John Scalzi Author Event

Jean Cocteau Cinema presents Author John Scalzi hosted by George R. R. Martin. One of the most popular and acclaimed science fiction authors to emerge in the last decade, New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE (A Tor Hardcover; On-sale: March 21, 2017). Entertaining, hilarious, and creative both in his books and his online musings, Scalzi continues to cement his well-deserved prominent place in the literary world.

John Nichols Author Event

Jean Cocteau Cinema presents Author John Nichols hosted by Lorene Mills. “My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose”. John Nichols fell in love with nature as a child when his father and grandfather, both naturalists, taught him the names of the flowers and trees, the herons and butterflies they encountered on walks in rural Long Island, New York. When Nichols moved to New Mexico as a young man, his passion for the natural world grew. He began photographing the land and critters observable just outside his kitchen window . . . and far beyond. In My Heart Belongs to Nature, Nichols records his forty-five-year connection to the Taos valley and its mountains, where he still lives

Connie Willis Author Event

Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk—a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired.

Wild Cards Author Event

George R.R. Martin hosting the Wild Cards author event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Featuring Melinda Snodgrass, Victor Milan, Carrie Vaughn, Marko Kloos, Diana Rowland, Walter Jon Williams, Caroline Spector, Edward Bryant, Leanne C. Harper, Stephen Leigh, John J. Miller and Lewis Shiner.

Screenwriting Awards

George R.R. Martin Screenwriting Grant Awards

The New Mexico Film Foundation will be honoring the 2016 Winner of our George RR Martin Screenwriting Grant Michael Chase Walker and performing a stage reading of last year’s winner Jocelyn Jansons script.

Carrie Vaughn Author Event

Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John Joseph Adams Books. She’s written several other contemporary fantasy and young adult novels, as well as upwards of 80 short stories. She’s a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.

Stephen King Author Event

Stephen Kings author event for his new book “End of Watch”, and a Q&A with George R. R. Martin. At the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque.

Joe Lansdale Q&A

HAP AND LEONARD season two, episode 1 special screening at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
Set in the late 1980s, HAP AND LEONARD is a dark comedy set in a swamp about two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the police. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, follows Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Christina Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (WSWS) is an animal sanctuary in Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, USA, dedicated to rescuing and providing sanctuary for captive-bred wolves and wolf dogs. For more info visit