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The 6th Gun Returns to Santa Fe

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THE SIXTH GUN is a exceedingly popular Fantasy Western series that's been burning up the comic shops the past few years.   Zombies and gunslingers, hard to beat that.  Given the popularity of the comic, no one was surprised when  NBC picked up the television rights to the series and filmed a one-hour pilot, shooting most of it on one of the many "old west town" sets that surround Santa Fe.  But everyone was surprised when NBC passed on the pilot rather than go to series.

Turns out that was good news for GAME OF THRONES, since we promptly made off with two of SIXTH GUN's stars, Pedro Pascal (who became Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne) and Michiel Huisman (our new Daario Naharis).  It was less good for all the other folks on SIXTH GUN, whose work would never be seen.

But now it will... on Friday, May 23 the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe will be showing the pilot of THE SIXTH GUN... the first and, quite likely, last time the pilot will be shown, and beyond a doubt the ONLY time you will ever get to see it on a big (okay, medium sized) screen.  It's an event that comic fans. fantasy fans. western fans, and zombie fans will not want to miss.

For those who don't know the comic, here's a taste:



(FYI, it should be noted that the pilot is live action, not animated, the above shots all come from the comic).

 We are planning a whole day of activities around THE SIXTH GUN.  We will have two showings of the pilot, one at 4:00 pm and one at 8:30 pm.  In between we will have gunfights, zombie shambles, zombie dance hall girls.  Some local members of the cast and crew should turn up (the first time they've had a chance to see the fruit of their labors).  Our bar will be serving a special cocktail, the Sinclair Shooter.

And we will have three very special guests:  writer CULLEN BUNN and artist BRIAN HURTT, the guys behind the SIXTH GUN comic, will be flying into Santa Fe to join us, together with RYAN CONDAL, scriptwriter and executive producer for the television pilot.  Cullen and Brian will be autographing copies of the comic and graphic novels, and joining Ryan for a panel discussion and Q&A about the comic, the TV show, and the future of the series.

The best part?  All of this is FREE.  No charge for admission to either of the screenings, the panel, any of it.

And if you get to the Cocteau by noon, we may even make a zombie of you.  The more zombie gunslingers and zombie dance hall girls we have on hand, the more fun it will be.  It takes a lot of zombies to make a proper horde...

See you at the shootout.  May 23.  Remember that date.

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( 13 comments )
David Smart
May. 7th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Options
Since NBC turned down a series run, can another network take on this series (maybe HBO or Showtime for example)? Would they have to start over at square one or can they use the pilot as well?
grrm
May. 7th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Options
It does happen sometimes that a network will pick up a show developed for another, but it is exceedingly rare,
driftersonline
May. 7th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
western fantasy
sounds like my cup of tea (whiskey) oops...fell out of character.
harvey_rrit
May. 7th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
Dayum.

Have I mentioned you be cool?

You be cool.
tripleneck
May. 9th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
This comic is awesome. I've been reading it from the first issue and it has been great the whole way. Just reached issue 40 and will end soon as a complete story. I would so love to be there for this event. Great work making this happen!
thedragondemand
May. 18th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
In addition to being the top administrator for the Game of Thrones wikia, I am also the lead administrator for this above-average, cross genre comic and am very pleased to see this hitting the mainstream, if you will.

In regard to another niche "fanboy" (I hate that word) market, any possibility to host a Brony/Only event at the Cocteau? The brony fandom, New Mexico chapter, would pay the iron price for such a monumental venue.
grrm
May. 20th, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
Uh... I have no idea what Brony/Only is. Sorry. I suppose now they will revoke my nerd credentials.
thedragondemand
May. 21st, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Naturally, a clarification of the point is in order, and I apologize for not being clear.

Bronies are unique in that they are not nerd exclusive to one portion of fandom within the nerdish cosmos. In my work as a wikia admin for Game of Thrones, I have met a fair number of faithful readers, editors, and even admins who would include themselves in the number of the Bronies. Now to define the term, a "Brony" is a male, generally 18-38 years in age, who is a fan of Lauren Faust's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic animated series.

An excellent primer for this phenomenon is the documentary, Bronies, which I was instrumental in creating and bringing to the mainstream. It is also narrated and hosted by John DeLancie, who needs no introduction.

I have heard tell that Ran dabbles in Bronyism, and I've been trying to get Wert to come out of the Brony closet for some time now.

Finally, for absolute clarification, Brony/Only is a core group of fans who are the most faithful: "the true fans," if I may. We are the ones who attend every Bronycon and smaller event, go to all the signings, and are 100# committed to evangelizing Ms. Faust's earlier, more obscure works.
Dante Draven
May. 21st, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
Nero
bronies,its the adult(mainly male)fan base of the cartoon "my little pony friendship is magic"
Josemi de Alonso
May. 18th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
This is great news!
You are doing something really cool! All the crew that worked in this episode for sure deserve their minute (or 60 minutes) in the spot of light, and I think is a great chance to use your theatre to promote that... I hope they get sell the show (It can be worst than "the after") but even if that is not the case, all their work can be seen at least once... kind of epic, if you ask me!

Please, continue doing this sort of events. May I suggest an international fantasy short movie festival? (Yes, ok, I want send one!)

MrWalker1000
May. 19th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
Lucifer by mike carey is a great comic as well but probably damn unfilmable. NBC's gem right now is hannibal and it doesn't have exactly high raitings so weird they wouldn't prompt for something that probably has a more predictable investment?

Speaking of comics being adapted into live action guilermo del tero got the greenlight from hbo I believe to adapt japanese comic Monster into a live action series.

Well that's going to be one heck of a show.
hathus
May. 23rd, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
This is the part where I cry about Florida being a wasteland for rad things happening.
Forest Phelps
May. 24th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
Sixth gun
I started reading the sixth gun way back in 2010, it was excellent and I was hooked immediately. Every month I went out and picked up the new issue, almost like clockwork. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Then they started releasing the comics sporadically instead of the monthly issues I was expecting, which wouldn't have been an issue except they weren't as good as they use to be.

I still faithfully bought every issue when they came out though and heard they were trying to turn it into a series! I was so excited. I thought it would be the motivation they needed to get back to the story. It sucks it didn't get picked up. It probably would have given them less time to work on their series, as I'm sure the show would entailed tons of conventions and traveling for them.
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