The May the Earth Stood Still
Friday May 3rd to Saturday May 4th.
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) stands as a seminal work of 1950s science fiction cinema.  It tells the story of an alien messenger to Earth with a dire warning about the dangers of nuclear weapons.  The lesson was clear - peace or devastation.

This fear can be seen in Godzilla (1954), The Day the World Ended (1955), and Them! (1954).  Many films of this era are cautionary tales as humanity moved into uncertain times. The dangers of the Cold War provided a sense of dread as wartime cooperation was replaced by the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union.  

Not all films of this era carry a serious message, though. The 1950s also brings about such cult classics as The Blob (1958), Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), and (arguably one of the worst movies ever made) Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959).  We list these all of these movies in hopes of providing inspiration. Science fiction tends to get lost in the shadow of fantasy roleplaying. This spring, we shine a spotlight on it.

- Clint, Dan. Daniel, Nathan and Rob

(Also, this convention will be remade in the future with Keanu Reeves filling in for one of the organisers.  Most likely me, as I’m told people confuse us all the time - Clint)


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Lansdowne Community League
4915 124 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 3T9
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