It is not every day that something really interesting shows up in my inbox, other than the usual doses of hair rejuvenation and million-dollar investment schemes. Today was a bit different though, as I received an email from my good friend Victor Pineiro, whom you may remember as the producer of an indie documentary called Second Skin, one that I feel head over heels for at SXSW this year. It is a smart, engaging and insightful doc with an uncanny accessibility — as in, just about anyone could watch it and gain a greater understanding of the world of Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, the likes of World of Warcraft and Everquest.
What is most exciting about all of this is not only the fact that Victor dropped me a line, but more the reason why. You see, it turns out that Second Skin will be playing in my city, Columbus, Ohio this weekend as part of the Origins Game Fair. The Fair is a five-day convention built for gamers of all kinds, everything from RPG’s to live-action role playing (which sounds sort of kinky) to collectible and trading card games to video games will be at the heart of this geek-fest.
What they don’t know is that they have in their midst one of the best films I’ve seen all year, not just on the festival circuit, but anywhere. For those who really enjoy both gaming and great films, here are the times that Second Skin will be appearing at this weekend’s Fair:
Columbus Convention Center
June 26th, 2008 @ 5 PM
June 27th, 2008 @ 5 PM
June 28th, 2008 @ 9 PM
June 29th, 2008 @ 11 AM
Personally, I am going to do my best to make it to one of these, as well as drag many of my friends along. For those of you who are in or around Columbus, you should definitely give this one a look.
For more on the event, check out the Origins Game Fair website. For more on Second Skin, check out my review from South by Southwest or check out the film’s Official Site.