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We’re wrapping up the day’s festivities… well, except for those closing down the bar. Some highlights from the night include learning about the inaugural Stanley Film Festival, a horror movie celebration at the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. The festival, which runs May 2-May 5, features films from far (Australia) and near (Colorado Film School), old (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) and new (Eli Roth’s Aftershock). Eli Roth will even be on hand.

And of course, there will be The Shining.

“It establishes what the tone is going to be for the fest in the coming years, says Colorado filmmaker Richard Karpala, whose at HorrorFest promoting the festival.

We also had a delightful chat with Ron and Nina Else, proprietors of Who Else! Books at the Broadway Book Store. They sell books by local authors, such as Carrie Vaughn and Mario Acevedo, in a corner of the festival. The gig doesn’t provide a windfall of cash, but furthers their mission to promote local authors.

“It’s not always about the money,” Nina says. “Sometimes it’s about providing your service… We’re really committed to our local authors.”

Local authors will be signing books all day Sunday. If you’re at the fest, be sure to check them out, and swing by Who Else! Books (either at the convention or at their Denver location) to support local authors and independent book stores.

 

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