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LA FLORIDIANA
What’s In A Name? A Look at the Origin of Names of Florida’s Towns and Counties Q to T
 by William Moriaty

THIS WEEK'S MOVIE REVIEW
"The Polar Express"
 by Mike Smith

CREATURE'S CORNER
Screamfest....Comics
 by John Lewis

ODDSERVATIONS
Screamfest 2004 - A Real Scream!
 by Andy Lalino

MATT'S RAIL
This Guy Is No Artest....Famous Monsters Update
 by Matt Drinnenberg

MIKE'S RANT
Globe Shut Out....Happy Birthday....Welcome Aboard, Art....Oh Darn!...Meet The Beatles, Part 42
 by Mike Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review, 2004!
    Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our fifth calendar year!
    Number 242  (Vol. 5, No. 46). This edition is for the week of November 8--14, 2004.

Back to Business

"Back to Business"? Well, I figured it's more appropriate than using "Aftermath" for the thousandth time--and also "Aftermath" may give readers the mistaken notion I want to continue hand-wringing over the election. Nah, done and over for the PCR. Make no mistake, I'll personally still be monitoring Dubya very closely. Oh, and I have my favorite conspiracy theories, mind you---like why the exit polls didn't match the electronic numbers at the end of election day for the first time in history---but I'll leave that to the message board. Here, we're back to business.

The Creature Feature Fan Archive and Database
Andy Lalino and Lonnie Dohlen have been hard at work preparing a substantial update for the database which now includes, yes, the new episodes of Creature Feature that starred Professor Paul Bearer II which aired last month. We enjoyed meeting the Professor and segment producer Jason Thomas at the Halloween Horror Picture Show which we covered in detail in last week's issue. Please check out Andy's final work and the new addition to the Database.

Flash Fantastic Has New Editor
While we're not burning our bridges yet on the many excellent responses we got to our call for a new editor for Flash Fantastic (there still may be other jobs), Patty and I have decided to set out the new year with old fan friend and colleague Art Brown at the helm.

The "old gang" will remember Art from the sci-fi club scene of the '70s as a member of The Andromeda Society and as a founding member of both the Alpha '99ers and Merging Worlds. All excellent clubs (I went to all of 'em). Art's plenty capable of handling the editing chores on FF, especially since Patty recently gave him a crash course---ha ha. I was afraid Art might not have enough time to do it since he's also involved with other projects, otherwise he'd've come up sooner, but he insists he can handle it, so, hey, welcome aboard Art Brown! Since Patty already has enough stories to meet year's end, they're asking to please send all new flash fiction submissions to: ArthurTampa@aol.com.

Doubletree Inn Super Comic Con this Sunday, Nov 14th
It's that time of year for another great Tampa Comic and Toy Convention at the Doubletree Inn! Extra special guest will be none other than Noel Neill, Lois Lane in most of the early The Adventures of Superman TV shows! Also, comic artists Ethan Van Sciver, Mart Nodell, Jim Fern, Rob Granito, and a host of many other local and national genre celebs will be there.

Dealer's room has comics, toys, posters, everything. Admission is only $5 with 12 years and under admitted for free--this is one you can definitely afford. The Doubletree Inn is located at 4500 W. Cypress St., off I-275 between Cypress and Westshore in Tampa, Florida. For more information, please visit http://comicbookconventions.com/tampaconvention/ or call 1-888-370-6108.

Romeo Coffeehouse Film Series Meeting Thursday, Nov 11th
TOO Productions presents the next Coffeehouse Film Review on Thursday, November 11, from 8 – 10 p.m. at Studio 1515, located at 1515 Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. Coffeehouse Film Reviews showcases independent films made by local filmmakers. Coffeehouse Film Reviews is held every second Thursday of the month and is free.

Next event's films include:
Anguish: Tommy Andrews has grown up a misguided and depressed human being. So when a group of college students give Tommy a real hard time, he wants to get even in the only way he has known his whole life.
Rebirth of an Amateur Tennis Superstar and Legend of the Lounge Scene: Two comedies by Chris McDaniel that you must see!
Dogs Dreaming: A typical suburbanite, lulled by the hum-drum nature of his day to day launches into a psychological war with his neighbor under questionable circumstances relieving himself of all moral inhibitions in his quest to achieve the ultimate virtue: to win.

And more! TOO Productions feels that there are very few, if any, regular outlets in the local area for local independent filmmakers to showcase their films. Hopefully, this monthly event will provide that outlet for everyone, from experienced local independent filmmakers to local college and high school filmmakers experimenting with film production for the first time. TOO Productions promises your film will be shown!
Studio 1515 is owned and operated by Walter and Sarah Romeo, who opened the coffeehouse in order to provide local artists a place to gather and share their art. Coffeehouse Film Reviews is another way to provide a showcase to local artists.
TOO Productions is looking for film submissions for future events. For more information on the event or for information on how to submit a film, email tooprod@hotmail.com or paulguzzo@hotmail.com. All genres of films are accepted – feature length, shorts, documentaries, comedy, horror, love, art, drama, foreign language, experimental etc. No pornography!


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