This year is busier than I've ever been doing Manos related things. Maybe that's not exactly true. This is just a time when the accumulation of previous efforts are coming to the forefront and because of it, I'm traveling more.
So far this year, I was a celebrity guest at Cinema Wasteland in Cleveland April 6, 7 and 8th. It is a small but mighty event with fervent film fans. They love the obscure stuff and I found many Manos fans among them. Cinema Wasteland Blogpost
My fellow producers, Tonjia Atomic, Rachel Jackson, Joe Sherlock and I premiered Manos Returns at Crypticon Seattle on May 4th. I also had a table as a guest for the weekend so we had a base. We all got to hang out with much of our cast and crew for a fabulously fun filled weekend. Crypticon Seattle Blogpost
and take a listen to my newish podcast, Jackey's Hand of Horror on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/handofhorropodcast/jhoh-episode-7-crypticon On this most recent episode, we discuss all things Manos Returns and Crypticon. I'm really happy with how the podcast is evolving and I especially love this episode.
This last weekend, I was a guest at Meadowlark Comic Con, the first of it's kind in Medford Oregon. I drove to Medford and spent Friday night so as to be prepared for the May 12th Saturday event. Meadowlark Comic Con . It was small as was expected for the first year but the people who came really enjoyed it. There were a lot of kids in costume to meet the pink and yellow Power Rangers. I saw a little hulk and even a princess or two running around. The whole event was very well organized and I felt comfortable and welcomed.
The main celebrity guest was Mindy Sterling who is a charming and very engaging person. She loved interacting with fans posing for photos with them. I could kick myself for not getting a photo with her. We were both busy the whole day and then I packed up to drive home right after. (The next day was Mother's Day and my kids had plans)
This is coming right up on Saturday May 26 Destiny City Freaky Con I will be there along with the producers of Manos Returns from 4 to 8 pm at Destiny City Comics in Tacoma Washington and then for a Manos Returns Screening at The Grand Cinema at 11pm Manos Returns Screening Will be a blast watching it again with an audience and this time in a real theater!
Here is another project that I am hoping comes to fruition. A web series titled Manos: The Debbie Chronicles. Will keep you posted as the news comes my way. If the kick starter for Candivan succeeds...This will happen.
Manos: The Debbie Chronicles Web Series
The new Bigfoot film Primal Rage Bigfoot Reborn is now available for rent on Amazon. I had a small part, got most of my family in as extras and got to be a location coordinator. It's a small thing but I was honored to be invited. If you watch it, our scenes involve the tipi.
and... here's something else in the works. A new comic book creation by Pulsar Entertainment. I am planning to be at San Diego Comic Con as part of their booth and to promote the project. Right now, they have launched a contest, so, if you know anyone talented in the arena of the comic book world, here's something that may be of interest. Manos: The Debbie Chronicles Comic Book Contest . The winner gets some cash and a pass to San Diego Comic Con. Hope to see you there.
One other thing I am just getting organized to do, is to write a screenplay based on my book, Growing Up With Manos The Hands of Fate How I was the child start of the worst movie ever made and lived to tell the story. I am inspired by both I, Tonya and The Disaster Artist. The back story of Manos is every bit as interesting, and I think, pretty damn funny. While you're waiting for this new idea, you can order a personalized and signed copy of my book from me paypal.me/JackeyNeymanJones/23 $23. includes shipping within the U.S.
As busy I am with all these things, I've still got to do other things as well, to make a living. As creative people know, you throw a whole lot out and hope some sticks. I'm still teaching some painting classes and need to get back to creating new art. It all goes in waves, but overall, I lead a pretty interesting existence and wouldn't have that part of it any other way.