated in 3D, it’s separately drawn in 2D by a totally different artist, the mighty Jackie Musto. It’s really interesting to see the same characters and action re-imagined visually.
Showing at Silver Summit
Silver Circle is equally comfortable with precious metal investment professionals as with comic fans and metalheads. So we are very pleased to screen Silver Circle in its entirety at Silver Summit in Spokane Washington. This is one of the premier gatherings of true silver lovers, investors, producers, and pundits. This is the place to mingle with miners and silverbugs alike.
We are very proud to have been chosen by the organizers as part of the entertainment for the event. We will also have a table – so please stop by and say hello, but please don’t toss a goat at this one.
Compositing, Lighting, Sound
With animation all done except for occasional fixes, we are lighting, editing, compositing, editing this film to completion. Our sound design is done, and the composer is just finishing his score. We’re practically there. It looks and sounds amazing!
The 2K renders – full movie size – will start coming through next. These are phenomenal in detail, and take the whole thing to another level.
Theaters in January
We are driving hard towards our release in theaters in January 2013. Though the film will be ready before then, indie films are wise to avoid theatre releases in November-December to avoid getting creamed by the rush of holiday films. If and when the film breaks out to hundreds of screens, then we need the theaters to have openings for us. More on this soon!
Song of the Month
It’s too crazy right now getting ready for New York, so I will let the universe decide my metal song of the month. Here’s what’s coming across my speakers right now: Undiminished by Hatebreed.
Thanks for sticking with us through this journey – see you in the theaters!