A Boy And His Dog Screening

Harlan Ellison will take questions about A Boy And His Dog after the screening at the Egyptian Theatre on April 19. Josh Olson will serve as moderator. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11.

The first time I saw A Boy And His Dog was when Ellison and director L.Q. Jones showed a rough cut at Discon II, the 1974 Worldcon. Next year the finished movie was played for members of the 1975 NASFiC in Los Angeles (where Ellison was GoH.) Both conventions rented two 35 mm projectors so the film could be shown without interruption — but both times one of the projectors crapped out and the audience was forced to wait for reel changes anyway. How do I know? Lucky me — I sat through both showings!

Presumably that won’t happen at the Egyptian on April 19 — if only because I won’t be there to jinx things. (I have to speak somewhere that night.)

3 thoughts on “A Boy And His Dog Screening

  1. I remember the Discon event quite well. As the projector cooled off enough to start running the next reel, Harlan entertained the audience … as only Harlan could.

    Made an interesting introduction the first Worldcon I attended.

  2. It was almost certainly the hottest, dankest, event I’ve ever been to at an SF con, let alone the hottest, dankest, event in a dark ballroom with ~2000 people.

  3. I thought the film version of “A Boy and His Dog” was a jinx all by itself.

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