The Con of Wrath
"Con of Wrath" Director of Photography, Neal Halford, Launches New Kickstarter Project "The Thief of Dreams"
Famed video game writer (Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege), The Con of Wrath directory of photography, and all around good guy, Neal Halford is launching a brand Kickstarter project. Entitled The Thief of Dreams, the first fantasy novel by Neal, is set in a world where magic is forbidden, where sorcerers are spies, and where a force beyond imagination threatens to transform the long simmering cold war between the nine kingdoms into a cataclysmic, world-shattering conflict.
There’s a new teaser trailer for “The Con of Wrath” which has only been seen by the eyes of those lucky enough to have been attending the San Diego Comic Con on July 14th. This new trailer contains some great, high quality footage of the much anticipated documentary…not to mention more snippets of the fabulous interviews it’s going to contain.
As I'm sure many of you know, our friend and Trek historian, Larry Nemecek, is in mid-stream making his new documentary The Con of Wrath. Well, a little misfortune befell the "Wrath" crew while on a shoot in Houston. Larry and his team were busy gathering some fantastic footage from an Ultimate Fantasy survivor in the wee hours of the morning, and in between load up trips 15 feet from the front door, someone swiped a bag containing an integral part of the whole documentary process... the unique specialty camera lens that is the look and feel of the whole sha-bang! Not only does this shutter The Con of Wrath field shooting for the time being, but it also stunts the growth of several other indie projects. I'll let The Con of Wrath's director of photography Neal Hallford explain.
Star Trek historian, author, & friend of Subspace Communique, Larry Nemecek, is still in the process of traveling all over the country and gathering interviews for his upcoming film The Con of Wrath. In fact, he just recently finished interviews with Kerry O'Quinn (father of Starlog Magazine & more), his old pal Eric Stillwell (TNG writer & Star Trek fiction author), & Kett Kettering. Both Eric & Kett were Con of Wrath attendees, or survivors as some may call it, and Kerry was the talkshow host / emcee for the convention.
We started spreading the word last year on how fans can help make the documentary a reality and now Larry has launched a brand new fundraising special that increases the incentives for fans. Anyone who makes a donation between now and 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, Feb. 27, will get the thank-you swag from the NEXT LEVEL UP, as you can see on the donor page at conofwrath.com. That's for every level from $10 through $500 ($1000 and $2500 levels are not included for this "doubling"deal.) And, if you have already made a donation, add on to your prior amount to hit the next level, and get the same deal.
Our good friend and Trek aficionado Larry Nemecek has just released a brand new trailer for his upcoming documentary, The Con of Wrath. Breaking the production announcement back in May, Larry's new doc will focus on the infamous 1982 "Ultimate Fantasy" convention that almost ended in failure. The new film is described as an inside look at a 1982 Star Trek Convention that made history of its own. The new trailer, that was previewed at San Diego Comic-con, & Vegas Khhaaan!, features clips of Wrath of Khan producer Harve Bennett & Trek star Walter Koenig.
More about The Con of Wrath: It was supposed to be the granddaddy of all Star Trek conventions, a glitzy rock concert of an event planned to truly go where none had gone before—complete with laser shows, orchestral oomph and a revolving stage in Houston’s NBA-sized arena. Instead, fans got the mother of all meltdowns—and, numbering in the hundreds, rather than thousands, gave it the nickname that itself was a takeoff on “The Wrath of Khan,” the hit Star Trek movie sequel released only days before.
We’re pleased to announce the twelfth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast, "The Con of Wrath" special, featuring Larry Nemecek. As many of you may now know, Larry Announced a brand new and exciting documentary project called "The Con of Wrath". The documentary chronicles the doomed "Ultimate Fantasy '82" convention held in Houston, Texas shortly after the release of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". And... to learn more, you'll simply have to listen to the episode. Sorry, thems the breaks. Seriously though, Larry does a much better jobs of explaining the premise than we can.
Not only do we discuss "The Con of Wrath", but we talk with Larry about the current state of fandom history as well as my unfortunate incident with an LP version of the ST:TMP soundtrack.
If you aren’t familiar with Larry Nemecek, Memory Alpha describes him like this: Larry Wayne Nemecek is a noted Star Trek author, editor, archivist, consultant and producer. He is married to onetime script coordinator Janet Nemecek. A native Oklahoman, Nemecek began considering news and communications as a career in high school after being inspired by a teacher in his journalism class. He majored in theater at college with a journalism minor, and began writing about Star Trek because "all the Will Rogers and Sooners football books had been written."