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Independent Film Festival Friday Evening
Join us Friday night for a selection of films by local filmmakers.
Ice Cream Social Friday 8 pm
Friday Night, Ice Cream, Toppings, Lots of People; sounds like a fun time to us.
Banquet Sat. 6-8 pm
Join us Saturday night for a semi-formal dinner. Each table will feature a special guest. Entrees include Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian (more details to come). There is an additional charge of $34 per person for this three course meal.  Enjoy table conversation with Peter David, David Peters, Omar Rayyam, J. Jaques, David Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, George Zebrowski, Pamela Sargent, Terry McGarry or Ann Kelleher.

Dinner options:

  • Cranberry Chicken - Breast of chicken stuffed with cornbread and cranberries, topped with a mandarin Grand Marnier Sauce
  • Portobello Mushroom Lasagna - Layered portobello mushrooms, spinach, roasted red pepper, garlic and mozzarella cheese served with penne and marinara sauce
  • Grilled Sliced Flank Frites - Flank steak grilled and topped with a Merlot wine demi glace and garlic breaded mushrooms served with a melange of seasonal vegetables and beer battered onion chips.

All dinners will also include:

  • Soda, Coffee or Tea
  • Caesar Salad (dressing on the side)
  • Oven Fresh Rolls and Butter
  • Chefs Selection of Seasonal Accompaniments
  • Black and White Chocolate Ganache Torte

Sign up in advance at the Albacon registration page.

Saturday Night Extravaganza:  Peter David Unplugged! Sat. 8:00 pm
Spend an hour with Guest of Honor Peter David performing death-defying feats (well, talking and answering questions).
Saturday Night Extravaganza: Guardians Sat. 9:00 pm
A special staged reading of a script from independent filmmaker Jeff Burns.  Local professional actors will perform scenes from the script, which chronicles the adventures of a group of female warriors from the Catholic Church as they continue their war against vampires.
Art Auction Sun. 1 pm
A voice auction held on Sunday afternoon to determine who gets to walk off with the choicest pieces from the Albacon Art Show.`
Special Presentations
Kubrick's 2001- A Space Odyssey: How Patterns, Archetypes, and Style Inform a Narrative A presentation discussing the film by Al Halstead
Dueling Easels -- artists compete to draw audience suggestions
Technological Fossils -- a look at what used to be cutting edge but is now forgotten with Tom Easton.
"You want to build a beanstalk Jack?" -- The possibility and problems of building a space elevator with David Stephenson.
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