STAR TREK Star Hits the West End

Star Trek: The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis will make her West End debut when she takes the lead in the world premiere of Dark Sublime. Further casting, including an iconic voice of Science Fiction, will be announced in 2019. Directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose – Trafalgar Studios), Dark Sublime, the … Continued

Brave New Words Award 2019 Launches

STARBURST Magazine, the world’s premier platform for new and exciting genre media, is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for its ground-breaking Brave New Words books prize. The Brave New Words Award has opened its submissions window for works produced in 2018. The Award ceremony will be at Edge Lit, the UK’s premiere … Continued

Troma’s LLOYD KAUFMAN Confirmed for SIFF 2019

STARBURST is pleased to announce the 2019 STARBURST International Film Festival (SIFF) will take place at MediaCityUK in March. On March 15th and 16th, 2019, STARBURST will once again descend on The Landing at MediaCityUK for two days of fun, films, and frolics! We’re also delighted to reveal that the legendary Lloyd Kaufman will be … Continued


STARBURST is pleased to announce a team-up with Manchester’s legendary film & TV themed bar FAB Café to present a regular new event – STARBURST SUNDAYS. We’ll be providing a haven for like-minded people to meet, mingle and celebrate all things geeky, with different themes planned for each. But the first, which takes place on … Continued

Attractions Unveiled for GLASGOW HORROR FESTIVAL

Ahead of Halloween, this weekend sees the return of Glasgow Horror Festival. Run by local independent horror collective Popcorn Horror, the two-day celebration of all things macabre will take over The Classic Grand and Stereo Cafe Bar, and include a mix of traditional film festival, fan convention and performing carnival. The main screening is the … Continued

Don’t Miss a Spooky VR Experience at FAB Cafe Manchester

Halloween celebrations begin in earnest this weekend and Manchester’s FAB Café has a double treat as part of their ‘Cabin in the Woods’ event, as they will also be hosting Bee VR for customers to try some virtual reality games and experiences. From 6pm to 11pm on Saturday October 27th, you can experience cutting edge … Continued

Unrestricted View Horror Festival Announce Line-Up

The Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival has announced the line-up for this year’s event. Running from October 29th – November 4th at the Hen and Chickens Theatre Bar in Highbury and Islington, London, the festival will be the last for director James Wren, who will passing the baton to his deputy Tony Sands for future … Continued

EVE ONLINE Fanfest is Coming Home!

Fancy holding an EVE Online Fanfest in your home? Of course you do. Well thanks to a new contest launched by CCP Games, you could be doing just that! From the press release: CCP Games wants to know why – in video form – Fanfest Home should be held at one of their EVE Online … Continued

Manchester Subjected to FILM FEAR This Halloween

Manchester art centre HOME is hosting a feast of Halloween horrors this October. Film Fear runs from Friday 26th to Wednesday, October 31st, and features a collection of dark and disturbing tales, cult favourites, extreme cinema and sights and sounds that’ll stay with you ‘til it’s time to do it all again. Sneak previews, classics … Continued

Deptford Cinema Celebrates FRANKENSTEIN

Halloween always brings with it the celebration of horror films on the big screen, with many cinemas running retrospective programmes and the like. Well, once Samhain is over, fear fans in Deptford can enjoy something different. A season celebrating Mary Shelley’s creation, Frankenstein – but with a difference! From the press release: Alongside some amazing … Continued