16th and 17th
Check out the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS at the bottom
of this page
Join us for a weekend that brings together the fact and fiction of your
adds a science fiction element to the Bal's established X-Fest convention.
Like the intimate cons of decades past you can enjoy films, TV episodes,
guests, panels, dealers, displays and more, all in one weekend without
the lines and
high -priced access.
Our special guest of honor for the weekend is Marta
Kristen, Judy Robinson from Lost in Space!
And we can't have a Robinson without a Robot! The Lost in Space Robot
will also be on hand for pictures and fun!
include Servando Gonzales, Jeffrey Gonzales, Ruben
Uriarte and James Fox.
on UFOs, conspiracy theories, Dr. Who, special effects, a tribute to
Gerry Anderson, the science in science fiction and more.
favorite Sci Fi films! The original War of the Worlds, The
Last Starfighter, The Explorers, Serenity, plus episodes
of Lost in Space and Dr. Who!
are currently working on dealers, displays and more surprises. This
will be a weekend you won't want to miss!
are available now at www.baltheatre.com
The Historical Bal Theatre is a 700-seat theater located at 14808 East
14th Street in San Leandro.
Bay Area Film Events on...
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
BAFE adds a science fiction element to the Bal's established X-Fest
convention. Like the intimate cons of decades past you can enjoy films,
TV episodes, guests, panels, dealers, speakers and more, all in one
weekend without the lines and high priced access.
Our special guest of honor for the weekend is Marta Kristen, Judy Robinson
from Lost in Space! And we can't have a Robinson without a Robot! The
Lost in Space Robot will also be on hand for pictures and fun!
In addition to panels with our guest Marta Kristen, we will also have
a number of local experts live on stage. Ben Burress from the Chabot
Space & Science Center will discuss Space and what is out there
now, visual effects compositor Colin Epstein from Tippett Studio will
discuss the current state of visual effects, authors Will Viharo and
Scott Fulks will do a reading and give the background details of their
Sci Fi novel "It Came From Hangar 18", Scott Weitz from Creepy
KOFY Movietime presents the science behind science fiction, SciFi Japan's
Bob Johnson and Tim Eldred from Marvel Animation Studios talk about
the saga of the Japanese Sci Fi classic Space Battleship Yamato and
Jeffrey Gonzalez from Paranormal Central Radio, explorer/historian/philosopher
Dan Dillman and Zareth the Alchemist examine the latest sightings of
UFOs, Big Foot, paranormal phenomena and other mysteries.
Enjoy your favorite Sci Fi films! The original War of the Worlds, The
Last Starfighter, The Explorers, Serenity, plus episodes of Lost in
For more information, go to www.bayareafilmevents.com and also check
out our Facebook page!
Tickets are available now at www.baltheatre.com
Use promo code "BAL1946" for half off tickets online! All
tickets will be full price at the door.
SATURDAY November 16:
The Explorers - 109 mins - 1985
Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board.
Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set
it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting
off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens
Ben hopes they would find... but are they what they seem?
Ethan Hawke, River Pheonix.
The Swastika: A Cosmic Symbol?
Servando Gonzalez "Historian, Author.
Saga of a Japanese Sci Fi classic: STAR BLAZERS/SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO.
Bob Johnson (SciFi Japan)/Tim Eldred (Starblazers.com and Marvel Animation
Marta Kristen - Lost in Space Episode "Attack of the Monster Plants"
Space and What's Out There?
Ben Burress (Chabot Space & Science Center)
War of the Worlds (original) - 85 mins. - 1953
H.G. Well's classic novel is brought to life is this tale of alien invasion.
The residents of a small town in California are excited when a flaming
meteor lands in the hills. Their joy is tempered somewhat when they
discover that it has passengers who are not very friendly.
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson.
Reading from and dicussing the novel "It Came From Hangar 18".
Will "The Thrill" Viharo (Author, Lounge Lizard, Movie Programmer
New Parkway/Thrillville) and Scott Fulks (Software Engineer/Author)
The Science of Science Fiction
Scott Weitze (Research Scientist at Labcon, Science Guy at Creepy KOFY
Marta Kristen - Lost in Space Episode "Space Beauty."
SUNDAY November 17:
The Last Starfighter - 101 mins - 1984
Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and
everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter video
game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds
he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he
meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company
that made the game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is
chosen to take the skills he shown on the video game into real combat
to protect the galaxy from an invasion.
Lance Guest, Robert Preston.
Marta Kristen - Lost in Space "Visit To A Hostile Planet."
Current Sightings: UFOs, Bigfoot, Paranormal, Ancient Mysteries &
Dan Dillman 3rd Generation Treasure Hunter, Researcher and Philosopher.
Zareth The Alchemist "Ancient Mysteries, Hidden Symbols and Messages".
Jeffrey Gonzalez from (Paranormal Central) Radio and TV Host, UFO, BIGFOOT
and Paranormal Researcher.
Servando Gonzalez "Historian, Author, The Swastika: A Cosmic Symbol?
The Current State of Visual Effects
Colin Epstein (VFX Compositor at Tippett Studio)
Marta Kristen - Lost in Space Episode "The Great Vegetable Rebellion,"
Serenity - 119 mins - 2005
In the future, a spaceship called Serenity is harboring a passenger
with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit.
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their
ship, they find themselves in an awesome action-packed battle between
the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy
anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures
who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all
may be on their ship.
Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin. Written and Directed by