Here is the link to tonight’s Cine Mal Practice show (CMP 2, Part I):

Please note that the show starts approximately 7 PM Eastern. We won’t start letting people in from the Zoom Waiting Room before 6:30.

As I post this, the meeting hasn’t started yet.

We will be using Zoom Polling, so it’s one vote per device / connection.



Good news! For certain values of “good” and “news.”

The pandemic-delayed CMP 2 show will be making its appearance in 2021. We have broken the show into three pieces, and will be exhibiting them via Zoom. All the fun of in-person CMP, with only half the empty calories (Your Calories May Vary).

CMP 2, Part I to be exhibited Saturday, February 6, at 7 PM.

CMP 2, Part II to be exhibited Saturday, May 1, at 7 PM.

CMP 2, Part III scheduling Yet To Be Determined, but it is expected on a Saturday at 7 PM near the July / August boundary.

Each Part is expected to run more than an hour, but less than two.

Zoom links will be posted early on the days in question, but expect to hang out in the lobby until 6:30 or so.



We have three two one show shows zero shows planned for 2020 currently, although there will hopefully be more.

There may also be fewer, but this is ever true. Can’t have fewer than zero, it turns out.

Friday, March 27, 7 PM
Seelye Hall, Room 106
Northampton, Massachusetts

Saturday, April 18, 7 PM
1800 Chem
Ann Arbor, Michigan

most likely Saturday, April 25, hopefully in the PM
Southfield, MI

Penguicon, clearly, is the one whose schedule is not yet finalized. Updates will happen when updated information is known. [EDIT: ConBust is cancelled in its entirety as of March 9, 2020] [EDIT: The University of Michigan has cancelled all events organized by others on their campus until April 21. A2 CMP2 will be rescheduled.] [EDIT: It’s official. All previously-scheduled Cine Mal Practice shows for 2020 have been cancelled. Curse you, Coronavirus! I’m glad Asterix put an end to your scheming ways in the comics.]



Here are the Final and Accurate Results of the first year’s Cine Mal Practice shows. You will note that there are several different winners listed. Each show has its individual winner, and the overall winner is chosen by aggregated vote total. One year, there may be an overall winner that comes in second at each show — but it won’t be this year.

The Elevator Pitch

ConBust – Shark Night
Ann Arbor – D’Wild Wild Weng
Penguicon – The Omega Code

Overall – D’Wild Wild Weng

Least-Special Effect

ConBust – Wiseguys vs. Zombies
Ann Arbor – Ghostquake
Penguicon – Ghostquake

Overall – Wiseguys vs. Zombies


ConBust – 2010: Moby Dick / She (tie)
Ann Arbor – Ghostquake
Penguicon – She

Overall – Ghostquake

Misatkes Were Maid

ConBust – Stinger
Ann Arbor – A*P*E
Penguicon – Stinger

Overall – Stinger


ConBust – Crimson Force
Ann Arbor – Crimson Force
Penguicon – Crimson Force

Overall – Crimson Force

Because I Could Not Stop For Death….

ConBust – DinoCroc vs. Supergator
Ann Arbor – DinoCroc vs. Supergator
Penguicon – DinoCroc vs. Supergator

Overall – DinoCroc vs. Supergator

Songs in the Key of CMP

ConBust – The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror
Ann Arbor – Shark Night
Penguicon – Shark Night

Overall – Shark Night


ConBust – She
Ann Arbor – She
Penguicon – She

Overall – She

Featured Creatures

ConBust – Stinger
Ann Arbor – Stinger
Penguicon – Stinger

Overall – Stinger

Over the Top

ConBust – Two Orphan Vampires
Ann Arbor – Two Orphan Vampires
Penguicon – Two Orphan Vampires

Overall – Two Orphan Vampires

Didn’t See That Coming

ConBust – D’Wild Wild Weng
Ann Arbor – Dinocroc vs. Supergator
Penguicon – Dinocroc vs. Supergator

Overall – Dinocroc vs. Supergator

Hold My Beer

ConBust – Wiseguys vs. Zombies
Ann Arbor – Wiseguys vs. Zombies
Penguicon – Wiseguys vs. Zombies

Overall – Wiseguys vs. Zombies

Worst Acting

ConBust – Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast
Ann Arbor – Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast
Penguicon – She

Overall – Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast

Worst Picture

ConBust – The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror
Ann Arbor – The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror
Penguicon – The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror

Overall – The Gay Bed & Breakfast of Terror