Friday, November 14, 2014

Escape Artists: September & October 2014

Greetings, Hatchlings!

Every month we round up all the stories we can find about fun movie events like marathons, special screenings, and conventions and miscellaneous film-life stuff like food and games. Let’s see what went down in the world of escapism and pop culture shenanigans in September and October of 2014!

Apologies that this is so galdurn late! I had every intention of posting a September Escape Artists but it just didn't happen. But now I've got a supersized post for September and October. Not only that, but I have an awesome Escapist of the Month for you guys. Our Escapist(s) of the Month(s) are...

...the French Toast Sunday crew members for all the shit they got up to these past two months, including, but not limited to, the Toronto International Film Festival, their local Comic-Con, and visiting lil' ol' me here in Jacksonville for my annual Halloween party!

The gang is awesome at the whole traveling thing, and it looks like they had a lot of fun at TIFF. You can read more about that trip here.

A few members of the crew went to the Baltimore Comic Con again this year. Check out their coverage here.

Of course, a highlight for me was their visit to Jacksonville...

Lindsay and me enjoying some breakfast at Maple Street Biscuit Company.
FTS Grand Poobah Lindsay and her boyfriend Jason got into town the night before the party. The next morning we checked out one of my favorite breakfast places, Maple Street Biscuit Company. After that we did some party shopping.

Speaking of, the party was awesome!

Hangin' at Aardwolf. Yes, I shaved off my beard, and yes I regret it every day.
We did a bunch of rando' stuff the day after the party. One of our activities was dropping by Aardwolf, one of Jax's local breweries. We followed that up with a donut run to Edgewood Bakery and finished the night with dinner and...a movie. What else are movie bloggers gonna do? 

So thanks for visiting, guys, and thanks for being awesome escape artists!

Top Stories!

The Shawshank Tour

Have you ever wanted to go to prison? My neither, unless it's one of those fancy Danish ones. Anyway, my point is, you will soon be able to tour the Shawshank Redemption prison. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Film School Rejects and Cinema Blend) reports that they'll be open for tours next year. So get busy livin' or get busy visitin' this prison.

Dismember the Alamo

The Alamo did an awesome thing called Dismember the Alamo! It was basically a crazy horror marathon throughout October at all of their locations. Oh, and guess who attended that as well? Head to Badass Digest to read more.

Lebowski Wedding

There was a The Big Lebowski themed wedding, dudes! Read all about it over at (via Lebowski Fest's Facebook).

Other Links

Escape via Food

Did I miss anything? What fun movie or pop culture stuff did you do in September and October? What are you doing this month? Lemme know!

Do you go to fun escapist events like movie marathons, festivals, movie-themed parties, or concerts? Are you planning on checking out any fun movie fan destinations? Have you seen any cool pop culture themed games or food anywhere? Let us know in the comments or by emailing us at totheescapehatch(at)gmail(dot)com.

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