15-Feb-2017 (Wed) Wherein the planet has been hacked once more.

During our screening of HACKERS, the intermission began with this unscheduled interruption from notorious video terrorists RAZOR AND BLADE, where they discussed our Patreon!

Also, if you arrived late and missed the trailers before the movie, these are what I put together this time. A couple people asked me, "Are all of those movies real?" Yes. Yes they are.

So then this happened:

Go ahead and get those "Hacking the Gibson" jokes out of your system now. I found this even more unsettling than the fact that these days I get most of my morning updates on Trump's march toward the looming cyberpunk dystopia from this gentleman's RTs.

Photos will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, here's what our head-to-head Wipeout XL rig looked like with the elusive PS1 link cable:

13 Responses:

  1. Really sad I couldn't make it. Will you be doing it again?

  2. I was going to be That Internet Asshole and ask why no trailer for Gunhead, but apparently it was from the 80's...

  3. Amy says:

    I had so much fun last night. Thanks for doing this again! I hope there were enough of us there to justify doing another one soon.

    And would I be the only one who's hoping that The Fifth Element could be in the running to show at a future Cyberdelia?

    • jwz says:

      I also had a great time! I really like this party.

      We got around 380 people this time, which is great for a Tuesday -- the first Cyberdelia got about 1,000, and the second one (Tank Girl) got 240. Both of those were on Fridays. And the third one we cancelled because we only had 13 pre-sales a week out.

      One thing that helped enormously is that this party had financial sponsorship from Atlassian, who were in town for B Sides. That took a lot of the pressure off, and the worry. So huge thanks to them!

      I would love for this party to be a quarterly, or even a monthly, but I just don't think enough people would show up. My vision for the event was that it would be our recurring "Nineties" party, plus a hecklable scifi movie early in the evening, a different one each time. But the numbers suggest that everyone else in the world who is interested in this party is interested in it if the movie is Hackers and only Hackers. And I kinda don't think they'd come to see that movie once a month.

      I heard so many people say, "Oh, I wasn't interested in a Tank Girl party", which means that we did not succeed in expressing that it was not a Tank Girl party, it was Cyberdelia. Maybe that's just too complicated a pitch, I dunno.

      • Amy says:

        As much as I'd love to see it become a regular thing, if attendance doesn't support it on a weekend night, it's hard for me to make it. I had to take the next day off work to be able to survive the late night (so worth it, but don't think I could get away with it monthly). >.< Totally glad you had a sponsor to help out though.

        Also really sucks that the interest seems to be lacking for other movies. Maybe if the patreon picks up enough steam, you could poll us for alternative movie options? They Live might resonate with your customer base though. I know I'd be down for it, I've already been eyeing it on Google Play because I haven't seen it yet.

        • MattyJ says:

          @Amy "I've already been eyeing it on Google Play because I haven't seen it yet."

          And you're wasting your time writing posts on this blog why ...?

          Get on that business, stat!

      • Jason Zentraedi says:

        From the response, it seemed like Hackers is a techie Rocky Horror. If it was pushed as such, people would start to learn lines and jokes together, increasing the amount of people collectively inside the joke. Hackers definitely seems to be the movie from that era that could make this happen. Definitely once a year for the anniversary, or if it builds up enough audience, multiple times a year like Rocky Horror and The Room.

      • Mariachi says:

        Isn't Atlassian always in town? I thought this was their HQ I'm looking at out my window on Folsom.

  4. hroethgar says:

    I saw Space Truckers. It was not a good use of my time.

    Trailers I was hoping to see: Robot Jox and Hardware.

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